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By Foodiewife, A Feast for the Eyes

Rate this recipe 4.3/5 (3 Votes)
Special Green Salad with Pears, Blue Cheese & Candied Pecans 1 Picture
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Servings 4
Preparation time 10
Cooking time 15

  • DRESSING:
  • Gourmet Salad Greens (I use a spring mixture of red lettuce, romaine & frisee)
  • 1 pear, peeled cored and sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1 cup candied pecans
  • 3 parts Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 part Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • CANDIED PECANS:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon, or to taste
  • 2 cups nuts (I use pecans)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Optional: cayenne pepper, to taste, instead of cinnamon

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  • LEMON BASIL DRESSING:
  • 8 cups packed julienned strips iceberg lettuce, can substitute romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup packed julienned strips fresh spinach
  • 1 cup packed julienned strips radicchio
  • 1 ⁄3 cup red onion, sliced very thin
  • 1/2 cup chopped green olives
  • 6 ounces fresh mushrooms , sliced, washed and drained, about 2 cups
  • 4 eggs, hard-boiled and chopped
  • 1 (14-ounce) can chilled hearts of palm , rinsed, well-drained and sliced
  • 1/2 pound applewood-smoked bacon , chopped, fried until crisp, drained
  • 1 cup crumbled blue cheese (4 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup croutons
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Crispy fried onions, for garnish
  • 2 cups sour cream, or use 1 cup sour cream and 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, about 1 lemon
  • Seasoned salt and garlic pepper seasoning
4/5 (66 Votes)

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These Lettuce Wraps from PF Changs not only taste awesome but are ready in less than 30 minutes and low in carbs

  • DIPPING SAUCE:
  • 16 Bibb butter lettuce leaves or Iceberg lettuce
  • 1 pound ground chicken breast
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Asian chili pepper sauce (see Note)
  • 1 (8-ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained, finely chopped
  • 1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons Asian sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili paste with garlic
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon Chinese-style hot mustard (extra hot)
4.5/5 (91 Votes)

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You'll love these Asian-inspired lettuce wraps with tofu in a tasty, tangy hoisin-peanut sauce

  • SAUCE:
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon shallot, minced
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 4 teaspoons hoisin sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • FILLING:
  • 1 (14 ounce) package extra-firm tofu, drained and crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
  • 6 thinly sliced green onions (about 2/3 cup), divided
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, divided
  • 3 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sriracha (hot chile sauce, such as Huy Fong)
  • 1 cup matchstick-cut cucumbers
  • 1 cup matchstick-cut carrots
  • 2 cups hot cooked sticky rice
  • 8 Bibb lettuce leaves
4.3/5 (25 Votes)

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For a lighter alternative to taco shells you can enjoy these lettuce taco wraps

  • 1.3 pounds 99% lean ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 small onion, minced
  • 2 tablespoons bell pepper, minced
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 4 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 8 large lettuce leaves from Iceberg lettuce
4.4/5 (17 Votes)

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  • 1 (6-ounce) container Yoplait® Fruitful™ pineapple yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked chicken, chopped
  • 1/4 cup carrot, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons sliced green onion
  • 2 tablespoons red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons celery, chopped
  • 6 leaves Bibb lettuce
4.6/5 (101 Votes)

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These Asian Beef Lettuce Wraps will have everyone's mouths watering! The spicy, sweet and tangy flavors are perfect...

  • 12 leaves lettuce (iceberg, romaine, Boston or green leaf)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chili sauce (such as Sambal Oelek*)
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 4 green onions, chopped
4.6/5 (40 Votes)

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These Vietnamese green papaya spring rolls are delightfully refreshing and low in fat and calories which make them ...

  • GREEN PAPAYA SALAD:
  • 1 small green papaya
  • 1/2 cup peanuts, roughly chopped, can use salted or unsalted
  • 1 to 2 cups bean sprouts
  • 1 to 2 tomatoes, cut into long thin strips
  • 1 red chili, minced, plus more to taste
  • 3 green onions cut into ribbons
  • 1/2 cup fresh Vietnamese basil, torn
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon fish sauce or soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 2 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 3 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 to 1 tablespoons honey or agave
  • SPRING ROLLS:
  • 12 square rice paper sheets
  • 3 ounces rice vermicelli
  • 1/2 head of green, red, or romaine lettuce, about 12 leaves
  • 1 large carrot julienne or shredded
  • 1/4 cup each Vietnamese basil, mint or coriander
  • 2 to 3 cups Green Papaya Salad
  • SPICY PEANUT SAUCE:
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter, smooth or crunchy
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon peanuts, chopped
  • VIETNAMESE FISH SAUCE:
  • 1/3 cup fish sauce
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 large garlic clove, crushed, peeled, and minced
  • 1 medium shallot, crushed peeled, and minced
  • 1 Thai chili pepper, seeded, and minced
5/5 (2 Votes)

