More Healthy Summer Recipes

Colorful Fiesta Veggie Salad

Colorful Fiesta Veggie Salad

On Tuesday I posted a healthy potato salad recipe.  Have you tried it yet?  The recipe was developed by exercise physiologist and nutritionist Franci Cohen.  Cohen, based in Brooklyn New York, works with clients to develop healthy exercise and eating habits.  Here are two more of her recipes to try during Memorial Day weekend.

Colorful Fiesta Veggie Salad:

Salad ingredients:

  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 ears fresh corn on the cob, cooked and shucked
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded & finely chopped
  • 2 hass avocado, cubed
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 cups mesculin greens

Dressing ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup lowfat mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 T Dijon mustard
  • 2 T balsamic vinegar
  • 1 T finely minced thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Mix all salad ingredients together
  2. Whisk dressing ingredients together until well-incorporated.
  3. Pour dressing on salad and serve on a bed of mesculin greens.

Yummy Fish Tacos with Slaw Salad

Yummy Fish Tacos with Slaw Salad

Yummy Fish Tacos with Slaw Salad


  • 1 pound mahi mahi or tilapia (this is more common and much cheaper), cut in quarters
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 lime, juiced and zested
  • 1 tablespoons ancho chili powder
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 8 6″ flour tortillas 

Slaw Salad:
  • 1cup shredded red cabbage.
  • 1 cup shredded white cabbage.
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
  • 2 carrots, grated.
  • 2 T fresh cilantro, finely chopped.
  • Juice and zest of 3 limes.
  • 2 T red wine vinegar

Chipotle Cream Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt or sour cream (strained in mesh cloth)
  • 2 tablespoons lowfat mayonnaise
  •  2 teaspoons chipotle pepper, in adobo sauce
  1. Whisk together oil, lime juice and zest, ancho chili powder, & jalapeño to create fish marinade.
  2. Arrange fish in single layer in a pyrex.
  3. Pour fish marinade over fish, and let marinate for about 10 minutes.
  4. Remove the fish from the marinade, and place onto a hot grill.
  5. Grill the fish for 4 minutes on the first side, and then flip for 30 seconds and remove.
  6. Let rest for 5 minutes then flake the fish with a fork.
  7. Place the tortillas on the grill, and grill for 10-20 seconds on each side.
  8. Divide the fish among the tortillas and garnish with slaw and chipotle sauce

Looking for more recipes?  Check back on Thursday for more.  You can also visit North Memorial Healthy Weight Loss to get tips about how to stick to your diet at parties and events.

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