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Spicy Salmon Salad

Spicy Salmon Salad

6 oz of cooked, flaked salmon
1 tsp of capers
1 tsp each chopped fresh chives and parsley
a squirt of Sriracha, to taste
1-2 Tbsp light mayo
salt and pepper to taste
1 lemon wedge

Add salmon, capers, herbs, Sriracha and mayo to a bowl and season with salt and pepper and squeeze the juice out of the lemon wedge. Mix until well blended.

You can make a sandwich or a wrap or mix it with some lettuce for a big salad like I did.


Asian Chicken Recipe (Paleo)

I had Barefoot Contessa on in the background the other day while I was in the kitchen. It was an old repeat that I remember seeing and I have no idea why this recipe didn’t stand out to me before. It’s so easy and delicious and really versatile: great for chicken, fish or veggies (I think some Asian green beans would be wonderful!)

Asian Chicken
adapted from Barefoot Contessa

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons coconut aminos
6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic

1-2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Preheat the oven to 425. Place the chicken into a baking dish.

Whisk together the mustard, soy sauce, olive oil, and garlic in a small bowl. Pour the marinade onto the chicken and allow it to sit for 10 minutes.

Bake the chicken for 10-20 minutes (depending on thickness, just cook until cooked through).

I put this over a salad of mixed greens, cabbage, steamed green beans, scallions and red bell pepper for an amazing Asian chicken salad!

Grape Tomato Salad

I love tomato salad – it reminds me of my dad’s tomato garden where he grows the sweetest grape tomatoes! They taste like candy!

Grape Tomato Salad

2 pints grape tomatoes, halved
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
2 tsp. chopped basil
1 finely chopped scallion
2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
1 tbsp. EVOO
Ground black pepper
1 English cucumber, diced
1/2 cup chopped parsley

Toss the tomatoes, 1/4 tsp. salt and sugar in a bowl, let stand for 30 minutes.

Transfer tomatoes to a colander above a bowl to catch liquids. To the bowl add the pepper, oregano, basil, scallions and vinegar. Whisk in oil and pepper, taste and season with salt.
Add cucumber, parsley, and dressing to the bowl with tomatoes, toss gently and serve.

Warm Lentil Salad

My friend Erin sent me this recipe, I’m not sure where she got it so I can’t credit it. I made some minor adjustments to my taste. It’s called “warm” salad but it’s equally delicious at room temperature or even right from the fridge!

Warm Lentil Salad

1 cup of lentils (I used green)

For vinaigrette, whisk together in separate bowl:
2 T white wine vinegar
1 tsp. Dijon mustard

Add slowly:
1/3 c. olive oil

Cook and drain the lentils. Spoon half of mustard vinaigrette mixture over lentils and stir.

Add 1 finely chopped carrot, 4 finely chopped scallions, and 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley. Then add enough remaining vinaigrette to coat lentils.

Amy’s Broccoli Salad

I love broccoli salad. It’s a mayo based salad, almost like a slaw, that usually has sunflower seeds, raisins and bits of bacon strewn throughout.

Mmm, bacon.

Not so good for the waistline, however. I wanted to use it as part of a complete meal so instead of bacon I used my beloved Starkist Hickory Smoked tuna, which also serves as the protein and makes this a damn fine lunch.

Make this a day or two ahead of time so the vinegar has time to break down the raw broccoli a bit and the flavors meld nicely. The recipe below is for one serving, so you can multiply as necessary.

Amy’s Broccoli Salad

1 cup raw chopped broccoli
2 Tbls dried cranberries (like Ocean Spray craisins)
2 Tbls diced red onion
1 packet Hickory Smoked tuna
2 Tbls white wine vinegar
1 packet Splenda
3 Tbls fat free mayonnaise

In a medium bowl combine the broccoli, tuna, onion, and craisins. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, Splenda, and mayonnaise. Pour over broccoli mixture and toss until well mixed. Refrigerate for at least two hours, but a whole day is better.

Makes 1 serving:
268 calories
3 g fat
26 g carbs
6 g fiber
35 g protein

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