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Tropical Salsa

Tropical Salsa

Rating: 5 of 5
Difficulty: 3 of 5
Healthy Scale: 5 of 5

Ingredients:
2 cups cubed pineapple
2 cups cubed mango
2 cups cubed papaya
1 cup diced roasted peppers
1 bunch diced cilantro leaves
2 limes, juiced
2 tablespoons diced jalapenos

Directions:
1. Mix all ingredients together and enjoy.
2. Serve over grilled chicken or fish.

Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 0 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 8

Recipes Critic Review: This is a delicious and light salsa to add to chicken, fish, or a salad. I've made this numerous times and always get great feedback. Everyone loves it. Add it to your list of must try recipes.

Parmesan Mushroom Orzo

Parmesan Mushroom Orzo

Rating: 4 of 5
Difficulty: 3 of 5
Healthy Scale: 2 of 5

Ingredients:
1 oz Dried Porcini Mushrooms
4 C Chicken Broth
1/2 C White Wine
2 cloves garlic minced
1 c Orzo
1/2 C Parmesan Cheese
Cooking Spray (or 1/4 Stick of Butter)
1/2 C Chopped Onion
1/4 C Fresh Parsley Chopped

Directions:
1. Bring 4 cups of Chicken Broth to a boil. Remove from heat and add Mushrooms. Let sit for 30 minutes.
2. Melt Butter (or spray pan with Cooking Spray) and sauté Onion until slightly cooked over medium heat.
3. Add Orzo, chopped Mushrooms, and Garlic and sauté for 3 minutes stirring often. Do not let orzo burn.
4. Add 1 cup of Mushroom Broth and White Wine to pan. Season with Salt and Pepper to taste.
5. Cook 7 to 10 minutes until orzo is al dente.
6. Stir in Parmesan Cheese and Parsley and serve immediately.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Ready In: 1 Hour
Servings: 16

Recipes Critic Review: Great side dish when you are looking for something out of the norm. The porcini mushrooms and broth add a wonderful flavor! I adapted this recipe from a Gorgonzola Porcini Mushroom Risotto recipe. I wanted something with the porcini mushroom flavor but without the richness of the gorgonzola and the heartiness of the risotto. Definitely one to add to your recipe box!