Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad

Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad with Zesty Vinaigrette

Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad with Zesty Vinaigrette

We went out for a late dinner just before Thanksgiving at a new place, the Crooked Pint Ale House.  They serve mostly pub type food.  I ordered chicken strips and I had a choice of a side: fries, tater tots or roasted beet salad.  I was tickled!  Beet salad?  Were they kidding?  I’m not into French fries and dislike tater tots for the most part.  I LOVE beets and to serve them in a little side salad?  They are my new best place to dine out! Continue reading

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Strawberry Vinaigrette

Strawberry Vinaigrette

Strawberry Vinaigrette

I love a fruity vinaigrette on salads and having strawberries on hand, it was time to try a strawberry vinaigrette.  We love the blueberry vinaigrette I sometimes make and definitely loved the rhubarb vinaigrette I tried a few years ago.  I should make that again soon.  Even lime and orange vinaigrettes have been successful in the castle, adding citrus to the list of tasty salad toppings.  I even made a pecan vinaigrette that was super tasty! Continue reading

Asparagus, Grilled Corn, Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Asparagus Vegetable Salad

Asparagus Vegetable Salad

I was going to make a traditional cucumber salad for a party that we threw to celebrate my P.S.’s birthday recently.  Someone else decided to try a new cucumber recipe so I had to find another way to use some cucumbers.  I had just bought asparagus and cobs of corn and thought they’d taste great together with some other vegetables.  I could already taste a lime vinaigrette on the vegetable salad.  I couldn’t wait! Continue reading