Looking for a way to utilize what you have during the madness. Making your own salad dressing is one of the easiest things to do in the kitchen. Our RD Michelle shares her balsamic vinaigrette.Print
Do you know what you are making for the fourth of July celebrations? This is a great one to take to an outdoor cookout or other Summer events! It is booming with colors – RED, WHITE and BLUE! It is juicy, flavorful and refreshing.Print
Making the perfect autumn salad doesn’t have to be complicated! In fact, some of the ingredients listed below might already be a part of your other holiday dishes which means more time and money spent on other things – something that is always welcomed this time of year.
Break out and try something new with these easy salad recipes! Summer is a great time to try a variety of light and easy meal prep options that won’t weigh you down while you’re out in the heat. Here are four summer salad recipes to try out, and the best part is they are practical and cute when you save them in a mason jar! All of these recipes are packed full of nutrient dense fruits and veggies for every occasion.
- Southwest Chicken Salad: 2 Tbs southwest ranch, 1 roma tomato (diced), 1/4 C cucumber (diced), 1/4 C corn, 1/2 C black beans, 1/2 jalapeno (sliced), 3/4 C grilled chicken breasts (diced), 1/4 avocado (sliced), 1 C chopped romaine lettuce.
- Greek Salad: 2 Tbs balsamic dressing, 1 tomato (diced), 1/4 C cucumber (diced), 1/2 C chickpeas, 2 Tbs diced red onion, 3/4 C grilled chicken breasts (diced), 1/4 C kalamata olives, 2 Tbs feta, 1 C chopped romaine lettuce.
- Chicken Quinoa Berry Salad: 2 Tbs raspberry vinaigrette, 1/4 C quartered strawberries, 1/2 C cooked quinoa, 1/4 C blueberries, 3/4 C grilled chicken breasts, 1/4 C goat cheese crumbles, 1/4 avocado (diced), 2 Tbs almonds, 1 C arugula.
- Thai Peanut Chicken Salad: 2 Tbs peanut dressing, 1/4 C red bell pepper, 2 Tbs green onion (diced), 1 carrot (shredded), 1/2 C cooked quinoa, 2 Tbs cilantro (diced), 1/4 C mango (diced), 3/4 C grilled chicken breasts (diced), 1 C romaine, 2 Tbs chopped cashews.
Notes* Add all ingredients in the order in which they are written to keep fresh
For additional details check out the recipes at https://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/four-mason-jar-salads-with-just-bare-chicken/
Pears and pomegranates are currently in season and are a great addition to a green salad. Pomegranates are rich in antioxidants as well as fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Some refer to them as one of the “super foods.” One-half cup of arils/seeds of the pomegranate contains 75 calories, 15 gm carbohydrates, and 3 gm fiber. Pears are a great source of vitamin C, copper, and fiber. Pears are said to have more nutrients per calorie than calorie per nutrient!
Enjoy this fresh winter salad while getting a great supply of nutrients!
1 head Romaine
Arils/seeds removed from 2 pomegranates
1 pear cut into thin slices
½ C sugar
1 tsp dry mustard
½ tsp salt
1/3 C apple cider vinegar
1 C oil
1 ½ Tbsp grated onion
1 Tbsp poppy seeds
Make dressing in advance and let chill in refrigerator.
Just before serving drizzle over salad.
Recipe makes enough dressing for salad for 2 meals.
Want to try using a fresh, whole pomegranate? Here’s a neat tutorial video we found: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gyFM1Y8tqY