My favorite dressing at PCC is this fresh “dill ranch” dressing. They only sell it in small one serving sizes with salads to go, so I looked up the recipe, made it, and it turned out just as excellent as the in store version!
Here you go! 🙂
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder (I omitted because I didn’t have this ingredient, still tasted great!)
1 teaspoon dried dill
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon fresh parsley (optional)
1 to 2 tablespoons milk (to make thinner if desired)
Add all ingredients to a bowl and stir together with a whisk until the herbs and spices are mixed evenly.
For a thinner dressing add milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached.
This is a super easy, super elegant and delicious appetizer! Bake a patty of goat cheese, topped with Pine Nuts, Rosemary and drizzled with honey.
Fresh or dried rosemary
Heat oven to 400
Put cheese in oven proof dish and top with pine nuts, and optionally dried or fresh rosemary and drizzle with honey (you can also use fresh rosemary as garnish after this is baked, as shown in the photo)
Roasted Garlic is one of the easiest and elegant baked dishes! Slice top of garlic bulb, drizzle with some coconut oil, olive oil, or butter, bake in a hot oven for about an hour and voila. Perfectly tender garlic! The garlic will be soft and smooth so that you can spread it on toast or eat with veggies, add it to pasta, salad, or anything where you want some roasted garlic flavor. Enjoy!
One bulb of garlic, top sliced off (crosswise and you’ll slice some of the garlic cloves as well)
Oil or butter
Put oil or butter on garlic half, put top back on and bake for around one hour in a 400* hot oven
Serve hot or let cool and wrap in plastic or tinfoil and refrigerate
Zucchini is in season and what a better way to prepare it than roll it in some almond meal, seasoning and parmesan cheese. Serve hot and crispy with your favorite marinara sauce.
2 egg whites, beaten
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 cup almond meal
1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp garlic powder
2 medium sliced zucchini – sliced into 3 x 1/2″ sticks
Marinara sauce for serving (optional)
Preheat oven to 425° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Place egg whites in a shallow dish and season with salt and pepper. Combine breadcrumbs, cheese, oregano and garlic powder in a resealable plastic bag; shake well.
Working with a few at a time, dip zucchini sticks in egg whites to cover. Place in the plastic bag and gently shake to cover with breadcrumb mixture. Place breaded zucchini in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet and lightly spray with cooking oil. Repeat with remaining zucchini sticks.
Bake until golden and crispy, 20 to 25 minutes, flipping halfway through baking. Serve hot with ketchup or marinara sauce.
It’s asparagus season and we are seeing a lot of beautiful crisp fresh green stalks in stores locally. If you love asparagus, lemon, garlic, olive oil and pistachios, you will LOVE this! It is totally, amazingly, delicious. This recipe directs you to blanch the asparagus quickly and then process into pesto. Perfect spring or summer appetizer or side! Enjoy! 🙂
1 lb asparagus, tough ends removed
2-3 cloves minced garlic
1/2 cup pistachios
1 lemon, juiced (2 to 3 Tbsps, I used Champagne Vinegar)
Salt, to taste
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
3/4 cup olive oil
Blanch or steam asparagus until al dente and still a bold green
Refresh in cool water
Cut asparagus into 1-inch pieces
In food processor, pulse garlic, pistachios, lemon juice, salt and pepper a few times, then add asparagus
Pulse the processor to make sure mixture is not over mixed, while gradually adding olive oil
What’s better than Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates and Bacon Wrapped Dates? Throw all those ingredients together and make Bacon Wrapped Goat Cheese Dates! 🙂 These are so tasty, and a perfect dish for the upcoming holiday season! I like to serve these as an appetizer, or together with a light soup like a squash, mushroom or other mild soup!
12 dates, pitted
6 strips of bacon, cut in half
small block of goat cheese
Fresh thyme as garnish (optional)
Stuff dates with goat cheese
Wrap one 1/2 slice of bacon around tightly
Bake for ~20 minutes at 400 degrees or until bacon is crispy and starting to turn brown