salads and dressings

Grilled Watermelon, Feta and Basil Salad

Ingredients: 1 whole mini watermelon 4 ounces feta cheese, cut into cubes Juice of 1/2 a lime 2 tablespoons fresh basil, sliced thin 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt Black pepper to taste Balsamic reduction for drizzling   Instructions: Cut the watermelon into 1 inch thick slabs and lightly brush them with olive oil. Place the slabs…
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Corn and Blueberry Salad

Ingredients: 6 ears of fresh sweet corn, husked 1 cup fresh blueberries 1 small cucumber, sliced 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon honey 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon salt…
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Rosemary Chicken, Bacon and Avocado Salad

Ingredients for the Salad: 4 slices thick-cut bacon 1/2 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts salt and pepper 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary 6 cups spring greens 1 bunch watercress 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 1 large avocado, thinly sliced Ingredients for the Rosemary Vinaigrette: 2 teaspoons dijon mustard 1/4 cup olive…
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Almond, Berry, and Chicken Spinach Salad

Ingredients for the Salad: 1 large boneless skinless chicken breast (plus olive oil) 4 cups baby spinach 1/2 cup fresh blueberries 1/2 cup fresh strawberries 1/2 cup mandarin oranges 2-3 tablespoons feta cheese 2-3 tablespoons slivered almonds Salt and pepper Ingredients for the Dressing: 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1/2 teaspoon Dijon…
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Garlic Basil Parmesan Crisps

Ingredients: Parmesan cheese, shredded Garlic powder Basil, finely chopped   Instructions: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place tablespoons of the Parmesan cheese on the baking sheet, spreading each heap out into a thinner circle. Sprinkle with garlic powder and basil.  Bake in the oven for 5…
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Blueberry Feta Salad

Ingredients: 6 cups mixed greens 1 cup fresh blueberries 4 oz. crumbled feta cheese 1/4 cup almonds red onion slivers, to taste   For the Dressing: 1/3 cup olive oil 1/3 cup golden balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon poppy seeds 1/4 teaspoon pepper   Instructions: Layer salad ingredients in…
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Cranberry Orange Quinoa Salad

Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa 2 cups water 2 large leaves of kale 2 cups fresh cranberries 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon honey 2 tablespoons orange zest, grated 6 small oranges 1/4 cup mixed nuts 1/4 cup pomegranate arils 1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped   Instructions: Rinse the quinoa with water. Bring 2…
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Harvest Quinoa Salad

Ingredients: 1 cup uncooked tri-color quinoa 1 cup cubed and roasted butternut squash 1 apple, diced 1 green onion, thinly sliced 2 cups baby kale or spinach, chopped 1/3 cup dried cranberries 2 tablespoons toasted, slivered almonds 2 tablespoons pepitas (raw or roasted and salted) Salt and pepper to taste Cider vinaigrette for the dressing…
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Cucumber Mango Salad

Ingredients: 1 mango, diced 1 cucumber, diced 1/2 red onion, diced 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, diced 1/4 cup olive oil Juice from 1 lime 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced Celtic sea salt and freshly ground pepper   Instructions: In a small bowl, whisk the olive oil, lime juice, apple…
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Watermelon Feta Salad

Ingredients: 6 cups cubed watermelon 1/2 red onion, chopped 1/2 cup feta cheese 1/3 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped Balsamic vinegar (optional)   Instructions: In a large bowl combine watermelon, red onion, feta, and mint. Stir until ingredients are well combined. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar, if using. Serve chilled.   Recipe inspired by: Yummly
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