This take on an Italian caprese salad gives you the same fresh taste using red wine vinegar instead of balsamic.
1 ripe tomato or 2 ripe tomatoes, cored and thinly sliced crosswise
4 oz. fresh buffalo mozzarella*
1 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. red wine vinegar • salt and pepper
1 Tbs. chopped fresh basil
17 G of Protein
37 G of Fat
9 G of Carbs
1. Lay alternating slices of tomato and mozzarella around the plate.
2. Drizzle with olive oil and a few splashes of vinegar.
3. Season with salt and pepper to taste and top with basil.
4. Serve immediately.
Halibut is a fish that many people have not cooked with, and this recipe will be a great introduction to this fish if you are counted among them. Be sure to use fresh herbs if you can as they will provide a more subtle seasoning allowing the taste of the Halibut to shine.
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh thyme
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh oregano
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- cayenne pepper
- salt and black pepper
- 1/4 cup coconut oil*
- 2 (5 oz.) halibut steaks (about 3/4 inch thick)
- 14 asparagus spears
- 1 lemon
33 G of Protein
31 G of Fat
7 G of Carbs
*NOTE: Spectrum organic coconut oil is a good option to purchase.
1. Preheat and oil the grill or preheat a stovetop grill pan over medium-high heat.
2. Combine the thyme, oregano and parsley in a shallow bowl.
3. Season with cayenne, salt and black pepper to taste, tossing to blend well.
4. Using a pastry brush, generously coat both sides of the halibut steaks with half the coconut oil.
5. Press both sides of the fish into the herb mixture, pushing down to coat well.
6. Use the remaining coconut oil to coat the asparagus.
7. Place the steaks and asparagus on preheated grill (or stovetop grill pan).
8. Grill, turning once, until the fish is just barely cooked through, and the asparagus has the your desired consistency about 12 minutes.
9. Remove from heat and serve.
Salmon is packed with Omega-3 fatty acids which have been found to have great benefits. The butter and almonds add a great nutty flavor to this already delicious fish. Wild-caught salmon will provide you with the greatest health benefits and flavor.
- 1 lb. skin-on salmon fillet
- salt and pepper
- 3 Tbs. butter*
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds
- 1 Tbs. freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 Tbs. chopped fresh chives
- cracked black pepper, for optional garnish
- 1 cup of broccoli
42 G of Protein
43 G of Fat
12 G of Carbs
*NOTE: Kerrygold butter and Organic Valley butter are good options to purchase.
1. Preheat oven to 500°F and start a pot of water for steaming.
2. Season the salmon with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
3. Place the butter and almonds in a small baking pan and into the preheated oven.
4. When the butter has melted, add the salmon, flesh-side down.
5. Roast for 5 minutes; then, turn and continue to roast until the salmon is barely beginning to flake, about 3 minutes more. (You can test by sticking the point of a small sharp knife into the flesh to see if it flakes or easily comes apart.)
6. As the salmon is cooking, steam broccoli to desired tenderness.
7. Remove the pan from the oven and transfer the salmon to a serving platter.
8. Stir the lemon juice and chives into the sauce in the pan and immediately pour over the salmon and steamed broccoli.
9. Sprinkle with cracked black pepper, if desired, and serve.
This recipe can also be used on other meats such as Cornish hens and pork chops and result in the same great flavors. If you cannot find Meyer lemons you can substitute with organic lemons that have a thinner skin.
- 3 lb. chicken quartered
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup dry white wine
- 2 Meyer lemons, quartered
- 20 Kalamata olives*
- 2 Tbs. chopped fresh mint
- 1 Tbs. chopped fresh thyme
- 1 Tbs. chopped fresh sage
- salt and pepper
16 G of Protein
32 G of Fat
3 G of Carbs
*NOTE: Diving Organic whole kalamata olives or Peloponnese pitted kalamata olives are good options to purchase.
1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. Place the chicken in a large baking dish and pour in the olive oil and wine.
3. Nestle the lemons around the chicken.
4. Then, sprinkle the olives, mint, thyme and sage over all.
5. Season with salt and pepper to taste, noting that the olives will add some saltiness to the mix.
6. Cover and transfer to the preheated oven.
7. Roast for 30 minutes; then lower the temperature to 350°F and continue to roast until the chicken is golden brown and cooked through, about 20 minutes more.
8. Remove from the oven and transfer the chicken to a serving platter.
9. Spoon the lemons and olives around the chicken and pour the pan sauce into a gravy boat.
10. Serve hot or at room temperature.