This recipe is a great updated version of a classic chicken salad sandwich. Flavorful blue cheese, chopped tarragon, freshly squeezed lemon juice and sliced green onions add loads of flavor. The recipe calls for sprinkling the blue cheese on top of the chicken salad but I prefer mixing the blue cheese into the salad so you • Read More »
Leftover Cranberry Sauce VinaigretteDecember 17, 2011 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Christmas, Condiment, Recipes, Salad, Sauce, Thanksgiving.
If you’re like me and hate throwing away perfectly good food (like leftover cranberry sauce) then this recipe for cranberry vinaigrette is a holiday keeper. In fact, I’d make a half recipe of cranberry sauce just to make this dressing. For a great wintertime salad, toss spinach or mixed baby greens with some blue cheese (or feta • Read More »
Sweet and Spicy ColeslawJuly 11, 2011 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Quick Cooking, Salad, Side Dish, Vegetable, Vegetarian.
With all the summer entertaining going on, this recipe for Sweet and Spicy Coleslaw is a great side dish to add to your cooking arsenal. Not only does it go well with a variety of grilled foods and other sides, it’s nice to see something other than pasta salad or canned baked beans at a potluck. Plus, • Read More »
Green Bean Salad with Corn, Cherry Tomatoes & BasilJune 13, 2011 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Recipes, Salad, Side Dish, Vegetable, Vegetarian.
This simple summery salad will be perfect at your next cookout or potluck. The fresh flavors will compliment a variety of foods. For the vinaigrette, I didn’t mess with a mortar and pestle to mash the garlic. Instead, I just smashed the garlic in a garlic press and proceeded with the recipe. Toss the salad with the • Read More »
Jalapeño Chicken SaladMay 10, 2011 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Chicken, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Salad, Sandwich, Southwestern.
This recipe, inspired by south-of-the-border flavors, is a delicious twist on classic chicken salad. It’s got kick from the pickled jalapeños, crunch from the chopped veggies, and flavor from the cilantro and fresh lime. Serve the jalapeño chicken salad in the easy-to-make tortilla bowls or use it as a filling for wraps. The tortilla bowl isn’t as crisp and • Read More »
Chinese Noodle and Chicken SaladJanuary 11, 2011 | By andrea | 11 Comments | Filed in: Asian, Chicken, Main Dish, Pasta, Recipes, Salad, Side Dish, Turkey.
I ran across this recipe for Chinese Noodle and Chicken Salad the other day and thought it would be a great pasta salad dish to make for the weekend: tender noodles, crunchy snow peas and a creamy, peanutty Asian-inspired dressing. Yumm! Husband loved it, too. You’ll notice that this recipe serves 20 people, which is great • Read More »
Winter Chopped SaladDecember 11, 2010 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Chicken, Christmas, Holidays, Recipes, Salad, Vegetable.
Here’s a great salad that is perfect for the holidays and winter months: mixed greens tossed with chicken, candied pecans, dried cranberries, crisp apple, tangy blue cheese and a honey-dijon vinaigrette. It’s beautiful, festive and delicious! For the greens, I used a bag of mixed baby spring greens that included romaine, oak leaf, chard, arugula, frisee • Read More »
Greek Salad Salsa with Toasted Pita ChipsAugust 26, 2010 | By andrea | 9 Comments | Filed in: Appetizer, Dip, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Salad, Snack, Summer, Vegetable, Vegetarian.
I took this awesome Greek-inspired salsa to a pool party recently. Dang, it’s good! I chose to make it because it’s super easy and I had all the makings for it. It’s a perfect summertime appetizer!!! I followed the recipe for the salsa except that I didn’t have the fresh oregano so I used a little • Read More »
Southwestern VinaigretteAugust 19, 2010 | By andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in: Condiment, Mexican, Recipes, Salad, Sauce.
Years ago, I had a great salad at a friend’s house. What made the salad great wasn’t the salad ingredients but the unusual dressing. I say unusual not meaning weird but more like unexpected because I’d never tasted a dressing like it before. Basically, it’s a Mexi-inspired vinaigrette. The dressing gets bold flavor from the chili powder, • Read More »
Five-Spice Chicken Noodle SaladAugust 17, 2010 | By andrea | 5 Comments | Filed in: Asian, Grilling/BBQ, Pasta, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Salad.
This is a great summer recipe because it’s light, cool and refreshing. Be liberal with your use of the fresh mint and cilantro…it brings a ton of flavor to the salad! I’ve made this salad with different types of rice noodles, and rice sticks work as well as rice vermicelli. Whatever type of rice noodles you • Read More »