Recipe: Salmon with Cilantro & Lime -

Recipe: Salmon with Cilantro & Lime

1 lb salmon fillet (3-4  fillets)
3/4 cup cilantro, stems removed, chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped or pressed
2-3 tablespoons lime juice (use juice from whole limes)
1 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt (optional); or any salt you have on hand

Prep Time:  15 minutes

Serves:   3-4

Do This:
-Grease slow cooker with olive oil.
-Place fillets, skin side down, into the crock (not overlapping).
-Combine: cilantro, garlic, lime juice, olive oil, and salt in a small bowl.
-Pour mixture over the salmon.

Cook Time:
Cook on High 1 to 1.5 hours; or Low 2 to 2.5 hours.

-An oval slow cooker works well for this recipe.
-The cilantro mixture smells so, so fresh!
-Salmon is so healthy and filled with nutrients that may help fight some cancers, heart disease, improve cognitive functions, and aid in eye health.  It may even help you look younger too.
-Buy wild-caught salmon.
-Try to eat fish at least several times a week — slow cooking makes that so easy!
-Eat fresh!  Lime, cilantro, olive oil and garlic also have many great health benefits.  Eating healthy does not have to be boring!  Try to work these ingredients into many other dishes (ex: salads, soups).

Lemon Green Beans with Garlic

4 cups fresh cut green beans, ends trimmed
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil- 1-2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 garlic cloves, minced/pressed
1 tablespoon lemon zest (grate rind of lemon)- 1/3 cup water or vegetable stock/broth
Optional: sprinkle lightly with red pepper flakes for zest and color!

Prep time: 15-20 minutes

Serves:  6-8

Do this:
Add all ingredients to slow cooker/crock pot. Stir occasionally.

Cook Time: 
Low  6-8 hours; High 3-4 hours.

-If you like your beans a little crunchy, cut back on the cook time.
-Love the pop of lemon!  These beans are so good that you may just want to make a meal out of the beans!
-Great leftovers (if there are any).   They taste great reheated too.
-This is such a tasty and easy way to add veggies to your diet.
-Get in the habit of making beans in the slow cooker/crock pot every week.
-Green beans are high in fiber and nutrients and low in calories.

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