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$4.77 per serving
Ready in 2 hours and 15 minutes
Spoonacular Score: 55%
Grilled Shrimp and Cilantro Pesto Pizza might be just the Mediterranean recipe you are searching for. This recipe makes 4 servings with 825 calories, 26g of protein, and 61g of fat each. For $4.77 per serving, this recipe covers 24% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. It works best as a main course, and is done in roughly 2 hours and 15 minutes. This recipe from Foodnetwork requires salt and pepper, buffalo mozzarella, cilantro leaves, and salt and pepper. To use up the olive oil you could follow this main course with the Sauteed Banana, Granolan and Yogurt Parfait as a dessert. 1 person has tried and liked this recipe. It is perfect for The Fourth Of July. It is a good option if you're following a pescatarian diet. Overall, this recipe earns a solid spoonacular score of 55%. If you like this recipe, you might also like recipes such as Grilled Shrimp and Cilantro Pesto Pizza, Grilled Cilantro and Pistachio Pesto Shrimp Skewers, and Grilled Shrimp & Pesto Pizza.
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You can easily swap half of the white flour in most recipes for whole wheat flour to add some fiber and protein. It does result in a heavier dough, so for cookies, cakes, etc., you might try swapping in whole wheat pastry flour.
The great thing about parmesan cheese is that a little goes a long way, especially if you're buying the real deal.
Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.
Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).
Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).
Pine nuts are pretty expensive. If you're on a budget, you might try substituting other nuts or seeds, such as walnuts or sunflower seeds.
If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.
Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.
If parmesan plays a big role in the flavor of your dish (or if you're a serious foodie or serious about avoiding additivies) it might be worth your time to track down "true" parmesan, Parmigiano Reggiano.
Parmesan cheese is traditionally made using rennet, an animal-derived enzyme. For this reason, true parmesan cheese is not suitable for vegetarians. You might be able to find a vegetarian hard cheese to substitute.