I am currently at my desk, munching on stale sunflower seeds until lunch time. I'm pretty hungry today. Looking at pictures of dinner last night only makes me more hungry. I decided to try my hand at Greek food. I'm not exactly sure how I got the idea in my head-oh wait I just remember actually! I was at the grocery store and picked up some pre-made tzatziki sauce and it was total crap, low-fat yogurt and canola oil. I decided that it would be cheaper, healthier and tastier if I just made my own. Then I decided I'd pair it with fish. So first, I put my favorite side, lima beans on the stove since they take a little while to cook. Then, I seasoned my salmon with salt and pepper, garlic, olive oil and topped it with sliced lemons. I put this in the oven at 350, eventually upping it to 400.
While the salmon was cooking, I whipped out my mini food processor. I love this thing. For the tzatziki I used:
-1 clove of garlic (I used a large clove, so delicious and spicy)
-a little lemon juice
-about half a cucumber
When the salmon was done I topped the sauce with it and served up a bowl of the buttery lima beans. The salmon tasted SO fresh and was just full of flavor. The creamy, super buttery lima beans, as always were such a nice accompaniment and a great source of fat. And since I used raw yogurt to make the sauce, I got a healthy dose of probiotics to keep my gut flora in check.
Go make this.
This recipe is part of Real Food Wednesday!