Guilt-Free Recipes

Asheville is a haven for lovers of healthy food that actually satisfies and tastes great. Here is a collection of healthy recipes from Asheville restaurant chefs.

Black Bean Soup Recipe

Enjoy this black bean soup recipe from 28806 that is as delicious as it is healthy. Ingredients 2 cups black beans - rinsed an d soaked over night with 1 quart of water  1 quart water  1 tbsp. fresh rosemary chopped  1 tsp. fresh oregano chopped  1 tsp. fresh sage chopped  1-2 chipotle peppers chopped  Olive oil 1 yellow onion - diced 1 red bell pepper - seeded and

Orzo Stuffed Tomato Recipe

5 tomatoes 3 cups orzo (cooked) 1/4 cup black olives (sliced) 1/4 cup red onion (fine diced) 1/4 cup roasted red peppers 2 tsp. fresh mint (finley chopped) 1/2 cup goat feta 1 tbsp. olive oil Salt Pepper Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl and mix throughly. Stuff tomatoes and cook at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Recipe by Julie Stehling of Early Girl Eatery , an Asheville restaurant that serves

Agnolotti Recipe

Agnolotti dough 8 oz. all purpose flour 6 egg yolks 1 large egg 1 1/2 tsp. olive oil 1 tbsp. milk Make dough. Sweet Potato with Sage Cream & Benton's Country Ham filling 1 1/2 lb. sweet potatoes  4 oz. unsalted butter 2 slices bacon, frozen, cut into 1/4 squares Pinch Quatres-Epices Sage cream 1/3 cup sage leaves (saving small leaves for fried sage leaf garnish) 1 cup crème

Hickory Plank Salmon Recipe

This healthy seafood recipe uses a hickory plank to cook a salmon filet, and hickory syrup adds a sweet kick. 4 Hickory Planks 4-6in  4 8 oz. Salmon filets Salt and pepper to taste 2 oz. Shagbark Hickory syrup 2 oz. rice wine vinegar 1 green onion, chopped tops only ½ tsp. red pepper flakes 1 tsp. garlic Place last five ingredients in a small sauce pan and reduce by half. Season filets

Mountain Trout with Seabeans and Garlic Aioli Butter Recipe

Lobster Trap happily utilizes local farmers to c reate this healthy seafood recipe for Mountain Trout with Seabeans and Garlic Aioli Sauce. The mountain trout filets Executive Chef Tres Hundertmark uses in this recipe are fresh from Sunburst Trout Farms in nearby Canton. The freshness of their product is like pulling the fish right out of the stream yourself. You can also watch video recipe

Citrus Salad with Lemongrass, Toasted Almonds and Mint Recipe

Makes 4 servings 4 clementines 4 tangerines 4 blood oranges 2 pink grapefruit 1 lime 6 kumquats juice of 1 lemon 1/4 cup chopped lemongrass (1 stalk) 2 medium kefir lime leaves 4 tbsp. slices almonds, toasted 1 tbsp. gently packed fresh mint Peel citrus, remove white pith and section the fruit, catching the juice and squeezing out the juice from the membranes. Pick out all the seeds. Set aside 3/4

Warm Kale and Cucumber Salad Recipe

This Warm Kale and Cucumber Salad recipe f eatures tastes straight from the farmer's market, with tasty and healthy locally grown produce like cucumbers and kale. Two bundles of Fresh Kale 1 large Cucumber ¼ cup Shallot Puree ¼ cup White wine 4 Tbsp. Butter Salt and pepper - to taste De-stem kale and chop into bite-size pieces. Dice cucumber about ¼-inch. Heat sauté

Watermelon Vinaigrette Recipe

This Watermelon Vinaigrette Recipe is a healthy recipe using locally-grown fresh farm produce like juicy, ripe watermelons, crisp red onions and fresh herbs. ½ a watermelon, juiced ¾ cup red wine vinegar ¼ cup Champagne ½ cup granular sugar 1 Tbsp. fresh cilantro 1 cup of olive oil ¼ cup pureed red onion Puree half-watermelon and strain the juice using cheese

Alcaparrado Recipe

Savor this fresh alcaparrado reci pe from a local restaurant. Ingredients 1 cup green olives 1/2 cup roasted red peppers 1/4 capers Zest of 1/2 orange 3/4 cup quailty olive oil Preparation Chop first four ingredients w/ knife or food processor, add oil, mix, season with salt and pepper. Spread on sandwiches or use with fish, shellfish or vegetables. Recipe provided by Zambra. Zambra is a Spanish

Zambra's Fruit Chutney Recipe

Sample this fresh garnish called Zambra's Fruit Chutney. Ingredients 1.5 pounds of golden raisans 1 pound cranberries 1 pound apricots 1/2 small red onion, finely diced 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup red wine vinegar 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. star anise 1/2 tsp. fenugreek Preparation Combine all ingredients in heavy bottomed pot. Cover with water by 1/2 inch. Bring up to simmer and stir often as to