Monday, November 29, 2010

80--- Mahi Mahi Salad

We ran out of turkey! It was good while it lasted. So, I am posting this recipe for Mahi Mahi Salad that I made from leftovers! You can also substitute turkey or chicken in this recipe.

Have you ever made too much fish for dinner? Then what? Do you save it and heat it up for lunch the next day? I don't love that idea, so I made tuna-like salad with mine!

The cottage cheese in this recipe adds great moisture to the salad without making it high in fat and calories (like mayonnaise will). I also use cottage cheese on green salads before adding dressing. It acts as a little "flavor extender" for the dressing!

Mahi Mahi Salad
Serves 4

6 oz cooked mahi mahi filets, shredded (or shredded chicken or turkey)
1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese
2 Tbsp light mayonnaise
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp dried dill
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground coriander
1/4 cup chopped pickles of your choice
1/4 cup black olives, chopped
1/3 cup grape tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1/4 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup pepperoncini slices (optional)

Combine fish, cottage cheese, mayonnaise, lemon juice, dill, pepper, salt and coriander in a medium bowl. Fold in remaining ingredients.

Serve on toasted bread, lettuce leaf, or crackers.

Nutrition Info per 3/4 cup serving: 130 calories, 5 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 12 g protein, 8 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber

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