Saturday, May 19, 2012

Recipe Wildcard

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.

Nutrition Facts:
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

Bon Appetit!


  1. oh karen i love salads!! i cant wait to try the couscous one! it sounds fabulous and so does the cabbage one!! mmmm =)

    1. ooops sorry kate, my brain is sleeping and apparently i shouldn't type while in that state...i noticed i wrote "karen", after i hit the "publish" button and it was too late to stop!!! i am soo sorry please forgive me =(

    2. worries, Kim. I hope you enjoy the recipes.


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