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Hot Bacon Vinaigrette

Spinach salad is topped with chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, hard boiled eggs, and bacon! Tossed with a Hot Bacon Vinaigrette Dressing, this salad is a hearty bacon-lover’s dream.  BACON!!!! On the salad, in the dressing — this is a good day. Quick note: sometimes I poke around in my archives and find recipes from for-ehhhh-vurrrr …

Copycat Bonefish Quinoa Salad

 An easy, fresh, homemade version of the quinoa salad at Bonefish Grill. Copycat Bonefish Quinoa Salad is healthy and filling! Goes great with chicken or fish and makes a terrific lunch! I was not quick to jump on the quinoa bandwagon. I made a few dishes with it the first time I bought it. I …

Easy Balsamic Chicken Strawberry Salad

Pan-seared chicken is cooked with balsamic vinegar for the perfect complement to the sweet strawberries in this Easy Balsamic Chicken Strawberry Salad. A perfectly filling but light and healthy meal! The other day I went to my local garden center and bought entirely too many things. Does this happen to you? It’s like I go …

Asian Chicken Crunch Salad

This Asian Chicken Crunch Salad is my ABSOLUTE favorite! It’s loaded with crispy baked chicken, almond slivers, crunchy chow mein noodles, mandarin oranges, and a sweet creamy dressing that is reminiscent of Applebee’s Oriental Dressing, but without all the mayo and sugar.  Say hi to the salad I have eaten 8 times in 2 weeks. …

Big Bad Buffalo Chicken Salad

A Zaxby’s copycat Buffalo Blue Zalad but BETTER. This Big Bad Buffalo Chicken Salad is loaded with crisp greens, crumbly blue cheese, grilled chicken doused in buffalo wing sauce, and these crispy onion tangles that totally blow my mind. I had this Big Bad Buffalo Chicken Salad for dinner again last night. It’s my weakness. …

Pomegranate Quinoa Salad with Orange Maple Vinaigrette

This easy Pomegranate Quinoa Salad is tossed in a fresh and citrusy Orange Maple Vinaigrette to make a completely healthy and delicious side to any meal. Pomegranate arils give this dish a festive look that would work beautifully on a holiday table! When I was going over our Thanksgiving menu with my mom and sisters …

Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Lightened up breaded baked little chicken bites tossed in delicious buffalo wing sauce, wrapped with quinoa and fresh veggies in a leaf of buttery lettuce. Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps make a delicious light lunch or dinner – like a salad you can eat with your hands! Update October 2017! These Crispy Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps …

Crisp Apple Pecan Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

A celebration of apple season! This Crisp Apple Pecan Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette is loaded with fresh, tart apple slices, toasted pecans, feta cheese, and quinoa, and then tossed with a delicious apple cider vinaigrette. Welcome to my lunch every day for the past week. Everyday I said I was going to make something …

Healthy Creamy Summer Pasta Salad

This quick summer side dish has a creamy sauce WITHOUT mayonnaise! The dressing is made with Greek yogurt and avocado for a protein-packed, superfood rich pasta salad your whole family will love, and it comes together in minutes! This content is sponsored by The American Dairy Association in an effort to salute it’s local dairy …

Bacon Caesar Pasta Salad

Need a quick dinner or a side to take to a cookout or BBQ? This Bacon Caesar Pasta Salad is IT. You can even make parts of it the day before in just a few minutes. Handy, right? Plus bacon Annnnnnnd you’ll love it.