Category Archives: Lunch

Quick & Easy Summer Bean Salad – If it’s too hot to cook!

Quick & Easy Summer Bean Salad – If it’s too hot to cook!

Sometimes even chefs don’t feel like cooking at home! If the summer’s heat has gotten to you, here’s a delicious and easy shortcut for a no-cook meal! It works great if you’re grilling or barbecuing, too! Use my shortcut with  flavored low sodium canned beans and you’re so close to a great summer salad!

 

Quick & Easy Summer Bean Salad - If it's too hot to cook!
 
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Easy, no cook, summer side or main dish salad! Heirloom tomatoes are the summer star of this show!
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Recipe type: Salad, side dish, main dish, vegetarian
Cuisine: Californian
Serves:: 8 cups serves: 4
Ingredients:
  • 2 15oz cans S&W Premium Chili Beans 50% Less Sodium w/ chili peppers, onion & garlic, rinsed and drained
  • 2 C Fresh Heirloom Tomato, cored and chopped medium (about 2 medium/large)
  • 2 C Fresh Spinach, coarsely chopped, stems removed, or use baby spinach
  • 1 C Shallot, chopped finely
  • 2 T Balsamic vinegar
  • ½ t Kosher sea salt, optional
  • ¼ t Freshly ground black pepper
Directions:
  1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Serve cold as a side salad or heat in the microwave to warm.

 

Crust-less Zucchini Quiche – Makes a healthy Breakfast!

Crust-less Zucchini Quiche – Makes a healthy Breakfast!

There are some foods you might miss more than others when you’re trying to get or stay healthier. This updated, light version of quiche, entirely eliminates the crust and loads up on vegetables, too. It also reduces calories by cutting back just a bit on 1 yolk, but you won’t miss the flavor because the… Continue Reading

Mason Jar Taco Salad – Flavorful and Tangy!

Mason Jar Taco Salad – Flavorful and Tangy!

This salad is so tangy, juicy, meaty and delicious; it’s a simple favorite you’ll love! See my turkey taco salad for a crowd recipe, without using the mason jars because it’s simpler when serving a larger number of people, if that suits you better. But, this recipe is created for individuals to have available during… Continue Reading

Creamy, Crispy “No-cheese” Vegetarian Quesadillas

Creamy, Crispy “No-cheese” Vegetarian Quesadillas

Live it up! Besides the tortillas, isn’t a quesadilla usually made with cheese? Cheese and prawns, or, cheese and chicken are what one usually expects from a quesadilla. So, O.K., I did compromise by adding a little cream cheese to the recipe, I admit it! However, my intention was to devise the most delicious and… Continue Reading

Savory Breakfast Polenta Bowls- Vegetarian Delight!

Savory Breakfast Polenta Bowls- Vegetarian Delight!

What could be simpler? I love Polenta when it’s cold outside! This is lightly cheesy and buttered with a handful of fresh baby spinach leaves, and topped with pan fried eggs and garnished with tomatoes. Delish! Polenta usually starts appearing at my grocery store in the fall through the winter. It’s even what the Roman… Continue Reading

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