Salads

Blue Cheese Yogurt Salad Dressing Recipe

Blue Cheese Yogurt Salad Dressing Recipe

  Making your own salad dressing is one of those little ways to save money, and also to ensure that you are eating quality ingredients vs. the cheap fillers, preservatives, and flavoring agents used in store bought salad dressings. You could literally just mix blue cheese and yogurt and be good to go, but adding a few extra spices takes this dressing to another level. Aside from drizzling this over your next salad, this blue cheese dressing makes a fabulous chicken wing dipping sauce, or try this in place of mayonnaise on your next sandwich or wrap for a super...

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Fig and Watermelon Salad with Gorgonzola Cheese Recipe

Fig and Watermelon Salad with Gorgonzola Cheese Recipe

Chewy sweet figs, refreshing watermelon, crunchy salted almonds, and savory Gorgonzola cheese are a perfect salad combination atop a bed of mixed greens. I have never eaten watermelon on a salad before, but we have been buying them every week and I was trying to come up with a dinner menu for some friends. With my watermelon staring me in the face, I added it in with the dried figs and gorgonzola at the last minute, and fell in love. Everyone went back for seconds….for the salad! So good.   FIG AND WATERMELON SALAD WITH GORGONZOLA CHEESE...

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Kalamata Olive & Pistachio Salad with Blue Cheese Crumbles Recipe

Kalamata Olive & Pistachio Salad with Blue Cheese Crumbles Recipe

Kalamata olives and pistachios are among some of my favorite things to snack on. Adding these to a salad make it more flavorful, filling, and satisfying, as they both contain healthy fats/oils that will fill you up and keep you full, as opposed to only vegetables. Topped with fresh greens, tangy tomatoes, and savory blue cheese, this simple salad has bursts of flavor and crunch. I loved every bite, as on this particular day, I was craving some nutritious, raw food. This past weekend, my husband went away on a four day surf trip to Puerto Rico as a way to celebrate his 40th...

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Tomato, Basil & Cheese Salad Recipe

Tomato, Basil & Cheese Salad Recipe

Give me a tomato drowning in olive oil, accompanied by cheese and basil, and this Italian (and Irish) girl is very happy. The simplicity of this dish is classic Italian style. It reminds me of my childhood, where we had a garden and I would grab a tomato and eat it straight off the vine, or wandering through my “Nonno’s” orchard with the smell of basil thick in the air. The savory and spicy smell of tomatoes ripening in the sun is one of my all-time favorites. This dish is great for a crowd and if chopped finely, would be a great topping for bruschetta,...

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