Tuesday, July 24, 2018

STRAWBERRY SPINACH SALAD

SERVINGS4 SERVINGS
PREP TIME:

10 MINS

TOTAL TIME:

10 MINS
AUTHOR: HOLLY

COURSE: SALAD
CUISINE: AMERICAN
Strawberry Spinach Salad is a personal favorite and definitely a crowd pleaser!
INGREDIENTS
  • 10 oz fresh cleaned spinach
  • 2 cups strawberries hulled & sliced
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onions
  • 2/3 cup candied pecans or 1/2 cup toasted almonds
  • 4 oz goat cheese or feta
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
WHITE BALSAMIC DRESSING
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons white balsamic
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • salt & pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Mix together all dressing ingredients and set aside.
  2. Dice avocado and toss with lemon juice.
  3. Combine remaining salad ingredients in a large bowl.
  4. Drizzle with dressing and serve immediately.

GREEN BEAN BUNDLES

SERVINGS12 BUNDLES
PREP TIME:
 
15 MINS
 
COOK TIME:
 
20 MINS
TOTAL TIME:
 
35 MINS
 
AUTHOR: HOLLY N.
 
COURSE: SIDE DISH
CUISINE: AMERICAN
KEYWORD: BACON GREEN BEAN BUNDLES
Bacon Green Bean Bundles. Tender crisp green beans wrapped in bacon and brushed with a simple brown sugar glaze. These are easy enough for a weeknight meal and pretty enough to impress your guests alongside a steak dinner!
INGREDIENTS
  • Green beans (about 1 1/2 lbs) 6-8 beans per bundle
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Cook bacon on the stovetop until slightly cooked (You don't want it crispy). Reserve any drippings. Can use precooked bacon.
  3. Trim and wash green beans. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add baking soda. Add green beans and cook 3 minutes until tender crisp. Remove from boiling water and place in a bowl of ice water to stop cooking.
  4. Dab beans dry and toss with reserved bacon drippings (about 2 teaspoons), garlic powder and salt & pepper to taste.
  5. Cut each slice of bacon in half and wrap around about 6-8 green beans, secure with a toothpick and place on a parchment lined pan.
  6. Combine brown sugar with 1 tablespoon of water and lightly brush over each bundle.
  7. Roast 20-22 minutes or until bacon is crisp and beans are lightly roasted.


HAWAIIAN PASTA SALAD

SERVINGS8 SERVINGS
PREP TIME:
 
15 MINS
 
COOK TIME:
 
8 MINS
TOTAL TIME:
 
23 MINS
 
AUTHOR: HOLLY N.
 
COURSE: PASTA, SALAD
CUISINE: AMERICAN
KEYWORD: HAWAIIAN PASTA SALAD
This Hawaiian Pasta Salad is a refreshing play on my favorite Hawaiian Pizza flavors and is always a hit at potlucks! A quick and easy homemade pineapple dressing is tossed with pasta, ham and bell peppers for a uniquely delicious side dish!
INGREDIENTS

  • 8 oz rotini or bow tie pasta
  • 1 (14oz) can pineapple tidbits, juice reserved
  • 1 red pepper , diced
  • 2 cups diced ham
  • 1 green onion , thinly sliced
DRESSING
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise or dressing
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • black pepper to taste


INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and run under cold water.
  2. Whisk together all dressing ingredients until smooth.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl gently toss with dressing. Refrigerate 2 hours before serving.
  4. Store refrigerated up to 5 days.