Summer Melon Caprese Salad with Basil Port Wine Vinaigrette
This Summer Melon Caprese Salad is such a unique balance of sweet and savory - with the cantaloupe and Basil Port Wine Vinaigrette and the prosciutto, arugula and pine nuts. Be sure to find a nice ripe cantaloupe for this one, it makes a big difference! Serve it in a pretty bowl or plate individually.
Be sure to pick a ripe cantaloupe for this salad!
How to choose a cantaloupe
My best advice is go to a farmer's market stand and ask them to pick a good one for you. They usually ...
Healthy Spa Chicken Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing
When you eat this healthy spa chicken salad with honey mustard dressing, you can taste all of the goodness and feel all of the great benefits filling up your body. Tender pieces of chicken surrounded by healthy flavorful vegetables like cucumber, avocado, red bell pepper topped with feta and a light sweet and tangy honey mustard dressing.
Inspiration for this healthy salad
The inspiration for this chicken salad came when I visit my parents in Venice, Florida. We like to dine at T.J. ...
Summer Grilled Peach Salad
You will love this Summer Grilled Peach Salad! Luscious grilled peaches over a bed of arugula, spring mix and fresh basil leaves with chicken, dried cherries, and almonds; crowned with mild goat cheese crumbles. Savory peach perfection!
How to grill peaches - 2 ways!
Grilling peaches takes so little time. I have a Baby Weber that's super quick and easy for me to use. Just fire it up, wait a few minutes and grill the peaches. Or if you're already grilling chicken, just throw them on ...
Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad with Maple Dijon Vinaigrette
This Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad is a great winter salad and very filling! If you're a fan of warm spinach salad, you're going to love this variation. Serve it hot or cold over spinach and greens. Not a fan of quinoa? Use brown rice instead. Make it up ahead of time and then put it all together right before serving. You can add chicken, pork or beef to make it a main dish! Don't skip the Maple Dijon Vinaigrette! It's the star of the show!
Add in your own favorite vegetables!
I have ...
Mandarin Wild Rice Salad with Cranberries, Mint and Pecans
The Perfect Thanksgiving Side Dish!
This Mandarin Wild Rice Salad recipe has been in our family for years. It's a hearty autumn salad with cranberries, pecans, green onions, and mandarins with a delightful orange vinaigrette. It makes a perfect side for Thanksgiving or anytime as it goes great with many fall and winter dishes. I love it with roasted turkey, chicken or pork. When I had my tea room in California, I often served this in the fall in cute glass tea cups lined with spinach. ...
Summer Chicken Salad with Tomatoes, Grilled Peaches and Cumin Lime Vinaigrette
This Summer Chicken Salad with Tomatoes, Grilled Peaches and Cumin Lime Vinaigrette came about because of my love for tomatoes. I can not even tell you how much I love fresh tomatoes. This love affair began when I moved to California until then, I don't think I really knew how good tomatoes could be.
When I moved to Seattle (after living 18 years in California) I was devastated because I couldn't grow tomatoes in the first house we lived in. I even had to start buying cherry tomatoes in the ...
Gourmet Done Skinny Healthy Garlic Ranch Dressing and Dip
Creating the perfect healthy Ranch Dressing
I've been working on this Garlic Ranch dressing for a while now even before I was into healthy eating but never could quite perfect it until now. My son and I are such suckers for the Cheesecake Factory Ranch dressing. We love to dip our fries into it. (Well that was before Weight Watcher days, and you wonder why I ended up on Weight Watchers!)
Over the years, I've searched high and low for a similar recipe but could never find one that ...
Chicken and Roasted Beet Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette
This Chicken and Roasted Beet Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette is my re-creation of a delicious salad I had in Carmel at La Bicyclette, called Rouge Salad. It's such a wonderful combination of fresh, sweet, salt and creamy. I added chicken breasts for a complete meal! Very filling, yet light and fresh tasting! This recipe is designed to make as a single serving so it's easier to count points. Just divide greens up into separate salad bowls or plates, then add the following ingredients to ...
This healthy and tangy Citrus Vinaigrette is a delicious fresh tasting vinaigrette which you can use over any greens. I like to make it in a cruet so it's easier to shake. It keeps for about 2 weeks in the refrigerator. You can make it a creamy dressing by adding a few tablespoons of non-fat Greek Yogurt. It goes perfectly with my Chicken and Roasted Beet Salad. Just add a few tablespoons and what a delicious meal!