Special Diet - Created Date : 28.9.2019
Warm Potato Salad with Dill & Smoked Salmon
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If you are looking for a great dinner salad, this Warm Potato Salad with Dill & Smoked Salmon is full of flavour and easy to make.
Do you like fish and potatoes? Do you like fish and chips? Well think of this potato salad as an upscale version. Combining a family recipe, and a bit of inspiration from one cool guy, potatoes and smoked salmon are in a league of their own. I even made this into a potato appetizer too!
I am a potato lover and always will be. There are never too many ways to enjoy them. Mashed to baked, potato pancakes to crispy fries, they are all delicious. Have you tried my fish cakes recipe? These are great as a main dish, but also a fun appetizer.
My mom and aunts had huge gardens. Potatoes, dill, and everything else you can think of grew in them. The ladies would just trade baskets of this for baskets of that. It was like our own little farmer’s market.
Maybe it’s a Ukrainian thing, but the aroma of fresh dill is so enticing. Mom would always grow it in the garden because you cannot make dill pickles without it. I love it in borscht, and that reminds me, I really need to post that recipe.
With all those gardens, you would think that I would grow my own vegetables right? WRONG!! I am a shopper inside and out. I love visiting the farmer’s markets during growing season. When that is not possible, the grocery stores are where you will find me. In my cart, you will often see a bag of Little Potato Company potatoes. These little gems are the perfect size for so many delicious recipes.
ARE YOU A SALMON LOVER?
Salmon is the seafood of choice in our family. Now that grilling season is here, cedar planked salmon will be happening throughout the summer. Homemade salmon burgers are always a hit too. Maybe I should at least grow some dill?
This salad is so easy. Wrap some potatoes in foil and bake. Heck, you can even do this on the grill. When they are done, keep them wrapped until ready to use. In a frying pan heat some olive oil and butter. Add some chopped green onion and LOTS of fresh dill.
The dressing literally takes minutes to make. Open the foil pack, put the potatoes in a bowl and pour the aromatic warm dill sauce over the potatoes. Top with thin slices of smoked salmon and some fresh ground pepper. Dinner is ready.
HOW MANY COOKBOOKS DO YOU HAVE?
I don’t even want to count, but I will say I have LOTS. You can never have too many right? We all need some inspiration now and again. You can often find me sitting on the floor, surrounded by open cookbooks. Just looking at the pictures is so enjoyable.
If you are lucky, once in a while you get to meet some interesting people. In October 2016, while attending the Food Bloggers of Canada conference, I had the chance to meet Dennis Prescott, or better known as “Dennis The Prescott”.
Unfortunately I was unable to take the photography workshop he taught, but I did get to listen to him speak, and talk to him in person. Dennis is a remarkably talented, down to earth guy. He told so many interesting stories, I could have listened to him for hours. Not to mention looking at his beautiful pictures.
Just recently he published his first cookbook Eat Delicious (affiliate link). Yes of course I bought it, how could I not? If you don’t have a copy, you should. On the cover it says, 125 awesome recipes, and this is TRUE! I didn’t even know where to start. In fact I had a hard time reading the recipes because I could not take my eyes off the mouthwatering pictures.
Finally coming back to reality, I knew I wanted to try something. The inspiration for this salad came from his Lemon-Dill Potato Salad with Smoked Salmon. Taking our traditional family recipe and adding some smoked salmon, my little creation turned out pretty tasty. Now, if I could take pictures half as good as Dennis I would be thrilled. Maybe he can teach at the conference this year?
Warm Potato Salad with Dill & Smoked Salmon is great as an appetizer, or side dish. Our favourite way to enjoy the star of the show, is dinner salad. Perfect with a glass of wine, in the backyard enjoying the sun. Hope you give it a try. Happy Summer!!
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Oh garsh Gloria!!! Don’t even get me started on the number of cookbooks I have. . .but it is way too many and I barely have space for them in my itty bitty apartment. Fortunately we will be closing on our new house soon. . .and I have to admit that I am very much so looking forward to finding a tucked away space to keep them all in (as opposed to my night stand, coffee table. . .and wherever else there is open space).
As for this potatoes and salmon. . .it looks so lovely. My hubby is a big fish and chips (and salmon fan too) fan so I am certain this would be right up his alley.
