July 27, 2016

Shopping Around the World - SALAD

Today is Shopping Around the world with our pal Bacon from PigLove
Since it is summer in most places and do I dare say hot, let’s concentrate on those easy meals.  When one says they made a salad for dinner, we are always amazed at what they put into their salads.  So this month – ‘salads’ is the key ingredient.  Keep in mind that salads can be tossed, Cesar, macaroni, turkey, chicken – the list is endless.  Share with us what is your favorite salad is along with the prices and pictures can.
Here's our recipe
Not our photo!!

* Exported from MasterCook *

                    GREEN BEAN, WALNUT, AND FETA SALAD
  2  lbs  fresh green beans, trimmed
  1  small  red onion, thinly sliced
  4  ounces  crumbled feta cheese
  1  cup  coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans, toasted
     3/4  cup  olive oil
     1/4   cup  white wine vinegar
  1   tablespoon  chopped fresh dill
     1/2 teaspoon  minced garlic
     1/4 teaspoon  salt
     1/4 teaspoon  pepper

CUT green beans into thirds, and arrange in a steamer basket over boiling water. Cover and steam 15 minutes or until crisp-tender. Immediately plunge into cold water to stop the cooking process; drain and pat dry.
TOSS together green beans, onion, cheese, and walnuts in a large bowl. Cover and chill 1 hour. 
WHISK together olive oil and next 5 ingredients; cover and chill 1 hour.
POUR vinaigrette over green bean mixture, and chill 1 hour; toss just before serving. Yield: 8 servings. 
Prep: 15 min., Cook: 15 min., Chill 2 hours

Green Beans  - $1.49/lb

Red onion  $1.99/lb

Feta cheese - 6 ounce tub BOGO $4.99

Pecans - $11.48/lb
Garlic - $3.69/lb

We didn't price the other items because we always have them on hand.  We hope you enjoyed our recipe.....we can't wait to see what other yummy salads are posted today!


Summer at sparklecat.com said...

This made my human hungry! And she says that if you only want one serving at a time, you can make the dressing ahead of time, and just toss a single serving of the other ingredients together when you are hungry.

Julie said...

Oh yum, yum, I luffs ALL foodables (especially the ones I'm NOT allowed to have, hehe!)
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

meowmeowmans said...

That sounds SO delicious! Mom and Dad are going to have to give your recipe a try! :)

Madi and Mom said...

Ohhhhhh colorful and tasty now mom is hungry
Hugs Madi Raz's gal

Dragonheart, Merlin, and Devi said...

Our humans definitely eat a lot of salads in the summer because it's too hot to cook!

Bacon Thompson said...

Oh my goodness my friends. This recipe looks amazing! I want a bite right now :) Snorts and oinks. XOXO - Bacon
P.S. Hey, can you email me at baconthompson@gmail.com I would like to ask you something

Anonymous said...

YUMSTERS! My Mom made those "appreciative" sounds humans make when she read the ingredients.....this is probably on the official "TO DO" list!

Hugs, Sammy

Kitties Blue said...

That sounds pretty yummy, but Mom always has to leave the onions out. Her favorite is the macaroni salad she makes, with miniature shells, chopped sweet gherkins, sliced pimento green olives, celery, seasoning salt. juice from the pickles, mayo and topped with hard-boiled eggs. It is her original recipe, and now she wants some...but Dad has already shopped today. Mau and Allie send their love. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

That's an easy peasy salad for sure !!! Mom loves slad and could probably eat it three times a day fixed any way whatsoever!!!

Woos - Ciara and Lightning

Tails Around the Ranch said...

Oh yum...this sounds tasty! It might even 'purr-suade' me to actually make something. When it's this hot, my idea of a salad is a sprig of basil on a store-bought pizza! 🐾

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

That sounds great, I love feta.

Sweet Purrfections said...

This sounds delicious. Mom Paula misses pasta salads.

M Dawson said...

I love the recipe! Feta is a favourite hre in our house!

Jans Funny Farm said...

Sounds yummy to Jan. Not so much to us. :)

The Island Cats said...

The mom says this salad looks yummy...she only wishes the dad-guy liked green beans.