Super Simple Suppers

Featured Article, Healthy Meal Ideas, Healthy Recipes and Nutrition, Special Diets
on January 31, 2013
Super simple Mediterranean diet recipes.
Jessica Merchant

Easiest Pasta Ever
Sauté garlic in olive oil; stir in one can drained whole tomatoes, breaking them up with a wooden spoon. Add liquid from the tomatoes as necessary, plus chopped fresh herbs. Serve over pasta with a sprinkle of Parmigiano-Reggiano.

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Rice and Veggies One-Pot
Combine chopped carrot, onion, garlic, parsley and pancetta or diced ham (if desired) in a soup pot with olive oil over low heat until onion is just soft. Add a couple of cups of stock, 1-2 bay leaves, cooked beans and a half-cup of brown rice. Simmer until rice is tender. Stir in fresh green herbs.

Fish Packets
Set one portion of fish on a square of foil and sprinkle on a mixture of wine or lemon juice, olive oil, fresh herbs, garlic and lemon zest. Fold up the foil to make a loose packet. Bake at 350-375 degrees for 30 minutes or until fish is done.

Spicy Salmon
Crush 4 cloves of garlic into a paste and whisk together with 1/4 t of red pepper flakes, 2 T olive oil and juice from half a lemon. Marinate 1 pound of salmon filets for 45 minutes and bake as specified.

Lemony Baked Fish
Create a marinade using 1/2 c white wine, 3T olive oil, 3 minced garlic cloves, the zest from 1 lemon and the juice from half the lemon. Marinate 1 pound of white fish filets, and then bake at 375 degreesF for 25 minutes.