Category: Salad/Sandwiches

Fresh Tomato Radish Salad

Fresh Tomato Radish Salad

Fresh Tomato Radish Salad This recipe is a sure fire way to use up the over abundance of fresh tomatoes growing in your garden. Fresh tomato radish salad is one of our favorite recipes using tomatoes. It’s fast, easy, affordable and delicious. The flavor of 

Shrimp Salad Stuffed Avocado

Shrimp Salad Stuffed Avocado

Shrimp Salad Stuffed Avocado I’m not sure why but it seems to me that everything taste a whole lot better when it’s stuffed into an avocado. Shrimp Salad Stuffed Avocado is a real house favorite. Serve as an appetizer, light lunch, or late night dinner 

Strawberry Spinach Salad

Strawberry Spinach Salad

Strawberry Spinach Salad

I recently went through the drive-thru at a fast food restaurant, something I very seldom do, and ordered a Strawberry Spinach Salad. The salad was ok but it lacked oomph. Which brings us to this recipe. This salad is packed full of flavor. The homemade vinaigrette along with the fresh vegetables makes for a delicious and unique salad.

strawberry spinach

Full of Flavor

This salad is full of so much flavor. Most strawberry salads are made with only strawberries, spinach and bacon. But we stepped it up a bit by adding cucumber slices, oranges, red onion and pecans. This mix of salad ingredients combined with the tangy orange vinaigrette is a win win combination. We just started incorporating oranges into our lettuce salads and the fresh burst of flavor from the oranges is refreshing and delicious. This is the method that we use when preparing oranges for a salad. First peel the orange, preferably a navel orange, cut the peeled orange across the belly, as Aggie would say, into fairly thick slices. Cut the oranges into sections and remove the membrane. You’ll be left with sections of juicy oranges, ready to put in any salad.

strawberry spinach

Tasty Vinaigrette

If you have been reading Turnips 2 Tangerines for any length of time, you’re well aware of the fact that we like and use bottled vinaigrette whenever possible. Many salads work just fine with a bottled vinaigrette but there are times, like this one, where a tangy homemade vinaigrette is needed. This simple vinaigrette, made with rice vinegar, honey, oil, Dijon mustard and fresh squeezed orange juice adds that extra pucker punch.

(more…)