How To Make Blackened Steak Salad

Almost anyone can make a great tasting steak if they take the time to marinade it (of course, the better the meat, the better tasting the steak, even without marinade). For this recipe, we’re going to marinade the steaks for 2 hours in the refrigerator inside of a re-sealable plastic bag.

Your first step is to crush the peeled garlic clove into a small bowl. Let the crushed garlic sit for at least 10 minutes. In another bowl, add the half cup of extra virgin olive oil and 3 teaspoons of Cajun style blackening seasoning. Mix the oil and seasoning. Once the 10 minutes is complete for your crushed garlic, add in the oil/seasoning and mix together.

Your steaks should be sliced into small strips and laid out on a plate. Smother the steaks in your Cajun blackening sauce. Flip them over and smother the backside. Then place the steak strips into a re-sealable plastic bag and pour the remaining Cajun blackening sauce into the baggie. Seal the bag and place in refrigerator

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Quick and Healthy Pasta Salad Recipes For Your Next Brunch

For brunch, we always prefer a meal that’s neither light or heavy. Some people might find a green salad too light but a pasta dish too heavy. Combine these two dishes and you’ll have the perfect brunch meal – one that would satisfy your appetite just right!

Here are 3 quick and healthy pasta recipes perfect for brunch:

Italian-Style Cold Pasta Salad

What you need:

  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cucumbers, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 3/4 cups rotini pasta
  • 1 cup Italian-style salad dressing
  • 3/4 cup pitted black olives, sliced

Cook rotini pasta to al dente in a large pot of lightly salted water according to package instructions. Drain pasta in a colander and place under cool running water in the sink to cool. When ready, mix together rotini pasta, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, black olives and Italian-style salad dressing in a large salad bowl. Cover

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Simple, Quick & Healthy Exotic Salad Recipes

Salad is one of the most variedly used dishes in over the world. It generally consists of slices of fresh vegetables and cheeses. Every one creates their own favorite take as they hold great nutritional qualities. The salad is available in a range of varieties which is differentiated by food culture and customs.

Salad includes a range of crunchy green leaves along with nuts and grains. You can also add several fruits, seeds, pastas, poultry, dairy and several other foods. They can be consumed hot or cold form.

One of the most common and widely used forms of salad is ‘Green Salad’ which exhibits a blend of several vegetables with lots of dressing and sauces. Salad is a very versatile dish which can be used in summer or winter, fall or in spring at time of the year you wish. There are a range of salads such as Caesar Salads, Greek salads, Dessert salads and many more.

Garden Salad is one of the varied used salads which comprises of iceberg lettuce, gre

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What’s In Your Salad?

A bowl of good salad can just be the nicest thing you can have any given time of the day – yes, healthiest too! Provided, it is assembled this way: flavorful, rich in textures, with fresh vegetable cuts, lots of crisp greens, crunchy fruit slices and sprouts peeking here and there. To make it more mouth-watering you add some nuts, seeds, eggs, tofu or beans. This you drizzle with choice dressings and what have you got? Now, that’s the question!

What really is in your salad?

Let’s take a look at some of the most popular salads’ contents

  • Coleslaw Salad

The thin strips of cabbage and shredded carrots make a powerhouse combination. However, when using regular mayonnaise, the typical dressing used in this preparation, you reduce the health benefits provided by the vegetables. The calorie count per serving could total 260. Instead of mayonnaise, you may use low-fat yoghurt.

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Easy Fruit Salad Recipes Perfect For Your Next Picnic

When one mentions the word “salad”, what immediately comes to mind are leafy greens and other vegetables – definitely not dessert! But don’t forget that there is a dessert version – salads using fruits! It’s a refreshing sweet treat that’s not only good for your taste buds but for your body as well. It’s easy to prepare and you can use any of your favorite fruits to create your own recipe – it’s fun to experiment on the sweet creamy sauce as well!

