Balsamic Vinaigrette

1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon white pepper 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil Combine the olive oil, vinegar, thyme, salt, pepper, and basil in a screw-top jar. Cover and shake. Makes 2/3 cup   NUTRITION AT A GLANCE Per serving: 90 calories, […]

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Salad Nicoise

1/2 pound tiny green beans 1/2 pound tiny ripe tomatoes, cut into wedges 1 green bell pepper, seeded and cut into strips 1 English cucumber, cut into thick strips 2 ounces canned anchovies, drained 1/2 cup pitted black olives 7 ounces water-packed canned tuna, drained and flaked 1/2 cup sliced water chestnuts 4 hard-cooked eggs, […]

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Spicy Tuna

2 ounces white pepper 2 ounces black pepper 2 ounces fennel seeds 2 ounces coriander seeds 2 ounces ground cumin 2 tuna fillets (8 ounces each) 4 egg yolks 1/4 bunch cilantro 1/4 bunch chives 1/4 bunch parsley 4 seeded jalapenos (wear plastic gloves when handling) 8 ounces mirin (rice vinegar) 12 ounces olive oil […]

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Mixed Greens with Crab meat Salad

2 cups torn curly endive 2 cups loosely packed watercress leaves 2 cups torn fresh spinach 2 cups torn red leaf cabbage 1/2 cup sliced water chestnuts 1/2 cup julienne-sliced red bell pepper 12 ounces crab meat, fresh or canned Joe’s Mustard Sauce Combine the endive, watercress, spinach, cabbage, water chestnuts, and pepper in a […]

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Crab Cobb Salad

6 cups romaine lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces 1 can crab meat (6 ounces), drained 1 cup diced ripe tomatoes or cherry tomatoes, halved 1/4 cup Soy cheese 2 tablespoons cholesterol-free bacon bits 1/4 cup prepared low-sugar dressing or olive oil vinaigrette Chill 2 plates. Arrange the lettuce on a large serving platter. Arrange the […]

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Dilled Shrimp Salad with Herb-Dill Dressing

SHRIMP 1 cup dry white wine 1 teaspoon mustard seeds 1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes 2 bay leaves 1 lemon, sliced 1 1/2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined HERB-DILL DRESSING 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons water 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill 1 teaspoon […]

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Chicken-Pistachio Salad

SALAD 1/2 cup shelled pistachio nuts, finely ground 1/2 + 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon + 1 pinch finely ground black pepper 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 cup diced sweet white onion 1 head romaine lettuce DRESSING 1 teaspoon grated sweet white onion 1 large ripe avocado, pitted […]

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Cherry Snapper Ceviche

4 cherry snapper (tilapia) fillets, medium dice 3 fresh limes, juice of 1/2 teaspoon red chili garlic paste (sambal oelek) 2 ripe Roma tomatoes, medium dice 1/2 yellow Spanish onion, medium dice 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely chopped Kosher Sea salt Black pepper Soak the diced fish in 3/4 of the lime juice for […]

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South Beach Copped Salad with Tuna

SALAD 1 cup (6 ounces) water-packed tuna 1/3 cup chopped cucumber 1/3 cup chopped tomato 1/3 cup chopped avocado 1/3 cup chopped celery 1/3 cup chopped radishes 1 cup chopped romaine lettuce DRESSING 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon black pepper To make the […]

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Greek Salad

8 leaves romaine lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and sliced 1 tomato, chopped 1/2 cup sliced red onion 1/2 cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves 1/2 teaspoon salt Combine the lettuce, cucumber, tomato, onion, and cheese in […]

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