by Karen Roth, MSNC
Warmer weather means picnics, barbeques, beach days, and get-togethers. The one thing in common with all of these gatherings is a lot of food. Often times, it includes store-bought chips, packaged potato salad, and coleslaw. But what I really appreciate are those homemade dishes that people take time to prepare themselves. These items are not only fresher but often add a healthy and delicious alternative to traditional picnic food.
Consider making one of these refreshing side dishes for your next gathering. Using fresh vegetables and Olive Your Heart® omega-3 olive oil will bring delicious, healthy flavors to any gathering.
5 medium beets, pre-cooked
¼ cup of Olive Your Heart®, natural flavor
½ tsp. of Dijon mustard
2 tbsp. of white wine vinegar
½ tsp. of honey
½ tsp. of salt
1 large shallot, finely chopped
½ cup of jicama, chopped
Ground pepper, to taste
CHERRY TOMATO MOZZARELLA BALL SALAD
¼ cup of Olive Your Heart®, basil flavor
¼ cup of fresh basil, chopped
1 lb. of cherry size mozzarella balls
1 pint of cherry tomatoes
3 tbsp. of balsamic vinegar
Salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste
TOMATO AVOCADO SALAD
3 cups of Persian cucumbers, sliced
2 medium heirloom tomatoes, sliced into wedges
¾ pint of heirloom cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
2 avocados, sliced in thin wedges
½ cup of Olive Your Heart® natural flavor
¼ cup of Tamari sauce
¼ cup of rice vinegar
¼ cup of fresh cilantro, finely chopped
2 tsp. of sesame seeds
Salt, to taste
The Daily Dose blog features health and wellness articles from Senior Nutritionist & Educator Jolie Root, LPN,LNC; Nutritionist & Educator Laurel Sterling, MA, RDN, CDN; and Featured Guest Blogger Karen Roth, MSNC. Other guest bloggers will also join us.
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