Homemade Pickled Veggies
Jul04

Homemade Pickled Veggies

These tasty, crunchy, homemade pickles have just enough sweetness to balance the delicious vinegary tang. Perfect party food you can make them in advance, and you can keep the leftovers (if there are any) Everyone will ask you for the recipe! Don’t be Scared to Pickle I always found the whole pickling thing a bit intimidating, but it’s actually really easy, and once you have the right jars you’re good to go. Get pickling jars with a wide mouth. Much easier to fill, and less messy. Wide Mouth Jar on the left: Smart & Final, Target, or even your local grocery store Veggies You can use any combination of veggies that you like: zucchini (baby marrow) and green and yellow beans work well too. I found raw mushrooms to be a bit slimy. I used to use baby carrots, cauliflower florets and other veggies in bite sized pieces, and my least favorite part of the process was trying to stuff all the veggies into the jars. Cutting them into long strips makes stuffing the jars much easier, with less wasted space. Hostess Gift Idea Bring a bottle of homemade pickles! What are your favorite veggies for pickling? Cool Tools Kerr Wide Mouth One Quart (32-oz) Pickling Jars Kitchen Tongs for removing garlic Mini serving tongs Yummy Homemade Pickled Veggies 2013-08-06 18:19:41 Serves 10 Write a review Save Recipe Print Prep Time 30 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 40 min Prep Time 30 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 40 min 145 calories 21 g 0 g 6 g 2 g 1 g 331 g 659 g 13 g 0 g 5 g Nutrition Facts Serving Size 331g Servings 10 Amount Per Serving Calories 145 Calories from Fat 52 % Daily Value * Total Fat 6g 9% Saturated Fat 1g 3% Trans Fat 0g Polyunsaturated Fat 2g Monounsaturated Fat 3g Cholesterol 0mg 0% Sodium 659mg 27% Total Carbohydrates 21g 7% Dietary Fiber 3g 11% Sugars 13g Protein 2g Vitamin A137%Vitamin C99% Calcium6%Iron6% * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Does this look wrong? Ingredients 4 Persian cucumbers, ends trimmed, quartered lengthwise 6 young carrots, peeled and cut in half lengthwise, or quarters if large (trim ends if taller than the jar) 6 scallions, roots and dark green tops trimmed 1 red pepper, cut lengthwise into 1/2-inch strips 1 orange or yellow pepper, cut lengthwise into 1/2-inch strips 1/2 can baby corn whole spears, rinsed and drained A few cauliflower florets to tuck wherever they fit Sauce 2 cups white vinegar...

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Asian Turkey Meatballs
Feb06

Asian Turkey Meatballs

The Asian flavors are a nice change from the usual Italian Style meatballs, and they are healthy to boot. (2 Weight Watchers PointsPlus per meatball.) I love that you can prepare the meatballs in advance. Perfect party food. I made a double batch for our Super Bowl Party this past Sunday and they were a huge hit. The original recipe was for four turkey burgers, but I thought it would work well as a mini-meatball appetizer—and I was right! If you can’t find Lemonaise, mix Light mayo, mustard, salt and pepper and a bit of fresh squeezed lemon juice, rice vinegar & pinch of sugar to taste!     I use Thai Sweet Chili sauce instead of the fresh chili. It’s a little sweet so I reduce the amount of sugar. The cucumber salad is delicious served with any Asian-flavored dish. You can use English cucumbers, double the recipe—drain and serve. Make Ahead Tips You can make the meatballs ahead and freeze. Defrost in refrigerator overnight and reheat in the microwave before plating and serving. Cool Tools Masterclad Pro Series Saute 12″ Non-Stick Pan with lid. Favorite sauté pan EVER! I discovered them at Costco on a special promotion, but you can find them online >> Instant read thermometer. Other Party Foods you Might Like Caprese on a Stick >> Light Asian Broccoli Slaw & Quinoa Salad >> Mini Cauliflower Pizza Bites >> THE BEST Cowboy Caviar (healthy dip/salad/snack) >> Asian-Style Turkey Meatball Minis 2013-08-05 18:02:28 Yields 26 2 Weight Watchers PointsPlus per meatball. Write a review Save Recipe Print 86 calories 6 g 30 g 4 g 7 g 1 g 93 g 161 g 2 g 0 g 2 g Nutrition Facts Serving Size 93g Yields 26 Amount Per Serving Calories 86 Calories from Fat 35 % Daily Value * Total Fat 4g 6% Saturated Fat 1g 5% Trans Fat 0g Polyunsaturated Fat 1g Monounsaturated Fat 1g Cholesterol 30mg 10% Sodium 161mg 7% Total Carbohydrates 6g 2% Dietary Fiber 0g 2% Sugars 2g Protein 7g Vitamin A2%Vitamin C5% Calcium3%Iron4% * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Does this look wrong? Cucumber Salad 5 small pickling or persian cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced rounds (about 1/8-inch) 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced (I use less than 1/2 because I don't love raw onion) 1/4 cup rice vinegar (if you use seasoned rice vinegar just use a bit less salt) 1/8 cup sugar 1 teaspoon salt Meatballs 1 1/4 pounds ground turkey (I use 93% lean) 1/3 cup steamed jasmine rice (Trader Joe's frozen precooked jasmine...

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