Sun Dried Tomato Vinaigrette

Sun Dried-Tomato Vinaigrette

I’m a huge fan of Sun-Dried Tomatoes like these Oven Dried Tomatoes (or Un Sun Tomatoes I hear them called sometimes!) And I’m a fan of Slow Roasted Tomatoes, too. Both have such an intensity and are so easy. But taking those intense tomatoes and make a dressing/vinaigrette like this Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette is a way to get incredible flavor with very little effort!

Sun Dried Tomato Vinaigrette

Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette

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Cuban Cabbage Salad

Cuban Cabbage Salad

When I made my Lechon Asado the other day, of course, I made Cubano Sandwiches with the leftovers. I love love love Cubanos! I wasn’t feeling the usual suspects, fries or chips as a side. No, I wanted something bright, fresh and summery. So why not Cuban Cabbage Salad?

Cuban Cabbage Salad

Cuban Cabbage Salad

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cornbread salad

Cornbread Salad

Cornbread Salad: If you're from the South you might know this and if not, it's not as crazy as it sounds but it is crazy good!

My sister told me about Cornbread Salad. I mean, really, if she hadn’t raved, I never would have made it. I think she MADE me make it and report back, lol! I fell in love with it. Hard. Strange ingredients, but it’s like a miracle. The miracle of Cornbread Salad.

Cornbread Salad

Cornbread Salad: Talk about AWESOME deliciousness!

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Chicken Salad honey dijon dressing fruit

Fruited Chicken Salad with Honey Dijon

fruited chicken salad with honey dijon by the frugal hausfrau

Way back when, my sister and I were discussing what should be on the menu for a family get together and we got down to the salad dressing. “Honey Dijon?” I asked. It was kind of a new thing then. “No one likes that,” she said. But I didn’t say, “I do, I do!” And goodness help me, I do.  Home-made at least. Don’t tell my sis!

Chicken Salad honey dijon dressing fruit

Fruited Chicken Salad with Honey Dijon Dressing

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Salad Dressings

Sauces for salads are often called “dressings”. The concept of salad dressing varies across cultures. In Western culture, there are two basic types of salad dressing: Vinaigrette or Creamy dressings. Wikipedia

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creamy dressings

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Taphouse Salad with Roasted Tomatoes, Mushrooms and a Smashburger

Taphouse Salad with Roasted Tomatoes, Mushrooms & Smashburger

This spectacular salad, the Taphouse Salad with Roasted Tomatoes Mushroom Smashburger, was stolen – or at least the idea of it was. This is my version of a Taphouse Salad, inspired by a beer pub in Sioux Falls, Taphouse 41. First of all, I never would have thought to order such a thing – my Dad did. Then I salivated over his meal while I ate mine. Bless his heart, he did give me a little tidbit here and there.

Taphouse Salad with Roasted Tomatoes, Mushrooms and a Smashburger

Taphouse Salad with Roasted Tomatoes, Mushrooms and a Smashburger

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Sweet Sorghum Vinaigrette

Sweet Sorghum Vinaigrette

There’s nothing like the feeling of falling in love, and fallen I have. Wait – no news on the “guy” front – I’ve fallen for this Sweet Sorghum Vinaigrette. I hope you’ll feel the same way once you taste it! A touch of sweet with just a hint of smoky warmth, this is unlike any dressing I’ve ever tasted (or made) before.

Sweet Sorghum Vinaigrette

Sweet Sorghum Vinaigrette

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Irish Pub Salad, bibb lettuce, pickled beets, and amazing dressing topped with bleu cheese

Irish Pub Salad

If you’d like a tasty salad that helps bridge the gap from winter to spring, Irish Pub Salad is it. The beautiful bibb and butter lettuces are starting to come into the store, and the other vegetables are available most places year ’round.

Irish Pub Salad

Irish Pub Salad

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Lemon Poppyseed – The Easiest Fruit Salad You’ll Never Need a Recipe For

There’s a little something about this combination of fruit that does it for me: Honey Dew, Strawberries and Blueberries. Add in a simple, lemony dressing (I’m almost embarrassed to tell you, it’s so easy) of lemon yogurt, finely zested lemon and a few poppy seeds, and there you have it. Familiar, tasty and just a bit sophisticated; this always goes over well.

Lemon Poppy Seed Fruit Salad - The easiest salad you'll never need a recipe for...

Lemon Poppy Seed Fruit Salad – The easiest salad you’ll never need a recipe for…

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Grilled Asparagus, Egg, Quinoa with Honey Citrus Dressing

Grilled Asparagus and Quinoa Salad

A series of mishaps around a Chef’s published recipe (some hers, some mine) turned out to be quite the happy accident. The result though is nothing less than a perfect alchemy of flavors: lightly grilled asparagus, Kalamata olives, shaved Parmesan and Quinoa form the base of this salad.

Grilled Asparagus, Egg, Quinoa with Honey Citrus  Dressing

Grilled Asparagus, Egg, Quinoa with Honey Citrus Dressing

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