Wedge Salad

October 31, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, salad | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for a Classic Salad, Wedge Salad. To make the Wedge Salad you’ll be needing Iceberg Lettuce, Bacon, Dried Sweet Red Onion, Tomatoes, and Balsamic Reduction Syrup. Also included is a recipe for the Blue Cheese Dressing. I love a good fresh Salad! This recipe is also from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Wedge Salad
One of life’s simple dining pleasures is this refreshing salad made with a wedge of crisp iceberg lettuce sumptuously topped with creamy, homemade blue cheese dressing, crisp pieces of bacon, diced red onion, juicy, ripe tomato and a drizzle of balsamic reduction syrup.

Recipe Ingredients:
Salad:
1 head of iceberg lettuce, washed, drained and well chilled
Crisp bacon, cut in 1-inch pieces
Diced sweet red onion
Tomato, diced, or halved cherry tomatoes
Balsamic reduction syrup (optional)

Blue Cheese Dressing:
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons minced fresh flat-leaf parsley (1/2 teaspoon dried parsley)
1 teaspoon steak sauce Worcestershire sauce
2 cloves garlic, finely minced to a paste* or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
4 ounces blue cheese, crumbled

Cooking Directions:
1 – For Salad: Several hours before serving, core the iceberg lettuce by slamming the whole head of lettuce, core-side down on the kitchen counter top, then twist out the core. Remove any outer leaves that are undesirable and wash thoroughly, inside and out, with running water. Shake out as much water as possible over the sink and then drain thoroughly on paper towels. Once the lettuce is well-drained, refrigerate in a covered container or sealed plastic bag for several hours or overnight so that it can crisp up (this step is vital for the perfect wedge salad, so don’t skip it).
2 – For Blue Cheese Dressing: Combine all ingredients, except blue cheese, together in a medium mixing bowl, mixing well. Add crumbled blue cheese and stir vigorously to combine well, allowing some crumbles to remain for texture. Refrigerate for at minimum of 1 hour to allow flavors to marry. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
3 – To Serve: Cut the head of lettuce into 1 wedge per person and place each on a chilled serving plate. Drizzle blue cheese dressing over the wedge and sprinkle with the bacon pieces, diced red onion and diced tomatoes, or if using tomato wedges, place them around the lettuce. Lastly, lightly drizzle with balsamic reduction syrup.
4 – Serve immediately.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/salad/wedge_salad_recipe.html

Greens and Pear with Maple-Mustard Dressing

October 13, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, salad | Leave a comment
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I have a Salad Recipe to pass along for all of you, Greens and Pear with Maple-Mustard Dressing. Some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Maple Syrup, Dijon Mustard, Salad Greens, Red Pear, Dried Cherries, Chopped Walnuts and more! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Greens and Pear with Maple-Mustard Dressing
A quick and easy salad that’s bursting with fall flavors!

Ingredients
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic or cider vinegar
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
4 cups torn mixed salad greens
1 medium red pear, cored and thinly sliced
1/4 cup sliced green onions
3 tablespoons dried cherries
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons chopped walnuts, toasted*

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1/4 of total recipe

1 – Whisk maple syrup, mustard, oil, vinegar, and pepper in small bowl until well blended.

2 – Combine greens, pear, green onions, cherries, and walnuts in large serving bowl. Drizzle with dressing; gently toss to coat.

*Note: To toast walnuts, spread in single layer on baking sheet. Bake in preheated 350°F oven 5 to 7 minutes or until fragrant, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 179 calories, Carbohydrates: 29 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 112 mg, Fiber: 3 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/salads/greens-and-pear-with-maple-mustard-dressing/

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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Tangy Pear Salad

September 14, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday, salad | 2 Comments
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Tangy Pear Salad. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Green Lettuce, Pear, Crumbled Blue Cheese, Walnuts, and Rice Vinegar. The Salad is 122 calories and 12 carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Tangy Pear Salad
Chopped walnuts provide a delightful crunch for this light, low-carb pear salad while a drizzle of seasoned rice vinegar adds a bit of kick.

Ingredients
Preparation time: 20 minutes

1 head red or green leaf lettuce, deveined (optional) and torn into bite-size pieces (about 10 cups of lettuce)
1 fresh pear, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces
5 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar (such as Nakano)

Directions
Yield: about 11 cups
Serving size: 2 cups

1 – Combine lettuce, pears, blue cheese, and walnuts in a large salad bowl. Drizzle with rice vinegar and toss to coat. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 122 calories, Carbohydrates: 13 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Sodium: 282 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/salads/tangy-pear-salad/

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Lebanese Picnic Salad

April 25, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products, salad | 1 Comment
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I’m passing along a Salad recipe from the Jennie – O Turkey website I came across, Lebanese Picnic Salad. Add a Middle East flair to your dinner with this Lebanese Picnic Salad. Made with JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Turkey Breast Cutlets, Bulgar wheat, tomatoes, apples, a host of spices, and topped with a Zesty Lemon Mint Dressing. You can find this recipe along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes on the Jennie – O website. Enjoy and Make the Switch in 2020! https://www.jennieo.com/

Lebanese Picnic Salad

This colorful, simple salad recipe is packed with crunchy fresh veggies and distinctive Middle Eastern flavors, including coriander, Bulgar wheat and a zesty lemon-mint dressing.

