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  • Pomegranate Mediterranean Style Salad

    Pomegranate Mediterranean Style Salad

    For many, warmer weather means eating lighter and healthier. Here’s a quick, new recipe for a Summer Delight Salad. The sliced almonds help to give it a Mediterranean accent. Ingredients: 3/4 cup pomegranate 8 cups torn spinach or mixed greens 1 cup grilled chicken breast (optional) 1/3 cup sliced red onion raspberry vinaigrette dressing Directions: In large bowl, toss half the pomegranate and the next 4 ingredients. Arrange onto salad plates; top with grilled chicken and remaining pomegranate. Drizzle desired amount of dressing over salad. Makes 4 to 6 salads. Pomegranates are nutrient dense, vitamin rich and have long been used to add flavor and crunch to dishes from different parts of the Mediterranean.

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  • Salad Dressing Recipes

    Salad Dressing Recipes

    What makes or brakes a salad is the dressing. Although it does not easily grab our attention, these so-called silent ingredients play a very crucial role in determining the outcome of a salad. Tossed with the wrong dressing and the freshest ingredients lose their taste. Salad dressings are like icings on a cake so to speak. They give that final touch, the magic that makes salads come alive. Listed below are some salad dressing recipes that one can choose from to come up with that special salad one might have in mind. APPLE VINAIGRETTE Ingredients: 1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley 1/4 cup cider vinegar 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup apple juice 3 whole fresh basil leaves 1 teaspoon honey 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard 1/8 teaspoon ground black…

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  • Summer Cucumber Salad

    Summer Cucumber Salad

    Cucumber salad is particularly ideal for those long, hot afternoons. Very ideal for the dry summer seasons. BALINESE CUCUMBER SALAD RECIPE Ingredients: 3 tablespoons peanuts, dry roasted, coarsely chopped 1 cucumber, European OR 1 large regular cucumber 1/4 sweet onion, large 3 tablespoons rice vinegar 1 1/2 tablespoon sugar, or more to taste 1/2 teaspoon salt, or more to taste Directions: Set a dry skillet over medium heat. Add the peanuts and heat until lightly browned, about 2 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally. Transfer to a plate to cool. Peel and seed the cucumber. Cut the cucumber crosswise into 3-inch sections, then lengthwise into spaghetti-thin strips. Cut the onion into as thin crosswise slices as possible. Combine the vinegar, sugar, and salt in a serving bowl and whisk…

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