Grilled Romaine Salad with Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing

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Your backyard BBQ doesn't have to be all about hamburgers and hot dogs. Try adding this grilled salad to your cookout menu!
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  1. Prepare Creamy Blue Dressing: In medium bowl, combine all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. Prepare Grilled Romaine Salad: Soak skewers in water 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 300°. Line rimmed baking pan with nonstick foil or parchment paper. Spread cheese in single layer on prepared baking pan and bake 5 to 6 minutes or until golden brown. L
  3. In large nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium heat 13 to 15 minutes or until crisp, turning occasionally. Transfer bacon to paper towels to drain. Let cool and crumble.
  4. Prepare outdoor grill for direct grilling over medium-low heat. Place 5 shrimp on each skewer; sprinkle both sides with Cajun seasoning. Trim core from romaine and cut each head lengthwise in half through core. Brush cut sides of lettuce with oil; sprinkl
  5. Oil grill rack. Place shrimp skewers and lettuce, cut side down, on hot grill rack. Cook shrimp 4 to 6 minutes or until shrimp turn opaque throughout and internal temperature reaches 145°, turning once halfway through cooking; cook lettuce 3 to 5 min
  6. Place lettuce halves, cut side up, on each of 4 plates and insert 1 shrimp skewer into lettuce. Top with dressing, sprinkle with crumbled bacon, tomatoes, and onion, and garnish with cheese crisp to serve.

Grilled Citrus Spiced Steak Kabob Salad

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Tired of grilling hot dogs and hamburgers? Make your next cookout a memorable one with this flavorful salad!
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  1. Prepare Marinade: In blender or food processor with knife blade attached, pulse all ingredients, except ¼ teaspoon salt and oil, until garlic, and chile pepper are chopped. With blender or processor running, drizzle in oil and process until well comb
  2. Prepare Kabobs: Place beef in large zip-top plastic bag. Pour ½ cup marinade over beef. Seal bag and refrigerate 2 to 6 hours to marinate. Refrigerate remaining marinade.
  3. If using wooden skewers, soak in water 10 minutes. Prepare outdoor grill for direct grilling over medium-high heat. In large bowl, toss mushrooms, onions, bell peppers and zucchini with ¼ cup remaining marinade. Remove beef from marinade; discard mar
  4. Lightly oil hot grill rack. Place kabobs on hot grill rack, cover grill and cook 8 to 10 minutes or until internal temperature of beef reaches 145° for medium-rare (10 to 12 minutes or 160° for medium; 12 to 14 minutes or 170° for well-done

Beet, Orange & Chevre Salad with Lemon-Chive Oil

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The perfect salad for Summer!
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  1. Prepare Lemon-Chive Oil; In blender or bowl of food processor with knife blade attached, puree all ingredients 30 seconds or until chives are finely chopped, scraping sides of blender occasionally with rubber spatula.
  2. Prepare Beet, Orange & Chevre Salad: Preheat oven to 375°. Rinse beets under cold water and pat dry. Rub beets with oil, salt, and pepper. Wrap individually in foil and place on rimmed baking pan. Roast beets 1 hour or until tender and easily pie
  3. Meanwhile, in small skillet, toast pine nuts over medium-low heat 5 to 6 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring frequently. Remove peel and white pith from oranges. Turn each orange on its side and cut into ¼-inch-thick slices.
  4. To serve, line large serving plate with spring mix, and place orange slices, beets, and onion over spring mix. Drizzle with Lemon-Chive Oil and top with cheese and pine nuts.

Healthy Italian Mixed Salad

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Eating healthy has never been so easy or so delicious!
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  1. Prepare Dressing: In medium bowl, whisk together all ingredients.
  2. Prepare Salad: In large bowl, toss Italian salad mix, cucumber, onion, tomatoes, and beans. Add dressing and toss well using tongs. Serve topped with cheese, if desired.

Grilled Southwest Chicken Caesar Salad

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A delicious main course salad featuring grilled chicken, homemade Caesar dressing and an attention-grabbing Southwestern flavor!
Instructions
  1. Prepare Grilled Chicken & Corn: Prepare outdoor grill for direct grilling over medium heat. Spray both sides of chicken with nonstick cooking spray; sprinkle with salt, and pepper. Place chicken, and corn on hot grill rack. Cook chicken 10 to 12 minut
  2. Prepare Dressing: In small bowl, whisk together all ingredients. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Prepare Salad: Cut corn from cob and slice chicken. Distribute romaine, corn, beans, bell pepper, cheese, and chicken over 4 serving plates. Drizzle with dressing, sprinkle with black pepper and top with tortilla strips, if desired.

Tuscan Tuna, White Bean and Avocado Salad

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This Italian-inspired salad is perfect for cool summer evenings with family and friends!
Instructions
  1. In medium bowl, flake tuna with fork. Stir in onion, basil, chives, oil, lemon juice, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Fold in beans and tomato.
  2. Divide greens over 4 individual plates. Cut avocados in half; remove pits and remove avocado flesh from skin using a large spoon. Place 1 avocado half over greens on each plate.
  3. Spoon tuna mixture into avocado halves on each plate and serve with baguette toasts.

Grilled Salmon & Spinach Salad

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Enjoy this delicious, healthy alternative at your next summer cookout!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
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  1. Place salmon in large zip-top plastic bag and pour ½ cup vinaigrette over salmon. Seal bag and refrigerate 30 minutes.
  2. Prepare outdoor grill for direct grilling over medium-high heat; oil grill rack. Place salmon on hot grill rack, skin side up, and cook 3 to 5 minutes per side, or until internal temperature reaches 145°. Separate skin from salmon while removing salm
  3. To serve, distribute spinach, onion, tomatoes, cucumber, cheese, and salmon fillets over 4 serving plates. Serve with remaining vinaigrette. Garnish with chives, if desired.

Apricot-Dijon Pork Salad

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A beautiful dinner salad with apricot-glazed grilled pork, dried cherries, cheese and toasted pecans -- perfect for a special summer supper!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
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  1. In a small bowl, stir together preserves, vinegar, mustard and ginger. Reserve 3/4 cup for salad dressing.
  2. Butterfly pork tenderloin (cut almost in half, but not quite through) horizontally; open and lay flat. Prepare medium-hot fire in kettle-style grill. Grill tenderloin over heat 5-6 minutes per side; brushing with remaining apricot mixture during last 2 mi
  3. Meanwhile in a large bowl toss together greens, apricots, cherries, cheese, pecans and onions. Divide mixture evenly among 4 plates. Slice pork into 1/2-inch pieces. Arrange portions of pork on top of greens on each plate; drizzle with reserved apricot mi
  4. (To toast pecans, place pecan halves in a shallow baking pan and bake at 350° F for about 10 minutes. Let cool, then chop coarsely.)
  5. Recipe and photo courtesy of the National Pork Board, http://www.porkbeinspired.com

Portofino Salad with Thyme Vinaigrette

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Escape from the ordinary with this delectable, classic Italian salad!
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  1. In medium bowl, whisk together garlic, oil, vinegar, thyme, mustard, salt, and pepper until well blended. In medium skillet, cook walnuts over medium heat 13 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned and fragrant, stirring frequently; transfer to plate to co

Mexican Corn Salad

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This oh-so-easy salad has that little extra kick of spicy flavor. Delicioso!
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  1. In medium bowl, whisk together lime juice, honey, oil, chili powder, and salt. Add remaining ingredients and toss until well combined.