Ok, Since I have been eating light and i have had request to show a recipe using vegetables in a different way rather than a salad… I decided to fancy it up and show you that diet food doesn’t have to be boring and with a little effort in preparation, it can be a fun thing.
With a peeler, peel ribbons of zucchini length wise. Try not to go into the seeds. Rotate the zucchini to all 4 sides. Place on a paper towel and sprinkle lightly with salt…let them st for an hour so that the salt can suck out the moisture.
Spinach Basil Oil
hand full of raw Spinach leaves
Hand full of Basil leaves
1 cup canola oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
2 cups ice
1 quart cold water
Blanch leaves in boiling water quickly and then place in ice water . this will stop the cooking process and you should be left with a bright green color leaves. drain really well.
Place in blender and add 1/2 a cup of Oil, blend till smooth. Add the rest of the Oil little by little while still blending. Salt and pepper to taste.
Shrimp cleaned and deveined.
6 garlic cloves minced
1/4 cup oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Toss together and let sit for at least 20 minutes to infuse flavor.
Grill till done.
Toss zucchini in the basil oil
I like fresh flavors so I topped with fresh sweet corn, diced tomatoes, Black beans and fresh black pepper.
plate ….that simple.