Jamie says: Ah, summer is here. I know it “technically” starts on June 21st, but I’m feeling it already. I’m especially loving the season this year. First off, I greatly appreciate the absence of traffic on my way to the gym/work. Then there’s pool time with books and magazines. Oh, and you can’t forget about summer food. K and I did up the watermelon, berries, and corn last week. Tonight, it was a chilled Greek Ceviche night. My inspiration? A glass cup of ceviche I thoroughly enjoyed from the San Miguel Market in Madrid, Spain. Oh, and cold food is perfect for summer.
Oh, and check out the pitcher in the picture above (haha, say that five times fast). It’s from my trip to Spain.
Dinner was so amazing. I couldn’t think of anything I would have wanted more. It was that good. I love summer even more with this recipe.
- 1/2 lb (4 legs) snow crab clusters (Publix Seafood)
- 1/4 lb (4 large) cooked shrimp (Publix Seafood)
- 2 green onions
- 6 cherry tomatoes (organic)
- 1/2 Haas avocado
- 2 Tbsp reduced fat feta cheese (Publix)
- 8 kalamata olives
- 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 Tbsp fresh basil
- 1 Tbsp fresh parsley
- dried oregano
- dash salt
- dash freshly ground pepper
- Crack crab legs and put crab meat in a bowl. Remove tails from shrimp and add to bowl.
- Use kitchen shears to cut the white and light green parts of the green onions. Use a serrated knife to quarter cherry tomatoes. Chop flesh of the avocado half into bite-sized pieces. Add all veggies to seafood.
- Add feta cheese, kalamata olives, and extra virgin olive oil. Use kitchen shears to chop basil and parsley over seafood. Add oregano, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat and evenly distribute ingredients. Serve cold. Enjoy!
- Nutrition note: The Mediterranean diet (or dietary pattern) has many health benefits, including reducing the risk for heart disease. This recipe incorporates many ingredients that are reflective of a Mediterranean diet, such as: olive oil, avocado, and olives with their unsaturated fats; seafood; herbs and spices; and vegetables.