FOOD TRENDS RECIPE: Grilled Bitter Greens & Blue Cheese Salad With Caraway Peach Dressing

Pairing #3 of McCormick’s 2010 Food Trends is Caraway & Bitter Greens. Caraway seeds are actually a fruit, not a seed. The caraway plant looks similar to a carrot plant, with feathery leaves and thread-like divisions. The “seeds” are small, crescent-shaped achenes (an achene is a one-seeded fruit; the seed has a thin wall, such…
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CHERRY TIP OF THE DAY: Cherry Salad Garnish

Toss some dried cherries into a salad for flavor, color and a higher antioxidant burst. Cherries complement just about any salad, from plain greens to salads with blue cheese or goat cheese to chicken and tuna salad. Combine dried cherries along with the raisins in curried chicken salad for a show-stopper. Speaking of which, try…
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TIP OF THE DAY: More Flavorful Vinaigrette

Why buy bottled dressing when it’s so easy to make? Photo by Andi Pantz | IST. One way to cut calories is to give up heavy bottled dressings—especially creamy ones—and make your own. This recipe takes two minutes, has layers of flavor and can be made in the blender or with a whisk. Combine: –…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Christmas Salad Recipe

Make a beautiful red-and-green Christmas salad by adding “red” greens to your vegetable mix. If you can’t find the more exotic red lettuces—red leaf lettuce, red oak lettuce and red romaine—most stores carry the naturally red-veined chard, baby kale and radicchio. You can mix them with regular green leaf lettuces, if you like. You also…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Fusion Antipasto Recipe

Piquillo peppers add color and flavor to what would have been a plain lettuce salad. Photo courtesy El Navarrico.   Create a fusion dish by using Italian antipasto ingredients to dress up your salad course. Marinated tomatoes, roasted peppers or artichokes from a high-quality manufacturer like Divina are wonderful on their own, but are even…
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