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Posts tagged “Pinons

Shrimp & Roasted Asparagus Salad

Shrimp & Roasted Asparagus Salad w/Feta, Pine Nuts & Lemon Avocado Crema ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #shrimp #asparagus #dinner #recipe

with marinated feta, toasted pinons (Pine nuts) and lemon avocado crema A super simple, yet super scrumptious, easy summer meal that’s on the table in about 30 minutes. Faster than take-out and oh so much better (and better for you)! I first made this salad a little over a month ago. back when my daughter’s […]


Shrimp & Avocado Salad

Shrimp & Avocado Salad with Japanese Yum Yum Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #dinner #salad #recipe

with Japanese Yum Yum Sauce Fresh shrimp with creamy avocado along with several other crunchy, colorful veggies, drizzled with Japanese Yum Yum Sauce, topped with fresh cilantro and toasted pine nuts, served with a wedge of lemon for squeezing over top. This is one of those “toss together” kinda salads, because I was starving for something […]


Turmeric Roasted Eggplant & Chickpea Salad

Turmeric Roasted Eggplant & Chickpea Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #deconstructed #hummus #salad #eattherainbow

with a rainbow of colorful veggies, feta cheese, toasted pine nuts (pinons) & a cucumber tahini yogurt dressing. It’s like hummus, deconstructed, in salad form, with extra color, feta and a little crunch. Mom and Dad gave me a big beautiful eggplant from their garden the last time I saw them and despite all the […]


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, […]


Spinach Artichoke Chicken Salad

Spinach Artichoke Chicken Salad with Bacon, Feta, Pinons & a Sundried Tomato Ranch Dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #chicken #artichoke #salad #recipe

with bacon, toasted pinons, feta crumbles and a sundried tomato ranch dressing A phenomenal salad with fresh spinach, martinated artichoke hearts, crispy chicken, juicy ripe tomatoes, crispy bacon, toasted pinons, crumbled feta cheese and a sun-dried tomato ranch dressing. Oh it was a GOOD day today! I woke up LATE … lazed around in bed because it […]


Fairy Tale Purple Pesto

Purple Pesto

My mother grows both green and purple basil every year. This year she gave me a purple basil plant. Mine grew to about 6 inches tall, enough to snip off a couple leaves or sprigs here and there to season a dish. Her basil plant grew to the size of a bush. If you don’t […]


Cucumber Pesto Buttermilk Salad

Cucumber Buttermilk Pesto Salad with Feta & Pinons

This is one of those salads that came to me in the middle of the night.  I was trying to think of something different to do with cucumbers beyond the regular cucumber salads … hadn’t come up with anything, but then about 3 a.m., I woke up and thought “Pesto! Pesto would be awesome on […]


Pesto Shrimp Mini-Pizzas

Pesto Shrimp Mini Pizzas with Goat Cheese & Pinons

with fresh grape tomatoes, goat cheese & pinons If I had to choose one favorite pizza topping, this would be it. Shrimp, pesto, and goat cheese with fresh tomato and pinons are such an elegant combination of flavors, and if you have pizza crusts (or english muffins!) and pesto on hand, they are so quick […]


Mulberry, Goat Cheese & Avocado Salad

Mulberry, Goat Cheese & Avocado Salad with Pinons & Goat Cheese

on Mixed Greens with Ginger Grapefruit Vinaigrette Hey guess what?  I’m guest posting on Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen today … it’s a yummy salad I made with my mulberries. Go on over to Carrie’s blog and check it out! This recipe was shared at Fit & Fabulous Fridays, Foodie Friends Friday, EveryDay Mom’s Meals and Summer Salad Sunday.


Red, White, & Blueberry Salad

Red, White & Blueberry Salad with Goat Cheese & Toasted Pinons

with Goat Cheese, Pinons, and a Honey Ginger Lime Yogurt Dressing My foodie friend Justine over at Full Belly Sisters has been making red, white and blue foods like crazy lately … which got me thinking … I need to make a red, white and blue salad! It’s been in my head for a week, waiting […]


Peach Berry Prosciutto Pesto Pizza

Peach Berry Prosciutto Pesto Pizza

with Gorgonzola, Mozzarella & Havarti Cheeses My friends told me about this Peach Pizza they’ve been making that they just LOVE … so of course I had to try it. Last night the crazy wind we’ve been having finally died down enough to light up the grill so my daughter and I decided we should […]


Rosemary Cucumber Barley Lentil Salad

Rosemary Cucumber Barley Lentil Salad

The idea of a chopped cucumber salad with rosemary popped into my head the other day. I had some cucumber I bought for my daughter, but she hasn’t shown much interest in eating them lately, so I decided to go ahead and use them up. I cooked up some barley and red lentils to go […]


Asparagus on Green Garlic Crostini

Asparagus on Green Garlic Crostini

It’s spring! Everything is turning green … that means it’s time for my favorite spring vegetables. Like asparagus. And spinach. I’m in heaven whenever I can have fresh asparagus and spinach from the garden. And this year I have one more wonderful thing to harvest from the “garden” … garlic. I snagged a couple clumps […]


A Chef Salad in Stripes

A Chef Salad in Stripes

with Avocado Ranch Salad Dressing I ran across a beautiful vegan cobb salad the other day and it made me think: why don’t I ever do a salad in stripes? My salads are always so random and scattered … couldn’t we try a nice organized salad for a change? Something in nice straight lines. As […]


Tulip & Violet Salad with Salmon Cucumber Toasts

Tulip & Wild Violet Salad with Salmon Blue Cheese Cucumber Toast

a.k.a., Tiptoe through the Tulips with Me Salad I have been wondering what beautiful blossoms in my yard are edible? There must be something besides dandelions and wild violets … So I did a little research and it turns out there is a reason the deer chomp off the tulip blossoms so quickly … they’re […]


Cannellini Bean Hummus with Feta & Oregano

Cannellini Bean Hummus with Feta Cheese and Oregano

I have a not-so-secret fascination with hummus. That creamy garlicky lemony dip with a kick of tahini … ah it is one of my very favorite foods. I snack on it, spread it on my sandwiches, would probably bathe in it if I had enough of it! Well, no, that would be a waste. Because […]


A Simple Sunday Meal for a Very Tired Camper

Hummus Feta Tomato Goat Cheese Pinon Pita

We went camping at a folk festival this weekend. This is something I haven’t done in years, so I had forgotten what it’s like to live without computers, internet, blogging, twitter, facebook, electricity, hot water … even cell phone coverage was iffy and all our phones worked so hard trying to find a signal they […]

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