Forget the tuna!
Leftover salmon? I really don’t like microwaving leftover salmon, it can dry it out and it is a tad bit depressing to eat dry salmon. My solution? Make salmon salad! Yeah I know mayo isn’t the best food for you, but occasionally it is amazing.
Directions- Add a tablespoon or two of mayo and mix with leftover salmon (canned salmon would work here too). Then add in chopped veggies of your choice, I used tomatoes, carrots, and onion. Season with garlic salt and lemon pepper to taste and top with avocados.
Quick satisfying meal! Enjoy!
Colorful Caprese Salad
MMMMM…Summer. I have been enjoying the sun and reading and most of all cooking. Most people in San Diego do not have AC, which usually isn’t too much of a problem until your apartment is 83+ degrees inside. That makes turning on the oven a huge turn off, which brings me to summer salads. Cool, flavorful, refreshing and filling are all found in this summer salad. Normal caprese salad consists of basil, garlic, tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. I added some beautiful mini sweet peppers and it was delicious!
6-8 Mini Sweet Peppers
1/3-1/2 c Mozzarella Pearls (little balls of mozzarella)
3-4 Large Leaves of Basil
5-6 Cherry Tomatoes
2-3 Cloves of Garlic
Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar, Salt and Pepper to taste
Directions: Thinly slice the sweet peppers and basil. Cut the cherry tomatoes in quarters and mince the garlic. Add all the ingredients in a bowl and mix, adding the oil, vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste.
I enjoyed this poolside with a new book in hand :)
Radish Sandwich w/Gluten Free Bread
So Henry’s right now has a ton of gluten free bread mixes on sale! I bought this one. I added sun dried tomatoes to it to spice it up and I used the oil from the sun dried tomato jar instead of vegetable oil which was called for. This is a great vegan sandwich (if you use egg replacer in the bread). You would never be able to tell that its gluten free! I am in love already, it really is a hearty bread and why not combine it with light sandwich fillings.
I recently went to tea in Point Loma at Tea Upon Chatsworth and one of the veggie sandwiches they served was a radish and butter tea sandwich and I was in heaven. I get a ton of radishes but had never thought of using them in a sandwich not a salad! So if you have some extra CSA radishes around or want a refreshing sandwich give this one a whirl, you wont be disappointed!
Gluten Free Bread:
Bob’s Red Mill Hearty Whole Grain Bread Mix
1/3 cup chopped sun dried tomatoes
1/4 cup of the sun dried tomato oil
Earth Balance or soy butter
Herbs (dill, pepper)
Toast two slices of bread and spread generously with soy butter. Wash radishes and thinly slice. Spread veganaise on both slices and place the sliced radishes on the slices and sprinkle with dill and pepper if desired. Then eat as open sliced sandwiches or one closed one!