Enjoy these Atkins Low Carbohydrate Diet Recipes
½ cup kalamata olives 1 tsp capers ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp balsamic vinigar
Equipment Needed: Chef’s knife cutting board mortar & pestle small bowl measuring cups and spoons1/4 to ½ tsp oregano ¼ to ½ tsp rosemary 1 clove garlic 1/8 tsp black or white pepper
How to Prepare: Hints: The vinaigrette should run slightly from the tapenade after it sits for a few seconds. Tapenade may be prepared a day in advance. Experiment with other herbs and types of acids to complment other foods such as fish or cold meats. Wine or cider vinigar may be substituted to reduce the carbohydrate by 0.5 g per serving.
Instructions: Chop olives until pieces are 1/8” or less. Crush capers and garlic with knife blade and mince fine. Grind oregano and rosemary with mortar and pestle until powdered. Combine all ingredients in small bowl. Cover and chill for 2 hours. Serve over cold asparagus or thin sliced tomato or other cold cooked vegetables.
Tart and Tangy Blue Cheese Dressing CarbsPerServing:10g total Effort:Easy
¼ cup mayonnaise ½ cup sour cream ½ cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon spike or mrs dash seasoning – 1-2 tsp1 teaspoon salt – if using Mrs Dash 3 tablespoons malt vinegar – or red wine vinegar ½ cup blue cheese, crumbled – salemville or gorgonzola
How to Prepare: Reserve ½ of the crumbled blue cheese. Put everything else in a blender and blend until smooth. Adjust for seasoning adding more salt, vinegar or spike as needed. Stir in remaining blue cheese. Let sit refrigerated at least 2 hours(overnight is better) before using to allow flavors to blend.
Yield: 1 1/3 cups
Store in the refrigerator, tightly covered.
NOTES : Salemville Amish blue cheese is a very good mild/medium flavored cheese. Gorgonzola is stronger and bolder. You can use a combination of both. You may prefer to use the stronger cheese in the blend and have the crumbles be milder.
Thousand Island Salad Dressing CarbsPerServing:1g total Effort:Easy Ingredients: 1 tablespoon mayonnaise 2 teaspoons sugar free ketchup
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce 1 Dash garlic powder 2 teaspoons sweet relish
How to Prepare: Mix all together and chill before serving
NOTES : Counts for sugar free ketchup and sweet relish not included in totals. Tuna and Egg Salad CarbsPerServing:no counts provided Effort:Easy
Tuna Mayonnaise LettuceTomato (optional) Shredded cheddar cheese Hard boiled egg
How to Prepare: Mix tuna and mayo. Serve on a bed of lettuce and tomato. Add sliced hard boiled egg. Top with some shredded cheddar cheese.
Tuna & Goat Cheese Salad CarbsPerServing:no counts provided Effort:Easy
¼ cup tuna, canned – (1/2 can) ¼ cup crumbled goat cheese (can buy at grocery store)2 cups lettuce 2 tablespoons caesar dressing
How to Prepare: Mix all ingredients! Only 210 calories, 13 grams of fat, 22 grams of protein and 4 grams of carbs…delicious!
Zippy Tuna Salad CarbsPerServing:no counts provided Effort:Easy
2 cans of tuna packed in vegetable oil Minced onion as desired Minced celery as desired Cheddar Cheese as desiredChopped bacon as desired Mayo as desired 2 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
How to Prepare: Prepare everything but tuna, mayo, and balsamic in a large bowl.
Add as much mayo as you’d like. Add the tuna. Mix until all ingredients are well mixed, and tuna is the consistency that you like. Add the balsamic. Mix until balsamic is evenly spread throughout the tuna, or until all the tuna has a slight brown tint to it from the balsamic. Put fork into tuna, lift fork to mouth, enjoy.
Waldorf Salad 2 CarbsPerServing:33g total Effort:Easy
Ingredients: 1 large red apple ½ cup chopped walnuts 1 cup celery – or 3 stalks ½ cup mayonnaise Artificial sweetener to taste How to Prepare:
Chop apples and celery in ½” chunks. Mix apples, celery,
mayonnaise, and walnuts together. Add sweetener to taste. About ¼ of the salad makes the perfect snack. NOTES : Counts for artificial sweetener not included in totals.
Warm Spinach Salad with Bacon & Pine Nuts Serves:2,7 CarbsPerServing: