Contributed by: News Canada
(NC) - With springtime in full swing, it's always a treat to lighten up meals - with sauces less heavy, flavors more delicate, and lots of fresh, seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs.
For example, roasted almonds add texture and crunch to Fresh Almond-Herb Dip and seasonal vegetables, Wild Rice Risotto with Almonds and Spring Vegetables, and an every night chicken dish, such as Chicken with Fresh Fava Beans, Artichokes and Almonds.
Along with herbs and lemon zest, almonds serve as a crunchy coating for Mediterranean Leg of Lamb, which can be prepared for special occasions like graduation or spring holidays, or on a weekend for dinner and next-day sandwiches. On the sweet side of spring, almonds lend crunch and a toasty flavor to Almond Brown Sugar Meringues with nectarines, peaches, berries, or other fruit.
For more information about almonds' nutritional benefits, or about using them in recipes, consumers can visit www.AlmondsAreIn.com.
If desired, thicken yogurt by lining a medium-sized bowl with cheesecloth.
Wrap cheesecloth edges around outside of bowl and secure with rubber band. Pull cheesecloth edges to leave some space between cheesecloth and bottom of bowl for liquid to drip and collect.
Place yogurt in cheesecloth "bowl" and allow liquid to drip out for 30 minutes, refrigerated. Discard liquid.
Combine yogurt, almonds, herbs, green onion, salt and pepper in a bowl. Serve with fresh vegetables.
Serving Size: Makes 6 Servings
Nutritional Information: Per Servings: Calories 143, Cholesterol 5 mg, Carbohydrate 14 g, Fiber 4 g, Protein 8 g, Calcium 207 mg, Total Fat 7 g, Magnesium 60 mg, Saturated Fat 1.3 g, Potassium 511 mg, Monounsaturated Fat 3.9 g, Sodium 176 mg, Polyunsaturated Fat 1.4 g, Vitamin E 3.3 mg* - * Total Alpha-Tocopherol Equivalents
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