INGREDIENTS

¾ cup Bulgar wheat
1½ cups boiling water
¼ cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
¼ teaspoon ground coriander
salt and pepper, to taste
1 (17.6-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Turkey Breast Cutlets
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 medium cucumber, unpeeled and chopped
1 small tart green apple, chopped
4 green onions
½ cup chopped fresh parsley

DIRECTIONS

1) In large bowl, soak Bulgar in boiling water 1 hour. Prepare Lemon-Mint dressing. In small bowl, combine lemon juice, oil, mint, coriander and salt and pepper, to taste; set aside.
2) Cook turkey cutlets as specified on the package. Always cook to well done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer; cool. Cut across grain of turkey slices creating ½ x 2½-inch strips.
3) Drain Bulgar well. Stir in turkey, tomatoes, cucumber, apple and onions. Add dressing and parsley, mixing well.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories 260
Protein 26g
Carbohydrates 25g
Fiber 6g
Sugars 5g
Fat 7g
Cholesterol 45mg
Sodium 75mg
Saturated Fat 1.5g

https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/161-lebanese-picnic-salad

Chopped Italian Salad

February 11, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Diabetes Self Management, salad | Leave a comment
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I’m passing along a recipe for a Chopped Italian Salad. Made using Romaine Lettuce, Red Onion, Turkey Pepperoni, Black Olives, Chickpeas, Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing and Grated Parmesan Cheese. Nothing like a good Salad! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Chopped Italian Salad
With just seven ingredients necessary, you can prepare this high-fiber salad in a jiffy!

Ingredients
10 cups chopped romaine lettuce
1/3 cup chopped red onion
20 slices turkey pepperoni, quartered
1 can (2 1/4 ounces) sliced black olives, rinsed and drained
1 can (about 15 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/3 cup light balsamic vinaigrette dressing
1/3 cup shaved or grated Parmesan cheese

Directions
Yield: 6 servings

Serving size: 1 cup

1 – Combine lettuce, red onion, pepperoni, olives and chickpeas in large bowl. Toss with dressing; sprinkle with cheese.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 148 calories, Carbohydrates: 20 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 12 mg, Sodium: 618 mg, Fiber: 5 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/salads/chopped-italian-salad/

 

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Caprese Salad

December 24, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, salad | Leave a comment
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I’ve got another Diabetic Friendly Recipe to pass along, Caprese Salad. Made using Tomatoes, Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese, Salt, Pepper, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and Basil Leaves. The recipe is off the Diabetes Self Management website where you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetes Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, and Diabetes Management Tips. You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Caprese Salad
Caprese is a simple salad from the Italian region of Campania, traditionally including sliced fresh mozzarella cheese, plum tomatoes, and basil. The refreshing salad is seasoned with salt, black pepper, and olive oil. At only 73 calories per serving, the salad won’t break your calorie budget.

Ingredients
3 medium tomatoes (3/4 pound total), cut into 8 slices
2 (1-ounce) slices part-skim mozzarella cheese, each cut into strips (24 strips total)
1/8 teaspoon salt
Pinch black pepper
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves

Directions
1 – Arrange tomatoes and cheese alternately on plate, overlapping slightly. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and drizzle with oil. Scatter basil on top.

Yield: 4 servings.

Serving size: 1/4 of recipe.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 73 calories, Carbohydrates: 9 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 9 mg, Sodium: 165 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/salads/caprese-salad/

 

 

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Bountiful Harvest Vegetable Salad

October 9, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, salad | 1 Comment
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I came across this salad, Bountiful Harvest Vegetable Salad, at the Diabetes Self Management website and wanted to pass it along to every one! Some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Onion, Garlic, Brown Sugar, Turnips, Baby Salad Greens, and Walnut Pieces. Again you can find this recipe along with all the other Diabetes Friendly Recipes at the Diabetes Self Management website. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Bountiful Harvest Vegetable Salad
Ingredients
1 tablespoon hazelnut or olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
3/4 cup malt vinegar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 cup chopped parsnips
1 cup chopped turnips
1/2 cup parsley and cilantro leaves
3 cups baby salad greens
1/2 cup toasted walnut pieces
1 cup chopped radish
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions
1 – Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and cook until golden brown, 5–7 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds more. Stir in vinegar and sugar and bring just to a simmer. Remove from heat and keep dressing warm.

