Friday, June 26, 2009

Recipe Korner

Salmon with Spinach & Raw Cheese Salad

Ingredients: 3 cups or more of raw spinach
1 large can (6.5 or 7 oz.) of high-quality salmon, with bones
1/3 cup of diced or shredded assorted raw cheeses such as Swiss or Gouda
3 Tablespoons sesame seeds
2 Tablespoons flaxseeds

Directions: Place chilled and drained salmon in a bowl and flake it with a fork. Spread raw spinach on a large, chilled salad plate. Place drained salmon over the spinach leaves. Sprinkle with assorted raw cheeses, sesame seeds, and flaxseeds. Top with your favorite dressing.

Steak Salad
Ingredients:5 oz grass-fed steak, grilled to desired doneness
2 cups mixed greens
1 avocado, sliced
½ red bell pepper, julienned
1 carrot, julienned
1 small tomato, chopped
¼ small red onion, sliced
¼ cup raw cheddar cheese, grated
2 Tablespoons Lemon Thyme Vinaigrette (recipe follows)
Directions:Layer ingredients on a chilled large salad plate, starting with the mixed greens and topping it all off with the vinaigrette. Serve. Enjoy!

Lemon Thyme VinaigretteIngredients:
3/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup finely cut thyme
2 Tablespoons raw honey
1/4 cup raw apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions:Whisk all ingredients together. Top salad with vinaigrette.

Black Bean Summer Salad Serves 4-6
Ingredients:2 cups of freshly cooked black beans
½ cup of chopped green onions
2 avocados, peeled, seeded and chunked
¼ cup of fresh basil, chopped
2 fully ripened large tomatoes, chopped
2 cups frozen corn, thawed and drained
¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 lime, juiced
1 tablespoon olive oil
Sea salt
Grated mozzarella cheese

Directions:Drain the freshly cooked black beans; set aside and cool. After the beans have cooled, use a large bowl and combine the black beans, green onions, avocados, basil, tomatoes, corn, cilantro, juice of one lime, olive oil, sea salt, and pepper. Chill. Top with shredded mozzarella cheese. Serve.

Jordan Rubin, The Maker's Diet

These are great recipes for this time of year when it is so hot. They are also very healthy. This is a great time of year to take advantage of eating fresh and raw!

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