Monday, June 20, 2016

Healthy Garden Salad

·         5 tablespoons red wine vinegar
·         3 tablespoons grapeseed oil (or olive oil)
·         1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
·         2 limes, juiced
·         1 teaspoon white sugar
·         Salt & pepper
·         2 cloves garlic, minced (or garlic powder)
·         1 (1 pound) package frozen shelled edamame (green soybeans)
·         3 cups frozen corn kernels ( I used corn fresh off the cob)
·         1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
·         4 scallions, thinly sliced
·         1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed & drained

In a large serving bowl, whisk together the red wine vinegar, grapeseed oil, cilantro, lime juice, sugar, salt, pepper & garlic. Set aside.

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the soybeans & boil for 3 minutes. Add corn to the boiling water & continue cooking for 1 more minute. Drain very well & pour into the bowl with the dressing. Gently mix in the cherry tomatoes, green onions & black beans. 

Cover & refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving to chill & blend the flavors.

Turkey Burgers

Makes 6 Burgers
1.25 lb. ground turkey
6 halves sun dried tomatoes, diced
1 medium red onion, diced
2 oz. spinach, chopped (I used a good handful fresh)
¼ cup crumbled feta
2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp garlic powder
1 lg. egg 
Salt & Pepper

7 oz. plain greek yogurt
1 medium fresh lemon
¼ tsp minced garlic
¼ tsp dried dill

Prepare the yogurt sauce by combining the yogurt, ¼ tsp minced garlic, dry dill, juice of half the lemon and a dash of salt. Stir everything to combine & then refrigerate to allow the flavors to blend while you make the burgers.
In a bowl combine the ground turkey with the spinach, sun dried tomatoes, red onion, feta, garlic, dried oregano, egg, salt and pepper to taste. Stir everything until it is evenly combined. Shape the mixture into six patties. Freeze patties until they are firm so they don't fall apart on grill. Grill for 5 minutes on each side on medium heat. Serve with Arnold thin & yogurt sauce.