Enjoy some delicious recipes!

Program #834

Rhonda Matthews

Guacamole

2 avocados, peeled
Juice of 1 lime
Salt to taste
Optional add-ins: diced tomatoes, crumbled bacon, minced jalapeno or onion.
Combine all ingredients and stir until avacado is smooth.
Serve immediately.


Easy Lime Shrimp

Fast, yummy, loaded with flavor
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
3 tablespoons lime juice
1 teaspoon lime zest
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves chopped garlic
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients, cover, and marinate in refrigerator up to 45 minutes.
Drain shrimp, discard marinade.
Add shrimp to medium hot skillet and cook just until pink and firm.
Hint: Try this marinade recipe for poultry or tilapia.

Rainbow Rice

Packed with vegetables
2 cups brown rice, cooked
2 tablespoons olive oil
3/4 cup black beans, rinsed
3/4 cup cooked corn kernels
1/2 cup bell pepper, chopped
1 large tomato, diced
2-4 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
Salt to taste

Add olive oil to large sauté pan on medium heat.
Add black beans, corn and bell pepper
Cook 3-5 minutes until bell pepper is tender.
Add cooked rice to pan and stir to combine.
Cook mixture until hot and steamy.
Stir in fresh tomato and cilantro and remove from heat.
Add salt to taste.

Super Simple Salsa

2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes, drained
1/2 onion, chopped
1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
Juice of 2 limes
1/2 jalapeno, seeded
1/2 bunch cilantro
Salt to taste
Add all ingredients to blender and puree until smooth.
Serve with tortilla chips.
Also makes a great topper for grilled meats or rice.


Clemson University Cooperative Extension
clemson.edu/hgic
Rhonda Matthews
rhonda@clemson.edu


Salt in Antiquity

While salt is cheap today, it used to be worth its weight in gold. Historians believe that Roman soldiers were once paid with salt. In fact, the word 'salary' comes from the Latin word 'salarium,' or payment in salt. During the late Roman Empire, salt was carried across 400 miles of the Sahara desert by caravans of as many as 40,000 camels. It was that important to humanity!
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