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Posts tagged “Greens

Blueberry Wild Violet Salad

Blueberry Wild Violet Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #purple #spring #salad #recipe

with goat cheese crumbles, sweet roasted almond slices (not pictured), dandelion petals (optional) and a lovely honey lemon ginger dressing I’m a purple lover. Everything purple appeals to me. It’s been like this since childhood. Since Donny Osmond and his silly purple socks. Who remembers that? I know … I’m a dork. But even if […]


Minted Blueberry Watermelon Salad

Minted Blueberry Watermelon Salad w Goat Cheese, Candied Almonds & Lavender Honey Vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #redwhite&blue #patriotic #summer #salad #recipe

with blueberry goat cheese crumbles, sugar & spice almond slices and a honey lemon lavender white wine vinaigrette … Inspired by Moore or Less Cooking Blog I feel like the luckiest girl in the world today. I had 8 hours of vacation time that I was going to lose on the 30th of this month […]


Irish Pub Salad

Irish Pub Salad with Creamy Tarragon Dijon Dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #Irish #salad #StPatricksDay

Happy St. Patrick’s Day my foodie friends! In my search for new Irish recipes for St. Patrick’s day, I ran across a few posts about Irish salads. I have never been to Ireland, my trips there are only via the interwebs, so I was intrigued to discover that it is quite common to eat salad […]


Spicy Pineapple Mango Chicken Salad

Spicy Pineapple Mango Chicken Salad with Fiery Roasted Pineapple Vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #tropical #hot #chicken #salad #recipe

inspired by The Suburban Soapbox Who says salad has to be boring? Heat up your taste buds with this Caribbean-inspired salad featuring pineapple chicken, mango, pineapple, avocado, sweet onion, blue cheese crumbles, pinons and a fiery roasted pineapple vinaigrette. The gorgeous “props” for these photos were my birthday present from my boyfriend … that man has such good taste, […]


Apricot Almond Chicken Salad

Apricot Almond Chicken Salad with Goat Cheese, Vidalia Onion and a Honey Chipotle Apricot Vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dinner #salad #recipe

with Goat Cheese, Sweet Vidalia Onions and a Honey Chipotle Apricot Vinaigrette With all the apricots my dad gave me from his tree, I HAD to make a salad. And he gave me a jar of apricot puree that he’d made too … that was just begging to become a dressing. I didn’t realize just how […]


BBQ Pulled Pork Cobb Salad

BBQ Pulled Pork Cobb Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #barbecue #pork #dinner #salad #recipe

Here’s a pretty striped salad with a BBQ twist … it’s got all the fixins from a classic BBQ: the pulled pork, the baked beans, and the corn, along with greens, cheese, tomato, sweet red pepper and avocado. It’s a fun and healthy way to enjoy leftover pulled pork. And I have a few dressing options for your: Smoky […]


Spinach Artichoke Salad in a Jar

Spinach and Artichoke Salad in a Jar with marinated feta ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #saladinajar #recipe

I whipped up this salad on a whim one day when I had to rush home (taking an early lunch break) because I completely forgot there was a potluck at work. There were already plenty of sweets at the potluck, so I was thinking I should throw together a quick salad. I pulled a few things out of […]


Pot Roast Avocado Salad

Pot Roast Avocado Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cookonceeattwice #salad #recipe

with blue cheese crumbles and a spicy low-cal Sriracha Ranch dressing I’m a huge fan of cooking once, and eating new, creative meals not just once, but two or three times based on that first dish. It just makes cooking your follow-on meals so much easier! And you don’t have to deal with that awful […]


Chicken Strawberry Salad w/Goat Cheese

Chicken Strawberry Salad w/Goat Cheese & Roasted Strawberry Vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #chicken #strawberry #salad #recipe

and Roasted Strawberry Lemon Vinaigrette Hurrah it’s spring! It doesn’t feel very spring-like here right now, but a week ago it did. The stores are tempting us with loads of springtime treasures … there are strawberries a-plenty and, although they are not exactly local strawberries (because let’s face it, it might technically be spring here, but there […]


Mediterranean Smoked Turkey Wrap

Mediterranean Smoked Turkey Wrap ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #quick #healthy #lunchbox #wrap #recipe

I’m doing a series of lunchbox cooking classes at work and all kinds of fun ideas were flooding through my head for recipes I could feature. My mind drifted back to a simple supper I made for myself one time after a long camping weekend when we stayed up way too late, lazed around on Sunday and when […]


Red Wine Poached Pear Salad

Red Wine Poached Pear Salad with Goat Cheese, Cinnamon Roasted Almonds and a Red Wine Pear Vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #elegant #pear #salad #recipe

with goat cheese, cinnamon roasted almond slices and a rosemary red wine pear vinaigrette I can’t recall exactly where I was at when I saw this on the menu … perhaps it was the funky little spot in Minneapolis I stopped at for lunch?I’m not sure, and I’m not sure what crazy strangeness took over […]


Turkey Black Bean Fresh Mex Bowl

Turkey Black Bean Fresh Mex Bowl ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #Mexican #meal #recipe

