Inspired by DFeast Fridays share a favorite recipe with us. It can be healthy, or it can be a yummy indulgence. Extra points if you can include carb counts and other nutrition info!! If it’s not an original recipe, be sure to properly credit your source.
I’m pulling out a wildcard today and sharing a couple of recipes with you. With the summer season upon us, we will all be attending or hosting bbqs and picnics. I’d like to share a couple of great salad dishes that you can take that everyone will enjoy and so can you!
I got this recipe from my sister. Where she got it, I couldn’t say. It is yummy and low carb.
Red Cabbage Salad
½ head red cabbage, cored
½ cup oil
½ cup plus 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
3 Tbsp sugar (I tried using Splenda...yuck)
2 tsp salt, or more to taste (I used less salt)
1 tsp seasoned salt
¼ tsp pepper
¼ tsp onion powder
· Shred the cabbage so it is irregular, with some fine and some coarse shreds, and place in a large, non-aluminum bowl.
· Combine the oil, vinegar, sugar, salt, seasoned salt, pepper and onion powder. Add to the cabbage and mix well.
· Cover the salad and let stand several hours to allow the flavors to mellow and the cabbage to achieve a deep red color.
6 to 8 servings. Each of 8 servings: 148 calories; 887 mg sodium; 0 cholesterol; 14 grams fat; 1 gram saturated fat; 7 grams carbohydrates; 0 protein; .67 gram fiber.
The following recipe comes from my dear friend, Jane.
Moroccan Couscous Salad
1 ½ cups couscous (dry)
2 ½ C boiling H20
½ C red bell pepper: diced
1/2/C red onion diced
½ C green onion chopped
½ C grated carrot
½ C cilantro chopped
½ C dried apricots chopped
½ C sliced almonds
Cook couscous in boiling water. Bring to boil, reduce heat. In 5 minutes liquid will be absorbed, fluff with fork. Cool.
¾ C extra virgin olive oil
½ C red wine vinegar
1 tsp salt
4 clove garlic, pressed ( I used heaping tsp of minced garlic from jar)
¼ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp ground cumin
½ tsp coriander
¼ tsp ground ginger
¼ C honey
Mix all ingredients together pour over couscous etc. mix, and enjoy.
Serving Size roughly ½ c
Calories – 310, Total Fat - 18.8g, Saturated Fat - 2.5g, Sodium - 242mg,
Total Carbohydrates - 31.4g, Dietary Fiber - 2.6g, Sugars - 8.7g, Protein - 4.8g