I love tomato basil salad with mozzarella cheese and a balsamic vinegar dressing. It tastes so fresh and alive, and it is so very quick and simple to throw together.
For 2 people:
- 2 medium tomatoes, diced
- 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
- 1/2 cup fresh mozzarella, torn
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 teaspoons honey
Assemble the tomatoes, basil and cheese in a bowl. Combine the oil, vinegar and honey in a small jar and shake well. Just before serving, pour over the salad and toss to coat evenly.About 4-5 points each.
You can add chunks of cucumber, zucchini, pepper, olives if you desire.
pear pecan salad with honey pear dressing
My cousin is allergic to strawberries and oranges, which are two fruits I frequently use in salads. When she invited me to a potluck dinner, where we would each bring a dish, and asked me to bring a salad, I was in a quandary. (I usually bring dessert type items). I put on my thinking cap, and came up with pear pecan salad, with feta cheese and grapes…and when trying to think what kind of dressing, I decided to try to make a honey pear dressing (it worked).
My mother in law had surgery today, so I made her supper, and took it to her. An hour or so later, she asked me how to make scalloped potatoes, because she had enjoyed them so much. I’m sure there are many different ways, but this one is very tasty, though not quite as good as the ones my brother makes ( he spends a LOT of time ensuring that the potatoes are sliced super thin…I’m too lazy).
This breakfast quesadilla makes a quick breakfast, lunch or dinner meal and is a nice alternative to the usually meat filled quesadilla.
This is a very quick and tasty lunch. I make this avocado and mango quesadilla with two flour tortillas, but when I am not so hungry, I just use one and fold it in half.
When you are in a hurry, do not overlook salad. It can be a main dish. Thinly sliced chicken breast can be coated with egg or milk, and rolled in crushed almonds, or breadcrumbs mixed with grated parmesan and oregano, salt and pepper and baked for about 20 minutes in a 400F oven. It can then be served over a salad for a very hearty meal.
Homemade pizza is great, and very easy to make. You can make your own dough (by hand, using a mixer or using a bread machine), or, these days, you can buy a pre-made pizza base. If you are in a hurry, and have pre-made dough or a pizza base, you can make pizza in less than half an hour.
Eggs and cheese recipes are an excellent meal if you are pressed for time. They call for ingredients that one usually has in the house, and are very quick to make.