Posts tagged dill
Lavender Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Dill Sauce
This meal comes together in a snap. You mix together a quick tangy sauce, fire up the grill, and you are good to go. Easy, flavorful dishes are my jam. 

16 ounces pork tenderloin
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons freshly chopped dill
1 1/2 tablespoons lavender honey
1/4 cup dijon mustard
1 tsp water
1 tsp lavender salt 
1 tsp fresh ground pepper

Heat your grill to 350 degrees. While that warms up whisk your sauce together and set aside. Sprinkle your pork lightly with salt and pepper. Grill until charred on each side and cooked through to 150 degrees, about 10-12 minutes per side. Remove from heat and let rest for 5 minutes. Cut into slices and drizzle your sauce over the top. 

You will love the tangy mustardy bite to this sauce and how much of a no brainer meal this is to throw together. Happy eating!

Greek Tzatziki Burgers
If you haven't noticed a pattern on this blog, we love a unique twist on a traditional dish. In summer, regular hamburgers can get a bit boring, so we decided to do a little Greek twist to ours today. Behold our Greek Tzatziki Burgers. 

These ooey gooey burgers are extremely flavorful. They have a wonderful crunch from the veggies, a bite from the tzatziki sauce, and then you finish it off with a supple 1/2 pound of flavorful beef. They are wonderful. 

Burger Ingredients: 
1/2 pound of 80% lean ground beef per person
1 inch green onion stem per person, chopped, 
1/2 tsp fresh dill per person, chopped
1/2 pita per person
1 romaine lettuce leaf per person
5 slices of cucumber per person 

Tzatziki Ingredients: 
Found HERE 

Mix your ground beef with your chopped scallions, dill, lavender salt & pepper. Shape into parties that are in triangle shapes or that will match the shape of your pitas. Grill until each patty has a nice crust on the outside. Fill your pita with one patty each, lettuce, cucumber, and then top with your fresh tzatziki sauce. 

We hope you enjoy another wonderful flavorful easy weeknight meal. 
Bon Appetite!

Skinny Salmon Casserole
This is a delicious recipe for a low fat good for you salmon casserole. Its like a traditional tuna casserole, only everything is swapped out for its healthier counterpart. Instead of butter? Olive oil. Instead of cream? Broth. Instead of tuna? Salmon. You get the idea. For all the healthy swaps in this recipe, you would assume it would taste "healthy", but this casserole is rich and satisfying. Its packed full of nutrients too, so you can really feel good about making it for your family. 

16 ounces egg noodle pasta
1/2 large onion
1 cup fresh green beans (trimmed and cut into bite sized pieces) 
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper
4 tablespoons flour 
2 cans (4 cups) chicken broth
1 can (15 ounces) salmon 
1 tablespoon butter
4 springs fresh dill, chopped
1/2 cup panic bread crumbs

Serves 6-8

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 
Boil your pasta in salted water according to the package instructions. 2 minutes before your pasta is finished, throw your green beans in with the pasta. Drain and set aside. 

While the pasta cooks, dice your onion. In a LARGE sauce pan warm your olive oil. Sauté the onion in the oil. Salt and pepper the onion. Cook until tender and translucent. Add your flour to the onion and stir so that all of the onion is well coated. Slowly add your chicken stock to the onions, while stirring constantly. Bring it to a boil then simmer so it can thicken. This can take up to ten minutes. Salt and pepper to taste. 

Add your salmon and dill to the sauce. Mix with the cooked pasta and taste. Add salt or pepper as needed. Pour into a greased 9x13 baking dish. 

Melt your butter and mix that with the bread crumbs (the butter allows your casserole to get golden brown in the oven). Sprinkle the bread crumbs over your pasta. 

Place in 425 degree oven for 17-18 minutes until golden brown on top. 

This is a savory good for you weeknight meal made of mostly pantry items. We hope you enjoy it!
Greek tzatziki sauce over chicken and rice
My favorite Nelson (my husband) makes an amazing tzatziki sauce. He has made this for me three times already this month and every time we eat it, I can't stop telling him how delicious it is. We simply call it his "white sauce" because we are both notoriously terrible spellers and the word tzatziki is just a cruel spelling joke. Anyway, if your looking for a creamy savory way to elevate almost any protein you cook, this is the recipe for you. 

Tzatziki Ingredients: 
3/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayo or Greek yogurt 
1/3 cup cucumber (peeled and diced) 
2 Tbs tahini sauce
1 Tbs lemon juice 
2 Tbs fresh chopped dill
5 fresh mint leaves chopped (optional)
1 small clove garlic minced 
Salt and pepper to taste 

You simply mix all the ingredients together and then there are a variety of ways you can serve it. It's best if you can make this a few hours in advance and let the flavors marry in the fridge for a bit. I love anything that's make ahead (nap time productivity baby)! 

Tonight we pounded out a few chicken breasts, seasoned them with Salt, Pepper, and our  Lavender Apple Herbs De Provence. See HERE. Simply serve your chicken over rice and the white sauce will do all the heavy lifting for you! It adds such a delicious flavor to any protein you can cook. 

Last week we covered toasted bread in hummus, roasted chicken, and then topped it with the white sauce. The options of how you can use this Tzatziki is pretty limitless. I love to mix leftover Tzatziki into some rice for a lovely Greek tasting pilaf. You could also use your remaining cucumber, add tomatoes, and make a wonderful little salad. You could put this over any type of grilled meat inside of a pita or flatbread, and add tomatoes. So good!

This would be wonderful over falafel, kabobs, fish, couscous, etc. Really any type of neutral food that would marry well with Greek flavors, this should be your go to sauce. So so good. 

Bon appetite!