Strawberry Chicken Salad with Pecans and Sun Dried Tomatoes June 14, 2017 20:10
Strawberry season is just about at peak here in the Northeast and these juicy jems make this easy main dish salad shine with flavor.
We've used our Bruschetta Dipping oil blend as the base for the dressing, it's packed with sun dried tomatoes (no sulfites!) and adds just a note of sweetness. We had leftover chicken that we had grilled the day before and used that as the protein.
Mix 1 tablespoon dipping oil blend with 1 tablespoon hot water. Let sit 30 seconds. Whisk in 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar and 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar.
Take 1 clove fresh garlic cut in half and rub inside of salad bowl. Add chopped lettuce, 1/2 shallot chopped, pecans, protein of choice, crumbled feta or goat cheese and a pint of washed strawberries cut into quarters. Fresh grape tomatoes would be a nice addition but we didn't have any on hand.
Pour vinaigrette over salad, toss and serve.
Kalprese Salad August 25, 2016 09:06
Looking for an easy way to enjoy delicious August tomatoes? Super fast Kaleprese salad - simply wash and slice your favorite tomatoes and top with a smear of kale pesto. So easy, so good and good for you. Did you know parmigiano reggiano is the cheese of choice on the space station? "The scientific reasons why Parmigiano-Reggiano was and is used as a "food for space" - stated Umberto Solimene, University of Milan and consultant of the "Yuri Gagarin" Russian Centre - lies in its features: high digestibility, high content of calcium in a form that is easily absorbed by the body (extremely useful to restore calcium in bones following the losses determined by the absence of gravity), absence of preservatives and additives, organoleptic pleasantness and palatability".
Vine Ripened tomatoes, washed and sliced
Healthy Gourmet Kitchen Kale Pesto
Arrange tomatoes on plate, smear each slice with a small amount (about 1 tsp) of kale pesto.
Optional - drizzle with balsamic vinegar glaze. Enjoy!