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CAJUN SHRIMP & CUCUMBER WRAPS

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined (tails removed)
  • 8 Bibb or Boston lettuce leaves
  • 4 flatbread wraps
  • 2 small cucumbers, cut lengthwise into quarters
  • 4 thin slices red onion
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves

 

 

DIRECTIONS

In a small bowl, whisk lemon juice, 3 tablespoons oil, 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning and pepper. Set aside. Toss shrimp with remaining Cajun seasoning. In a large skillet, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat. Add shrimp mixture; cook and stir until shrimp turn pink.

Place lettuce on flatbread wraps; top with cucumbers, onion, parsley and shrimp. Drizzle with dressing; roll up and, if desired, secure with toothpicks. Yield: 4 servings.

 

FRESH CORN & TOMATO FETTUCCINE

  • 8 ounces uncooked whole wheat fettuccine
  • 2 medium ears sweet corn, husks removed
  • 2 teaspoons plus 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

 

 

DIRECTIONS

In a Dutch oven, cook fettuccine according to package directions, adding corn during the last 8 minutes of cooking.

Meanwhile, in a small skillet, heat 2 teaspoons oil over medium-high heat. Add red pepper and green onions; cook and stir until tender.

Drain pasta and corn; transfer pasta to a large bowl. Cool corn slightly; cut corn from cob and add to pasta. Add tomatoes, salt, pepper, remaining oil and the pepper mixture; toss to combine. Sprinkle with cheese and parsley. Yield: 4 servings.

 

SPINACH QUESADILLAS

 

  • 3 ounces fresh baby spinach (about 4 cups)
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese or Mexican cheese blend
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat ricotta cheese
  • 6 flour tortillas (6 inches)
  • Reduced-fat sour cream, optional

 

 

DIRECTIONS
In a large nonstick skillet, cook and stir first six ingredients until spinach is wilted. Remove from heat; stir in cheeses.
Top half of each tortilla with spinach mixture; fold other half over filling. Place on a griddle coated with cooking spray; cook over medium heat until golden brown, 1-2 minutes per side. Cut quesadillas in half; if desired, serve with sour cream. Yield: 4 servings.

 

VEGETARIAN BLACK BEAN PASTA

  • 9 ounces uncooked whole wheat fettuccine
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-3/4 cups sliced baby portobello mushrooms
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach

 

 

 

DIRECTIONS
Cook fettuccine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms; cook and stir 4-6 minutes or until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
Stir in black beans, tomatoes, rosemary and oregano; heat through. Stir in spinach until wilted. Drain fettuccine; add to bean mixture and toss to combine. Yield: 6 servings.

 

LEMON-LIME SALMON WITH VEGGIE SAUTE

 

  • 6 salmon fillets (4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon seafood seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 medium sweet red peppers, sliced
  • 2 medium sweet yellow peppers, sliced
  • 1 large red onion, halved and sliced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen corn, thawed
  • 2 cups baby portobello mushrooms, halved
  • 2 cups cut fresh asparagus (1-inch pieces)
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh tarragon or 2 teaspoons dried tarragon
DIRECTIONS
Place salmon in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish; add lemon and lime juices. Sprinkle with seafood seasoning and salt. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 10-15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, saute peppers and onion in oil for 3 minutes. Add the corn, mushrooms and asparagus; cook and stir 3-4 minutes longer or just until vegetables reach desired done-ness. Stir in tarragon. Serve with salmon. Yield: 6 servings.

 

Source: tasteofhome.com

 

 

 

 


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