Friday, February 5, 2010

My "Go-To" Meal

Okay, we all have them. The "whats for dinner tonight?" GO-TO meal. I found this special recipe in my favorite magazine and "tweaked" it a little bit. This one is my favorite because I can usually find all the ingredients already in my pantry/fridge. Plus, you can substitute your favorite meats/veggies and its still a winner.

Crab and Green Bean Salad (you can also use tuna or chicken breast)

We serve this salad on a bed of greens or in a tortilla/pita. Either way, its good!

10 ounces green beans, trimmed at both ends, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (we've also used asparagus spears cut up)
2 tablespoons coarse sea salt
1 cup 2% plain Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
4 tablespoons fresh chives, minced
1-2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and cubed
1 ripe avocado, peeled and cubed
8 ounces (about 1 cup) cooked lump crabmeat

Fill a large pot (fitted with a colander) with water. Bring the water to a rolling boil over high heat. Add coarse sea salt and the green beans, and cook until crisp-tender, three to four minutes.

Remove the colander from the water. Rinse the beans with cold water so they cool quickly, helping them stay green and crisp. Drain the green beans and wrap them in a towel to dry.

In a large, shallow bowl, whisk together the yogurt, mustard, and fine sea salt. Add the green beans, chives, apple, avocado, and crab. Toss carefully to evenly coat all the ingredients with the dressing. Serves four.

Calories Per Serving: 220
Carbs: 17 g
Protein: 20 g
Fat: 9 g

Whats your go-to meal?

Happy Weekend!!



Matt said...

Just read the recipe to my wife. . pause. . .and she says "THAT'S what you're making for the Super Bowl."
(I was the only one without a dish). This sounds so good. We've been eating a lot of steamed green beans lately. Bam.


James and Lindsay Cotter said...

Sweet! Told you it was a GO TO meal, haha.
Thanks Matt.

Kristin Pizzi said...

my go to meal is any veggies with peanut butter sauce on top. Sometimes it's straight peanut butter, sometimes I make a sauce out of it.

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh this sounds really good. I love anything with green beans in it :)

Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said...

This sounds so good (though I'm sure my husband will deem it too healthy for a Super Bowl dish). I love that it has apples in it, too. My go-to dish is diced cucumbers, chick peas, feta, toasted pine nuts, sometimes chicken, and lettuce in a red wine vinegar and olive oil-Dijon vinaigrette over bulgur.

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Allie (Protein Girl) said...

That looks good. Lump crabmeat and Greek yogurt probably makes that a quick $15 dinner, but delish nonetheless.

Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) said...

Nice one! Why oh why didn't I read this recipe before I went to the grocery store this morning!!!

James and Lindsay Cotter said...


I often use grilled chicken or tuna and I've used cottage cheese instead of greek yogurt. Saves mula and still taste awesome!!

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