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Heat oil and butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat

  • 2 tablespoons neutral oil, such as safflower or canola
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 leek, cut into small pieces and rinsed in several changes of cool water
  • 2 sticks celery, cut into small pieces
  • 1 medium onion, finely sliced
  • 4 cups boiling vegetable stock, plus more to thin, if needed
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground white or black pepper, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar, plus more to taste
  • 2 (14-16-ounce) bags frozen peas, thawed
  • Leaves from 1 head Bibb or 1 small head Boston lettuce
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream or half and half
  • Fried diced chorizo, pancetta, bacon or prosciutto, for garnish (optional)
  • Small croutons, for garnish (optional)
  • Chopped toasted hazelnuts, for garnish (optional)
4/5 (3 Votes)

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  • Chill Lettuce in Refrigerator
  • Crumbled Bacon
  • Crumbled Gorgonzola Cheese
  • Petite Diced Tomatoes
  • Ken's Steakhouse Ranch Buttermilk Dressing
  • Optional: Sliced Red Onion
5/5 (1 Votes)

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In salad bowl, combine tomatoes, bell peppers cucumber, onion and olives

  • 3 roma tomatoes,chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 small English cucumber, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup black olives
  • 2 oz. tomato basil feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
5/5 (1 Votes)

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The Cheesecake Factory serves one of the best appetizers you’ll ever find

  • THAI CHICKEN SATAYS:
  • 6 to 8 butter lettuce leaves
  • 2 red cabbage leaves, cut in half vertically
  • Thai chicken satays (recipe below)
  • Julienned carrots
  • Sesame bean sprouts (recipe below)
  • Thai coconut curry noodles (recipe below)
  • Thai marinated cucumbers (recipe below)
  • 1 tablespoon roasted peanuts, chopped
  • Tamarind cashew dipping sauce (recipe below)
  • Thai peanut sauce (recipe below)
  • Sweet red chili sauce (recipe below)
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 3/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 4 green onions, cut into 1″ pieces
  • 8 bamboo skewers (10 to 12 inches)
  • BEAN SPROUTS:
  • 1 1/2 cups bean sprouts
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, roasted
  • THAI COCONUT CURRY NOODLES:
  • 12 ounces fresh egg noodles
  • 1 tablespoon garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon red curry paste
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 pinch turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • THAI MARINATED CUCUMBERS:
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 large cucumber, seeded
  • TAMARIND CASHEW DIPPING SAUCE:
  • 1/4 cup cashews, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 2 medium garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3 teaspoon honey
  • 6 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon tamarind pulp
  • 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
  • PEANUT SAUCE:
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili oil
  • SWEET CHILI DIPPING SAUCE:
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon red chili paste
3.9/5 (98 Votes)

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Tear the lettuce into bite-size pieces and add to a salad bowl

  • Dressing:
  • 1 head red leaf lettuce (can add butter leaf or spinach if desired)
  • 1 small red onion, diced or sliced thinly
  • 2 pints fresh strawberies
  • 1 C slivered or sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1 C mayonnaise
  • 1/3 C sugar
  • 1/4 C raspberry vinegar
  • 1/4 C milk
  • 1 - 2 T raspberry jam
  • 1 T poppy seeds
4.5/5 (39 Votes)

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Nutritional Facts 1 cup equals 144 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 134 mg sodium, 17 g c

  • 10 cups torn romaine
  • 2 medium red apples, cubed
  • 2 medium pears, cubed
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 6 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated onion
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped lightly salted cashews
4.4/5 (36 Votes)

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As explosion of Asian flavors in a cool and crisp lettuce cup

  • Stir fry sauce:
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs, or 2 large breasts, grilled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable or peanut oil
  • 1 cup water chestnuts, diced
  • 1 cup mushrooms, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, rough chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint, rough chopped
  • 2 tablespoons basil, rough chopped
  • 6 – 8 leaves iceberg lettuce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon fish sauce
  • Asian barbecue sauce:
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
4.5/5 (26 Votes)

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