Peppers, Pasta Salad & Salmon

Here are a few Mediterranean dishes made with organic vegetables and other healthful ingredients. Your family will love them!

Stuffed peppers

Mediterranean stuffed peppers

This recipe was adapted from a similar recipe from Steenbergs.co.uk and makes a delicious meal.

Ingredients:

4 large organic green bell peppers
1 cup brown rice
1/4 organic white wine
1/4 cup currants
1/4 cup organic almonds (slivered)
4 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons organic oregano
Salt and black pepper

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Slice off tops of peppers, remove seeds and place in shallow glass baking dish filled with 1/2 cup water. Microwave for 3 minutes and set aside to cool.

3. Combine rice with 1 cup of water in a large saucepan. Bring to boil and reduce heat to simmer. Cover and simmer for 45 minutes until tender.

4. In a skillet, heat the wine and add currants. Simmer for 2 minutes and then remove from heat.

5. Combine all the ingredients (except peppers) in a large bowl. Salt and pepper to taste.

6. Stuff the peppers with the rice mixture. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.

The following recipes for Mediterranean Pasta Salad and Tarragon-Encrusted Salmon are from the kitchen of Chef Kendall McFarland, research and development manager at Simply Organic. They are created using Simply Organic Steak Marinade Mix.

Mediterranean pasta salad

Ingredients:

4 cups cooked pasta
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 package of Simply Organic Steak Marinade Mix

Directions:

1. In a large bowl, toss the pasta with the olive oil and the Steak Marinade Mix. Serve as a warm or cold side dish.

2. Add olives, cheese or other vegetables if desired.

Salmon

Tarragon-encrusted salmon

Ingredients:

4 tablespoons softened butter
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 package Simply Organic Steak Marinade Mix
1 to 1-1/2 pounds salmon steak (minimum 1 inch thick)

Directions:

1. Preheat grill. In a small bowl, blend butter, lemon juice and Steak Marinade.

2. Lay salmon skin side down on fish grill plate; set on grill. Spread a thin layer of butter mixture on steaks.

3. Grill eight to 10 minutes or until salmon is just flaky.

4. Serve with sliced fresh tomatoes as a garnish.

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