2 – Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add parsnips and turnips and simmer until vegetables are just tender, 8–10 minutes. Drain well.

3 – Arrange parsley, cilantro, and salad greens on a platter and top with hot vegetables. Garnish with walnuts and radish. Drizzle with warm dressing, and serve immediately.

Yield: 6 servings.

Serving size: 1/6 of recipe.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 145 calories, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: 8 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 45 mg, Fiber: 4 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/salads/bountiful-harvest-vegetable-salad/

Yummy Diabetes-Friendly Salad Recipes

March 26, 2015 at 9:00 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line, salad | Leave a comment
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Perk up those Salads with these Yummy Diabetes-Friendly Salad Recipes from the Diabetic Living On Line website. Diabetic Friendly Salad recipes, love it!   http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

 

Yummy Diabetes-Friendly Salad RecipesDiabetic living logo
Salads don’t have to mean sacrifice with this bunch of mouthwatering, flavor-packed recipes. Plus, they’re each filling enough to make into a main dish.

 
Buffalo Chicken Salad

Need a healthful meal in a flash? This low-carb salad has the spicy kick and satisfying crunch of your favorite restaurant-style Buffalo chicken without the extra calories and fat. And it only takes 15 minutes to toss together……

 
Clementine-Arugula Salad with Lime-Poppy Seed Dressing

This citrus-infused side salad will surely be a hit around the dinner table. Plus, it takes less than 20 minutes to make and boasts only 14 grams of carb per serving……

 
Maple Mahi Mahi Salad

You won’t need to fish for compliments when you serve this main-dish salad that’s packed with protein, healthy fats, and fiber. They’ll be begging for the recipe before the meal is over….

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the Yummy Diabetes-Friendly Salad Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/salad/yummy-diabetes-friendly-salad-recipes

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Layered Southwestern Appetizer

October 14, 2014 at 5:32 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, salad | Leave a comment
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Layered Southwestern Appetizer

 

 

Ingredients
2 cups shredded Lettuce
1 can (15 oz.) Black Beans, rinsed
1/2 cup chopped Green Peppers
2 tablespoons bottled chopped Red Jalapeno Chile Peppers
1 8-ounce jar Chunky Salsa
8 – ounces fat free Sour Cream
1/2 cup reduced fat shredded Cheddar Cheese
1/2 cup chopped pitted Black and Green Olives
1 cup broken tortilla chips

 

 

Directions
1 – Line a 12 – inch platter with the shredded lettuce. In a medium bowl stir together black beans, sweet pepper, and chilie peppers. Spoon bean mixture over lettuce, leaving a border of lettuce. Spoon sour cream over the bean mixture; gently spread into a smooth layer, leaving a border of bean mixture.
2 – Drain excess liquid from salsa. Spoon the salsa over the sour cream layer, leaving a border of sour cream. Sprinkle cheese over salsa. Then top with the olives. Cover and chill for up to 6 hours. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips.

Curried Quinoa Salad

May 17, 2014 at 5:31 AM | Posted in PBS, salad | Leave a comment
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Looking for a different side to along with your meal? Here’s one that’s a healthy one from the PBS web site, Curried Quinoa Salad. I left the link at the end of the post. Check out all their recipes while there.

 

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Curried Quinoa Salad

 

Ingredients
170 grams red quinoa (~1 cup)
1 3/4 cups water
¼ cup plain yogurt
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons curry powder
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
25 grams flat-leaf parsley, minced
50 grams dried cranberries (~1/4 cup), roughly chopped
45 grams toasted pine nuts (~1/4 cup)
2 scallions, thinly sliced

 
Directions
Thoroughly rinse the quinoa in a wire strainer using your hand to agitate the quinoa to release all the saponin on the surface. Drain the quinoa well and transfer it to a pot.
Add the water and bring the pot to a boil. Turn down the heat to maintain a gentle simmer and cover with a lid. Cook for 15 minutes or until there’s no water left in the pan and the quinoa is tender.
Meanwhile, add the yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice, curry powder, salt and black pepper to a bowl and whisk to combine.
When the quinoa is cooked, transfer it to a bowl and add the yogurt dressing while the quinoa is still hot. Stir until all the dressing is absorbed and let the salad cool.
When the quinoa has cooled to room temperature, add the parsley, cranberries, pine nuts and scallions. Stir to combine and serve, or cover and refrigerate until you are ready to serve.

 
http://www.pbs.org/food/recipes/curried-quinoa-salad/

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