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Olive Garden Inspired Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Salad

Olive Garden Inspired Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Salad

Have you seen the latest tv commercial for Olive Garden’s Grilled Chicken Broccoli Alfredo? I’ve been craving it for a week now but I’m not anywhere near a location.  Time to just drool over the photos and improvise. Print Olive Garden Inspired Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Salad Ingredients Grilled chicken strips Cooked pasta Steamed broccoli Chopped…

Avocado Grapefruit Salad for a taste of summer

Avocado Grapefruit Salad for a taste of summer

The New Year resolution and all the green smoothies are driving me to drool over cookbooks.  Such danger! This avocado grapefruit salad saved me from temptation. It was worth repeating soon.   Print Avocado Grapefruit Salad Ingredients Spring greens or baby spinach Pink grapefruit sections Avocado, sliced Blueberries Red onion slices Walnut halves Croutons Apple…

Mexican Chicken Salad

Mexican Chicken Salad

Some days I feel like I need a ‘South of the Border’ flavor. Always having chicken on hand, this lunch of Mexican Chicken Salad was a cinch. Using the usual ingredients, all it needed was cumin and jalapenos.     Chipotle powder can be substituted for jalapenos.   Print Mexican Chicken Salad Ingredients Diced chicken…

Fruity Chicken Salad With Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

Fruity Chicken Salad With Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

Fruity Chicken Salad with a honey balsamic vinaigrette for lunchtime and you can feel your waistband loosening up.  What feels better than that? As they say at Weight Watchers, “nothing tastes as good as thin feels”.   Print Fruity Chicken Salad With Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette Ingredients 1 cup mixed spring greens 1-1/2 tablespoons dried cranberries…

East Side Mario’s Garden Salad Dressing

East Side Mario’s Garden Salad Dressing

East Side Mario’s Garden salad dressing — another copycat recipe to save you time and money. Never mind trying to find a parking spot.   Print East Side Mario’s Garden Salad Dressing Ingredients 1 cup of olive oil 1/2 cup of vinegar 1/2 cup of lemon juice 2 tsp of sugar 1 tsp of salt…

Muffuletta Olive Salad, a New Orleans Sandwich

Muffuletta Olive Salad, a New Orleans Sandwich

An earlier invention than the po-boy, this sandwich called a Muffuletta is now a famous regional specialty. Legend tells us that in 1906, an Italian baker sold round loaves of Sicilian bread.  Dockworkers and others would buy a loaf from him and then enjoy it with cold cuts and cheeses from Central Grocery on Decatur….

Authentic Caesar Salad is Mexican, not Italian

Authentic Caesar Salad is Mexican, not Italian

Remember the first time you had an authentic Caesar Salad? Remember when fine dining was more affordable?  Maybe you were dating at the time and he was wanting to win your heart?  Saturday evening he would arrive, perhaps with flowers, and you were both dressed to impress. He would open doors and guide your chair…

Cobb and Nicoise Salad Dressings

Cobb and Nicoise Salad Dressings

About as famous as a Caesar Salad, Cobb and Nicoise salad dressings top two of the tastiest salads on bistro menus. Originating in the south of France, Salad  Niçoise is  made with olives, eggs, tuna packed in oil, green beans, red potatoes and anchovies.  It is on the menu of every bistro and brasserie along…

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