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Posts tagged “Salad

Long Live the Modern Taco Salad!

Modern Taco Salad w Sriracha Ranch Dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #amazing #taco #salad #recipe

My favorite salad of all time … shredded slow-cooked bourbon chipotle pork, crispy Romaine lettuce, shredded  Mexican cheese, chopped sweet peppers and avocado, black beans, corn and Nacho cheese Doritos with cashew cilantro salsa and Sriracha Ranch dressing. (salsa and dressing not pictured) This recipe is a takeoff copycat recipe from a favorite restaurant that […]


Absolutely Fabulous Greek Salad

Absolutely Fabulous Greek Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #delightful #Greek #salad #recipe

featuring this Absolutely Fabulous Greek/House Salad Dressing from All Recipes I had a craving for a good Greek salad, but wanted to make it at home, so that I wouldn’t have to worry about what to do with the olives. I’m not a big fan of olives, but I always feel guilty if there’s nobody […]


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 […]


Candied Ginger Orange Salad #OrangeInspiration

Candied Ginger Orange Salad with Feta, Pinons & a Maple Orange Ginger Yogurt Dressing

with feta, toasted pinons & a maple orange ginger yogurt dressing A green salad topped with Cara Cara oranges, a sweet, almost pink orange, crystallized ginger, pinons and a creamy orange ginger yogurt dressing. Sometimes the people that seem so strong, the ones you never suspect are suffering, are the ones who are breaking down inside, or […]


Watermelon Cucumber Salad w/Balsamic Roasted Figs

Watermelon Cucumber Salad with Balsamic Roasted Figs, Goat Cheese & Pecans ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #watermelon #fig #salad #recipe

with goat cheese, toasted pecans and a Rosemary Thyme Sweet Hot Pepper Vinaigrette If a salad could be orgasmic, this would definitely be the one. The marriage of flavors, textures and colors in this salad are totally incredible together. It’s got crunch from the cucumbers, sweet juiciness and a softer crunch from the watermelon, creaminess […]


Cilantro Curry Potato Salad

Cilantro Curry Potato Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #curry #potato #salad #recipe

I’m going to apologize for posting so many “produce” recipes, but it IS that time of year! I have so many fresh garden goodies and not enough time to make good use of everything! This was another creation I made for our little camping trip to the folk fest. I used my glorious cilantro coconut […]


Pesto Parmesan Peppercorn Dressing {Low fat}

Pesto Parmesan Peppercorn Salad Dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #homemade #healthy #salad #dressing #recipe

I’ve noticed this summer at work there have been a lot of people bringing salads for lunch, but they don’t seem very thrilled about eating them. This seems strange to me. It appears that most people think of salads as something you SHOULD eat, not something they LIKE to eat. My mother told me that […]


Carrot Lime Salad & a Cookbook Review

Carrot-Lime-Salad-with-Cilantro-Basil-&-Pine-Nuts

I’m venturing out into new salad territory … thanks to a new cookbook I received in the mail to review. My friend Sonali at The Foodie Physician asked if I’d be willing to do a review for The Complete Book of Raw Food cookbook. I thought about it for a moment and then I said, […]


Chipotle Fish Taco Salad

Chipotle Fish Taco Salad with Herbed Lime Cilantro Yogurt Dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #seafood #salad #recipe

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 […]


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 […]


33 Fabulous Cinco de Mayo Recipes

33 Fabulous Food Blogger Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

It’s Star Wars Day today. May the Fourth be with You! I love the punniness of today, but my palate is totally fast forwarding to tomorrow. Cinco de Mayo, the day we get to eat lots of goooood Mexican food. Yeah, baby. I’m a HUGE fan of everything Mexican … so I thought I’d do a […]


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 […]


Amy’s Savory Sandwich Cake (Smorgastarta)

Savory Sandwich Cake {Smorgastarta} ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #sandwich #recipe

Inspired by Panini Happy It’s a sandwich that looks like a cake … bread makes the “cake layers”, egg and salmon salad make the “fillings” and the “frosting” is a mix of light cream cheese and Greek yogurt (and incidentally, the easiest frosting I’ve ever worked with!) …  The idea of making something savory that […]


Chicken Mango Avocado Salad

Chicken Mango Avocado Salad with Rosemary Maple Yogurt Dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salad #recipe

with Rosemary Maple Yogurt Dressing & Toasted Pinons Sometimes when I’m at yoga and I’m doing the “listening to your body” part, I hear my body screaming for certain foods. Tonight my body was screaming for chicken … partly because our power yoga class was particularly challenging this evening and partly because I hadn’t eaten […]


Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad with Avocado

Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad with Avocado & Herb Buttermilk Ranch Dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salad #recipe

with a fresh homemade herb buttermilk ranch dressing Mixed greens topped with crispy chicken, bits of bacon, tomato, sweet onion, and avocado, drizzled with a creamy homemade herb ranch. Believe it or not, this was my “breakfast” on Sunday. I got up early, but then got so busy with baking, grocery shopping, and schlepping my […]


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 […]


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 […]


Mulberry, Sausage and Couscous Salad

Mulberry, Sausage and Couscous Salad

I am sooooo excited! It’s mulberry season! I have this beautiful beautiful mulberry tree in my back yard … well, really, there are several in my yard, but the one that grows over my pond is the most prolific. I was worried she wouldn’t make any berries this year because it was a very unusually […]


Wilted Kale, Quinoa & Bacon Salad

Wilted Kale, Quinoa & Bacon Salad

So we got back from vacation last night after a long long 14-hour drive. I needed some GOOD food today, something that not only tastes good, but has all those super-nutritional things in it that are hard to find when you’re travelling. So I threw together this wilted kale salad. It has just the right […]


Taco Salad Inspirations

Taco Salad with Beef, Beans, Cheese, Bell Pepper, Onion and Vegie Corn Chips

Taco salads are one of my very favorite quick meals. I make them a LOT. I have photographed a few of them, meaning to share them with you, but never did … well today I’m going to show you a few of my taco salad meanderings. There have been many more, and there are still […]


Avocado Tahini Yogurt Salad Dressing

Avocado Tahini Yogurt Salad Dressing

This is the salad dressing we had with our salad on Thanksgiving. We made it with my dad’s homemade yogurt. I think it may be my very favorite salad dressing ever. It’s so flavorful, and chock full of healthy ingredients, so you don’t have to feel guilty about using extra dressing on your salad with […]


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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