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Mediterranean Sun-dried Tomato Salad​

Mediterranean Sun-dried Tomato Salad

IT IS OFFICIALLY SUMMER!! I cannot explain how much I love salad in hot summer days. Today I would like to share with you a great keto recipe that is easy to make and will be ready in less than 10 minutes! This recipe is also low in carbs and perfect for the hot summer day.

 

With cherry tomatoes, sun-dried tomato, cucumbers, red onions, grilled artichokes and feta cheese toss in with homemade sun-dried tomato vinaigrette. You can also add olives and other salad greens to your salad. Kalamata olives and lettuce works great with this recipe.

The sun-dried tomato I use for this recipe is from Jesse Tree, which is non-GMO and ready to eat. I chose the ones in oil is because it preserves the flavor of the tomato better.

Grilled artichokes are one of my favorite ingredients to add into a salad recipe, it brings great flavor and texture. My favorite one is from Italy, they use premium fresh artichokes preserved in garlic, parsley, chili and wine vinegar.

Oro de Genave is my choice for any recipes that call for olive oil. CampoSur is also another great option which I love.

 

Mediterranean Sun-dried Tomato Salad


Serves 2 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes                                Total Time: 10 minutes

Mediterranean Salad
Ingredients:
  • 2 cups of cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • 2 cups of cucumber (chopped)
  • 1 cup of grilled artichoke hearts (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup of sun-dried tomato (chopped)
  • 1/3 cup of red onion (sliced thinly)
  • 1/2 cup of Feta cheese (crumbled)
Sun-dried Tomato Vinaigrette Dressing
Ingredients:
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp sun-dried tomatoes (packed in oil)
  • 4 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
Instructions:
  1. To make the dressing, puree the above ingredients in a blender until smooth and emulsified.
  2. Combine salad ingredients and toss in dressing.

You can also add any kind of protein to the salad, like seafood, chicken, or tofu. Substitute feta cheese with any other kind of cheeses. The combination is unlimited.

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Marinated Artichokes Appetizer with Piquillo Peppers

A Mediterranean inspired appetizer is sure to please any crowd! Artichokes are quite popular for their great taste and flexibility in how it can be used in all sorts of meals. They are also high in fibre which can help lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels and help prevent chronic diseases.

 

Both the artichokes and olives (including the olive oil) are high in antioxidants which help our body fight against free radicals and ward off disease, including cancer. Antioxidants also slows the signs of aging, are great for heart health, supports the immune system and lowers risk of infections.

It’s safe to say that this delicious appetizer doesn’t only pack a punch when it comes to taste, but comes with some amazing health benefits also!

 

Marinated Artichokes with Piquillo Peppers

Marinated Artichokes with Piquillo Peppers

Ingredients

  • 300 grams Frozen artichoke hearts — cooked & drained
  • 1/2 Cup Green olives stuffed with garlic
  • 12 Pequillo peppers
  • 1/4 Cup Olive oil
  • 1 Tbs Raspberry vinegar
  • 2 Tbs Lemon juice
  • 2 ea Green onions, chopped
  • Salt & pepper
  • Coriander, chopped
  • Pita, cut into wedges

Instructions

  1. Combine artichokes, olives & peppers in a medium bowl.
  2. Blend olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, scallions, salt & pepper in a small bowl.
  3. Check seasonings, add adjust accordingly.
  4. Add dressing to the salad mixture & toss to coat.
  5. Cover & refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours, preferably overnight. Drain & discard the dressing.
  6. Serve salad on a platter garnished with coriander & surrounded with pita wedges. Enjoy!
https://spaingourmetcanada.com/marinated-artichokes-appetizer-with-piquillo-peppers/

 

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