BLT Pasta Salad INGREDIENTS – Serves 4 1 lb. elbow macaroni 3 slices bacon, chopped 1/2 c. Shredded romaine lettuce 1 c. halved cherry tomatoes kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1/2 c. ranch dressing DIRECTIONS In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook macaroni according to package directions until al dente. Drain, thenContinue reading
Shrimp Salad-Stuffed Avocados INGREDIENTS 2 avocados, pitted 2 tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil 1/2 lb. raw, de-veined shrimp (fresh or frozen) 1 c. cherry tomatoes, halved 1/2 c. corn (fresh, frozen, or canned) 1/4 c. Greek yogurt Juice of 1 lemon kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper Basil, for garnish DIRECTIONS Scoop out avocados, leavingContinue reading
Fajita Chicken Salad INGREDIENTS – Serves 4 Juice of 2 limes 1/2 c. extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1 tbsp. honey 1/2 tsp. cumin 1/4 tsp. red chili flakes kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 2 bell peppers, thinly sliced 1 white onion, thinly sliced 1 large head of romaine, coredContinue reading
Piña Colada Chicken Salad INGREDIENTS – Serves 4 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into tenders 1 c. all-purpose flour 2 large eggs, beaten 1 c. shredded coconut kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 head romaine 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced 2 c. pineapple, chopped 1/2 c. coconut milk Juice of 2Continue reading
Balsamic Grilled Steak Salad With Peaches INGREDIENTS – Serves 4 1 lb. skirt steak, trimmed of fat 1/4 c. balsamic vinegar 1 Garlic clove, minced 1 tbsp. brown sugar 1 tbsp. vegetable oil kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil Juice of 1 large lemon 6 c. baby arugula 2 peaches,Continue reading
Caprese Zoodles INGREDIENTS – Serves 4 4 large zucchini 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 2 c. cherry tomatoes, halved 1 c. mozzarella balls, quartered if large 1/4 c. fresh basil leaves 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar DIRECTIONS Using a spiralizer, create zoodles. Add zoodles to a large bowl and tossContinue reading
Bruschetta Pasta Salad INGREDIENTS – Serves 4 1 lb. orecchiette 1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 clove garlic, minced 1 pint cherry tomatoes, preferably multi-colored, halved 1/4 c. torn basil, for garnish DIRECTIONS In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook orecchiette according toContinue reading
Grilled Romaine Caesar Wedge INGREDIENTS – Serves 4 3/4 c. mayonnaise 1 clove garlic, miced 1 tsp. honey mustard 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce Juice of 1/2 lemon kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 large head romaine lettuce, quartered 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 4 slices bacon, cooked and chopped 3/4 c. grape tomatoes, halvedContinue reading
Summer Panzanella INGREDIENTS – Serves 6 2 large baguettes, cut into 1-inch cubes 1/2 c. extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1 large, seedless cucumber, roughly chopped 2 pints cherry tomatoes (preferably multi-colored), halved 1 red onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 3 tbsp. red wine vinegar 1 tsp. honey kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1Continue reading
Thai Cucumber Salad with Peanuts Ingredients – 4 Servings For the Salad 1/2 red onion, very thinly sliced 2 large English cucumbers, halved lengthwise, seeded and sliced crosswise 1/4-inch thick 1/3 cup packed chopped fresh cilantro 1/2 cup salted peanuts 1 large jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced (or use 1-2 Thai chiles for more heat)Continue reading
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