Fall for taste-full salads|Food

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Busy autumn schedules can set life into high speed, and many cooks find little time available for preparing dinner for the family. But preparing dinner can be a snap with today’s sensational new salad solutions that kick-start fresh meals and deliver big on flavor.

Liven up lunch

Starved for a satisfying lunch on the run?

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Don’t sacrifice taste for time, or freshness for convenience. Let lunch become a delicious and fresh-tasting meal you deserve in the midst of a busy day. Upgrade your “brown bag” to an “all in one” complete salad for a fresh take on the lunch break.

Get sensational taste with a complete salad lunch from the Fresh Express line of Gourmet Cafe Salads. Premium taste, gourmet ingredients and tender, sweet baby lettuces deliver sophisticated, satisfying lunch solutions.

Take the break you deserve with one of the “open, shake and eat” delicious salad varieties:

• Tuscan Pesto

• Caribbean Chicken

• Orchard Harvest Salad

• Waldorf Chicken

• Chopped Turkey Chef

• Chicken Caesar with Crostini

While you’re at it, refuel your senses as well as your energy level. If you’re at your desk, download some music you enjoy; or head outside to eat al fresco. Sip a cold drink, and make lunch a tasty time out from the routine.

The surprising and delicious varieties of leafy greens now available in grocery stores can deliver a unique and fresh taste experience, both as a side salad or a meal. Adventurous salad-eaters no longer have to settle for second-best; instead they can find stand-out fresh salads with eye-catching colors, an array of textures and a perfect balance of sweet and bold flavors.

Fresh tasting salad blends from Fresh Express now in the produce aisle of grocery stores can be tossed in your favorite vinaigrette for a delicious side dish. Or you can simply add rotisserie chicken to make the salad a satisfying entrée. Ready-to-dress right out of the package, new premium lettuce blends can inspire fresh menus and delicious meals every day, right up to, and including, the holidays.

Try these easy and flavorful tips:

• Top fancy greens with sliced roasted pork tenderloin and wedges of fresh fruit; dress lightly with a ginger marinade and a pinch of sea salt.

• Shred rotisserie chicken to top baby spinach and sliced red onion; dress with some chicken juices and vinegar.

• Toss diced ham, golden raisins, peanuts and sweet tender greens with a curry-seasoned vinaigrette.

• Grill and slice fresh tuna to top tender ruby red lettuces; dress with a caper-laced creamy Caesar dressing and a grind of fresh black pepper.

Innovative salads

The on-shelf line-up from salad innovator Fresh Express brings a welcome new dimension to autumn, including exceptionally fresh blends that are hard to find anywhere else. New Fancy Greens combines romaine, tango, carrots and radicchio for a well-balanced flavorful salad in which every ingredient shines. Sophisticated Tender Leaf blends are harvested and grown only in select regions to ensure rich buttery flavor, melt-in-your-mouth texture, vibrant color and bite-size leaves.

Unique and fresh flavors are just moments away when you start with salads that combine the colors, textures and gourmet ingredients to deliver a truly satisfying fresh flavor experience.

For sensational and easy-to-make fresh salads check out www.FreshExpress.com.


Contact Laurin Stamm at lstamm@vicksburgpost.com