This National Nutrition Month, we’re bringing you fresh, healthy recipes from some of your favorite Icelandic brands. Check out the recipes below and don’t forget to enter our giveaway in the form at the bottom of this page for a chance to win goodies from Reyka Vodka, the Homestyle Icelandic Cooking for American Kitchens cookbook, and the North: The New Nordic Cuisine of Iceland cookbook.
Feeling creative? Submit your own healthy recipes with an Icelandic twist to in the comments below for a chance have them featured here!
Skyrziki Crudite Platter
Impress any guest with this colorful veggie platter paired with Icelandic Provisions Skyr and seasoning. The uniquely tart taste will elevate your veggies and become a new go-to dip. Click here to find Skyr at a store near you!
- 1 cup Icelandic Provisions Traditional Plain Skyr
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 pinch Cracked Pepper
- 1 sprig Dill
- 1 pinch Lemon Wedge
Step 1: In a small bowl, mix Icelandic Provisions Plain Skyr with olive oil, cracked pepper, dill & a lemon wedge squeeze.
Step 2: Slice up your favorite raw veggies & place on a platter
Step 3: Start dipping!
Icelandic Smoothie Booster’s Super Green Smoothie
This smoothie isn’t just refreshing, it’s also packed with nutrients. Just one teaspoon of Icelandic Wild Fish Oil provides daily Omega 3 and Vitamin D benefits and support for the brain, eyes, heart, skin and immune health.
Ingredients (1 Serving)
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup kale
- 2 cups spinach
- 1/2 cucumber
- 1/2 lemon
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1 tsp Icelandic Wild Fish Oil
Put all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth and creamy. Enjoy!
With Reyka Vodka, the possibilities are truly endless. This healthy and Icelandic spin on a cocktail is the perfect pick-me-up after a long week. Be sure to check out all of Reyka’s Icelandic-inspired recipes on their website.
- 1 ½ oz Reyka Vodka
- 1 ½ oz Fresh Granny Smith Apple juice
- 1 oz Fresh Carrot Juice
- ½ oz Fresh Celery Juice
- ¼ oz Fresh Lemon Juice
- 1/8 oz Fresh Ginger Juice
Method: Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Shake, garnish and serve.
Garnish: Apple fan
Braised Leg of Lamb with Vegetables
Whether you’re cooking for one or for the whole family, high-quality, nutritious food makes people feel good. This recipe featuring Icelandic lamb is an all-season favorite for a hearty and nutrient-packed meal rooted in Icelandic tradition. Read more about the unique tradition of Icelandic lamb farming here.
Sear on a hot griddle pan. Add salt and pepper. Place in the oven, cook at 110°C for 45 minutes or until core temperature reaches 62°C. The juices from the lamb are placed in a pot, reduced until it reaches a syrupy texture. The reduction is mixed with the herb oil below.
Side dish (for 6 people)
- Julienned parsley root, peel left on.
- Jerusalem artichokes, julienned.
- Rainbow carrots, julienned.
- Fennel, julienned.
- A handful of whole thyme, rosemary, and oregano from the bundle.
- Garlic cloves.
Rinse vegetables whole and chop them on site. Sautè vegetables in oil and place them and the whole herbs with the leg of lamb for the last few minutes of cooking. Add sea salt and pepper according to taste.
Herb oil (made in a food processor)
- Parsley, 1 bundle
- Basil, 1 bundle
- Rosemary, 1/2 bundle
- Thyme, 1 bundle
- Oregano, 1/2 bundle
- Sage, 1/2 bundle
- Cooking oil, 2 dl
- Sea salt, 10 gr
- Black pepper, roughly crushed, 5 gr
- Mustard seeds, crushed, 5 gr
- Lemon juice.
Mix all ingredients in a food processor.
Place vegetables in a large dish, cut the lamb and place on top of the vegetables with the cut facing up and slices lined over the cut. Drizzle herb oil and broth spread on top.
Crispy Icelandic Cod with Teriyaki and Sesame
Icelandic fish is well-known for its health benefits, including high protein content and low fat and sodium percentages. This Icelandic cod recipe from Icelandic Seafood provides those great nutrient benefits combined with a sweet and savory flavor that will quickly become a crowd favorite.
- ½ cup teriyaki sauce
- 4 tbsp sweet chili sauce
- 1 lime, zest and juice
- 1½ lb wild Icelandic cod fillets, with skin
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 lb pack stir-fry vegetables
- ½ cup soy sauce
- 4 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
Mix the teriyaki sauce, sweet chili sauce, finely grated lime zest and juice in a large bowl. Add the cod fillet and coat evenly.
Melt the coconut oil in anon-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Reserving the marinade, drain the fish and fry skin side down for 4–5 minutes, until slightly crisp and blackened.
Turn the fish over and cook for another 2–3 minutes, or until cooked through. Set aside.
In another pan, cook the stir-fry vegetables with a splash of oil for a few minutes. Add the soy sauce and reserved marinade and cook for 2–3 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked.
Pile the stir-fry vegetables onto a plate and top with the crispy cod. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve.
Featured Guest Recipe from MGN: Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Appetizer
- 1 8-oz.block of cream cheese
- Thinly sliced smoked Icelandic salmon
- 1 sweet onion
- Rinsed capers
- Party pumpernickel slices
Place 1 8-oz. block of cream cheese on a platter. Lay thinly sliced smoked salmon on top of the cream cheese. Finely chop 1 sweet onion and pour over the salmon. On top of the onions place 2-3 T. of rinsed capers. Serve with party pumpernickel slices.