Thursday, May 28, 2015

Olive Garden Copycat Dressing

Found this on Pinterest. It is pretty close to Olive Garden's dressing 

1/3 cup white vinegar 
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp mayo
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt 
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp pepper 
1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
1 pkg Good Season Italian Dressing mix
1 tsp grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp lemon juice
4 Tbsp water

Mix well. Refrigerate until serving

I make my salad using a Romaine lettuce, red onion, tomatoes, black olives, artichoke hearts, croutons, and Parmesan/Romano cheese blend. 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Oriental Chicken Salad

Romaine lettuce 
Red cabbage
Green onions
Mandarin oranges
Grilled chicken breast, sliced
Chow mein noodles

Honey mustard dressing 
1/2 cup mayo
6 tbsp honey
3 tbsp rice vinegar
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp sesame oil 

Whisk together. 

Monday, May 25, 2015

Strawberry Spinach Salad

Strawberry Spinach Salad

Serves 4

8 cups baby spinach
2 cups blueberries
3 cups sliced strawberries
4 oz goat cheese
sliced almonds
green onions
bacon bits

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
2 Tbsp honey
1/2 tsp dijon mustard
salt and pepper to taste

Whisk together salad ingredients.  Add additional honey if needed for desired sweetness.

Place spinach and berries in a large bowl.  Toss with dressing until well coated (refrigerate extra dressing).   Divide spinach mixture on 4 serving plates.   Crumble goat cheese on top.  Add other toppings as desired.