Appetizer – Pimiento & Cheese
- 1 1/2 cups shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
- 1 4-ounce jar sliced pimientos, drained and chopped
- 2 tablespoons minced scallions
1. Combine cheese, mayonnaise, pimientos, scallions and hot sauce (if using) in a medium bowl
Main course – Black Bean & Salmon Tostadas
- 8 6-inch corn tortillas
- Canola oil cooking spray
- 1 6- to 7-ounce can boneless, skinless wild Alaskan salmon, drained
- 1 avocado, diced
- 2 tablespoons minced pickled jalapeños, plus 2 tablespoons pickling juice from the jar, divided
- 2 cups coleslaw mix (see Tip) or shredded cabbage
- 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
- 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed
- 3 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
- 2 tablespoons prepared salsa
- 2 scallions, chopped
1. Position racks in upper and lower thirds of the oven; preheat to 375°F.
2. Coat tortillas on both sides with cooking spray. Place on 2 baking sheets. Bake, turning once, until light brown, 12 to 14 minutes.
3. Combine salmon, avocado and jalapeños in a bowl. Combine cabbage, cilantro and the pickling juice in another bowl. Process black beans, sour cream, salsa and scallions in a food processor until smooth. Transfer to a microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on High until hot, about 2 minutes.
4. To assemble tostadas, spread each tortilla with some bean mixture and some salmon mixture and top with the cabbage salad. Serve with lime wedges, if desired.
Dessert – Raspberry-Almond Crumb Tart
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds, (skins on)
- 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 1/3 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
- 1 large egg yolk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- 4 1/2 cups fresh or frozen (not thawed) raspberries
- 1 teaspoon confectioners’ sugar
1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly coat a 9-inch removable-bottom tart pan with cooking spray.
2. Combine almonds and sugar in a food processor. Set aside 1/2 cup of the mixture.
3. Add 1 1/3 cups flour and salt to the remaining sugar mixture and pulse briefly to blend.
4. Stir egg yolk, vanilla and almond extracts together in a small bowl until blended. Set aside 1/3 cup of the mixture for the topping.
5. Transfer the remaining dough to the prepared tart pan; spread evenly and press firmly into the bottom and up the sides to form a crust.
5. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons flour to the reserved almond mixture; stir to blend. Spread the berries evenly in the tart pan. Sprinkle the remaining almond mixture over the berries.
6. Bake the tart for 15 minutes.