Posts Tagged ‘cilantro’

Basil Chimichurri – An Amazing Sauce in 5 Minutes

basil chimichurri

Basil Chimichurri is a variation of the famous Argentine green sauce using basil in addition to the traditional parsley and oregano. Or you can use all basil, or add in some cilantro, or whatever fresh herbs you have on hand. Use it as a marinade or serve it on beef, vegetables, pasta, or a spread…

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30 Minute Dinners – Healthy Alternatives to Fast Food

30 Minute Dinners

Here are ideas for 30 Minute Dinners recipes. Anyone with school-age children knows that things can get busy. Really busy with school and homework and practices and performances. And they want dinner every night! Grabbing some fast food in between activities is an option, but that can break your bottom line and your waistline pretty…

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Pico De Gallo – Loaded with Healthy Antioxidants

pico de gallo

Pico de Gallo is a simple raw salsa made with tomatoes, onions, peppers, and cilantro. It is delicious with chips or alongside your favorite Mexican dishes. This salsa is loaded with healthy antioxidants like vitamins A and C as well as the specific flavonoids from the tomato (lycopene), peppers (capsaicin) and onions (quercitin). The amounts…

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Creamy Chipotle Spinach Dip – A Healthy Dip

Chipotle Spinach Dip

This Creamy Chipotle Spinach Dip is a healthier and more flavorful dip than that boring frozen spinach, sour cream, packaged mix concoction. We start with fresh raw spinach. Dark greens, such as spinach, are rich in vitamins A, C, E, and K  and are high in carotenoids – antioxidants that help block the early stages of…

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Radish Fritters – Delicious Way to Enjoy These Red Bulbs

Radish Fritters

These Radish Fritters are a crispy and delicious way to enjoy these amazingly healthy little red bulbs. Radishes are loaded with antioxidants, particularly vitamin C. Plus they are low in calories and high in fiber and a great source of folate, potassium, and riboflavin. They also contain compounds that help stimulate the liver and promote…

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Zucchini Salsa – Alternative To Tomato Salsa

Zucchini Salsa

This Zucchini Salsa is a wonderful alternative to tomato salsa. Instead of the lycopene from the tomato, you get more beta-carotene from the squash. Or you can toss in some chopped fresh tomatoes and get plenty of both. I went with raw zucchini for all of those raw food lovers out there. But, if you…

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Chermoula – A Moroccan Herb Sauce and Cousin to Pesto

chermoula

Chermoula is a great use of many of the organic vegetables and herbs that come in our weekly harvest box.  Chermoula is a Moroccan (North African) green sauce with fresh herbs, spices, and preserved lemons. Think of it as a cousin of Pesto and Chimichurri. It is excellent as a finishing sauce on fish, or use it…

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Asian Chicken Wraps with Peanut Sauce

asian chicken wraps

Here’s a great Asian Chicken Wraps recipe for leftover chicken, particularly on those “it’s too hot or I’m too tired to cook” nights. Use whatever vegetables you have on hand, peppers, tomatoes, cabbage, sprouts, greens, etc. Look for the Spring Roll Wraps (may be called rice paper wraps) in the Asian food aisle of most…

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Citrus Salsa – A Bright Alternative To Tomato Salsa

Citrus Salsa

Citrus Salsa is a bright alternative to tomato salsa easy to prepare and will give you a healthy dose of vitamin C with your tortilla chips or tacos (or put it on some grilled chicken or fish, mmmm!). Amounts are approximate, adjust it to your taste. You can also use bell pepper for a very…

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Chimichurri – Like You’ve Never Had!

chimichurri

Chimichurri is an Argentine green sauce, similar to pesto. In Argentina, it is traditionally served with steak, but it is delicious on chicken, spread on sandwiches, mixed with some mayonnaise and yogurt as a salad dressing and so much more. Chimichurri Ingredients 1/4 cup hot water 2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves 1 teaspoon salt 6…

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