Sun-dried Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese Toast

Sun-dried tomato salad and goat cheese toast is a simple yet tasty lunch.  It’s good during the summer months when you want something light but filling.  Try with Strawberry Lemonade.

INGREDIENTS

Rye Bread slicesSundried Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese Toast

Olive Oil

Goat Cheese

DIRECTIONS

Spread olive oil on rye bread and smear with goat cheese.  Heat under broiler just until cheese begins to melt.

INGREDIENTS

Mixed Greens

Sun-dried Tomatoes (chopped)

Mushrooms (chopped)

Mix and top with dressing below.

1 1/2 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

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Asparagus Salad

You know that the warmer days of spring are here when asparagus appears in the grocery store.  Crunchy and sweet, this salad is good  for lunch or for a light supper. Serve with garlic toast to complete the meal.

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Asparagus Salad

1 lbs asparagus cut into inch pieces

3 cups halved cherry tomatoes

1 cup sliced red onion

1/2 cup feta cheese

1/2 tsp pepper Continue reading “Asparagus Salad”

Bulgur Salad

1 cup cooked bulgur

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Bulgur Salad

1/2 cup sliced almonds

2 cups chunked cucumber

1 cup chunked tomato

1/2 cup diced red onion

1/2 cup crumbled feta

1/4 olive oil

3 tbsp balsamic vinegar

1 tbsp dried rosemary

1/2 tsp lemon pepper

Mix bulgur, cucumber, tomato, onion and most of the feta in a bowl.  Whisk olive oil, vinegar, rosemary and pepper into a dressing.  Mix into salad.   Top with remaining feta.

 

Rotini Salad

This salad uses your favorite infused vinegar in the dressing.  Rotini mixed with fresh vegetables creates a light salad perfect for lunch on a busy day.  The recipe ingredients can be prepared in advance and the dressing added just before serving.

1/2 cup olive oil

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Serve for lunch or for a light dinner.

1 cup infused vinegar

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

2/3 cup sugar

Whisk dressing together until emulsified.

2 cups cooked rotini Continue reading “Rotini Salad”

Bean Salad

Bring to boil 1 1/2 cups vinegar, 1/2 cup water. 1 tsp salt and 2 cups white sugar.  Let cool.  Darin the following:

 

1 can yellow beans

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Bean Salad

1 can chick peas

1 can kidney beans

1 can lima beans

Mix together and add:

3 stocks green celery (chopped)

1 red pepper (chopped)

2 onions (sliced)

1 cup yellow beans (chopped)

Mix with liquid and let stand for 24 hours in refrigerator before serving.

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