After I made that fabulous Cilantro Lime Rice, I kept thinking of ideas for how I could use it. The first thing that came to mind was the Fresh Mex bowl that I had had at Chili’s a while ago. They looked SO good on the menu, but when I got mine, I just felt […]


Chipotle Fish Taco Salad

with Herbed Lime Cilantro Yogurt dressing  (salad dressing recipe adapted from 17 Recipes) If there’s anything I love more than a taco, it’s a taco salad. Give me greens, some good things to put on them and an awesome homemade dressing and I’m a happy girl. I had some more fish strips left after making those […]


Chipotle Fish Tacos w/Mango Salsa

Chipotle Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #fish #taco #recipe

Quite often when I go visit my parents, who happen to live on a lake, they have fresh caught fish. They fish off the dock quite a bit in the summertime and they catch a lot of fish. They eat some of it and freeze some of it, but if they have some when I […]


Springtime Strawberry Viola Salad

Springtime Strawberry Viola Salad with Strawberry Rhubarb Vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #spring #strawberry #salad #recipe

with toasted almonds, goat cheese and a strawberry rhubarb vinaigrette Spring is arriving here at a slow crawl this year, but not anywhere near as bad as last year when we had that awful ice storm and then a snowstorm on May 1. This year it’s been much nicer so yes, although it’s been a […]


Chicken & Black Bean Salad w Chipotle Ranch

Grilled Chicken & Black Bean Salad with Chipotle Ranch Dressing | Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dinner #salad #recipe

I have had a marvelous Chipotle Cilantro ranch dressing from one of the local restaurants … I can’t quite recall which one, but I remember that yummy dressing. I found some amazing chipotle powder online, but I couldn’t find any fresh cilantro at the grocery store. Ah well, next time I will have to add […]


Blue Chicken Avocado Salad

Blue Chicken Avocado Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salad #recipe

Sometimes I come home from work and my daughter has made chicken but she hasn’t eaten it all. Yesterday was one of those days. I came home and there were two whole chicken tenders sitting on a plate on the table that she hadn’t touched. This always makes me think “salad”. This may sound really […]


Beef & Black Bean Salad Nachos

Beef & Black Bean Salad Nachos ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #appetizer #recipe

When you’re torn between being bad and good, one part of you says you should have a salad but the other part wants a loaded plate of cheesy nachos, why not do a little of both? Sometimes I get home at the end of the day and I need something fast that doesn’t take too […]


Turkey Fontina Romesco Sandwich on Brioche

Turkey Fontina Romesco Sandwich on Brioche Bun ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #sumptuous #sandwich #recipe

with Romesco sauce, red onion, and mixed greens There are days when I come home and I just need something quick because I’m STARVING! But my opinionated, snobbish taste-buds stubbornly refuse to “settle” for something boring and ordinary. I spend the time on the drive home thinking “what is IN my fridge and how on […]


Strawberry Kiwi Pistachio Salad

Strawberry Kiwi Pistachio Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salad #recipe

with Goat Cheese Crumbles and a fresh Strawberry Honey Poppy Seed dressing I can’t recall exactly what prompted me to make this salad … something triggered a sudden remembrance of Kiwi … how long it’s been since we had one. And I began mentally pairing that juicy green kiwi with the fresh strawberries and the […]


Cranberry Bacon Pecan Goat Cheese Salad

Cranberry Bacon Pecan Goat Cheese Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Salad #Recipe

with goat cheese crumbles & a creamy pomegranate red wine poppy seed dressing This is an adaptation from one of my favorite restaurants. I like the restaurant because it’s downtown, overlooking the river, it’s got a lovely woodsy atmosphere, a fairly adventurous menu, and an eco-conscious attitude. On Friday, my friend and I were planning on […]


Buffalo Chicken Chickpea Salad

Buffalo Chicken Chickpea Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #spicy #salad #recipe

Chicken salad with a kick! Stirring in some buffalo chicken sauce give this crunchy chicken salad that buffalo hot wings taste, without all the fat and extra calories. A bit of celery and carrot add the crunch factor. For extra protein and fiber, this recipe uses hummus in place of some of the mayonnaise (thus […]


Blood Orange & Avocado Salad

Blood Orange & Avocado Salad with Spiced Honey Yogurt Dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #salad #recipe

with goat cheese crumbles, toasted almonds, sesame seeds and a spiced honey yogurt dressing The New Year is here and the cold season has struck me down … it’s time for me to lighten up and eat something beautiful to help get me healthy again. I stopped at the grocery store on the way back […]


Turkey Tomato Roasted Red Pepper Sandwich

Turkey Tomato Roasted Red Pepper Sandwich with Havarti Cheese ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #sandwich #recipe

with Havarti Cheese and Mixed Greens I wish I could think of a shorter name for this sandwich … I pondered it long and hard and eventually I just gave up. It’s just got too many good things inside it! The Smoky Red Pepper Cashew Cream Sauce is the star, the flavor burst that makes […]

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