This is warm enough to be comforting, but with all the dill, it is very fresh tasting at the same time. Salmon is the perfect counterpart with it’s light, smoky flavor. I love the textures in this salad.
The Best Healthy Fast Food Options
Fast-food stores are plentiful and fast food has the reputation of being unhealthy, while an increasing number of large chains are adding more nutritious options to their menus.
Sockets that allow more customization of orders tend to have lower calorie or more feeder selections. However, there are currently healthy options on the menu of the largest fast-food chains.
In this article, we'll look at the overall calorie, fat and saturated fat content to find some of the healthiest options that seven big fast-food chains have to offer.
Note, however, that calories and fat are only two aspects of how healthy a meal is fed. If a person eats only fast food, it is not possible to get the necessary nutrients such as vitamins and fiber.
Sandwich with cheese and vegetables
One person can customize Subway sandwiches to choose healthy fillings.
Metro specialize in deli style sandwiches or "sub". As a person can customize every "sub", Subway can be one of the healthiest healthy fast-food chains.
Some of the best sandwich options are on the Subway's Fresh Fit menu. The 6-inch Turkey Breast sandwich with nine wheat bread contains 250 calories and 3 grams of fat, including 0.5 g of saturated fat.
A healthy vegetarian option, Veggie Delite in nine wheat bread. This "bottom" contains only 2 g calories, does not contain 2 g total fat and saturated fat. It also has one of the lowest sodium levels (salt) compared to other sandwiches.
Subway also offers salads that can be a low-calorie alternative to a sandwich. All salads include lettuce, tomatoes, spinach, onions, cucumbers, green peppers and olives.
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2. Taco Bell
Taco Bell is another great fast-food chain with a variety of healthy options. The ability to personalize each order allows people to choose more vegetable-like nutrients.
According to Taco Bell's website, three-quarters of its menus are under 500 calories. Some of the lowest calorie options are the Fresco menu, which uses regular sauce and cheese instead of vegetable based salsa.
One of the healthiest options is Chicken Soft Taco. Each taco contains about 170 calories, 8 g fat, containing only 3 g of saturated fat.
Bean Burrito is a vegetarian option containing 11 g fat, 380 calories, including 4 g of saturated fat.
Vegetarian options are lower in fat than meat options.
Chipotle is a Mexican-style chain that specializes in tacos and burritos. Similar to Subway and Taco Bell, Chipotle allows people to customize their meals to include healthy choices.
Healthy options are burritos or white rice instead of white rice. In a chicken bowl bowl containing fresh tomato salsa and brown rice, there are 415 calories, 13 g fat and 4 g saturated fat.
For a lower calorie, vegetarian option, people can choose a plate of bean curd, brown rice and a sofritas patty with lettuce. It contains 365 calories, 10 g fat and 1.5 g saturated fat. Adding sauce will increase the number of calories.
McDonald's had the reputation of being unhealthy, but they recently reaffirmed themselves to offer a variety of fresh and nutritious ingredients. Some of these changes may be cosmetics, while McDonald's has better options.
Fillet-O-Fish contains 390 calories and 4 g of saturated fat from 19 g of total fat. Bacon Ranch Grilled Chicken Salad contains only 320 calories and 6 g of saturated fat from a total of 14 g.
5. Burger King
Burger King is one of the largest burger chains in the United States, but has a limited number of healthy options. But some choices are a little healthier than others.
It contains a normal, simple hamburger, 10 g total fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, and 240 calories. Grilled Chicken Sandwich contains 470 calories, 3.5 g saturated fat and 19 g fat.
BK Veggie Burger can be a healthier option among these examples. Contains 2,5 g of saturated fat, 390 calories and 17 g of fat.
Baked potato with knife, sour cream and cheese filling on plate
Baked potatoes can be a healthy fast-food option.
Wendy is another common fast-food chain that allows people to personalize their orders to make their choices healthier.
The menu of the chain is not abundant in healthy options, but some meals are able to customize to lower the calorie content.
Salads are also available, and if a person chooses some of the half-size salad choices, they can stay below 500 calories.
With a few vegetarian options at Wendy's, Sour Cream and Chive Baked Potatoes