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Greens with Fruit, Nuts & Cheese (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Your Favorite Recipe Ever)

Posted By Jessica Fisher On September 3, 2009 @ 2:15 am In Meal Planning,Recipes,Salads,URS | 14 Comments

It’s hard to limit myself to one favorite recipe. There are a myriad of them stored in my cookbook cupboard, in the archives here [5], and on my food blog [6].

FishBoy12 likes to pose the question, “What would you most like to eat right now?” Ah, a man after my own heart! And dependent on what he’s just seen, heard, or smelled, his answer changes with the wind. The other night when we were watching Bobby Flay’s Throwdown [7], potstickers was the definitive answer. But, he might say Chocolate Cheesecake [8] or Cheesy Potatoes [9] or TriTip or Lasagna [10], depending on the moment.

As would I.

So, if I had to narrow it down to a favorite, it would be tough. So, today, I’m going to stick with my favorite salad recipe ever. Well, sort of. Because I really like this one [11] and this one [12], too.

But, this recipe is easy, versatile, and a veritable “party in your mouth.” You can mix and match endless combinations. You can make it different every single time. Or not. Add these items to your salad bar [13], and your mouth can rock out every day of the week.

And, if you make it on a paper plate [14], well, you can avoid any dishes, too. (Just keeping it real, folks.)


Greens with Fruit, Nuts, and Funky Cheese
(Yes, that’s really what I’m calling it.)

Greens: spinach, romaine, butter lettuce, Belgian endive, baby greens
Fruit: dried cranberries or apricots, sliced apple or pear, grapes, mandarin oranges, grapefruit sections, raspberries
Nuts, preferably toasted: almonds, walnuts, pecans, spiced mixed nuts, or even soynuts
Funky Cheese, usually some kind that crumbles: goat, bleu, gorgonzola, feta, but you could use fresh parmesan if you’re not so bold
Your Favorite Vinaigrette

Layer in combinations that sound good to you and enjoy!


What’s YOUR favorite recipe? At least today. Share it with us!

Guidelines are here [17]. Please follow them or you will be chopped.

***Everyone who participates in this week’s URS will be entered for a chance to win the cookbook, Salads by Jane Price [18]. Looks totally yummy!

1. Lynn’s Kit Adv (favorite soup) [19]
2. ElizabethG (favorite summer dish) [20]
3. Amy-Cutting Coupons in KC (Mexican Spaghetti Casserole) [21]
4. Kara @ Home W/Purpose (favorite breakfast) [22]
5. Cookin’ Mimi (Chicken Tortilla Cass) [23]
6. The Cozy Country Home (Two Faves) [24]
7. Cents to Get Debt Free (Favorite Frugal Dish) [25]
8. Carrie – Ahh… Potatoes! [26]
9. Christian Frugal Mama (African Peanut Sauce) [27]
10. Alea @ Premeditated Leftovers (Improved Scalloped Potatoes) [28]
11. Frugal Girls! {Crockpot Cranberry Chicken!} [29]
12. A Busy Mom of Two (Chicken Pasta Bake) [30]
13. Homesteader’s Heart (Chicken Bryan) [31]
14. Twila [32]
15. Joy in My Kitchen (Red Pepper Tortellini) [33]
16. Twila (Fried Icecream Dessert [32]
17. HoosierHomemade(Chocolate Chip Cookies) [34]
18. Sara (cheesy chicken enchiladas) [35]
19. Katie (Sweet and sour chicken) [36]
20. Jenny (Homemade Chimichangas) [37]
21. Amy @ Finer Things (Can’t Choose Just One) [38]
22. goodLife {eats} Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes, Basil & Mozzarella [39]
23. Frugal Friend-lentil stew [40]
24. Cardamoms Pod (Quick Taco Salad) [41]
25. An Oregon Cottage (favorite zucchini cake) [42]
26. Melissa @ Frugal Creativity (homemade pizza w/ fresh tomatoes and garlic) [43]
27. Melissa @ Frugal Creativity (blue cheese dip – in book review) [44]
28. Amy @ MomsToolbox [45]
29. Janel (Crudités Nature Sandwich) [46]
30. Pudget: Losing Weight On A Budget (Low Fat Cheesy Meatloaf) [47]
31. Geri@heartnsoulcooking ( rye sourdough bread ) [48]
32. Green Mommas — Marinade anything [49]
33. Rachel @ The Simple Life of the Boreings (Spinach Dip) [50]
34. Charlene @ Secrets of a Southern Kitchen (poppy seed cake) [51]
35. Cherise (Twice Baked Potatoes) [52]
36. Kitchen Stewardship (Sausage Zucchini Bake) [53]
37. Tara @ Feels like Home (peanut butter pie) [54]
38. Marcia@Frugalhomekeeping(Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls) [55]
39. The Prudent Homemaker (Apple Tart) [56]
40. Swappin’ Spoons – Spicy Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry [57]
41. Hallee the Homemaker [58]
42. Maccheroni alla Bolognese [59]
43. Donielle @ Naturally Knocked Up (cherry tomato salsa) [60]
44. Lisa@Blessedwithgrace(The Tostada) [61]
45. Saving and Giving (NY Style Cheesecake) [62]
46. Melissa @ Mom’s Plans (Seafood Enchiladas) [63]
47. Mary Ann(quiche) [64]
48. UnfinishedMom (My Favorites) [65]
49. Pamm @ Leftovers On Purpose (easy chicken nuggets) [66]
50. Newlyweds (Mini Shepards Pie) [67]
51. Recipes for Moms (Scalloped Potatoes & Ham) [68]
52. Susie’s Homemade [69]
53. Swappin’ Spoons – Mac ‘n Cheese Soup [70]
54. darnold23@diningwithdebbie (Curry Chicken Pita) [71]

