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Posts Tagged ‘Cuban’

postheadericon Avocado-Pineapple Salad

5.00 avg. rating (90% score) - 1 vote

Avocado-Pineapple Salad is a delicious recipe for a Cuban-style fruit salad. Key Ingredients: Ripe avocados, fresh pineapple, onions and lime juice. A truly tropical salad that is both delicious and easy to make. It is also a healthy, low calories, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly, vegetarian and Weight Watchers (7 SmartPoints), (5 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (8) Servings. Avocado-Pineapple Salad will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.avocado-pineapple-salad

Prep Time: About 30 Minutes.
Total Time: 30-35 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion, separated into rings
Ice water
2 firm ripe avocados
1 medium-size fresh pineapple
3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1/2 tsp Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
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postheadericon Cuban-Style Bean Salad

5.00 avg. rating (92% score) - 3 votes

Cuban-Style Bean Salad is a must try recipe.  A zesty three-bean salad made with black, pinto and garbanzo beans with a cumin, jalapeno and cilantro vinaigrette. A great idea for cookouts, picnics or your Tex-Mex entrees as a side dish. It is also a WeightWatchers (4) PointsPlus friendly and diabetic friendly recipe.    Makes (8) 1 cup servings. Cuban-Style Bean Salad will be loved by family and friends alike.cuban-style-bean-salad

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp white wine vinegar
2 tsp ground cumin
1 fresh jalapeño pepper, seeded, finely chopped
1/4 tsp dried oregano leaves
1-1/2 cups chopped Kosher dill pickles
1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained, rinsed
1 (15 oz) can pinto beans, drained, rinsed
1 (15 oz) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained, rinsed
1 celery rib, sliced
1/2 red bell pepper, cut into 2″ strips
2 green onions, sliced
1 tomato, chopped
NOTE:
Salad may be prepared a day ahead. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

DIRECTIONS:

1. Mix olive oil, cilantro, lemon juice, vinegar, cumin, jalapeno pepper and oregano together in a large bowl until well blended.

2. Add in remaining ingredients; mix lightly. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours or overnight. Stir gently just before serving.

Yield: 8 (1 Cup) Servings.

WW PointsPlus+ = 4
Carb Choices: 1

Diet Exchange:
1 Starch + 2 Fat

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 170, Total Fat 9g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 400mg, Sugars 2g, Carbohydrates 18g, Fiber 6g, Protein 6g

IMPORTANT: www.ww-recipes.org is not qualified in nutrition or medicine. Diabetes is a serious disease that requires medical attention by a professional. The recipes on this site should not be taken as medical advice. Always use caution when reading a recipe, and always pay attention to exchange sizes. Blood glucose levels can be affected by not following individual dietary guidelines that are set in place by a medical physician. Some of the recipes do use small amounts of sugar. Please check with your physician first. Recipes with sugar are not suitable for all diabetics.

DISCLAIMER: WeightWatchers is a registered trademark of Weight Watchers International Inc. Points and PointsPlus are trademarks of WeightWatchers International Inc. Authentic information about the program is only available at your local WeightWatchers meeting. This site is not affiliated with WeightWatchers International in any way and WeightWatchers has not reviewed this site for accuracy or suitability for WW members. Information on this site is based on recollections and assumptions of its author and is not warranted for any purpose by its author. All readers are encouraged to go to a Weight Watchers meeting for actual WW info. This site is presented under the rights of the First Amendment; rights worth fighting for. All information is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. You should seek prompt medical care for any specific health issues and consult your physician before starting a new fitness regimen.

postheadericon Crockpot Cuban Pork Sandwiches

5.00 avg. rating (95% score) - 8 votes

Crockpot Cuban Pork Sandwiches is a delicious flavorful open-face sandwich recipe that will score a hit with your family and guests. It features a dilled cucumber topper. It is a healthy, low calories, low fat, low carbohydrates, low sugars, diabetic and a WeightWatchers (7) PointsPlus recipe. Makes 10 sandwiches. Crockpot Cuban Pork Sandwiches will be loved by your family and friends.

INGREDIENTS:crockpot-cuban-pork-sandwiches

1 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1 (2-1/2 to 3 lb) pork sirloin roast
1/2 cup water
1 Recipe Dilled Cucumbers, Recipe (Listed below this one)
3 medium size yellow and/or red bell peppers, thinly sliced crosswise
2 medium size banana peppers, stemmed, seeded & thinly sliced crosswise
2 tbsp prepared yellow mustard
5 whole grain grain ciabatta buns, split (about 12 oz total)
(4 oz) thin sliced sliced cooked low-sodium ham

 

DIRECTIONS:

1. In a small bowl combine dry mustard, cumin, and black pepper. Trim fat from roast. If necessary, cut roast to fit in a 3-1/2 or 4 quart slow cooker. Sprinkle roast evenly with dry mustard mixture. Place roast in cooker. Add the water to slow cooker.

2. Cover and cook on LOW 8 to 9 hours or on HIGH 4 to 4-1/2 hours. Meanwhile, prepare Dilled Cucumbers. If using LOW setting, turn to HIGH. Add Bell peppers and banana peppers to slow cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH for 30 minutes more.

3. Remove pork from cooker. Using two forks, coarsely shred pork. Stir pork into the cooking liquid in cooker.

4. Spread yellow mustard over split sides of ciabatta buns. Using a slotted spoon, divide pork among bun halves. Place ham over pork. Using a slotted spoon, remove peppers from cooker and spoon over ham. Using a slotted spoon, spoon Dilled Cucumbers onto sandwiches. If desired, drizzle some of the cucumber liquid over the sandwiches.

DILLED CUCUMBERS RECIPE:

Ingredients:

1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup light mayonnaise
1 tsp dried dill
1/4 tsp salt
2 large English cucumbers
1/2 of a red onion, cut into slivers

DIRECTIONS:

In a large bowl whisk together vinegar, mayonnaise, dill and salt. Thinly slice cucumbers; add to mayonnaise mixture with the red onion slivers. Toss to coat. Cover and chill for 2 to 4 hours before serving. Makes about 4 cups.

Yield: 10 servings.
Serving Size: 1 sandwich per serving.

WW PointsPlus+ = 7

Carb Choices: 1-1/2

Diet Exchange:
1 Vegetable + 3 Meat (L) + 1-1/2 Fat + 1 Starch

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 294, Total Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 72mg, Sugars 4g, Sodium 498mg, Carbohydrates 25g, Fiber 3g, Protein 28g

IMPORTANT: www.ww-recipes.org is not qualified in nutrition or medicine. Diabetes is a serious disease that requires medical attention by a professional. The recipes on this site should not be taken as medical advice. Always use caution when reading a recipe, and always pay attention to exchange sizes. Blood glucose levels can be affected by not following individual dietary guidelines that are set in place by a medical physician. Some of the recipes do use small amounts of sugar. Please check with your physician first. Recipes with sugar are not suitable for all diabetics.

DISCLAIMER: Weight Watchers is a registered trademark of Weight Watchers International Inc. Points and PointsPlus are trademarks of Weight Watchers International Inc. Authentic information about the program is only available at your local Weight Watchers meeting. This site is not affiliated with Weight Watchers International in any way and Weight Watchers has not reviewed this site for accuracy or suitability for WW members. Information on this site is based on recollections and assumptions of its author and is not warranted for any purpose by its author. All readers are encouraged to go to a Weight Watchers meeting for actual WW info. This site is presented under the rights of the First Amendment; rights worth fighting for. All information is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. You should seek prompt medical care for any specific health issues and consult your physician before starting a new fitness regimen.