Discover the cooking versatility of California prunes with this tomato cilantro prune salsa from Chef’d.
In Part 2 of my cooking adventures with California prunes (here’s Part 1 featuring my 4-ingredient versatile sauce in this Prune Chicken Coconut Rice Bowls post), I got to try out the popular meal kit delivery service Chef’d, which delivers pre-portioned, ready-to-cook meals so we can all cook like the pros at home.
As a registered dietitian, I was thrilled to learn Chef’d has partnered with California prunes on three new recipes created by nationally recognized registered dietitians nutritionists (that I’m honored to know – love these ladies!) Tammy Lakatos Shames and Lyssie Lakatos, The Nutrition Twins®. California prunes is the first Chef’d partner to enlist dietitians to create these type of unique meal kits – to which I say, YAAASSSSS!
But seriously, what I love about having dietitians promote nutrition through food, cooking tips and recipes in collaborations like this is that when you share facts like this…..
California prunes are a good source of polyphenols (antioxidants) which can help protect your body from heart, eye, memory and gut issues (read about more nutrition facts/benefits here.)
…is that those facts aren’t really much help unless you share the HOW TO on preparing and enjoying those foods. And that’s exactly what Chef’d and California prunes are doing with these meal kit recipes.
So, onto those meal kits! I got to select one of these three options (I honestly randomly picked because they all sounded delish):
Moroccan Spiced Shrimp Skewers with Toasted Chickpeas and California Prunes & Quinoa Salad
Asian Chicken and California Prune Lettuce Wraps with Sesame Green Beans
Chicken Tacos with California Prune Salsa and Refried Black Beans
Honestly, I never had thought about using prunes in a salsa but I found myself eating it even before I put it on the tacos which had a TON of different flavors from the sweet, citrus salsa to the spicy chicken all wrapped in warm soft tortillas.
I’m glad I didn’t have to share them with my “I don’t want anything spicy or with speck of green” daughter. (I might have convinced her to try the prune salsa if I had left out the cilantro.)
For more information on these meal kits, visit Chef’d California Prune Kits.
Which of the three recipes would have you selected? What’s your favorite recipe/meal/snack featuring prunes?