This month's Diner News is all about avoiding the heat in the kitchen. I have lots of ways to keep us fed, while keeping cool. Not just popsicles and ice cream, but some fantastic salads! Real summertime meals. Snacks too, like this wonderful stuff.
This one is a healthy snack. I have to say I loved it. I am a lover of hummus. This is much lighter--even lighter than my cauliflower variety. I chose not to peel the zucchini, so it is lightly green and so pretty. It is a wonderful snack or lunchbox treat. My mom wants to thin it just a tad and make it into a cold soup. She plans to serve it to her book club. Yum.
1 large zucchini
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp tahini
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp sea salt
Cut zucchini into large chunks. Place in food processor or good blender. Add remaining ingredients and process until very smooth. Serve with vegetable dippers or low carb crackers. Thin it a bit and it makes a terrific cold soup appetizer as well.
Serves 4: 97 calories 3 net g carbs
Serves 6: 65 calories 2 net g carb
Maybe I have peaked your curiosity about no cook August? Here is a sampling of some of the recipes in this month's Diner News.
|Steak Italiano Salad|
|Gingered Napa Cabbage Salad|
|Coconut Cream Pie Smoothie|
|Grown Up Wine Slush|
|Mexican Chopped Salad|
|Tuna Nicoise Salad|
|Microwave Zucchini Chips|
|Simple South of the Border Soup|
|Tropical Punch Pop|
|Southwestern Cobb Salad|
|Honest Fizz Orange Cream Soda|
|Summer Haystack Salad|
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