Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Summer Entertaining with Blue Diamond & Healthy Veggie Recipes

I received another great opportunity with Blue Diamond Almonds to create and share recipes for their whole almonds and Rosemary & black pepper almonds. I decided to pair each up with a delicious vegetable that makes for a great summer entertaining addition. To me summer means lots of fresh fruits and veggies. The recipes are very easy and simple ingredients needed. With a large family I like to eat healthy and simple recipes as I do not always have time to cook lengthy recipes.
The first creation I made was asparagus with Blue Diamond Rosemary & black pepper almonds as a topping.
All you need for this yummy summer recipes is some asparagus and blue diamond rosemary & black pepper almonds. So simple!! To create preheat your oven at 450 then arrange the asparagus on a baking tray. I spay the asparagus with a little olive oil before I add to the oven. Cook for about 15 minutes. Chop the rosemary & black pepper almonds with a  food processor while waiting for the asparagus to cook. When the asparagus is ready take out and sprinkle the rosemary & black pepper almonds on top. Also if wanted melt some butter to add on the top as well. The finished product!

 I will definitely say this is such a good healthy appetizer or a great side dish to a meal.
My second vegetable/almond combo is a great zucchini dish. Once again a simple ingredient easy to make dish.
For this recipe you just need Blue Diamond whole natural almonds, fresh zucchini, and you can do fresh tomatoes or use diced tomatoes in a can as I did. I sliced the zucchini into zucchini chips. On medium heat throw the zucchini in with the tomatoes and cook for about 10 minutes. During this you can chop the blue diamond almonds. When the tomatoes and zucchini is done simple sprinkle the almonds on the top.
The finished dish, another great summertime recipe.These dishes were a hit with the family and even the kids loved to eat their vegetables this way!

This post was sponsored by Blue Diamond. I received two free cans in exchange for a blog post. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.