Italian Pasta Salad

Italian Pasta Salad

A colorful Italian-inspired pasta salad dressed in a sweet and tangy balsamic vinaigrette. It’s perfect for potlucks or picnics or just stowing away in your refrigerator for those snacky, hungry moments when it’s too hot to cook and you want something good to eat fast. I use rotini pasta so the lovely dressing can stick… 

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Tex-Mex Chopped Salad

Tex-Mex Chopped Salad

A Tex-mex inspired salad full of fresh vegetables, beans, cheddar cheese, tortilla chips and spicy pumpkin seeds with a bright and zesty honey lime dressing. Everything is chopped to bits so you can get a little taste of every ingredient in each bite. I love that. There’s fresh tomatoes, avocados, cucumbers (or zucchini), corn, red… 

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Tropical Carrot Salad

Tropical Carrot Salad

A cool, crunchy and refreshing salad bursting with some of the best summer flavors! Shredded carrots, pineapples, coconut, macadamia nuts and cranberries all dressed up in a tangy honey lime dressing. Ever look in your refrigerator only to spy a lonely bunch of carrots destined to go to waste and little else? You probably shut… 

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Pecan Chicken Salad with Apples & Bacon

Pecan Crusted Chicken Salad

A hearty salad that will fill you up and won’t leave you feeling hungry! With pecan crusted chicken breasts, diced apples, dried cranberries and crumbled bacon over a bed of romaine lettuce all gussied up with the easiest honey mustard dressing in the world. The salad of my dreams. Let’s talk honey mustard. Have you… 

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Whole Food’s California Quinoa Salad Recipe

California Quinoa Salad (Whole Foods Copycat)

California quinoa salad is mildly Thai-inspired with edamame, fresh mango, coconut flakes, raisins, bell pepper, red onion, fresh cilantro and almonds, lightly dressed in fresh lime juice and balsamic vinegar. Hello, Whole Foods knock-off! I think I love you. This is pasta salad’s cousin, the healthier version of picnic food that doesn’t have any oil… 

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Lemon Chicken Pasta Salad

Lemon Chicken Salad

A Greek inspired pasta salad with bright and sunny flavors! Lemon-marinated chicken is tossed with pasta, feta cheese, tomatoes, zucchini or cucumber, red onion and almonds in a tangy lemon dressing. The lemon dressing also serves as a marinade. A small amount of it is removed and poured over the chicken before grilling or baking…. 

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Bacon, Apple & Cheddar Broccoli Slaw

Bacon Apple Cheddar Broccoli Slaw

This cool, crunchy broccoli slaw gets a ton of flavor from juicy apples, sharp cheddar cheese, crispy bacon and red onion dressed in a tangy honey mustard. It’s ridiculously easy to throw together and makes a great side for anything you can imagine from burgers to chicken. If you’ve never seen broccoli slaw before in… 

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