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Beet Cucumber Radish Salad

The Perfect Summer Salad in Reds & Greens

Cucumber Beet Radish Salad

Cucumber Beet Radish Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 cucumber, peeled
  • 1 bundle of radishes, trimmed
  • 3 beets, trimmed and peeled
  • red leaf lettuce- 1 bundle, washed and chopped
  • For the salad dressing:
  • Steakhouse Vinaigrette Recipe

Instructions

  1. place chopped lettuce into salad bowl
  2. slice cucumber into 1/2-inch slices
  3. stack cucumber slices into piles of four at a time, then dice into matchsticks
  4. slice the radishes and beets into matchstick shapes similar to cucumbers
  5. top lettuce with cucumber, radishes and beets
  6. drizzle with Steakhouse Vinaigrette
  7. toss
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Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad Recipe

Caprese Salad By Toni Spilsbury The Organized Cook

Caprese Salad By Toni Spilsbury The Organized Cook

Caprese Salad

Ingredients

  • Beefsteak Tomatoes- 2-3
  • Fresh Mozzarella- 1 lb
  • Fresh Basil
  • Olive Oil
  • Balsamic Vinegar

Instructions

  1. Find Your Cutest Serving Plate
  2. Slice Tomatoes into half-inch slices
  3. Slice Mozzarella also into half-inch round slices
  4. Assemble tomatoes and mozzarella on plate
  5. Place a basil leaf in between each slice of tomato and mozzarella
  6. Wait until just before serving to drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar
http://tonispilsbury.com/caprese-salad/

 

Caprese Salad is one of my favorite summertime appetizers, and here’s why:

1.) I can put some of that basil from my garden to good use.

Basil

Fresh Basil

2.) I can assemble it ahead of time in just a few minutes and pull it out of the refrigerator just minutes before serving.

3.) There’s no marinating or cooking involved in this simple recipe.

 

Here’s a photo tutorial for this simple summer recipe:

Ingredients:

  1. Beefsteak Tomatoes- 2-3
  2. Fresh Mozzarella- 1 fresh loaf
  3. Fresh Basil
  4. Olive Oil
  5. Balsamic Vinegar

    Caprese Salad By Toni Spilsbury The Organized Cook

    Caprese Salad Ingredients

Directions:

  1. Find Your Cutest Serving Plate
  2. Slice Tomatoes
Caprese Salad By Toni Spilsbury The Organized Cook

Slice Tomato

3.  Slice Mozzarella

Caprese Salad By Toni Spilsbury The Organized Cook

Slice Mozzarella

4.  Assemble tomatoes and mozzarella on plate

Caprese Salad By Toni Spilsbury The Organized Cook

arrange tomato and mozzarella slices

5.  Place a basil leaf in between each slice of tomato and mozzarella

Caprese Salad By Toni Spilsbury The Organized Cook

place a basil leaf in between each slice

6.  Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar before serving

Caprese Salad By Toni Spilsbury The Organized Cook

drizzle with olive oil and vinegar before serving

7.  Enjoy with your guests.

Caprese Salad By Toni Spilsbury The Organized Cook

Enjoy

 

For another favorite summertime appetizer, check out Prosciutto with Melon and Fig.

Prosciutto with Fig and Melon

Prosciutto with Fig and Melon Recipe

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Steakhouse Vinaigrette

How To Make Homemade Vinaigrette

This is my favorite homemade vinaigrette recipe- light and tangy with a little pow!  I first made this simple salad dressing over the summer while vacationing in Carlsbad, just experimenting with some ingredients while grilling steaks one night.

Steakhouse Vinaigrette

Steakhouse Vinaigrette Recipe

Steakhouse Vinaigrette

Steakhouse Vinaigrette

Ingredients

  • olive oil- 1/2 cup
  • white wine vinegar- 4 tbspns
  • lemon juice- 2 tbspns, or juice squeezed from 1/2 of a lemon
  • McCormick Montreal Steak Seasoning- 1 tablespoon

Instructions

  1. Whisk ingredients together
  2. Drizzle over salad
  3. Toss
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How to make homemade vinaigrette ingredients

Steakhouse Vinaigrette Ingredients

 

 

 

Steakhouse vinaigrette seasoning

McCormick's Montreal Steak Seasoning- ka-pow!

 

Steakhouse Vinaigrette

whisk together ingredients

 

Steakhouse Vinaigrette

drizzle over salad

 

Steakhouse Vinaigrette

my favorite salad utensils from HomeGoods

 

Steakhouse Salad

Toss

 

For a great meal plan from The Organized Cook Weekly Meal Plan System using Steakhouse Vinaigrette:

Summer Grilling Weekly Meal Plan

Weekly Meal Plan $6.99 from The Organized Cook Weekly Meal Plan System

 

 

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Fall Pears Are Here

Fall Pears

Fall pears are here again.  Red, green and dark yellow pears make for some beautiful food photography.  They also make for a great Fall salad like this Fall Spinach Salad.

fall pear walnut salad

Fall Pear Salads

 

Harvested late September through April, Bosc pears are dark yellow.  Anjou pears come in both red and green.

Fall Pears

Fall Pears

Fall Pears

Red and Green Anjou Pears

red anjour pears

Red Anjou Pears

 

This salad is perfect “peared” with Fall For Rigatoni.

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