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June 26, 2008

Chicken Salad with Pecans and Hard Boiled Eggs

Filed under: RECIPES — mossagrow @ 1:18 am
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by Diana Rattray

Dress this flavourful salad with a homemade mustard dressing or your own favourite dressing or vinaigrette. For 2 servings.

  • Ingredients :
    8 ounces sliced grilled or roasted chicken breast (about 2 chicken breast halves)
    1 small romaine lettuce
    cherry tomatoes
    1/2 cucumber, sliced
    1/2 small onion, sliced
    black olives, sliced
    2 hard-boiled eggs, sliced
    1/4 cup pecan halves

    Mustard Dressing
    4 cloves garlic, sliced
    3/4 cup olive oil
    2 tablespoons vinegar
    3 tablespoons grainy mustard
    1/4 teaspoons salt
    1/8 teaspoons ground black pepper
    1/4 teaspoons dried basil

On 2 salad plates, arrange lettuce, chicken, and remaining ingredients.  Use the mustard dressing, a vinaigrette, or your own favourite dressing.

Mustard Dressing – In a saucepan, cook garlicin oil over low heat until tender and turns yellowish.  Remove heat and let cool.  strain the oil into a cup or small bowl.  Discard the sliced garlic.  In a blender, combine the strained oil, vinegar, mustard, salt, pepper and basil.  Blend until smooth.  Pour into a container and serve with the salad.

June 20, 2008

Tropical Fruit Salad

Filed under: RECIPES — mossagrow @ 9:55 am
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Ingredients (for 6 servings)

2 cups (1-inch) cubed fresh pineapple
1 cup chopped peeled papaya or mango
1 cup sliced peeled kiwifruit (about 3 kiwifruits)
1 cip red seedless grapes
2/3 cup sliced carambola (starfruit) about 1/4 inch thick
1/4 cup flaked sweetened coconut
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Preparations
Combine first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl. Chill at least 30 minutes. Combine honey and juice in a small bowl, and toss with fruit just before serving.

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