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Creamy Blue Cheese Wedge Salad

Wedge Salad

Creamy Blue Cheese Wedge Salad With Butter & Garlic Croutons

 

Tear a head of red Boston or Bibb lettuce in half and arrange on a plate. Mix dressing and spoon over lettuce. Sprinkle with bits of bacon, shaved fennel, minced fennel fronds, and fresh cracked black pepper. Top with Olivia’s Butter & Garlic Croutons.

 

Blue Cheese Dressing:

  • 1/3 cup good quality mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • ½ cup crumbled good quality blue, Roquefort, or Gorgonzola cheese
  • Pinch of salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
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Hearty Whole Grain Asian Salad

Hearty Whole Grain Asian Salad

Hearty Whole Grain Asian Salad

 

Mix dressing and let rest to allow flavors to meld. Combine shredded Napa cabbage, pea shoots, shaved daikon, and julienned carrots, and red peppers. Add Olivia’s Hearty Whole Grain Croutons. Toss with dressing and top with diced scallions and sesame seeds.

 

Asian Dressing:

  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
  • ½ cup sunflower oil
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
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Kale Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken

Kale Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken

Kale Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken and Parmesan Pepper Croutons

Start with fresh kale or baby kale leaves. If you use mature kale leaves, remove coarse stems and chop. Place chopped kale in a plastic bag and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. Close the bag, massage and shake it for a few minutes, then let the kale rest while you make the dressing. When ready to assemble, add pieces of grilled chicken, shavings of good quality, Parmesan cheese, and Olivia’s Parmesan Pepper Croutons. Add dressing and toss generously. Add additional shavings of Parmesan and serve.

 

Caesar Dressing:

  • 1 tablespoon Balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic
  • 2 ground anchovy fillets,1 teaspoon anchovy paste, or 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Pinch of salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

 

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Microgreen Medley Salad with Lemon Champagne Vinaigrette and Blue Cheese

Microgreen Medley Salad

Microgreen Medley Salad with Lemon Champagne Vinaigrette and Blue Cheese

Microgreens are a common sense evolution of sprouts and baby greens. The taste and texture is wonderful and the presentation is over the top. They need very little embellishment. Add small orange wedges and a crumble of good quality blue cheese. Top with Olivia’s Organic Garlic & Herb Croutons and dress.

  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ½ cup champagne
  • ¼ cup chopped shallot
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • fresh ground pepper

Mix dressing and let rest to allow flavors to meld.

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Olivia’s Panzanella Salad with Butter & Garlic Croutons

Olivia's Panzanella Salad with Butter & Garlic Croutons

Olivia’s Panzanella Salad with Butter & Garlic Croutons

Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 box or 2 cups Olivia’s Butter & Garlic Croutons, (or your flavor choice) slightly crushed
  • 2 cups ripe tomato, in chunks with the seeds removed (or try cherry tomatoes, cut in half)
  • ¾ cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 cup cucumber, in chunks with the seeds removed
  • ¼ cup capers, or substitute sliced Kalamata olives
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves, slightly chopped

Vinaigrette Ingredients:

  • 3 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Pepper to taste

Combine vinaigrette ingredients in a large bowl, and then add the vegetables and toss. After adding Olivia’s Croutons, let the salad stand for 15 minutes, tossing occasionally, before serving!

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Classic Tossed Salad with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Buttermilk Ranch Tossed Salad

Classic Tossed Salad with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Choose assorted greens with different colors and textures. Add veggies like onion, mushrooms, cucumbers and tomatoes. Try extras like hard boiled egg, bacon or nuts. Mix dressing and let rest to allow flavors to meld. Toss greens with dressing. Top with Olivia’s Butter & Garlic Croutons and toss again.

  • ½ cup Crème Fraîche (or sour cream for a more tart dressing)
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 1 ½ tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 ½ tablespoons chopped chives
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • fresh ground pepper
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Simple Caesar Salad with Parmesan Pepper Croutons

Simple Caesar Salad

Simple Caesar Salad with Parmesan Pepper Croutons

  • 3-4 cups washed and torn romaine
  • ½ small lemon
  • black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ cup fresh grated parmesan
  • ½ bag of Olivia’s Croutons
  • your favorite Caesar dressing to taste

Split garlic clove and thoroughly rub inside of wooden salad bowl, add romaine, squeeze lemon over romaine and toss, add dressing (not too much!), parmesan. cheese and toss again, adding pepper to taste, add croutons and toss lightly one more time. This is a great salad anytime but especially in winter when produce can be iffy!