Side Dishes

Cucumber Sunomono

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SPRING is almost here! We couldn't wait so, here is the cucumber sunomono🥒: a traditional Japanese side salad that is made with rice vinegar. We are slowly getting into the spring season, and this salad recipe will be super easy and quick!🐝 Japanese food philosophy is that food taste best in its most natural state. So when possible, many of their food is raw or salted lightly or with vinegar.

1
1/4 cup rice vinegar
3 tbsp white sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp soy sauce
1/8 jalapeno ( small size and seeded )
1/3 English cucumber ( discs or slices )
pinch sesame seed
  1. Combine rice vinegar, sugar, lemon juice, soy sauce, jalapeno, dashi into a bowl and stir until all the sugar dissolves. You can let the dashi and jalapeno float around as it keeps flavoring the base. ...
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Nutritions

Calories
157

Sodium
86mg
3% DV

Fat
2g
4% DV

Protein
1g
3% DV

Carbs
40g
13% DV

Fiber
1g
6% DV
Side Dishes

Green Bean Salad

33
https://www.dinneratthezoo.com/green-bean-salad/

This green bean salad is made with fresh green beans, tomatoes, feta cheese and olives, all tossed in a Greek style dressing. An easy and satisfying salad that's full of bright flavors and colors.

For the salad::
1 lb green beans ( trimmed and cut into 2 inch pieces )
1 cup cherry tomatoes ( halved )
1/4 cup red onion ( thinly sliced )
1/2 cup feta cheese ( crumbled )
1/3 cup kalamata olives ( sliced )
1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs ( such as dill, parsley, chives and or basil )
For the dressing::
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp Dijon mustard
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp dried oregano
salt and pepper to taste
4
Nutritions

Calories
274

Sodium
686mg
28% DV

Fat
24g
38% DV

Protein
5g
10% DV

Carbs
8g
3% DV

Fiber
2g
8% DV

Today, during the shopping, I decided to present you a stuffed collard greens recipe, with spinach and sorrel as is done in Transylvania.

2 package collard greens
750 g mince meat
185 g rice
2 pieces onion
100 g spinach
2 jars sorrel
50 g smoked bacon
2 teaspoons sea salt
2 teaspoons ground pepper
1 teaspoon sweet paprika
1 tbsp vegetable mix for soups
1 handful dill
6 servings

Check out this delicious recipe!


See the full directions on my site
Nutritions

Calories
3534

Sodium
5886mg
245% DV

Fat
237g
365% DV

Protein
168g
337% DV

Carbs
43g
14% DV

Fiber
22g
89% DV
2 cups good quality Modena balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup honey
3 ripe tomatoes
Kosher salt to taste
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 pound ball of fresh mozzarella cheese ( thickly sliced )
Large bunch of fresh basil
Good quality olive oil for drizzling
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In a saucepan, combine the balsamic vinegar and honey. Stir to combine and bring to a gentle boil over low heat. Cook, stirring, until the vinegar has reduced to a thick syrup, about 15 minutes. Remove from ...
See the full directions on my site
Nutritions

Calories
399

Sodium
385mg
16% DV

Fat
4g
7% DV

Protein
10g
20% DV

Carbs
97g
33% DV

Fiber
16g
64% DV
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