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Tomato and Herb Salad Recipe

Ingredients

Dressing

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Salad

  • 5 tomatoes (assorted varieties, including yellow and/or heirlooms), sliced or cut into wedges
  • 1 cup small grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced sweet onion (such as Walla Walla or Maui)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano leaves

Tomato and Herb Salad Recipe

Directions

  1. In small bowl, beat dressing ingredients with wire whisk until well blended.
  2. On large platter, arrange tomatoes and onion. Drizzle dressing over tomatoes and onion. Sprinkle with basil, parsley and oregano.

Mexican Shrimp Salad Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Creamy Tomatillo Salsa
  • 1/4 cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 packages (198g package) Sweet Butter Lettuce Blend
  • 3/4 pound cooked tiny bay shrimp
  • 11/2 cups Grape Tomatoes, halved
  • 1 firm-ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, and chopped

Mexican Shrimp Salad Recipe

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together salsa and mayonnaise until well blended.
  2. Place lettuce in a large bowl. Rinse shrimp under cold water and drain well. Pat shrimp dry between paper towels.
  3. Add shrimp to lettuce along with tomatoes and avocado.
  4. Add salsa mixture and gently toss until evenly blended. Divide salad among plates or bowls and serve immediately.

Healthier Alternative: Use Light Mayonnaise instead of regular to lower the fat content significantly.

Winter Steak Salad Recipe

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons Sensations Extra Virgin 100% Olive Oil
  • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 11/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Sensations Original Dijon Mustard
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 Romaine Hearts, cored, with leaves rinsed, dried, and torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 10 ounces grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 can (3.8 ounces) Compliments Ripe Sliced Olives, drained
  • 1/3 cup Crumbled Blue Cheese
  • 1 pound thin-cut, boneless New York Strip Steak
  • Lightly Seasoned Croutons

Winter Steak Salad Recipe

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together 4 tablespoons olive oil, vinegar, sugar, mustard, salt, and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  2. In a large salad bowl, toss together lettuce, tomatoes, olives, and blue cheese. Set aside.
  3. In a 12-inch non-stick frying pan, heat remaining oil over high heat.
  4. Season steaks to taste with salt and pepper and add to pan. Cook until underside is well browned, 2-3 minutes.
  5. Turn steaks over and cook until meat is done to your liking, about 2 more minutes for rare.
  6. Transfer meat to a platter and let stand 2-3 minutes.
  7. Add croutons and balsamic dressing to lettuce mixture. Toss well then divide among dinner places.
  8. Thinly slice steaks crosswise and divide warm meat and pan juices among salads. Serve immediately