Fresh Veggies with Ricotta Mint and Lime

Fresh Veggies with Ricotta Mint and Lime

The Best Ricotta Salad

This Ricotta Salad with Fresh Veggies, Mint and Lime is another great way to enjoy a healthy lifestyle.  So if you’re looking to supplement a diet or just enjoy something tasty, this is the salad for you.  It’s got blanched Sugar Snap Peas, sliced Bell Peppers and Baby Kale Leaves that add plenty of vitamins and protein.  It’s also a nice way to kick off a fancy barbecue, if you’re into that sort of thing.  Personally I like to change things up and, hopefully, you do too.

Also be sure to check out my Dill Havarti Seared Pepper Salad, my Oriental Salad and my Curry Chicken Salad recipes.

Fresh Veggies with Ricotta Mint and Lime Ingredients:

1/2 cup Ricotta Cheese
1 cup Sugar Snap Peas, blanched
1/2 Cup Bell Pepper, sliced
1 doz Baby Kale Leaves
1 Green onion, chopped scallions
1 tsp Fresh Parsley, chopped
2 sprigs Mint, chopped
4 tbsp Olive Oil
1/2 Lime Juice, freshly squeezed
Salt and Pepper to Taste

For instruction, be sure to watch my Fresh Veggies with Ricotta, Mint and Lime video tutorial.

How to Make Naan

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Naan Ingredients:

Dough
3 Cups Flour
3/4 cup Milk, warm
1/2 cup Yogurt
1 tsp Sugar
2 tsp Rapid Rise Yeast
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Baking Powder

Rub
2 tbsp Minced garlic
Finely Chopped Coriander leaves
Butter

Mix together all dry ingredients first, then add the yogurt and the milk.  Need the dough for 5 to 10 minutes until it’s smooth.  Then roll into a ball and place in a bowl with a towel over the top and let the dough rise for at least 2 hours.  Once the dough has risen, flatten out the dough to knock out the air and roll into a cylinder shape.  Cut into equal portions starting with the center, cutting in half and in half again until all portions are equal.  Now roll the dough flat into oblong shapes approximately 1/8 of an inch thick.  Heat each one in a pan or on a grill set on Med high for 1 minute then turn, if you want to keep it simple.  Otherwise cook only one side and put garlic and Coriander on the other side and place under a broiler for a minute to a minute and half.  Remove the Naan from the heat and rub with butter and serve warm.

Shrimp Ceviche – Ceviche de Camaron

Shrimp Ceviche

Shrimp Ceviche is so Refreshing

All of the ingredients are designed to pack a wallop of nutrition and explode with flavor.  It’s got Onions, Peppers, Tomatoes, Avocado, Cucumber and a list of other seasoning’s and ingredients you’re going to love.  You can serve this with chips, eat it plain as a salad, serve as a Tostada or, my favorite, as a Cocktail in a glass with Clamato!

Shrimp Ceviche

Shrimp Ceviche can, technically, be made with vegetables only but traditionally it’s made with either Tilapia or Shrimp.  The secret is cook the meat in the citric acid of freshly squeezed Lemon and Limes.  I find this method very effective with the fish but I find that it makes the shrimp a little pasty and less pleasant to eat.  So I like to steam my shrimp before I marinade it in the juice.  I get a ton flack from Hispanics that see me do it this way in the video but the results turn out virtually the same.   The texture of the shrimp is better and the flavor of the Lemon and Lime marinade is forever present because the citrus is so potent.  Therefore, trust me with the steaming in this recipe and enjoy your Shrimp Ceviche!

Shrimp Ceviche Ingredients:

  • 1 pound raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 limes
  • 1/4 cup Orange Juice
  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • 1/2 Onion, chopped
  • 1/2 Jalapeno Pepper, diced (optional)
  • 1 cup Tomato, diced
  • 1 Avocado, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 tbsp Cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • Clamato Juice (optional)
  • Tabasco Sauce (optional)

Steam Shrimp for 1 minute then remove and place in a bowl.  Then add the Lemon, Lime and Orange juice, stir and let it marinade for 20 minutes.  Chop all the remaining ingredients and combine in a separate bowl.  Add the Salt and Pepper, then stir.  Strain the Shrimp but add 1/4 cup of the juice to the vegetable bowl and add the shrimp, then stir.  Serve Shrimp Ceviche with Tostada Shells, Corn Chips or in a Glass With Clamato over the top.