SPRING GREENS AND SMOKED TROUT SALAD WITH HORSERADISH VINAIGRETTE

Serves 4.

Note: Use any combination of watercress, baby lettuces, arugula and sorrel. Smoked salmon or chicken may be substituted for the smoked trout.

• 1 large bunch of chives, snipped

• 8 oz. greens (watercress, sorrel, arugula, baby lettuces alone or in combination)

• 1 to 2 tbsp. prepared horseradish, to taste

• 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard

• 2 tbsp. cider vinegar

• 1 to 2 tsp. brown sugar, or to taste

• 1/2 c. vegetable oil

• 2 smoked trout fillets, skinned, boned and broken into pieces

• Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Toss together the chives and lettuces.

In a small bowl, whisk together the horseradish, mustard, vinegar and sugar; then whisk in the vegetable oil. Toss just enough dressing with the greens to lightly coat, then arrange the trout over all. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Nutrition information per serving:

Calories 306 Fat 29 g Sodium 400 mg Carbohydrates 4 g Saturated fat 5 g Calcium 81 mg Protein 8 g Cholesterol 8 mg Dietary fiber 1 g Diabetic exchanges per serving: 1 vegetable, 1 lean meat, 5 fat.

WHITE PIZZA AND SPICY GREENS

Serves 6.

Top your favorite crust with plenty of mild creamy cheese and an assortment of punchy greens -- your choice of arugula, spinach, sorrel, watercress or those fabulous microgreens. It's important to make and use the herb-garlic oil right away (or store it in the refrigerator). Use your favorite prepared unbaked pizza crust, or, better yet, make your own.

• 1/2 c. extra-virgin olive oil

• 4 garlic cloves, sliced

• 5 sprigs fresh thyme

• 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

• 1 large prepared unbaked plain pizza crust (or 6 individual crusts)

• Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper

• 3 c. grated fontina or provolone cheese

• 2 c. grated fresh mozzarella cheese

• 8 oz. goat cheese, or another creamy cheese

• 1/4 c. fresh lemon juice

• 8 oz. greens (watercress, arugula, sorrel, baby lettuces alone or in combination)

Directions

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees. Put the oil, garlic, thyme and pepper flakes into a small saucepan over low heat and cook for about 10 minutes, making sure the garlic doesn't burn. Set aside, allowing the oil to cool and then strain off the garlic and thyme.

Place the pizza dough(s) on a baking sheet and brush with the garlic oil, then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top with the cheeses and bake in the preheated oven until the crusts are crisp and the cheeses begin to brown.

In a small bowl, whisk together the garlic oil and lemon juice and toss with the greens. Arrange the greens over the baked pizza(s).

Nutrition information per serving:

Calories 760 Fat 56 g Sodium 1,100 mg Carbohydrates 32 g Saturated fat 25 g Calcium 535 mg Protein 36 g Cholesterol 110 mg Dietary fiber 2 g Diabetic exchanges per serving: 2 bread/starch, 4 high-fat meat, 5 fat.