Asparagus Couscous Salad

“If you thought salads were boring, this salad might just change your mind! Full of flavor and good-for-you ingredients, you really can’t go wrong with this hearty asparagus couscous salad recipe.” – Sarah Schuetz, RD

Asparagus CousCous Salad
A delicious and fresh way to amp up a salad!

Asparagus Couscous Salad

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: Aprx: 8 Servings

Serving Size: 1 Cup

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Couscous, cooked and cooled
  • 20 spears Pickled asparagus, cut into fours
  • 1 1/2 cups Grape tomatoes, halved
  • 4 oz Goat cheese crumbled
  • 3/4 cup Sweet onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup Parsley, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Red wine vinegar

Instructions

  1. Combine cooled couscous, pickled asparagus, tomatoes, sweet onion and parsley mix evenly.
  2. Add goat cheese, and mix evenly.
  3. Drizzle red wine vinegar over salad and mix once again.
  4. For best flavor, allow to refrigerate for several hours before serving. If serving immediately, consider adding additional red wine vinegar to the table.
  5. Enjoy!
http://aroundtheplate.org/asparagus-couscous-salad/

Kitchen Tools You Might Need for this Recipe: 

Confetti Mixing Bowl w/ Lid, 3 qt from thePlate Boutique

Lemon Infused Roasted Broccoli

“The sweet taste from the lemon mixing with savory garlic and Parmesan cheese makes this a unique paring of flavor worth buzzing about.  A great fun feature veggie to try!” – Sarah Schuetz, RD

Lemon Infused Roasted Broccoli

Lemon Infused Roasted Broccoli

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Serving Size: ~ 1 cup

Ingredients

  • 2 Heads of Broccoli, chopped (heads and stem okay if peeled)
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, chopped
  • 1 Medium Sweet Onion, chopped in chunks
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil, Separated in half
  • 1/2 Lemon's Zest
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp of lemon juice, fresh
  • 4 Tbsp Fresh Parmesan, grated
  • Salt and Pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Combine chopped broccoli, chopped onion, chopped garlic and 2 Tbsp of Parmesan cheese in a bowl
  3. Toss with 1 Tbsp Olive Oil and pinch of salt and pepper
  4. Spread contents of bowl onto a cookie sheet
  5. Bake for 20-25 min or until veggies begin to brown
  6. Toss veggies in lemon juice and lemon zest upon removal from oven
  7. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese
  8. Serve immediately and....Enjoy!
http://aroundtheplate.org/lemon-infused-roasted-broccoli/

 Kitchen Tools You May Need for this Recipe: 

Zester/Grater/Stripper from thePlate Boutique on Square Market

Microplane Premium Grater from thePlate Boutique on Square Market

10 x 15″ Baking Sheet from thePlate Boutique on Square Market

Hint of Lime Tortilla Chips

“Skip the chip aisle and whip up your own lime tortilla chips instead! Delicious and SUPER easy, these homemade chips are the perfect addition to any dip or appetizer you have planned.”

Tortilla Chips

 

Hint of Lime Tortilla Chips

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 5 servings

Serving Size: 8 chips

Ingredients

  • 1 Lime
  • 4 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 5 Corn Tortillas
  • Salt, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Using a lime press, squeeze lime juice from lime into a small bowl. Whisk together with olive oil (note: you won't use all of the olive oil/lime juice mixture). Set aside.
  3. On a cutting board, layer up your corn tortillas. Using a pizza cutter, cut into 8 wedges.
  4. Using a pastry brush, lightly coat each chip with olive oil/lime juice mixture, making sure to get the edges of the wedge as well as the center. Chips should be just wet with mixture, not saturated.
  5. Sprinkle chips with salt.
  6. Place tortillas on a baking sheet and cook for 8-10 minutes, or until edges begin to turn up and brown.

Notes

If you really like the taste of lime, use less olive oil in your mixture. You can also sprinkle a little more juice on to each chip after they bake.

http://aroundtheplate.org/hint-lime-tortilla-chips/

Kitchen Tools You May Need for this Recipe:

11 x 17 Nonstick Baking Sheet from thePlate Boutique on Square Market

GRIP-EZ Pizza Wheel from thePlate Boutique on Square Market

Confetti Mixing Bowl, set of 4 from thePlate Boutique on Square Market

on Square Market

Honey Mustard Baked Cod

“During the holidays, I’m always looking for meals that I can get out on the table as quickly as possible. If my boys like it, all the better! This honey mustard baked cod recipe is the best of both worlds! Plus, it serves as a great introduction to fish if your kids are a little leary of super smelly, fishy fish.” – Kati Mora, MS, RD, AroundthePlate.org

Honey Mustard Cod

 

Honey Mustard Baked Cod

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4-5 servings

Serving Size: 1-2 pieces of fish

Ingredients

  • 2 large Cod filets, cut into palm-sized pieces
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp mustard
  • 1-2 cups Breadcrumbs

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with tin foil and set aside (optional: drizzle with olive oil).
  3. In a small bowl, mix mayo, honey and mustard together.
  4. In a shallow bowl, place breadcrumbs.
  5. Using a pastry brush, coat one side of each cod fish piece with honey mustard mixture.
  6. Dip, honey mustard side down, into breadcrumbs to evenly coat.
  7. Place fish onto baking pan.
  8. Cook in oven for 15 minutes or until skin easily flakes with fork.
  9. Serve with a side salad and enjoy!
http://aroundtheplate.org/honey-mustard-baked-cod/

 

 

Peanut Butter & Cocoa Dusted Almonds

“When a satisfying snack is needed, this one fits the bill. Loaded with protein and coated with cocoa, its a sure-fire way to satisfy a craving the healthy way.” – Kati Mora, MS, RD

Cocoa & PB Dusted Almonds

 

Peanut Butter & Cocoa Dusted Almonds

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

Serving Size: 1 cup

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw almonds (aka unsalted)
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp PB2

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with a reusable baking liner or aluminum foil. Set aside.
  3. In a medium sized bowl, mix together honey, almonds and salt until almonds are well coated.
  4. Place almond mixture onto lined baking sheet in a single layer.
  5. Place baking sheet in the oven for 10 minutes, making sure to stir the almonds every couple of minutes or so to prevent almonds from burning.
  6. Remove the almonds and place back into the bowl. Add cocoa powder and PB2 and mix in until almonds are well coated.
  7. Allow almonds to cool completely before eating.
http://aroundtheplate.org/peanut-butter-cocoa-dusted-almonds/

Recipe adapted from this one for Cocoa Dusted Almonds on the Greatist.