Easiest Healthy Tuna Ever: Fresh Basil-Red Pepper Tuna

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We have tuna salad just about every weekend at my house. I’m fortunate because my kids love it. I’m always trying to come up with new ways to give it a twist. I had some leftover fresh basil and red bell peppers and didn’t want to use any mayonnaise. I threw these ingredients together, and it came out great. You may want double the recipe because it goes fast.

Simple Four Ingredient Grilled Shrimp

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This recipe is beyond simple. With only four ingredients: lemon pepper, shrimp, fresh lime juice and olive oil, that’s really all you need besides your favorite cocktail sauce. I used “Naturally Fresh” cocktail sauce  (which I found at Whole Foods). I am teaching a cooking class for college students in two weeks, and this is perfect for them or anyone in a hurry who wants something fresh and delicious.

Summer Favorite: Grilled Tuna Salad with Avocado and Grapefruit

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I had a wonderful, light, crispy salad last week while in Alys Beach Florida so I decided to try to replicate the recipe at my own house. Grilling fresh tuna is so easy, and the lemon marinade makes it so fresh and juicy. Serve the tuna on mixed greens with your favorite toppings. This version includes avocado, pink grapefruit, tomatoes and carrots. If you don’t have time to make your own dressing, use your favorite jarred version. Grilled Tuna Salad with Avocado and Grapefruit is a great way to taste summertime and the good things in life.

Classic Shrimp wtih Cocktail Sauce in Under 20 Minutes

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Now that summer is here, so many friends ask me what can they easily prepare while they’re vacationing at the lake or beach, or even just relaxing at home. I can creatively come up with hundreds of recipes, but why not go back to the basics and serve Classic Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce. This recipe is a cinch, and adults and kids always love it. Its a great way to serve a healthy protein appetizer or serve with a salad for dinnertime. If you don’t have time to prepare homeade cocktail sauce, I love Fresh Market’s brand cocktail sauce.