For now, here are some easy fruit salad recipes you can try at home:

Creamy Pistachio Fruit Mix

What you need:

  • 2 large bananas, sliced
  • 2 1/2 cups crushed pineapple with juice
  • 2 cups fruit cocktail
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 1/2 cups mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/2 cup instant pistachio pudding mix


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Health Alert: Fast Food Wraps and Salad Have Sickened Hundreds

Over 400 people have been sickened by eating salad, food wraps and other items that contain fresh (uncooked) vegetables at various fast food chain restaurants since May 1, 2018. Others recently became ill after eating prepared salads or using vegetables bagged as salad ingredients brought home from food store chains. Some people who like to lick the spoon after mixing homemade or prepackaged cookie or cake dough also got sick due to the flour (already recalled) or eggs (salmonella) in the mix. Why have things like fresh vegetables and flour suddenly become a possible health threat?

No one will like the answer, but it’s the truth. I have been writing about this for over twenty years. In the late 1990s and early 2000s a lot of people started to become seriously ill and some died after eating fresh vegetables or prepared foods that contain them like salads, tacos, wraps and so on. Others got sick from raw batter and some fruits. Please note that this wasn’t just your

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Cold Spaghetti Salad

This recipe has certainly been a lifesaver over the years. My sister, Debra first introduced me to this delicious salad a few years ago. It’s so economical to make and only has a few ingredients. Sometimes, homemade salads can get quite expensive but not this one. It really is a budget stretcher and it’s certainly a show stopper on any table.

I really enjoy making this cold spaghetti salad because it’s easy to make, packed with lots of flavor, and it never fails to satisfy. Every time I make this recipe it is the talk of the table. In fact I just made it this past Labor Day for a cookout at my niece house. Everyone loved it and it was the first salad to disappear. The cucumbers and tomatoes give this recipe extra freshness which make this recipe truly unforgettable. Once you make it, you’ll be making it quite often and you’ll always remember how delicious this recipe is.

Even though this is a salad, I normally serve with my appetizer menu

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Easy Healthy Salad – Strawberry Lemon Salad

Eating right leads to a healthier life. While it is so simple an idea it not as easy as it sounds. Proper nutrition choices should be the main motivation for us home cooks.

This healthy recipe is fast, flavorful and nutritious and can easily be prepared within 30 minutes or less. Perfect when you get home from a long and tiring day at work and too drained to cook that big meal. This dish can be served as an appetizer or as a dessert. Strawberry-lemon salad is thoroughly refreshing with a balance of flavors that will surprise your palate: bitter, sweet, and sour. The rind of the lemon are sliced into thin strips and heated in sweet sugar syrup, then used to garnish the slices of strawberries. Lemon sauce is poured on the dish and a sprig of mint is used to decorate and add fresh flavor. It is also served with scoops of lemon sorbet making this ultra-invigorating. Add Macaroon pieces at the end of the recipe, which has already been prepared beforehand. You can also purchase mac

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Salad Cookbook Review of Salad 365

Salad lovers everywhere will be able to appreciate the recipe book, Salad 365. It features recipes for 365 salads, one for very day of the year. Readers will be able to find and try delicious salads of all types, cold ones, hot ones, those made with pasta and those with out. Salad 365 is an excellent collection of recipes that are easy to prepare, tasty and best of all, no matter what a person’s tastes in salads are they will be able to find one in this recipe book that fits their fancy.

Often times the trouble with salads, at least for the uninformed, is that they can get boring. Unless a person is a good cook or really imaginative most people end up making the same salad over and over. After a while, no matter how yummy it tasted at first, it gets tiring eating a salad with the same ingredients and dressing. For those looking to add a recipe or two (or 365) to their repertoire, this book is an excellent buy. It goes into great detail regarding how to put each salads t

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Seasoning Your Salad From Dull to Delicious

In the U.S. most lettuce varieties can be grouped into four kinds: the butterheads, crispheads (icebergs), leaf lettuces and Romaine. You are probably most familiar with the iceberg head lettuces that are large and compact. They have little taste and few nutrients. You might do your body more good by just drinking a glass of water. Head lettuce always used to spoil before I could eat it all anyway.

The butterheads have small, round loose heads with sweet-tasting leaves of pale green. You see them in the store as Bibb or Boston. They are a step ahead of iceberg in that they have more flavor. Romaine is also very popular. It is oblong-shaped with dark green outside leaves that lighten up as you get toward the middle. Romaine is used for Caesar salads and is crunchy. It has a slightly bitter flavor. Mustard, lemon juice and black pepper are good spices to use with a Caesar salad.

Perhaps my favorites, especially since I can grow them in my garden, are leaf lettuces. As yo

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