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Posts tagged “Vinaigrette

Fiery Roasted Pineapple Vinaigrette

Fiery Roasted Pineapple Vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #hot #spicy #pineapple #vinaigrette #recipe

Adapted from The Suburban Soapbox This was one of those recipes that I was intrigued with from the moment I saw it … being a pepper-head and with a total love for pineapple, I could only imagine how good this would be. As usual, I couldn’t help but mess with the recipe … I wanted […]


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 […]


Sweet Potato & Brown Rice Salad #OrangeInspiration

Sweet Potato & Brown Rice Salad ~ Sumptous Spoonfuls #hearty #vegetarian #salad #recipe

Adapted from A Splash of Vanilla I was out and about, searching the Interwebs for hearty, balanced lunchbox type salads for my cooking class, when I stumbled across this one. I stopped dead in my tracks. I am ambivalent about sweet potatoes … I’m really not one of those “oh I just LOVE sweet potatoes” kinda people, but I just […]


Blueberry Poached Pear Salad

Blueberry Poached Pear Salad with Candied Walnuts, Blue Cheese & a Raspberry Malbec Vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #gourmet #pear #salad #recipe

with blue cheese, candied walnuts and a raspberry malbec vinaigrette It’s still winter in my little corner of the world and today was a total chiller! Temperatures dropped back down below zero and I didn’t even want to look at the wind chill factor. When temps go down that low when I’m getting to the point 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 […]


Making Salads a Sumptuous Meal

Strawberry Almond Wild Violet Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salad #recipe

with helpful links for salad inspirations, salad questions, health information, and links to over 81 salad and salad dressing recipes Last week I hosted my very first cooking class. My full-time job doesn’t normally involve cooking, but I found a way to combine the two! I went to our HR director and volunteered to do […]


Cranberry Turkey Salad with Candied Walnuts

Cranberry Turkey Salad with Goat Cheese & Candied Walnuts ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salad #recipe

with goat cheese crumbles and a Maple Cranberry Vinaigrette This salad is a scrumptious way to use your Thanksgiving leftovers. Make the cranberry sauce into a salad dressing and put some turkey atop some greens. Sprinkle with goat cheese and candied walnuts and you have a beautiful way to re-purpose your Thanksgiving dinner. Yeah, it’s […]


Pear, Blue Cheese & Candied Walnut Salad

Pear, Blue Cheese & Candied Walnut Salad with Lavender Vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salad #recipe

with Honey White Wine Lavender Vinaigrette This salad is pleasure food. It feels like purely hedonistic, adult dream-food, yet it’s full of healthy things that are SO good for your body. It is the mixture of tastes and textures that makes this pear salad so amazing: the softness of the pear with the crunchy greens […]


Honey White Wine Lavender Vinaigrette

Honey White Wine Lavender Vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salad dressing #recipe

Have you ever wanted to cook with lavender? Grow lavender? I have been trying both for two years now. Last year, my plants didn’t get very big. I only got a couple blossoms and I wasn’t quite sure what to do with them, so really all my efforts were in vain because I never used […]


Strawberry Almond Salad with Wild Violets

Strawberry Almond Wild Violet Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salad #recipe

and blue cheese and a fresh strawberry almond vinaigrette I dreamt of this salad weeks before I actually made it. I wanted to make a strawberry almond salad with sweet spiced almonds and an almond dressing … I searched and searched for almond butter to make the dressing and when I finally found it and […]


BBQ Beef Avocado Sweet Pepper Salad

BBQ Beef Avocado Sweet Pepper Salad with Cilantro Marmalade Vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #beef #salad #recipe

with a Cilantro Marmalade Vinaigrette Whenever I make a good meat dish and I have some leftover, I always want to make it into a really really good salad. There is nothing better than a good hearty salad with lots of flavor  in my book. It has such a satisfying mix of textures and tastes […]


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 […]


Chinese Chicken Tangerine Salad

Chinese Tangerine Chicken Salad

An Oriental-inspired salad-scape. Because I was suddenly hungry and my son was making chicken nuggets and there were tangerines sitting in front of me and greens and a beautiful red bell pepper in the fridge. Not to mention a bottle of Oriental vinaigrette already made. This is kind of a melange of all the oriental salads […]

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