Recipe Remix: Sesame Ginger Salmon Pasta Salad


Have a potluck coming up and need an easy dish to share? Something that is healthy and flavorful, but doesn’t take too much work… Well here is a new twist on an old favorite. You can easily turn your Sesame Ginger Salmon into an Asian-inspired pasta salad everyone will be raving about.


National Salad Day is also in May


Rethink the way you use your Dream Dinners this month so that you maximize your meals with versatility.

Create a salad from these menu items:

  • Lemon Chicken Piccata. Leftovers of this dinner make a great chilled pasta salad.   Just chop the chicken into bite size pieces, add some artichoke hearts, celery and green onions and toss with a little Italian dressing. Easy!
  • Penne with Chicken and Peanut Sauce. Add shredded carrots


Turkey and Red Grape Salad


Recipes | May 25, 2012 | By

Turkey and Red Grape Salad
Serves 6
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Combine the following in a large mixing bowl
  1. 4 cups cooked turkey, cut in 1 inch cubes
  2. 1 cup chopped celery
  3. 2 cups red grapes, halved
  4. 1 cup slivered almonds
  5. 1 cup Swiss cheese, cut in 1 inch cubes
  6. Dressing
  7. ¼ cup non fat sour cream
  8. ¼ cup lite mayonnaise
  9. 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
  10. 2 Tbsp sugar
  11. 1 tsp kosher salt
  12. ½ tsp pepper
  13. ¼ cup finely chopped parsley (optional)
  1. Whisk together dressing ingredients in a small bowl, pour over turkey mixture and toss to coat.
  2. Refrigerate.
  3. Best served chilled over a bed of red leaf lettuce.
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Oriental Turkey Salad


Recipes | May 23, 2012 | By

Oriental Turkey Salad
Serves 6
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  1. 1 small head of Napa Cabbage, shredded, approx. 4 cups
  2. 1 small head of green leaf lettuce, chopped, approx. 2 cups
  3. 3 green onions, chopped
  4. 3 stalks of celery, chopped
  5. ½ cup slivered almonds
  6. 3 cups cooked turkey, chopped
  7. 1 package of Oriental noodles (like Top Ramen), crushed
  8. Dressing
  9. ½ cup seasoned rice vinegar
  10. ½ cup vegetable oil
  11. 2 Tbsp sesame oil
  12. ¼ cup sugar
  13. 1 tsp kosher salt
  14. 1 tsp pepper
  1. Combine chopped vegetables and turkey.
  2. Whisk dressing in small bowl.
  3. Add almonds and crushed noodles into salad and toss with dressing just before serving.
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Spring Salads


Recipe Remixes | April 22, 2012 | By


Spring is here and what is better for lunch than a delicious salad? You don’t have to go out to lunch to find one as delicious and original as these. Here are a few suggestions on how to turn a few of our May dinners into a lunch your co-workers will be asking about.

Pacific Rim Glazed Steak with Wonton Crisps

This recipe would be a great make ahead wonderful Mother’s day steak salad lunch/dinner, cook the steaks and then refrigerate them a day ahead.  On a bed of salad greens, serve the steaks sliced thinly against the grain, and serve the Wonton Crisps on the side of the salad like croutons.


Leftovers – Sandwiches and Salads…


Recipe Remixes | March 26, 2012 | By

Here are a few delicious twists for a lunchtime sandwich or salad. Featured dinners from this month’s menu: Steak with Garlic and Herb Butter, Chateau Chicken with Almond Butter Sauce, Market Salmon with Corn Medley and Orange Asian Chicken.

Steak with Garlic and Herb Butter

These steaks make a great steak sandwich. Grill the steaks, slice them against the grain and use the herb butter on a Chef  Touched Rustic Country Roll. Layer with steak slices and  a thick tomato slice.

Chateau Chicken with Almond Butter Sauce


Baby Spinach Salad with Fresh Mango-Lime Dressing


Recipes | March 16, 2011 | By

Baby Spinach Salad with Fresh Mango-Lime Dressing
Pairs well with Dream Dinners Thai Ginger Steaks, Caribbean Pork Roast and Island Chili Steaks.
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  1. 12 Cups Baby spinach, pre-washed & dried
  2. ½ cup Cashews, roasted, unsalted pieces
  1. 2 ½ cups Mango, peeled, seeded, diced
  2. ¼ cup Sweet red bell pepper, minced
  3. ¼ cup Fresh orange juice
  4. 2 Tbsp. Fresh lime juice
  5. 3 Tbsp. Red onion, minced
  6. 2 Tbsp. Cilantro leaves, chopped
  7. 2 Tbsp. Brown sugar, packed
  8. ¼ tsp. Salt
  9. 1/8 tsp. Black pepper
  1. Place all dressing ingredients in bowl and combine well.
  2. Toss spinach with dressing, serve garnished with cashews.
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Twist on our Rio Grande Chicken Fajitas


Recipe Remixes | January 12, 2011 | By

This menu item is brand new to our recipe collection and deliciously fun!  Here is an alternative to fajitas or a great idea for leftovers; homemade taco salad.


Orzo Salad for 25 Guests

Orzo Salad
Serves 25
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  1. 3 c Orzo Pasta, boiled in water 10 min, or just until soft.
  2. 1½ c chopped scallions
  3. 1½ c drained and chopped Kalamata olives
  4. 1½ c crumbled feta cheese
  5. ¾ c fresh chopped dill
  6. ¾ c olive oil
  7. ½ c plus 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  8. 1 tbsp lemon zest
  9. ¾ c red wine vinegar
  10. 1 tbsp Kosher salt
  11. 1 tbsp black pepper
  1. Rinse pasta with cold water.
  2. Combine the orzo, onions, olives, feta, and dill in a large bowl.
  3. Set aside.
  4. Whisk together the oil, lemon juice and zest, vinegar, salt and pepper in a bowl. Pour 1/2 of dressing over the pasta mixture and stir to coat all over.
  5. Toss with the remaining dressing just before serving.
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Tossed Green Salad for 25 Guests

Tossed Green Salad
Serves 25
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  1. 12 cups mixed greens, washed and dried
  2. 2 c arugula, washed and dried
  3. 5 med tomatoes, cut in wedges
  4. 2 med carrots, chopped
  5. 3 celery stocks, chopped
  6. ½ red onion, sliced thinly
  7. 1 c marinated artichoke hearts, drained and slightly chopped
  8. 1 14.5 oz can garbanzo beans, drained
  9. 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  10. 2 cups garlic croutons
  11. 2 cups of your favorite Italian dressing
  1. Place greens and arugula in large serving bowl.
  2. Top with the vegetables and beans, toss lightly.
  3. Top with cheese and croutons.
  4. Toss with dressing just before serving or serve on the side.
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