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[9] Cheesy Potatoes: http://www.lifeasmom.com/2008/10/cheesy-potatoes.html

[10] Lasagna: http://www.lifeasmom.com/2009/01/recipe-swap-in-kitchen-with-kids.html

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[18] Salads by Jane Price: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Salads/Jane-Price/e/9781435108240/

[19] Lynn’s Kit Adv (favorite soup): http://www.lynnskitchenadventures.com/2009/09/my-version-of-panera-bread-broccoli-cheddar-soup.html

[20] ElizabethG (favorite summer dish): http://amoderngal.com/2009/06/18/frugal-summer-fruit-peaches/

[21] Amy-Cutting Coupons in KC (Mexican Spaghetti Casserole): http://cuttingcouponsinkc.blogspot.com/2009/09/easy-mexican-spaghetti-casserole.html

[22] Kara @ Home W/Purpose (favorite breakfast): http://homewithpurpose.blogspot.com/2009/09/this-week-has-been-busy-with-new.html

[23] Cookin’ Mimi (Chicken Tortilla Cass): http://cookingmimi.wordpress.com/2009/09/02/chicken-tortilla-casserole-the-original/

[24] The Cozy Country Home (Two Faves): http://thecozycountryhome.blogspot.com/2009/09/my-most-favorite-recipesever.html

[25] Cents to Get Debt Free (Favorite Frugal Dish): http://www.gettingfreedom.net/2009/09/recipe-cabbage-rolls.html

[26] Carrie – Ahh… Potatoes!: http://www.primeonadime.com/2009/04/potatos.html

[27] Christian Frugal Mama (African Peanut Sauce): http://christianfrugalmama.blogspot.com/2009/03/recipe-of-week_19.html

[28] Alea @ Premeditated Leftovers (Improved Scalloped Potatoes): http://premeditatedleftovers.blogspot.com/2009/09/improved-scalloped-potatoes.html

[29] Frugal Girls! {Crockpot Cranberry Chicken!}: http://www.thefrugalgirls.com/2009/08/crock-pot-cranberry-chicken-recipe.html

[30] A Busy Mom of Two (Chicken Pasta Bake): http://abusymomoftwo.blogspot.com/2009/09/chicken-pasta-bake.html

[31] Homesteader’s Heart (Chicken Bryan): http://cookingkim.blogspot.com/2009/02/chicken-bryan.html

[32] Twila: http://ilovecooking.xanga.com/702245391/recipe-for-the-week/

[33] Joy in My Kitchen (Red Pepper Tortellini): http://joyinmykitchen.blogspot.com/2009/05/roasted-red-pepper-and-tortellini-bake.html

[34] HoosierHomemade(Chocolate Chip Cookies): http://hoosierhomemade.com/?p=3336

[35] Sara (cheesy chicken enchiladas): http://cookwithsara.blogspot.com/2009/05/cheesy-chicken-enchiladas.html

[36] Katie (Sweet and sour chicken): http://favoritesandthings.blogspot.com/2009/09/sweet-and-sour-chicken-with-ham-fried.html

[37] Jenny (Homemade Chimichangas): http://shipfullofpirates.com/2009/09/03/homemade-chimichangas/

[38] Amy @ Finer Things (Can’t Choose Just One): http://amysfinerthings.com/recipe-swap-favorites

[39] goodLife {eats} Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes, Basil & Mozzarella: http://good-life-eats.blogspot.com/2009/07/pasta-with-fresh-basil-tomatoes-and.html

