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Posts tagged “Balsamic

Fire Roasted Mixed Herb Baba Ghanoush

Fire Roasted Mixed Herb Baba Ganoush ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #garlic #tahini Middle Eastern #dip #recipe

The first time I “met” Baba Ganoush was at a party with my sister (who is, by the way, a fabulous and very adventurous cook). She introduces me to SOooooo many new things that I have never thought or heard of.  She was raving about this wonderful Middle Eastern dip that her friends were serving, […]


Pan-Seared Winter Bruschetta with Goat Cheese

Pan Seared Winter Bruschetta with Goat Cheese ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #tasteofsummer #recipe

We’ve hit the doldrums of winter here … that time of year when everyone is just yearning for spring and every snowstorm and chilly day makes us grumpy. Perhaps we just need a little taste of summer to liven up our dreary midwinter lives. Why can’t we have bruschetta in the midst of a cold, gray […]


Balsamic Spinach & Cannellini Dip

Balsamic Spinach & Cannellini Bean Dip ~ Delicious, Healthy & Easy Dip Recipe from Sumptuous Spoonfuls

Adapted from Giada de Laurentiis What do you get when you cross a bean dip with a spinach dip? And then add in a bit of balsamic vinegar. THIS. SCRUMPTIOUS. DIP.  I love a good dip that’s super simple to make. (and did I mention it’s gluten free?) Thank you, Giada, for the inspiration. I […]


Garden Medley Salad with Feta & Pecans

Garden Medley Salad with Feta & Pecans ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salad #recipe

and a Sweet Hot Pepper Balsamic Vinaigrette Salads are one of those things that just make me happy, inside and out, especially when they are full of color, contrasting textures and flavors and lots of crunch. This one was so good the first time I made it for a lunch at work, I had to […]


Blueberry Tangerine Manchego Salad

Blueberry Tangerine Manchego Salad with Butter Rum Spiced Pecans & Hot Sweet Pepper Vinaigrette

with Butter Rum Sweet Spiced Pecans & a Sweet Hot Pepper Balsamic Vinaigrette When I made the Butter Rum Sweet Spiced Pecans for Christmas gifts this year, I immediately wondered how they would taste on a salad. Then I lucked out and was given a container full of fresh blueberries to bring home from Christmas. […]


Balsamic Avocado Cheese Dip

Balsamic Avocado Cheese Dip ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #avocado #cheese #dip #recipe

A creamy dip with avocado, cream cheese and a hint of balsamic vinaigrette. It goes perfect with chips, crackers, and vegies. I wanted to make an avocado dip that wasn’t guacamole. I started by mixing up a mashed avocado with a package of cream cheese and then started looking for something different to add to […]

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