Recipes: Salads/Sides

Pico De Gallo

4 ripe tomatoes, cored, halved, seeds removed, and diced 1/2 to 1 mild chili pepper, seeded and minced 1/2 bunch green onion, sliced thin Juice from 1/2 lime 1 tsp chopped coriander Fresh squeezed lemon or lime juice to taste Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, adding lemon or lime juice to taste. Cover […]

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Roasted Marinara Sauce

4 large, ripe tomatoes, cored, halved and seeded 1/2 onion, peeled and quartered 1 clove garlic, cut in half 1/2 red or green bell pepper, cored 6g fresh basil 1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper Preheat your oven broiler. Place tomatoes, onion, garlic and bell pepper skin side up on a flat cookie tray. Roast […]

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Marinade

2 tablespoons olive oil 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar 2 cloves minced garlic 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning Salt and pepper to taste Add the ingredients for the dressing and mix well. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Mix well.

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Basic White Cream Sauce

1 tsp olive oil 1 finely minced onion white pepper to taste pinch nutmeg pinch garlic powder 1 tablespoon all purpose flour 250ml fat-free half and half Heat the olive oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat. Add the onions and the seasonings and cover and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir occasionally. […]

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Tomato Pinwheels Tapas

1 whole wheat tortilla 2 tablespoons prepared hummus 1 chopped, ripe plum tomato 16 cherry tomatoes Spread the whole wheat tortilla with the hummus. Place the diced tomatoes on one end and roll tightly. Cut in 1 inch pieces and arrange in a circle on a plate. Place the grape/cherry tomatoes in the center.

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Grilled Potato Salad

2 yukon gold potatoes, cubed 1 tsp olive oil 1 tablespoon chopped chives or scallions (green part) 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise Heat the grill to 350 to 400 degrees F. Place the potatoes on foil with the oil. Spread into one layer. Grill for 20 minutes. Turn the potatoes over occasionally. They are done when […]

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Autumn Pasta Salad

This warm pasta salad is a perfect meal for when fall nips the air. Did you know that October is National Pasta Month?

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Kale Is The Star Salad

Using steamed and raw kale, this salad is a star and it looks like one, too. You get a whole dinner plate of fruits and veggies for just over 150 calories and 5 grams of fat.

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Crushed Sweet Potatoes with Greens

Sweet potatoes and kale make this a nutrient rich side dish that goes great with your favourite lean meats and seafood.

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Corn Bean Relish

This dish is a hit at barbecues, potlucks, and picnics.

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