Light & Creamy Red Potato Salad

Ingredients 2 pounds unpeeled red potatoes 1 cup (8 oz) plain lowfat yogurt (Greek or regular) 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 tablespoon cider vinegar 1 tablespoon dijon mustard 3 green onions, chopped (1/4 cup) 2 ribs celery, diced (1/2 cup) 1 tablespoon chopped fresh Italian parsley (or 1 teaspoon dried parsley) 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon salt (or more to taste) … Continue reading Light & Creamy Red Potato Salad

Quick Health-ier Carrot Coleslaw

Ingredients ½ red or green cabbage, shredded 2 large carrots, grated ½ cup light salad dressing ½ cup Splenda (or sugar) ½ cup white vinegar 1 tbsp. pure honey Salt & pepper to taste Directions 1. Whisk the mayonnaise, Splenda, honey and vinegar together in a small bowl. 2. Grate the carrots and shred the cabbage. 3. Pour dressing over the grated cabbage and carrots, … Continue reading Quick Health-ier Carrot Coleslaw

Tangerine & Mango Salad

This salad is packed with Vitamin C, B’s potassium and magnesium… This is a very heart healthy recipe! Did you know that mango and tangerines are also great for your skin and hair? Ingredients 2 tangerine peeled and segmented 1 mango peeled, pitted, and diced 2 tbsp onion finely diced 1 tomato finely diced 2 tbsp cilantro chopped 1 tbsp mint leaves chopped 1 tbsp rosemary leaves chopped 1/2 tsp honey raw 1/2 lemon freshly juiced 1/4 tsp cumin ground (to taste) Himalayan pink salt … Continue reading Tangerine & Mango Salad

Kale…Your New Friend With Benefits

Did you know that Georgia ranks number two for Kale production crops in the US. Yay! That means we have access to best of the best of this versatile super food. Kale production has surpassed Spinach and Romaine Lettuce.  It is considered to be a super food, for good reason! Kale is a both a magical and powerful leafy green.  Kale can be cooked and eaten by itself, used in … Continue reading Kale…Your New Friend With Benefits

Romaine, Apple and Orange Salad…A Fresh Recipe

  INGREDIENTS Head of Romaine lettuce (chopped or cut) 2 apples (cut into bite sized pieces, peeled if desired) 3 mandarin oranges, tangerines or 2 oranges (peeled and cut into bite sized pieces) 1 large bell pepper (de-seeded and sliced) Tips for bell pepper prep Balsamic Vinaigrette (as much or as little as you’d like) Freshly grated Parmesan Cheese DIRECTIONS Prepare vegetables as instructed above. … Continue reading Romaine, Apple and Orange Salad…A Fresh Recipe

Red Leaf Lettuce & Apple Salad…A Healthy Recipe From Sweet Basil

Ingredients For the Parmesan Crisps: 4 oz grated Parmesan For the Dressing: ⅓ cup olive oil ½ small shallot, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely minced 2 tablespoons honey 3 tablespoons cider vinegar 1 teaspoon whole grain mustard Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 2 ounces Parmesan, grated For the Salad: 2 medium heads red leaf lettuce 1 large apple, thinly sliced … Continue reading Red Leaf Lettuce & Apple Salad…A Healthy Recipe From Sweet Basil

Kale & Apple Salad…A Fresh Recipe From Sweet Basil

INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt 1 bunch kale, ribs removed, leaves very thinly sliced 1/4 cup dates 1 apple 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted 1 ounce pecorino, finely grated (1/4 cup) Freshly ground black pepper DIRECTIONS Directions Whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Add the kale, toss to … Continue reading Kale & Apple Salad…A Fresh Recipe From Sweet Basil

Avocado & Apple Salad with Grapefruit Vinaigrette

INGREDIENTS GRAPEFRUIT VINAIGRETTE Makes 3/4 cup vinaigrette (including grapefruit segments) 1 ruby red grapefruit (about 10 oz) 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 tsp raw honey 1 Tbsp thinly sliced basil (about 4 basil leaves) 1/8 tsp kosher salt black pepper, to taste SALAD 1 leafy lettuce (or other type of salad green) 1 crisp apple, julienned 2 radishes, beets or carrots, thinly shaved 1/3 cup … Continue reading Avocado & Apple Salad with Grapefruit Vinaigrette

Roasted Poblano Guacamole…A Fresh Recipe from Sweet Basil

  INGREDIENTS  GUACAMOLE: 6 garlic cloves, unpeeled 1 medium bell pepper 1 medium poblano pepper 1/4 cup finely chopped onion 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro 2 teaspoons lime juice 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1 ripe peeled avocado, seeded and coarsely mashed CHIPS: 6 (6-inch) corn tortillas, each cut into 8 wedges 2 teaspoons lime juice 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 450°. 2.To … Continue reading Roasted Poblano Guacamole…A Fresh Recipe from Sweet Basil

Cucumber Herb Salad…A Fresh Recipe From Sweet Basil

INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt 2 Tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh dill 1 Tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh parsley 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 1/2 teaspoons coarsely chopped mint 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1/4 teaspoon honey or sugar substitute 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 garlic clove 5 1/2 cups thinly sliced cucumber (about 2 large) … Continue reading Cucumber Herb Salad…A Fresh Recipe From Sweet Basil