Posts tagged ‘balsamic’

July 11, 2013

Balsamic Soaked Watermelon with Feta and Mint

Sweet and salty flavors for the win this summer!

Ingredients

2 cups chopped watermelon

1/4 cup crumbled feta

2 tablespoons balsamic

Mint, to taste

Directions

Combine everything together and let sit overnight.

xx

R

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July 11, 2013

Kale Salad with Balsamic, Nectarines, and Roasted Chicken with Pine Nuts

A must if you are a fan of the sweet and salty. With superfood kale, the flavors in this salad cannot be topped.

Ingredients

1/4 cup roasted chicken, I like Harvestland because the chicken is organic and antibiotic free, and if you want to make this a vegetarian salad chickpeas would be a good source of protein and fat

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

2 teaspoons olive oil

Pink Himalayan salt

Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste

2 tablespoons roasted pine nuts

1 nectarine, stone removed and sliced into small slices

2 cups kale

3 tablespoons blue cheese reduced fat crumbles, or tangy cheese of choice

Directions

Make sure ale is washed and dried, chopped into small bite size pieces with the tough ribs removed (they make for great juices so just freeze them). In a bowl, toss with balsamic and olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Massage the dressing into the leaves. Top with chicken, nectarines, pine nuts and cheese and toss. The salad marinates i the dressing and has great flavor after 10 hours of sitting in the fridge, A great make a night ahead for work the next morning kind of salad.

 

xx

R

 

April 13, 2013

Quinoa Caprese Salad with Lemon Balsamic Vinigrette

I make a huge batch of quinoa for the week on Sundays. This salad is refreshing and delicious with nutritional superstars like protein packed quinoa, lemon, cherry tomatoes and spinach. This is a great take anywhere salad.

Ingredients

Serves 2

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

1 cup fresh mozzarella pearls

1 cup quinoa, any color, cooked

3 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Basil leaves, fresh, as desired

Pepper, to taste

1 cup baby spinach leaves

Directions

Combine lemon juice, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar with a whisk until well combined. Combine the rest of the ingredients and toss with dressing and serve immediately, or save the dressing on the side to save for later.

xx

R

March 12, 2013

Kale Detox Salad with Tara Stiles

I love her I love her I love her

 

February 18, 2013

Smoked Salmon Spinach Chef Salad

A great source of selenium and protein!

Ingredients

1 hard boiled egg

2 ounces smoked salmon, sliced into small pieces

1 1/2 spinach leaves

4 tomato slices, halved

1/4 avocado, sliced thinly

1/2 cucumber, sliced thinly

1/4 cup edamame beans

2 teaspoons olive oil

1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

A pinch of sea salt

Freshly cracked black pepper

 

Directions

Whisk all ingredients for dressing: sea salt, black pepper, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and balsamic vinegar in a separate bowl until well combined. Pour over rest of ingredients in a different bowl. Enjoy!

 

xx

R

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February 5, 2013

Honey Balsamic Salmon with Brown Rice Black Quinoa Blend

I am obsessed with salmon. It is probably the reason I can never go completely vegetarian. I love the beautiful peachy color of the fish and I love what it does for my mood, my skin, my body, and my tastebuds. If you are not a huge salmon person (WHY?) , you can adapt this to a different fish like haddock, tilapia, or tuna, but this sweet and savory combination on salmon is my favorite weeknight dinner. And it is fast! I have these ingredients on hand all the time and since they make such a good pair, I use it on chicken and other proteins too! The brown rice black quinoa blend is the perfect side and with another side of steamed spinach or sautéed kale, you are set to go!

Honey Balsamic Glaze

1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

1/8 teaspoon of black himalyan salt

Freshly cracked black pepper (to your liking)

1 steamed salmon filet

1/2 cup brown rice, cooked

1/4 cup black quinoa, cooked according to package directions

Directions

Mix honey, balsamic, salt and pepper will and brush on steamed salmon filet. Combine cooked rice and quinoa and assemble on top!

Told you it was simple.

xx

Reth

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December 24, 2012

Honey Balsamic Glazed Salmon

I usually steam my salmon and to add flavor, I make a honey balsamic glaze that will rock your socks off. And it is only three ingredients that are usually things I always have in the kitchen.

Ingredients

1 salmon fillet, steamed (you can easily buy a microwave steamer and they are pretty inexpensive too)

2 teaspoons of honey

2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

Pepper

Salt

Directions

Whisk balsamic vinegar and honey together. Add salt and pepper to the steamed filet. Pour glaze over the steamed salmon.

XX

Reth

December 13, 2012

Apple Fig Spinach Salad

A refreshing salad that I like taking to work! Sweet and savory! Needless to say, it is hard to get sick of.

Ingredients

2/3 apple, cored and sliced thinly

2 dried figs, sliced

1 cup spinach

Goat cheese, 1 oz

2 tablespoons sliced almonds

Balsamic vinegar, to taste

Directions

Assemble all ingredients together, and add the dressing last!

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September 30, 2012

Cranberry Spinach Salad with Walnuts

Another fall favorite!

Ingredients

1/3 cup dried cranberries

1 cup spinach

1/8 cup walnuts, crushed

1/8 cup blue cheese crumbles

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Directions

Mix spinach with cranberries, walnuts, blue cheese and top with balsamic vinegar!

XX

 

September 30, 2012

Chicken Pear Spinach Salad

I love this delicious blend of fall flavors! Let me know what you think.

Ingredients

1/2 chicken breast, steamed

1 cup spinach

1 pear, sliced thinly

1 handful walnuts, crushed

Blue cheese crumbles

Balsamic Vinegar

Pepper

Directions

Rip chicken into thin shreds. Assemble over spinach and add pear. Add walnuts and blue cheese crumbles. Add pepper and balsamic vinegar to taste.

 

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