I love seafood.
But, I really never had a choice because I’m a tried-and-true Southern girl. I’ve lived by the ocean my entire life (up until I got married)!
I especially love salmon (don’t tell the little shrimpies!). It’s just so good and so healthy! I’m no nutritionist (though it’s my dream to go through this program with a side of this certificate), but salmon is low in calories, high in protein and omega fatty acids. Perfection.
I’ve had/prepared salmon in many different ways. But, up to this point, this is my favorite way.
Coated with olive oil, pepper and the tiniest bit of salt, and grilled. Then, top it with Chobani Cucumber Mint Tzatziki Sauce!
The warmth and
charcoal outdoor taste of the salmon topped with the cool and crisp taste of the tzatziki sauce is music it to my ears tongue.
With the scares lately of what chemicals are being put in the farmed salmon water (basically fertilizers for fish), Logan and I have made an effort to buy local (or from the US). It’s a little more expensive that way, but I feel completely safe eating it…plus we’re helping out the local economy, right?!?
I have to get the salmon from our local organic grocery, which isn’t cheap. :-/ But, I always say you can’t put a price on your health.
Yay for being healthy!
I’ve got to do something to off set all the sweets that I make.
Well, we accompanied our grilled salmon dish with a piece of whole grain bread (with a little bit of butter, of course).
I also made a Greek Whole Wheat Orzo side dish to accompany the Greek-style meal (recipe to come).
And finally added a little more vegetable: caramelized in olive oil and black pepper, red pepper and onion. Yum!!!
Chobani Cucumber Mint Tzatziki Sauce
- 1 cup non fat plain Chobani Greek yogurt
- 1 baby (or 1/2 medium) cucumber, diced
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- fresh ground black pepper
- dash of salt
- Mix together and top your favorite grilled fish or Greek meal!
What are some other dishes you’d top with this refreshing sauce?