Salads make a refreshing, light meal as well as a nice starter. Here’s a tropical seafood salad that is sure to please! The Honey Mangos give this salad a fantastic sweet flavor while the jalapeno pepper and scallops add a lively kick.
The Honey Mango (a.k.a. Manila or Ataulfo Mango) is generally available in the spring and fall. These jewels have a smooth, string-less flesh and literally melt in your mouth. The contrast between the sweet and spicy flavors and the smooth and crunchy textures make this salad a real delight.
When selecting honey mangos, be sure to pick ones with a yellow-orange color (not light green or with brown marks). They should give slightly when you give them a little bit of a squeeze. Mangos are great sources of fiber, Vitamins A and C.
Vitamin C is vital for collagen maintenance. Collagen is the fibrous structural protein that gives your skin its strength and elasticity. Wrinkles occur when collagen in the skin degrades. Vitamin A is an antioxidant that attacks free radicals that break down your skin’s elastin and collagen which are the key components of youthful firm skin. Great reasons to go back for seconds! Continue reading “Honey Mango and Scallop Salad”→
Looking for a quick side dish that’s different and delicious? When you’re in the mood for a new twist on the usual steamed broccoli, give this salad a try. The rough crunchy texture of the broccoli and almonds combined with the smooth creaminess of the avocado create a tasty contrast per forkful.
Avocados are a good source of both heart-healthy monounsaturated fats (known to lower blood cholesterol) and vitamin E, a powerful anti-aging antioxidant.
Both avocados and broccoli contain lutein – a nutrient from the carotenoid family of chemicals that contain pigments. Lutein is one of the primary yellow pigments found in the central part of the retina (macula) that absorbs harmful components of sunlight. Both lutein and zeaxanthin have been found to help protect against eye diseases, such as cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), ARMD is the leading cause of blindness in the elderly.
When you’re in the mood for a fresh all-in-one meal, this dish is an easy fix. It’s colorful, rich in skin-lovin’ omega-3’s, and delicious. The creamy avocados and the tender, slightly sweet flavor of the butter lettuce (a.k.a. Boston lettuce) combine scrumptiously with these zesty, delicate salmon cakes. Salmon cakes are typically 30% bread or cracker crumbs, but these cakes don’t contain a lot of starchy fillers — so you’ll get more of the true flavor and texture of the salmon. Perfect for a hot summer day! Continue reading “Grilled Salmon Cakes Salad”→