This tastes much like a German potato salad since it does not use mayo. But instead of vinegar, this one uses fresh lemon and tons of great fresh herbs to make a bright, fresh potato salad that is a sure hit !
207 calories per serving
1 ½ lb. small new potatoes, sliced ½ inch thick
2 t lemon zest
¼ c lemon juice
Kosher salt and ground pepper
1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh herbs, such as a combination of chives, parsley, and basil
2 T oil
Steam potatoes 15-20 minutes or until tender. Mix lemon zest, lemon, salt and pepper and pour over cooked potatoes. Refrigerate 1 hour. Mix herbs and oil and mix into cooled potatoes. Chill for an hour or more so flavors mingle. Stir again just before serving.
There is just something about goat cheese pizzas that are so good – I think goat cheese is just meant to be eaten warm 🙂 You can increase the serving size and make this a lunch instead of an appetizer !
135 calories per serving
10 inch boboli (whole wheat)
2 c sliced mushrooms (a mix of several varieties makes a nice presentation)
1 T oil
1 /4 t salt
¼ t pepper
2 T balsamic vinegar
½ c crumbled low fat goat cheese
1 T fresh herbs
Cook mushrooms in oil until tender then sprinkle with salt and pepper and drizzle with vinegar. Cook until vinegar is all evaporated.
Preheat broiler and cook pizza crust 3 minutes then remove and spread with mushrooms and sprinkle with cheese and continue cooking another 6 minutes or until all heated through. Sprinkle with herbs and serve.
This is a great low calorie side to any lunch or dinner. In the summer, I substitute heirloom tomatoes from the local farmer’s market. Regular cucumber can be used, but English cucumbers have many less seeds and I find them more enjoyable. I often substitute fresh herbs if I have them around (parsley, basil, dill, chives, etc.)
38 calories per serving
1 English cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise and cut in thin slices
1 pint grape tomatoes, cut in half
Salt and pepper to taste
½ t oregano flakes
½ t basil flakes
¼ t red pepper flakes
4 T vinegar
Place all in a bowl and mix well. Refrigerate at least 2 hours to let flavors mix.