Looking for some new recipes? Delightful Palate is the place to go! If you've never heard of it, check out their website at delightdulpalate.net. I was asked to try some of their recipes this month and evaluate the nutritional value for each one. The recipes I've tried were healthy, delicious, and super easy to make! I've only made 2 recipes so far, but be on the lookout for more!
Hummus and Chopped Grape Tomatoes Relish Layer Dip with Delightful Palate’s Balsamic Garlic Honey
This recipe was SO easy and delicious! It’s great to take as a filling and nutrient-packed snack. Great to take on-the-go too! It’s also a great to bring for parties or watching the Super Bowl… Much better than snacking on fried foods and chips!
I paired it with quinoa chips, rather than pita chips, which increased the protein content (9g per serving) I also wanted a low-carb option so I topped cucumber slices with the dip! Great for a refreshing summertime snack!
2 cups of your favorite flavor Hummus
1 pint of grape tomatoes, chopped
2 tablespoons of fresh basil or flat leaf parsley
2 green onions, chopped
Salt and pepper
¼ to ½ cup of Delightful Palate’s Balsamic Garlic Honey
In a medium bowl, place the chopped tomatoes, herbs, green onions, salt and pepper. Drizzle with Delightful Palate’s Balsamic Garlic honey and toss to coat.
On a small platter spread a layer of hummus to cover the bottom to cover the bottom of the platter. Spread tomato relish on the top and serve with pita chips.
Date Night Chicken with Delightful Palate's House Blend Seasoning
I loved this recipe! It was so easy to make and so many health benefits all packed into one dish! It’s loaded wth fiber and complex carbs, not to mention all vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants from the veggies! And great source of lean protein from the chicken!
Also, I did not have the House Blend Seasoning, so I substituted with some lemon pepper seasoning.
This recipe is great for busy weeknights! The most time consuming part was just cutting the vegetables!
12 ounces sweet potatoes unpeeled, cut into 1-inch pieces
12 ounces Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
8 shallots, peeled and halved
4 carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces, thick ends halved lengthwise
1 cup Delightful Palate’s Balsamic Garlic Honey vinaigrette
3 garlic cloves, peeled
1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
3½ pounds bone-in chicken pieces (breasts, and thighs)
2 teaspoons Delightful Palate's House Blend seasoning
1 ½ teaspoons sea salt
Place potatoes, Brussels sprouts, shallots, carrots, ½ cup of Delightful Palate’s Balsamic Garlic Honey vinaigrette, garlic, and, 1 teaspoon Delightful Palate's House Blend seasoning, ½ teaspoon salt in 1-gallon zipper-lock bag. Press out the air and seal; toss to coat.
Place chicken, ½ cup Delightful Palate’s Balsamic Garlic Honey vinaigrette, 1 teaspoon rosemary, 1 teaspoon Delightful Palate's House blend 1 teaspoon salt, in separate 1-gallon zipper-lock bag. Press out the air and seal; toss to coat.
Refrigerate chicken and vegetable mixture zipper-lock bags for at least one hour or overnight, up to 24 hours.
Pre-heat oven to 475 degrees. Spread vegetables in a single layer in rimmed baking sheet, discarding any excess liquid.
Place chicken skin side up on top of vegetables, bake chicken for about 35 to 40 minutes, rotating the sheet halfway through baking.
Transfer the chicken to serving platter, tent loosely with aluminum foil, and let rest for 5 minutes. Return vegetables to oven and continue to bake until lightly browned, 5 to 10 minutes. Toss vegetables with any accumulated chicken juices and transfer to platter with chicken.
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