Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar (I use honey infused vinegar) 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 3 Tablespoons pure maple syrup 1 garlic clove, minced 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper Combine all ingredients except oil in blender. Turn on blender on medium and slowly pour in oil until fully combined. This […]

Best Potato Salad Ever…Old Family Recipe

Boil red potatoes until a fork slides smoothly into potatoes.  Do  not over cook, otherwise the salad will be mushy. Peel potatoes and cut into bite size. Whisk together mayonnaise (I only use Hellman’s), sugar and vinegar. Salt to personal preference. Fold carefully into potatoes, chopped onions and celery. Best if refrigerated for 24 hours. […]

Bibb Lettuce with Blueberry Vinaigrette Dressing

Ingredients 2 heads Bibb lettuce, washed and chopped 3/4 cup chopped red onion 1/2 cup fresh blueberries, washed and dried 1 7 ounce package glazed walnuts 1 recipe Blueberry Vinaigrette (Recipe follows.) Garnish Crumbled blue cheese Blueberry Vinaigrette 1 cup fresh blueberries, washed and dried 2/3 cup vegetable oil 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons […]

Pear, Arugula, and Pancetta Salad

                           For vinaigrette 1 tablespoon Champagne vinegar 1 tablespoon mild honey 1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper 3 tablespoons olive oil For salad 2 oz thinly sliced pancetta (4 to 5 slices) 1 tablespoon olive […]

Ashley’s Taco Salad Dressing

2 tablespoons Olive Oil 2 teaspoon Balsamic Vinegar 1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard 1-1/2 tablespoon roasted red pepper humus Salt & Pepper Whisk all ingredients together. Add a little water if too thick.  Great on Romain lettuce with Trader Joe’s Fresh Salsa, black olives and ground turkey cooked with taco seasoning (recipe on our blog).  Crushed Beanitos […]

Balsamic Vinegar Salad Dressing

1/4 cup balsamic Vinegar 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons fresh lemon lime juice 2 Tablespoons soy sauce 1 Teaspoon sugar 3 to 4 garlic gloves, mashed to pulp with 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt Fresh ground pepper to taste Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk blended. Store nused […]

Summer Harvest Grain Salad

1/2 bag (8oz) Harvest Grains Blend (Trader Joe’s) cook according to package 4 sliced Green Onions or Red Onions 1 small cucumber diced 1 cup Mini Pearl Grape Tomatoes-cut in half 1/2 cup crumbled feta with Mediterranean Herbs (Trader Joe’s) 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil   After cooking the Harvest Grains Blend according to […]