Salad Recipes

National Bean Day!

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You know what they say…Beans, beans, they’re good for your heart….

With that in mind, we have our favorite Bean Recipes for you to enjoy today. Don’t forget to rinse them first!

THE TRADITIONAL WAY TO RINSE

1) Sort through the beans to remove any stones or debris.

2) With the beans in a colander, rinse them well with cold water, running your fingers through to reveal any more bits of dirt.

3) Transfer the beans to a large bowl filled with enough cold water to cover them by 2 inches. In hot weather, prevent the beans from fermenting by refrigerating while they soak.

4) Soak for 4-24 hours, until the beans have swelled to double their size.

5) Before cooking, drain the soaked beans and rinse once more before cooking the beans in fresh water.

THE QUICK-SOAK WAY TO RINSE

1) Rinse and pick over your beans for stones or debris.

2) Place beans in a pot and cover with 2-inches of water. Over high heat, bring to a boil, boil for 1 minute, remove from heat, cover pot and let sit for 1 hour.

OUR FAVORITE BEAN RECIPES

Bean and Chicken Tostada Cups

Creamy White Bean Spread with Asiago Crackers

Seven Bean Salad

White Bean, Spinach and Couscous Soup

 

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Parmesan Chicken & Arugula Salad with Creamy Basil Dressing

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Golden-baked Parmesan chicken, peppery arugula and crunchy apples are tossed together in a creamy basil dressing, resulting in a delicious and sophisticated meal-worthy salad.

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Wheat Berry Salad with Feta, Mint and Maple Walnuts

Meatless Monday

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This Wheat Berry Salad serves up the perfect balance of refreshing, healthy and hearty protein, herbs and veggies. A perfect blend of sweet (maple-roasted walnuts, dried cranberries) and tart (feta cheese), protein-packed wheat berries are tossed in a tangy vinaigrette with fresh mint and parsley. Now that’s a super salad!

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Chinese Chicken Salad

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Chinese chicken salad wasn’t the glorious creation of a steamed-out Shanghai kitchen – it came from big box, suburban restaurant chains that keep you waiting hours to eat their gooey food. That doesn ’t mean we don’t like them but let’s just say this, our homemade healthful rendition – a towering salad topped with peanuty chicken, crunchy baked noodles and golden almonds tossed in a sweet hoisin dressing – beats a trip to the mall any day.

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Tomato, Cucumber, and Pita Salad

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While we love stuffing them, we’re thrilled to cut up our pitas for this easy and refreshing Middle Eastern salad. A combination of juicy tomatoes, crunchy cucumbers, sliced pita and peppers tossed with mint, parsley and a lemon dressing, this pita salad is both fresh and fantastic.

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Labor Day Weekend is here!

On the official last weekend until reality hits (no more summer hours, weekends by the pool, or kids at camp), Bite Me More is grilling up a storm and throwing the ultimate barbecue bash! Include the classic chipotle burger , a watermelon arugula salad, a jalapeño margarita in your hand and the perfect barbecue playlist to complete your party.

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Click here to throw your own labor day extravaganza

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Chopped Greek Salad with Sugar Snaps

Meatless Monday

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From history to culture to cuisine, we love all things Greek. Wait until you try this delicious, fresh salad – it’s the Mount Olympus of Greek salads. Crisp cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, crumbly feta and plump olives are further enhanced with the addition of crunchy, sweet sugar snaps. Tossed in a lemon Dijon dressing, this chunky country salad will have you too waving the blue and white flag. Opa!

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Terrific Two Tomato Caprese Salad

Meatless Monday

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This amazing Two Tomato Caprese Salad is going to help you can save the airfare. Forget flying across the ocean to ogle leaning towers and wave Italy’s green, white and red flag. We’ve got a sky-high stack of oven-roasted tomatoes, plum tomatoes, freshl basil and marvellous mozzarella that’ll satisfy your need for a “primo insalata grande.” Si. Great salad.

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Seven Bean Salad

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While a three bean salads are fine and five bean salads are swell, there’s nothing as spectacularly simple and delicious as this (Lucky) Seven Bean Salad. This quick, easy and healthy salad, a combination of tasty beans tossed in a tangy Lemon Dijon dressing, is guaranteed to become a staple at your table.

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Watermelon Panzanella Salad

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Keep cool with this super easy Watermelon Panzanella Salad, the perfect summer salad of juicy watermelon, crunchy bread, tangy feta and peppery arugula, all tossed in a scrumptious honey lime dressing.

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“When one has tasted watermelon he knows what the angels eat.”

-Mark Twain