Sunday, August 12, 2012

Make It Simple, Summer Salad

We just love a refreshing summer salad on these hot Texas days and this one is a favorite I have been making a long time even before I found it in a Kraft Recipe Book called, Make It Simple Recipe Collection.

Inside is filled with fast and quick recipes using ingredients found on most pantry shelves. Some are light menus using low fat or sugar free and others you can make substitutes to cut back on calories. Something we all do right??

Anyway here is a delicious summer recipe for
Pear and Walnut Salad

Salad Greens cut up in torn pieces using romaine lettuce or other favorite greens
2 medium pears sliced lengthwise
1 cup seedless grapes, (I don't always add the grapes)
8 ounces Kraft Fat Free Ranch dressing
1/3 cup walnut halves toasted or not. (pecans can also be used, but I like the walnuts better)
Toss all in a large bowl, drizzle with the dressing, top with the walnuts, pecans and serve.
You can also add grilled chicken or salmon which is also very good for a more filling dinner.

For a different twist, I have sliced apples and used the pecans with the salad greens for a change of pace. It is very good too.
Hope you try this recipe. Let me know how you like it.

I'll be by to visit you when I return from Santa Fe.
Stay cool, Celestina Marie


Jan Hermann said...

Hi Celeste -

We love salads and this one looks yummy. I make one similar to this, but I put in some bleu cheese for a really great flavor!


Eileen said...

WE enjoy fruit in any way,shape or form. So this salad sounds really great. Will have to try it.
Right now, I have peaches, bananas and a cantaloupe that I am trying to figure how to put them together in a salad or adding them to a dish.
Hope you are having a great vacation.
hugs, Eileen

Julie Marie said...

Sounds delish Celeste!... hope you are enjoying Santa Fe... I miss it so, and my grandparents... such a beautiful place, no wonder their state slogan is "The Land of Enchantment"... xoxo Julie Marie

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I love salads in the summer too. This one sounds delicious.
Have a good trip to Santa Fe.

Dorthe said...

Oh ,it looks so delicious, and I love eating with my eyes ,also -
Thankyou for the recipi, dear Celestina Marie- I will surely try this out.
xox. Dorthe

Createology said...

Delicious salad and thank you for sharing. Safe Travels Dear...

Shirley said...

Hi Celestina, Hope you are having fun in Santa Fe on vacation. Ours will be put on hold for a while and may not happen this year just to much going on. Your salad looks yummy and I think I will see if I can entice my other half to try it. It would be a nice change. A belated happy birthday to your son. Have a great day. Hugs Your Missouri Friend.

Anonymous said...

Hi Celestina,
Great recipe!!! can't wait to try this.

Amanda said...

Santa Fe- enjoy! We are heading there in October for a 'girls weekend.' I have never been and really look forward to it. You'll have to send me some recommendations. Hope that you have a nice, relaxing trip!


Jillayne said...

I will definitely try it Celeste - it looks amazing! We have had our own little heat wave here and summer salads are always on the menu - too hot to cook.
Thank you for sharing!

Kerri said...

Oh yum! I love it :)

Have you tried Cranbery Chicken Salad? I am addicted to it!!


Your Craft Book said...

Celeste, What lovely ideas for summer eating. I love salads and especially love a salad dressing of Japanese rice vinegar and light olive oil, yummy! Take care, Maureen

1CardCreator said...

Yum, this looks delicious! Love how you put your own twist on it too, I love to do that also.

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..