With only 5 minutes of prep time, this sous vide steak recipe is quick and easy to make for dinner. Take sirloin steaks from the refrigerator or freezer and place in ziploc bags or vacuum seal with rosemary and garlic for a delicious meal!
Want to learn a new cooking technique that’s so easy and makes the most delicious and tender meats?! Time to try sous vide cooking!
This Shrimp Mango Arugula Salad combines mango, papaya, avocado & lemon pepper grilled shrimp for a fresh, flavorful salad that is perfect for summer!
My most recent summer salad creation was inspired by my favorite dish at Queenstown, San Diego. If you live in the area and haven’t visited this fine establishment, you are seriously missing out!
The food is amazing, service is delightful and drinks are delicious! To say that I’m a regular here would be an understatement!
While I’ve grown fond of a number of dishes on their menu, this salad is my go to for weekend afternoons when I’m craving something light and refreshing, yet still filling.
I created my own version of the salad on Friday with a little extra shrimp I had lying around.
The result was a light and refreshing salad that was packed with flavor!
Lemon Pepper Grilled Shrimp Ingredients
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 cloves garlic (crushed)
1 tsp black pepper
8 shrimp (peeled & deveined)
Mango Arugula Salad Ingredients
2 cups arugula
1/4 cup mango (diced)
1/4 cup papaya (diced)
1 avocado (diced)
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp fresh mint
Prepare the marinade for the shrimp by combining the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and black pepper.
Add the shrimp to the marinade.
Place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes then fire up the grill to medium heat. Grill the shrimp for 2-3 minutes per side, then prepare the salad by adding the arugula, mango, papaya and avocado to a large bowl.
Next, squeeze the tbsp of lemon juice and olive oil over the salad. Add the shrimp and toss well. Top with the fresh mint.
This Strawberry Ricotta Salad combines spinach, fresh fruit, pecans & ricotta cheese with homemade lemon vinaigrette for the perfect summer salad recipe!
This salad is the first of 3 new low-sodium recipes I’ll be adding to the blog in the next 24 hours!
Why the surge of new low sodium dishes you ask? Because I’ve been asked to host a low sodium cooking segment on San Diego 6 News tomorrow morning!
This will be my first live cooking segment and I could not be more excited! If you’re in San Diego, tune in at 8:20 AM. If you’re elsewhere in the world, look for a link to the video on my Facebook page tomorrow afternoon!
You can also follow me on Instagram and Twitter for live updates leading up to the segment tomorrow morning!
Now on to this delicious salad recipe!
In addition to being low sodium, the news station asked that the dishes I prepare be easy to make, consist of only a few ingredients and require no cooking.
My mind immediately went to a fresh, summer salad!
Most of the sodium in a salad comes from the cheese and the salad dressing. The first step in creating a salad low in sodium is making your own salad dressing.
The dressing I created for this recipe contains only 5 mg of sodium per cup. Compare that to a light Italian dressing purchased in the bottle which is 380 mg for 2 tablespoons and you’re saving some serious sodium intake!
Ricotta cheese, as well as mozzarella cheese are the lowest in sodium of all cheeses, so I sprinkled that on top to give the salad a little creaminess.
The entire salad contains only 140 mg of sodium, making it a delicious low sodium choice for a scrumptious lunch or fantastic side dish at summer BBQ’s!
Strawberry Ricotta Salad Ingredients
2 cups spinach
1/4 cup strawberries (stems removed and sliced)
1/4 cup blueberries
1/4 cup pecans
1/4 cup ricotta cheese (crumbled)
Lemon Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Ingredients
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1 lemon (zested and juiced)
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 cup olive oil
Whisk the balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, zest, and black pepper together. Add the olive oil while whisking well to combine.
Add the spinach to a large bowl, then add the strawberries, blueberries and pecans. Top with the crumbled ricotta cheese.
Serve with 1/4 cup of the salad dressing and reserve the rest. This salad dressing will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.