It's never a bad idea to try something new in the kitchen.
This week, why not skip your go-to dinner recipes and try making a new dish for a change? This will not only broaden your horizon as a home gourmand, but will also wake up your palate as well. Here are some recipes that are definitely worth a try!
Baked Tuna & Spinach Patties Recipe (Taste.com.au)
These tasty tuna patties make a great after school snack for the kids.
Whole-Wheat Pasta Salad Recipe (Chef Marcus Samuelsson)
Pasta salad offers a great twist on how we traditionally think about this staple dish – instead of a steaming bowl of spaghetti and sauce, throw in some fresh vegetables and chill it for an on-the-go easy and healthy meal.
Pasta salad is well-suited to changes, and I encourage you to modify it, adding your favorite ingredients or whatever leftovers you have. A few sliced hard-boiled eggs would give extra protein, and for crunch, try adding a handful of toasted, chopped nuts. And not only can you use up leftover ingredients in a pasta salad, this kind of meal lends itself well to leftovers. It’s a grab and go dish that you can pack up in individual reusable containers and bring to work for lunch.
You can use whatever pasta shape you like, really. I really like rotini, but penne and shells work well too. Boost the nutritious qualities of this dish by using whole-wheat pasta, fresh herbs, and veggies.
Make it a picnic! Dishes that would pair well with this recipe:
* Bacon, Chickpea, Avocado Salad
* Raw Kale Salad
* Goat Cheese, Strawberry, and Basil Salad Recipe
Avocado And Shrimp Crostini Recipe (Yummly)
- 1 baguette (cut into ½ inch slices)
- olive oil (for drizzling)
- 2 tbsps olive oil
- 1 lb shrimp (deveined, tail on)
- 2 tbsps olive oil
- 1/2 tsp salt (or more if needed)
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
- 2 avocado (large ripe, mashed)
- 1 lime
- 1 garlic cloves (small, pressed, optional)
- parsley (for garnishing)