Fresh Asian Salad

November 10, 2008 at 9:25 am (Uncategorized) (, )

Key Lime Pie

We needed a different salad for dinner, and had some asian toasted sesame dressing. I went onto Kraft’s web site for some inspiration and used it as a basis to change up our usual salad routine.

Fresh Asian Salad
Adapted from KraftFoods.com.

Ingredients

Kraft Asian Toasted Sesame Dressing, Light
torn salad greens
mandrin oranges, drained
snow peas
shredded carrots
won ton noodles

Directions

  1. Mix lettuce, oranges, peas, carrots, and noodles in a bowl.
  2. Drizzle with dressing, serve, and enjoy!

The kraft recipe used chicken in the salad, but since this was a side for us I omitted the chicken. It was a nice change from the normal, and I love oranges on a salad!

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Tomato Feta Salad

November 3, 2008 at 10:08 am (Uncategorized) (, , )

Tomato Feta Salad

This salad is amazing. I’m not a fan of feta, and Misha is not a fan of tomatoes… but you put them together in this salad and we will both devour it! A friend origionaly emailed me this recipe to bring over, and it has been a hit ever since!

Tomato Feta Salad
Barefoot Contessa.

Ingredients

2 pints cherry tomatoes
3/4 cup diced red onion, small
2 Tablespoons white wine vinegar or champagne vinegar
3 Tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 Tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
2 Tablespoons fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
3/4 lb feta cheese Note: The trick is to use a good feta, we get ours from a local market and it is sold in blocks. It is a French feta (I think Valbreso). I think it makes a huge difference.

Directions

  1. Cut the tomatoes in half and place them in a large bowl.
  2. Add the onion, vinegar, olive oil, kosher salt, pepper, basil, and parsley and toss well.
  3. Dice the feta into 1/2 to 3/4 inch cubes, taking care to crumble it as little as possible.
  4. Gently fold the feta into the salad.
  5. Let the salad sit in the fridge for a bit, this lets the flavors all merge together.
  6. Serve at room temperature and enjoy!

We love this salad, it is a great summer salad or when you can find tomatoes. The trick to this salad is using good feta.

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Easy Asian Cole Slaw

September 12, 2008 at 9:59 am (Uncategorized) (, , )

Easy Asian Cole Slaw

This is one of my favorite easy salad recipes. It is great for a pot-luck, or just a salad when you feel like something different. It is so simple to throw together.

Easy Asian Cole Slaw
DH’s Aunt shared this with me.

Ingredients

Dressing
1 cup canola oil
6 Tablespoons rice vinegar
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 Top Ramen “Oriental” seasoning packets

Salad
1 lb Cole Slaw salad (I used a broccoli-slaw)
2 packages Top Ramen noodles

Directions

  1. Break up the Ramen noodles (it works best to break them up in the package).
  2. Mix dressing.
  3. When ready to serve, mix everything and enjoy! Note: Since 1 lb of Cole Slaw is a bit much for DH and I, I just mix individual servings of everything and keep the Slaw, dressing, and noodles separate until ready to serve.

I’m sure there are other ways to dress this salad up, but this is a nice simple recipe (and easy to remember when I am in the grocery store).

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