It's Saturday, time for South Beach Recipes of the Week, those yummy, low glycemic index recipes I discover on my favorite food blogs. Since Kalyn's Kitchen is doing phase one recipes for the month of January, these are all phase one salads and vegetables, plus a bonus recipe that might become one of your favorite salad dressings. Looking at these photos, isn't it easy to see why I love the South Beach diet so much. There are so many good things here that might be forbidden foods on other diet plans. No worries if you're not at all interested in dieting, you'll still love eating this food!
Photo by Rachael of Fresh Approach Cooking
Photo by The Culinary Chase
Photo by ChicaJo from 80 Breakfasts
Photo by Haalo of Cook (almost) Anything At Least Once
Now we're off to Melbourne, where this absolutely wonderful looking Mediterranean Salad was a Weekend Herb Blogging offering from Cook (almost) Anything At Least Once, and since I'm longing for summer, it really made me sigh. If you can use Haalo's fabulous-sounding Marinated Fetta in the dish, so much the better! (Read Haalo's post to see why it's Fetta and not Feta.)
Photo by Mimi from French Kitchen in America
Finally, the bonus recipe I promised, a simple but wonderful sounding Honey-Mustard Dressing for Tossed Salad from French Kitchen in America. I bought some buttermilk this week, and I'm planning to make this today. If you're a South Beach Dieter, don't be worried by the word "honey" in the title; there's only one tablespoon of honey mustard here, and even the South Beach Diet cookbooks use a tiny amount of honey or sugar occasionally as a flavoring. (Use full-fat mayo for South Beach. It's made with soybean oil, which is considered a "good fat" and low-fat and fat free mayo often contains sugar.