[40] Frugal Friend-lentil stew: http://frugalforyou.blogspot.com/category/Recipes

[41] Cardamoms Pod (Quick Taco Salad): http://www.cardamomspod.com/2009/08/quick-taco-salad/

[42] An Oregon Cottage (favorite zucchini cake): http://www.anoregoncottage.com/2009/08/white-zucchini-cake-with-broiled.html

[43] Melissa @ Frugal Creativity (homemade pizza w/ fresh tomatoes and garlic) : http://www.frugalcreativity.com/2009/08/homemade-pizza-with-garlic-and-fresh.html

[44] Melissa @ Frugal Creativity (blue cheese dip – in book review) : http://www.frugalcreativity.com/2009/09/americas-best-bbq-book-review.html

[45] Amy @ MomsToolbox: http://www.momstoolbox.com/blog/2009/09/03/maple-brined-pork-recipe-yum/

[46] Janel (Crudités Nature Sandwich): http://jandbpiersma.blogspot.com/2009/09/recipe-swap-crudites-nature-sandwich.html

[47] Pudget: Losing Weight On A Budget (Low Fat Cheesy Meatloaf): http://pudget1.blogspot.com/2009/08/most-amazing-meatloaf-ever.html

[48] Geri@heartnsoulcooking ( rye sourdough bread ): http://heartnsoulcooking.blogspot.com

[49] Green Mommas — Marinade anything: http://greenmommas.blogspot.com/

[50] Rachel @ The Simple Life of the Boreings (Spinach Dip): http://blog.boreingfamily.com/2009/08/18/spinach-dip/

[51] Charlene @ Secrets of a Southern Kitchen (poppy seed cake): http://www.secretsofasouthernkitchen.com/2008/11/my-most-requested-cake.html

[52] Cherise (Twice Baked Potatoes): http://livingthedream-stoesz.blogspot.com/2009/09/ultimate-recipe-swap-favorite-recipe.html

[53] Kitchen Stewardship (Sausage Zucchini Bake): http://www.kitchenstewardship.com/2009/08/12/recipe-connection-sausage-zucchini-bake/

[54] Tara @ Feels like Home (peanut butter pie): http://www.feelslikehomeblog.com/2009/09/peanut-butter-pie/

[55] Marcia@Frugalhomekeeping(Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls): http://Frugalhomekeeping.blogspot.com

[56] The Prudent Homemaker (Apple Tart): http://theprudenthomemaker.com/appletart.aspx

[57] Swappin’ Spoons – Spicy Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry : http://swappinspoons.blogspot.com/2009/08/spicy-beef-broccoli-stir-fry.html

[58] Hallee the Homemaker: http://greggsgal.wordpress.com/hallees-galley/recipes/sides/whole-wheat-honey-oatmeal-bread/

[59] Maccheroni alla Bolognese: http://ladyriposter.blogspot.com/2009/08/maccheroni-alla-bolognese.html

[60] Donielle @ Naturally Knocked Up (cherry tomato salsa): http://www.naturallyknockedup.com/2009/09/cherry-tomato-salsa.html

[61] Lisa@Blessedwithgrace(The Tostada) : http://blessedwithgrace.blogspot.com/2009/08/tempt-my-tummy-tuesdaythe-tostada.html

[62] Saving and Giving (NY Style Cheesecake): http://savingandgiving.blogspot.com/2009/06/menu-plan-monday-week-of-67.html

[63] Melissa @ Mom’s Plans (Seafood Enchiladas): http://momsplans.blogspot.com/2009/09/seafood-enchiladas.html

[64] Mary Ann(quiche): http://mrsmaryannshouse.blogspot.com/2009/09/quiche-me.html

[65] UnfinishedMom (My Favorites): http://unfinishedmom.blogspot.com/2009/09/favorite-recipes.html

[66] Pamm @ Leftovers On Purpose (easy chicken nuggets): http://leftoversonpurpose.blogspot.com/2009/08/simple-chicken-nuggets.html

[67] Newlyweds (Mini Shepards Pie): http://newlyweds.wordpress.com/2009/09/02/food-network-challenge-mini-shepards-pie/

[68] Recipes for Moms (Scalloped Potatoes & Ham): http://www.recipesformoms.com/2009/02/scalloped-potatoes-ham.html

[69] Susie’s Homemade: http://susieshomemade.blogspot.com/2009/02/classic-pot-roast.html

[70] Swappin’ Spoons – Mac ‘n Cheese Soup: http://networkedblogs.com/p10924849

[71] darnold23@diningwithdebbie (Curry Chicken Pita): http://diningwithdebbie.blogspot.com/2009/09/chicken-curry-pita-using-it-up.html

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