Parsley Lover’s Cucumber Salad

Parsley and Cucumber Salad

When I was living down in New Orleans, I faithfully ate from food trucks since they were camped right outside my office building all day long. And like the rest of the food in New Orleans, the food from these trucks was absolutely delicious. One truck in particular, The Fat Falafel, shared an incredible parsley salad that I couldn’t get enough of. In this recipe, I replicated that salad to the best of my abilities. And boy is it good.

Using just four ingredients, this salad is sweet with just enough kick from the vinegar. I have to warn you though, this salad is for serious parsley lovers, as the main leafy ingredient is Italian parsley.

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Beet Salad on a Stick

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I know it’s hard to believe, but the holidays are right around the corner. Before we know it, we’re all going to have ugly sweaters on the couch, party dresses in the closet, champagne chilling in the fridge, and holly draping the staircase. There will be parties galore, and you’ll probably need a dish for each and every one. Today I’m here to help with an easy little appetizer – Beet Salad on a stick!

When you assemble the salad, I find it’s best to skewer the beet first followed by the goat cheese. I found this is the best order, as the goat cheese tends to crumble a bit. So by putting the cheese in the middle you’re salad tends to stay together better.

If you know me, you know I love recipe that can be changed up, so here’s my suggestions. Since this is a salad . . . you can add lettuce. I’ll let that bomb sink in for a few seconds. I’d put two pieces surrounding the cheese or just serve it over a plate of lettuce. And finally, I sometimes – if I have it around the house – like to add some orange juice to the dressing to give it a little bang. Each bite should have all of the above for an explosion of flavor! Yum!

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Steak and Sweet Pepper Salad

Summertime salads are delicious, especially when they call for fresh vegetables. This salad uses fresh spinach, sweet peppers, cucumber, red onion and steak, then is topped with a simple mustard vinaigrette! What’s not to love?

Steak and Sweet Pepper Salad | Summertime salads are delicious, especially when they call for all kinds of fresh vegetables. This salad calls for fresh spinach, sweet peppers, cucumber, red onion and steak, then is topped with a simple mustard vinaigrette! What's not to love?

Grilled meat lovers, listen up.

Yes, I realize that’s maybe a strange statement to make, especially when I’m clearly writing a post about salad, but I think this is something you need to hear. Especially if you’re like my family.

You following me now? Mmmkay.

If you’re anything like my family, chances are you sometimes have leftover steak after a night of grilling. And if you’re anything like us, you’re unsure what to do with said leftover steak.

You don’t want to toss it, but you don’t necessarily want to have steak and eggs every morning after grilling, especially if your steak was already cooked through a little too much. (Yeah, that totally happens. Please tell me it’s not just us.)

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Roasted Red Pepper, Quinoa & Kale Salad with Apple Cider Mustard Seed Vinaigrette

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Looking to beat the heat this summer? Why not do it with Mezzetta foods? Pack your summer with all the latest yummy recipes using Mezzetta foods? I love this salad and it is always a hit when I bring it to parties. This summer, this salad is going to be my go-to recipe to bring to picnic’s and bbq. It is so easy to put together, and it is a super clean salad, but it tastes oh so delicious too!

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