Roasted Garlic Guacamole with Garnishes

Ingredients: Guacamole: 6 large cloves garlic, unpeeled 6 ripe medium avocados 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro, loosely packed 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice 1 tsp salt Garnishes: 3/4 cup Mexican queso fresco, queso anejo, salted pressed farmer's cheese, firm goat cheese, mild feta or romano, finely crumbled or grated 3/4 cup toasted pumpkin seeds … Continue reading Roasted Garlic Guacamole with Garnishes

Garden Pasta Salad

  Ingredients: 2 cups whole-wheat rotini 1/3 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise 1/3 cup low-fat plain yogurt 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 Tbsp red-wine vinegar, or lemon juice 1 clove garlic, minced 1/8 tsp salt Freshly ground pepper, to taste 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved 1 cup diced yellow or red bell pepper 1 … Continue reading Garden Pasta Salad

Black Bean Quesadillas

  Ingredients: 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese 1/2 cup prepared fresh salsa 4 whole-wheat tortillas 2 tsp canola oil 1 ripe avocado Preparation: 1. Combine beans, cheese and 1/4 cup salsa in a medium bowl. Place tortillas on a work surface. Spread 1/2 cup filling on half … Continue reading Black Bean Quesadillas

Chicken Waldorf Salad

  Ingredients: 1/3 cup low-fat mayonnaise 1/3 cup nonfat or low-fat plain yogurt 2 tsp lemon juice 1/4 tsp salt 3 cups chopped cooked chicken breast 1 medium red apple, diced 1 cup halved red or green grapes 1 cup sliced celery 1/2 cup chopped walnuts Preparation: Whisk mayonnaise, yogurt, lemon juice and salt in … Continue reading Chicken Waldorf Salad

Southwestern Cheese Panini

  Ingredients: 4 ounces shredded sharp Cheddar cheese 1 cup shredded zucchini 1/2 cup shredded carrot 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion 1/4 cup prepared salsa 1 Tbsp chopped pickled jalapeno pepper 8 slices whole-wheat bread 2 tsp canola oil Preparation: 1. Have four 15-ounce cans and a medium skillet ready by the stove. 2. … Continue reading Southwestern Cheese Panini

Zesty Black Bean and Corn Salad

  Ingredients: 2 Tbsp vegetable oil Cooking spray 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 1/2 cups fresh corn kernels 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar 3/4 tsp ground cumin 1/4 tsp salt 1 cup halved grape tomatoes 1 cup diced red bell pepper 3/4 cup diced … Continue reading Zesty Black Bean and Corn Salad

White Bean, Tomato, and Green Bean Salad

Ingredients: Dressing: 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1/4 tsp sugar 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1 garlic clove, minced Salad: 5 cups cut green beans 1 cup finely chopped tomato 1 Tbsp chopped fresh dill 1 (15 ounce) can navy beans, … Continue reading White Bean, Tomato, and Green Bean Salad

Caprese Wraps with Chicken

Ingredients: 2 Tbsp olive oil 2 Tbsp white wine vinegar 1/4 tsp kosher salt 1/4 tsp black pepper 4 cups prechopped hearts of romaine lettuce 1 1/2 cups shredded skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast 3/4 cup fresh mozzarella cheese, chopped 1/2 cup fresh bail leaves, torn 1 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered Cooking spray 4 multigrain … Continue reading Caprese Wraps with Chicken

Brunch Parfaits

Ingredients: 1/3 cup apricot preserves 3 cups sliced strawberries 2 cups low-fat vanilla yogurt 1/2 cup low-fat granola without raisins 2 Tbsp slivered almonds, toasted Preparation: Place apricot preserves in a medium microwave-safe bowl, and microwave at high for 10-15 seconds. Add strawberries and toss gently to coat. Spoon 1/4 cup yogurt into each of … Continue reading Brunch Parfaits

Herbed Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Ingredients: 1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh tarragon 3 Tbsp canola mayonnaise 3 Tbsp 2% plain Greek yogurt 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 1/8 tsp kosher salt 2 cups chopped skinless, boneless, rotisserie chicken breast 1/4 cup minced sweet onion 8 sliced rye sandwich bread 4 red leaf lettuce leaves 1 cup microgreens or arugula Preparation: … Continue reading Herbed Chicken Salad Sandwiches