Take-out Tuesday, Citrus Salad with Creamy Orange Vinaigrette

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  Here’s a wonderful winter salad to make your mouth, & your body, happy  😊       Kale, spinach, citrus and a creamy orange vinaigrette         The vinaigrette  turns creamy with the addition of 1 T sour cream or Greek yogurt     Mix all the other ingredients in a jar … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Spiralized Pear Salad

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This is a great salad to take a break from all the heavy holiday food     it will leave you feeling satisfied and refreshed   And it’s not really a recipe as it is a suggestion for you to put your own spin on {forgive the pun} I bought this spiralizer several years ago, … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Pumpkin Patch Salad

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  This salad looks fancy but it’s oh so easy     It’s just salad greens, sliced apples, cranberries, walnuts & pepitas     BUT!  Put it on a pumpkin plate and add a perky orange pepper     Cut the top off so you can fill it with salad     Serve it with … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Wild Rice Salad with Corn, Peas & Blueberries

wild rice salad with blueberries and vegetables

This salad is a nice change from pasta or potato salad     It’s not mayonnaise based so it’s great for picnics and summer gatherings     I used the Minute brand Brown & Wild ready to serve rice which comes in individual cups that you microwave for 90 seconds     Then I mixed … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Green Bean Bundle Salad

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If types of food were a season, vegetables would be my Spring…     I have even made a Vegetable Tree centerpiece     To amp up an old Southern standby, Green Bean Bundles, I made it into an easy satisfying salad     Employ your microwave to make quick work of the prep   … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Spinach & Kale Salad with Broccoli Croutons

spinach & kale salad

After a weekend of feasting, we were ready for a vegetable filled salad, and this really hit the spot       I took a few short cuts which made this easy peasy to throw together     It starts off with fresh spinach and a bag of  Kale salad with Brussels sprouts     … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Savory Salad Flatbread

flatbread with salad topping

Have you ever seen this fruit paste at the store?       I recently tried it on a flatbread with bacon and bleu cheese     It makes it so easy to get that fresh fruit flavor without peeling, chopping, slicing, just spread it on     Sprinkle cheese over top     Add … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, BLT Tortellini Salad with Pinot Grigio Vinaigrette

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This do ahead salad is loaded with garden bounty, but you can make it any time of year You can cook the tortellini, corn, asparagus and snap peas ahead of time Toss together and refrigerate Go ahead and add the dressing and Parmesan Season with salt and pepper When it’s time to serve add chopped … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Lazy Day Grape Salad

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This salad is an old fashioned favorite that appears at many luncheons, showers, teas,  pot lucks and BBQs It goes together in minutes, keeps for several days in the fridge, and is usually the first dish to be gobbled up on the buffet The quantities are easily adjusted, you can make enough for 2 or … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Grilled Romaine Salad with Pears, Grapes, Brussels & Bleu

romaine salad with pears, grapes brussels & bleu thepaintedapron.com

In the summer time I love to make some kind of wild and crazy salad for dinner, like this one inspired by a side dish from the Cookie Rookie, Pear and Bleu Cheese Roasted Brussels Sprouts I decided to add some grapes, and roast the sprouts and the grapes in the oven and serve it … Continue reading

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