Watermelon, Arugula and Feta Summer Salad

I’ve got a new post on www.SlimmerKitchen.com for Watermelon, Arugula and Feta Summer Salad.  Visit me there!  And thank you for following me here at slimmerdiet.wordpress.com.  I have moved and improved this blog to a new location at www.slimmerkitchen.com.  Please visit me there for all my new posts and great new Slimmer mediterranean recipes like the ones for Watermelon, Arugula and Feta Summer Salad.

Jen

Slimmer Chef’s Salad – Now on SlimmerKitchen.com

I’ve got a new post on www.SlimmerKitchen.com for Slimmer Chef’s Salad, with a great Russian Dressing made with Greek yogurt.  Visit me there!  And thank you for following me here at slimmerdiet.wordpress.com.  I have moved and improved this blog to a new location at www.slimmerkitchen.com.  Please visit me there for all my new posts and great new Slimmer mediterranean recipes like the ones for Slimmer Chef’s Salad.

Jen

Pasta Salad Primavera (with Greek Yogurt)

This lighter version of pasta salad uses Greek yogurt and lots of fresh veggies.  It’s terrific for summer, easy to make and very satisfying.  It is also great as a crowd pleaser or lunch for one, but either way, I’d make extra!

Pasta Salad Primavera (recipe from Slimmer: The New Mediterranean Way to Lose Weight by Harry Papas, recipe used with permission, book released in June 2012, to buy the book click here or visit website at www.theslimmerbook.com)  Makes 1 serving.

1 1/2 cups cooked small pasta shells
1 Tablespoon finely chopped onion
2 Tablespoons diced green bell pepper
2 Tablespoons shredded carrot
1/2 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
1/2 small cucumber, diced
1/2 cup cooked broccoli florets
1 ounce cooked baby shrimp (may substitute diced chicken breast, diced turkey, or flaked tuna)

For the dressing:
2 Tablespoons nonfat plain Greek yogurt
2 teaspoons low-fat mayonnaise
1 teaspoon cocktail sauce
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
Salt and pepper to taste

1.  Place all the salad ingredients in a bowl and toss to combine.

2.  Make the dressing by stirring together the ingredients in a small bowl.  Pour the dressing over the salad.  Stir gently to coat all the ingredients, taste for additional seasoning, and serve or refrigerate until ready to eat.

Makes 1 serving.

Slimmer Egg Salad Pita

This is the best egg salad I’ve ever had.  First, it’s in a pita, which I’d never considered.  Second and third, it has mustard and feta cheese.  Yummy!

Slimmer Egg Salad Pita (recipe from Slimmer: The New Mediterranean Way to Lose Weight by Harry Papas, recipe used with permission, book released in June 2012, to buy the book click here or visit website at www.theslimmerbook.com)

2 large hard-boiled eggs (1 yolk only)
Salt and pepper to taste
2 teaspoons low-fat mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard
1 Tablespoon crumbled feta cheese
1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley

1/2 medium whole wheat pita

Place the eggs in a small bowl and, using the back of a fork, mash them to desired consistency.  Stir in the remaining ingredients and fill the pita with the mixture. Wrap and refrigerate until ready to eat or serve immediately.

Makes 1 serving.