This is one of my most favorite recipes of all time. The broccoli slaw salad is sweet, tangy, crunchy and earthy all in one. It’s just a dump and go salad recipe and it’s so easy. It’s the perfect crowd-pleaser and you can make it any size you need.
Mix all the vinaigrette ingredients and place it in the fridge to get chilly. In a large bowl, mix all your salad ingredients. I like craisins in my salad but I don’t always add them, it’s just a taste preference. I like to chop my green onions fairly small and I usually only use the greens.When its time to serve, toss with your salad dressing so that it doesn’t get soggy too soon. Serve with your favorite grilled chicken or it’s delicious with deli sandwiches. Enjoy!
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Life is getting more chaotic by the minute. I’m glad I can rely on food that is pre-cooked or prepared in some way to make life a little easier. For this Chicken, Cashew and Grape pasta salad recipe I’m going to be using Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Chicken and Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips at Walmart and get to work. This salad is so easy for weeknight meals and it’s one of my favorite pasta salads for dinner or a group get-together. First things first, get those Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips heating in a 400°F oven. I let mine heat for 20 minutes to ensure they got extra crispy. Also get those noodles boiling while you’re at it. You’ll next want to mix the mayonnaise and coleslaw dressing together and whisk it well. You want to use 1 cup of each and get all those lumps out. Keep that in the fridge while you’re putting the rest of the salad together. Next, cut the grapes in half and open your can of pineapple – chop the celery now if you’ve decided to use it. I like a lot of fruit but it is all a taste thing with this salad. Go ahead and add those to your bowl along with the Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Chicken and mix those ingredients all together. Drain the pasta once it’s cooked to al dente and let it cool. It doesn’t need to be extremely cold but room temperature or colder is always ideal when using a mayonnaise based sauce. Add your dressing over the pasta and fruit mixture and stir together until all the dressing has coated everything evenly. You’ll add the cashews and Tyson® Crispy Chicken Stripsat the end to keep the crunch. If you’re going to be able to eat this in one day, go ahead and add however much you’d like. If this will last you a few days, just add the cashews and Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips as you go so it won’t get soggy on you. We love this pasta salad in our house for many reasons and the main one is that it’s a convenient meal to satisfy all our tastes and I feel I get all the food groups in one sitting ;) It’s a good quality meal with little fuss.
This is freaking delicious! I recently went to a blogger event and they had a salad similar and I knew I wanted to create it in my new Blendtec. Those blenders are heaven and you can win your very own. Just scroll to the bottom of the page for the entry form.
I teamed up with Britni from Play.Party.Pin and Dee from Cupcakes and Crowbars to offer this giveaway and to offer some delish healthy recipes. All my life I have struggled with my weight and I decided that this year I am going to run the Chicago Half Marathon. It’s a huge undertaking considering that I have never ran electively in all my life! I knew I had to start with my eating habits and my Blendtec has helped achieve those goals.
I knew I needed to start with a crunch element and this recipe for Candied Walnuts was the best bet. You can also substitute the sugar for Truvia and it’ll give you essentially the same taste, just use 1/2 of the recommended amount.
It was then time to add everything into the Blendtec for the Strawberry Vinaigrette. With previous blenders, you pretty much were stuck with chunks being left in my dressing and not always the oil and vinegar emulsified. I started with cutting my strawberries in half, added the sugar, vinegar, olive oil and the lemon juice and I just selected the smoothie button. It did all the work for me. If it needed to increase intensity, it was automatic. I took only 40 seconds for me to have the perfect, smooth dressing.
Now that the dressing is done and easy peasy, I started to assemble my salad. Because this has no wet element, you can easily make this salad ahead of time and then just add the dressing when it is time to serve or serve the dressing on the side if you know it’ll be sitting out for a while. I grabbed a package of spinach from the store and some feta cheese, I added the candied walnuts on top and then spooned the vinaigrette over the top.
For sure this is going to be a go to salad and the best things about salad is you can add whatever you want and it will always (almost) taste awesome.
Spinach Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette Recipe (Plus a Blendtec Giveaway)
Recipe Type: Salad
Author: Lindsay aka Frenchie
Serves: 1 cup
1 pint fresh or frozen Strawberries
1 Tbsp Cider Vinegar
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
3 Tbsp Lemon Juice
1/8 cup Sugar
For the dressing, combine all ingredients and blend using your Blendtec blender. Until all ingredients are emulsified.
For the Salad, combine the spinach, feta cheese and candied walnuts and toss. Add the desired amount of dressing.
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This salad is something that we usually serve during the holidays and we usually serve it with white truffle oil for the dressing. Chi Chi Chi, lol! I guess if you don’t watch Real Housewives, you won’t get that reference… Anyhow, I decided to make this Spinach Salad differently since I’m serving it with Marie Callender’s Chicken Pot Pie.
I headed over to Walmart to grab everything I needed. I grabbed the Chicken Pot Pie over in the freezer section by all the other Marie Callender meals, you can learn more about their products here and to get more recipes of theirs, go here! You can also follow them on here for more inspiration, Me – I love a good Marie Callender’s Banana Cream Pie!
For your salad, you’ll also need:
1 bag of Spinach
wedge of Parmesan Cheese
For the Dressing
1/4 Cup Lemon Juice
1/2 Cup Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
Start with making the vinaigrette in the bottom of your bowl. Squeeze about half of the lemon into the bottom of the bowl and while whisking, add the olive oil to get good emulsion, then add your salt and pepper to your liking. I like a wet salad so add or take out however much dressing you’d like at this point.
Add your spinach to the bowl. Shave your parmesan into large pieces and cut your cherry tomatoes in half, next add your desired amount of pine nuts. Toss the salad completely and serve with your pot pies that have been cooked according to the package directions.
I love this salad and the brightness compliments the pot pies really deliciously. The crunch is nice and I love any of Marie Callender’s golden flakey pie crust so I devour that within seconds, basically ignoring any filling until the end!
Tell me, what kind of salad would you want to try with a Marie Callender’s Pot Pie?