Saturday, September 02, 2006

South Beach Recipes of the Week #10: Summer Foods

On Saturdays I spotlight South Beach Diet friendly recipes I find on other food blogs since many people don't know much about the glycemic index, which is what the South Beach Diet is based on. This week I'm focusing on some great looking recipes for summer foods. All these recipes are great for any phase of the South Beach Diet.

Of course, if you're not on a diet, I'm predicting most everyone will think these recipes look pretty great!

Photo by Elise of Simply Recipes

When I saw this recipe for White Beans and Cherry Tomato Salad on Simply Recipes, I was absolutely enchanted by the photograph. Then, when I read the recipe and discovered how Elise flavored the dressing by infusing the olive oil with the flavors of garlic and rosemary, I knew this was a recipe I wanted to try.

Photo by Alanna of A Veggie Venture

Another recipe that really caught my eye recently was these Baked Parmesan Tomatoes by Alanna at A Veggie Venture. Not only do these sound completely yummy, but they're easy to make and completely South Beach Diet friendly. Any number of fresh herbs would taste great here, but Alanna uses oregano and chives.

Photo by Laurie of I Have to Cook Anyway

A lot of people wouldn't think of hummus of being a South Beach Diet approved food, but beans are considered a "good carb" on South Beach, even for phase one. I thought this recipe for Hummus on I Have to Cook Anyway sounded like a great way to turn canned garbanzo beans or chickpeas, into delicious hummus. If you're eating your hummus with pita bread for phase two or three, be sure to choose whole wheat pita. I'm quite partial to Kangaroo Brand Whole Wheat Salad Pockets if you can find them.

Photo by Fiber of 28 Cooks

This recipe for Asian Green Beans by Fiber of 28 Cooks sounded wonderful to me. The recipe does have some sugar, which you might want to replace with Splenda, especially if you're on phase one. However, it's a tiny bit of sugar in proportion to the other great ingredients so even with the sugar, this would be a very South Beach friendly recipe.

If you're a South Beach Dieter, you can see more of the South Beach Recipes of the Week in my recipe archives.

If you're looking for Weekend Herb Blogging, Genie, The Inadvertent Gardener is the host this weekend. Send your entries to genie AT theinadvertentgardener DOT com by 3:00 Sunday afternoon, Utah time, and she'll include you. Don't forget to link to The Inadvertent Gardener with the words Weekend Herb Blogging somewhere in the post. Here are the rules for Weekend Herb Blogging for more information. Since it's Labor Day Weekend, Genie will be posting the Recap sometime on Monday.
counter customizable free hit
Posts may include links to my affiliate account at, and this blog earns a few cents on the dollar if readers purchase the items I recommend, so thanks for supporting my blog when you shop at Amazon!

1 comment:

  1. those beans look great for a hot summer day. i'm so impressed with your ability to make the rounds of all the blogs!


Thanks for joining the conversation! I love hearing from readers and even though I can't always reply to every comment, I will always answer specific questions on a recipe as soon as possible. Sometimes I'm answering by iPhone, so my replies may be short!

Comments don't appear on the blog until they're approved by me, so no need to try again if you don't see it when you post the comment! Please make your signature a link to your site if you're a blogger, but other links posted within the body of the comment will never be published.

Blogging tips