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Kale, Quinoa, Pineapple and Black Bean Salad

It's a mouthful alright - and we didn't even list all of the ingredients!   Here’s a perfect quick side dish everyone will love, and it's a healthy alternative to heavy beans or pasta salads.  Our Golden Masala Balsamic and Smoked Olive Oil make it unique. No need for lots of spices, because our balsamic combines various chili, ginger, oregano, cinnamon, cumin and other spices.  It is warm but not spicy hot.  Ingredients 1 bunch chopped black or red kale, about 4 cups   1 cup quinoa (cooked per the package instructions) 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple (or mango) 1 (15 oz.) can organic black beans 1 1/2 cups chopped grape tomatoes 1/2  cup Golden Masala Balsamic  1/3 cup lime juice 2 tbsp Smoked Olive Oil ...

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Melon Ball Salad

Light, quick and different.  We interchange our ingredients for maximum creativity on your end.  Your guests will think you are brilliant... then they'll ask where you got the amazing balsamic and salt!   Salt on fruit?  Sounds crazy - but try it for pumped up fruit flavor.   INGREDIENTS 1 Honeydew Melon 1 Cantaloupe 4 tablespoons Peach White Balsamic OR Lemon White Balsamic 3 tablespoons mint leaves, thinly sliced 1 1/2 tablespoons basil leaves thinly sliced Sriracha Sea Salt or  Asian Ginger Sea Salt - a pinch or 2 to taste 1 Avocado, sliced   PREPARATION  Using a melon baller - scoop out both melons into a large serving bowl.  Gently mix in the basil, mint and balsamic.  Finish with sliced avocado on...

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Grilled Cabbage With Parmigiano, Almonds and Anchovies

Makes 3-4 servings Roasting or grilling cabbage wedges at high heat makes them crisp at the edges and tender in the middle. Stuffed with anchovies, nuts and cheese, this can be a light main course or a hearty side dish.  Much easier than stuffed cabbage - lighter too! INGREDIENTS 1 medium head green cabbage (about 2 1/2 pounds) ½ cup Tuscan extra-virgin olive oil, plus more as needed Salt, as needed ¾ cup finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano , plus more for serving 3 anchovy fillets, minced 2 -3 garlic cloves,  minced 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more as needed ⅔ cup chopped almonds or other nuts ½ cup chopped fresh dill, Italian parsley or cilantro PREPARATION Indoors - Heat...

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Black Bean and Corn Salad

It’s so quick and simple you can make it in minutes - great for a mid week dinner side dish.  Stock your pantry with organic canned products and you'll have this done in 10 minutes. Ingredients 1 can each - Kidney beans Black Beans Corn Hominy 2 T fresh chopped dill 2 T fresh chopped mint 2 T fresh chopped Italian parsley 2T  lemon juice and zest 2T Pasadena Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2T your favorite Balsamic Vinegar salt and pepper to taste Pour the contents of the cans into a colander and then once drained, blend them in a large bowl.  Finely chop all the herbs and then dress with the olive oil, lemon and balsamic. Simple and  healthy.

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