Chopped Chicken-Apple Salad Recipe with Creamy Roasted Jalapeno-Lime Vinaigrette

Chopped Chicken-Apple Salad Recipe with Creamy Roasted Jalapeno Lime Vinaigrette -- This main course, chopped salad is full of sweet, savory and spicy flavors that you will definitely keep coming back for more of.

This main course, chopped salad is full of sweet, savory and spicy flavors that will keep you coming back for more. The Jalapeño Vinaigrette puts it over-the-top!Don’t think that just because this recipe doesn’t include sautéed onions, that they didn’t go in something else I made for dinner last night.  (A steak and … [Read more...]

Dragon Tongue Bean Salad Recipe with Spicy Honey-Mustard

Dragon Tongue Bean Salad Recipe with Spicy Honey Mustard Dressing -- Colorful, beautiful, and so tasty -- this is the perfect summer side dish for barbecues or a vegan main course.

Colorful, beautiful, and so tasty -- this is the perfect summer side dish for barbecues or a vegan main course. When my friends at Melissa's Produce sent me a sample of the ever-so-stunning Dragon Tongue Beans, I wondered if I should use them in the kitchen, or simply set them out in a pretty bowl for display.  Dragon … [Read more...]

Roasted Vegetable Citrus Salad with Quinoa Crisps

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Perhaps it's the way I'm wired -- with my huge sweet tooth and all -- but I think any vegetable that's caramelized is amazingly delicious.Depending on the vegetable, roasting it at a very high temperature and bringing all of its natural sugars to the surface can turn it into something almost as sweet as candy.  … [Read more...]

Balsamic Glazed Watermelon-Avocado Chopped Salad Recipe

]Balsamic Glazed Watermelon-Avocado Chopped Salad Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

A unique, delightful summer salad with a combination of beautifully blended, vibrant flavors. It's beautiful, hearty, refreshing, packed with amazing flavors and it's screaming with summertime deliciousness.I don't like to toot my own horn, but this salad is off the hook!  I truly hope you'll try it to see what all … [Read more...]

Roasted Kale Sprout Salad with Pickled Beets, Mandarins & Spicy Pecans

Kale Sprouts for Roasted Kale Sprout Salad with Pickled Beets, Mandarins & Spicy Pecans | Cooking On The Weekends

Once again, good things seem to come in small packages.  A cross between Russian Red Kale and Brussels Sprouts, Kale Sprouts look like a tiny head of kale . . . until you slice them in half, at which point they resemble a brussels sprout.  Delicious and simply gorgeous, either way.Grown in California, Kale Sprouts … [Read more...]

Kale-Grape Salad with Thai Curry Vinaigrette, Potatoes and Honey Glazed Pistachios

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Kale has been one of the hippest, hottest, healthiest foods for a few years now.(Well, it's been one of the healthiest foods since forever.)I love kale chips. Don't most of us?I also love kale sautéed until it caramelizes.  Yum!I didn't, however, think I loved raw kale.  At least, not until … [Read more...]