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Grape and Walnut w Blue Cheese Salad

OMG! This is so delicious!  I’ve bought pounds of it since I first discovered it a couple of months ago at Central Market. So I’m posting the ingredients.  It’s $5.99 a pound when they have it.   It’s so so delicious, and I want it so often, I’ve decided to make it myself and keep some on hand in my own frig!

Central Market

CHEF’S PREPARED GRAPES & WALNUT & BLUE CHEESE SALAD ingredients:

  • Seedless Red Grapes
  • Seedless Green Grapes
  • Blue Cheese
  • Walnuts
  • Nutra Clear (canola oil)
  • White Balsamic Vinegar
  • Honey
  • Black Pepper
  • Kosher Salt

Central Market is an awesome place to shop, taste, browse, make new friends, see new things!  Whatever!  Don’t take my word for it.  Check out these real reviews by real people about Central Market @ Yelp.com.

ENJOY Your Salad!

Oh!  Here’s another great (looking) salad with blue cheese and grapes and walnuts (yum!) from Find.myrecipes.comPEAR, BLUE CHEESE & WALNUT SALAD WITH SMOKED TURKEY!

  • 2  tablespoons  cider vinegar
  • 2  tablespoons  water
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons  olive oil
  • 1/8  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/8  teaspoon  black pepper
  • 2  cups  (2-inch) strips smoked turkey breast (about 10 ounces)
  • 1  cup  seedless red grapes, halved
  • 1/2  cup  chopped celery
  • 2  large red Bartlett pears, thinly sliced
  • 4  cups  gourmet salad greens
  • 1/4  cup  (1 ounce) crumbled blue cheese
  • 2  tablespoons  chopped walnuts

Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl, and stir with a whisk. Add turkey, grapes, celery, and pears, tossing well to coat. Arrange 1 cup greens on each of 4 plates; divide grape mixture evenly over greens. Sprinkle each serving with 1 tablespoon cheese and 1 1/2 teaspoons walnuts.

Salivating over Mangos!

OMG!  Next to broccoli, God’s gift to earth has got to be the mango.  They’re both so darned perfect, it’s ridiculous.  But I’ll focus on the (ah-hem… sweet as s-e-x) mango.  Peach-like and oh-so-juicy running down your arm to your elbow.. lick that off, please!  Did you know the mango originated in eastern Asia?  I think the ones here in Texas come from Mexico.

I just wanted to tell the locals (to Dallas) that Sprouts Farmers Market has mangos 2 for $3 right now.  The extra large ones!  My daughter and I love mango and eat one daily.  Here’s a perfect photo demo on How to Slice a Mango, I couldn’t have done it better!

FYI:  SPROUTS IS ALWAYS THE BEST PLACE FOR FRUIT & PRODUCE in my mind.  I never spend more than 11 bucks on pounds of mangos, plums, oranges, bananas, apples, potatoes, onion, tomatoes, romaine and spring greens, broccoli & sweet onion… Get there!  There’s always a sale!

Here’s a mango recipe you might like to try. Yum!

Mango Strawberry Soup


Prep Time: 9 minutes
Cook Time: none
Chill Time: 2 hours
Yield: 4 servings

  • 4 mangos, peeled and pitted
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, washed and stems removed
  • 2 cups liquid non-dairy creamer
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Mint leaves, for garnish (optional)

In a blender, place mangos, strawberries, creamer, wine and vanilla; blend until smooth and creamy, about 1 to 2 minutes. Chill for 2 hours before serving. Ladle into bowls and garnish with mint leaves if desired.

Tip:
This is not only a fruit soup, it’s amazing as a sauce over ice cream! Serve it cold as an appetizer, or drizzle a few spoonfuls of it over pound cake and a scoop of ice cream for dessert. It’s one of those wonderful, versatile things that will work for you in lots of ways.