Looking for a simple, healthy but sophisticated snack? All you need is 4 ingredients to make this complex-tasting, ready in 3 minutes, filling and healthy snack. Smoked sea salt is the secret ingredient.
I am always on the hunt for simple, filling, healthy but delicious snacks. I don't mind eating simple finger foods with my kids, but every once in a while, I like to whip up a snack that makes me feel like a woman. An adult woman.
This month, The Recipe Redux challenged us to come up with a recipe that incorporates a smoky flavor profile. This got me pretty excited because last summer on our trip to Charleston, I discovered this amazing smoked sea salt from Botany Bay Sea Salt and I'm always looking for new ways to use it.
Unfortunately, you can only buy this treasure at the Charleston Farmers Market, making this ingredient all the more special. (So if you are ever driving through this area - STOP - TURN AROUND - MAKE A U-EY- WHATEVER IT TAKES - and visit this farmers market.) Fortunately, smoked sea salt is pretty widely available. I've added some smoked sea salts to my A-Store for your shopping pleasure, which you can access by clicking HERE. I highly recommend a coarse ground smoked sea salt because you will taste it more easily.
What also led to this stellar snack idea was finding this amazing tub of Daisy Cottage Cheese at Costco today for a really great price. Woot woot! Cottage cheese is an incredible Make Healthy Easy food because it's a convenient source of protein and I personally think it is really delicious.
I mix cottage cheese with lots of different fruits and vegetables but never quite like this before. Adding smoked sea salt and also a pinch of Herbs de Provence up the wow-factor on the flavor of this snack taking it from boring to A-Mazin! It was such a killer combo that I almost poured myself a glass of wine to go with it (at 3pm) because I felt like such a grown up. (Moms of small children, you know what I'm talking about here.)
So put these ingredients on your shopping list this week and whip yourself up a sophisticated tasty, but easy to assemble snack, perfect for home or the office.
Have a healthy day!
Smoky Tomatoes with Cottage Cheese
- 1 fresh tomato cut into thick slices
- 2 pinches smoked sea salt
- ¾ cup low fat cottage cheese
- 2 pinches Herbs de Provence
- Arrange tomato slices on plate (as many or as few as you like).
- Sprinkle with smoked sea salt.
- Scoop cottage cheese on top of salted tomatoes.
- Sprinkle with Herbs de Provence.