Berry Good Salad

Fresh blackberries and fresh blueberries from The Produce Box made my twelve o’clock  salad doubly delicious.Berry Good SaladDisclosure: I have received a Produce Box free of charge and  I was not expected  to write this post. I was not financially compensated for my time.  Opinions are my own.

I was so excited to receive my goodies from the Produce box today I literally  met Robyn, the area manager, at the curb.   I wasted no time digging into this harvest box..

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and putting together a berry good salad.

Berry good saladEnjoying NC farm fresh produce is easy,  convenient and delicious. Join me by enrolling here  and following the recipe I’m sharing below to add some berry goodness to your summer meals.


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berry good salad with grilled chicken

serves 1

by Diane Boyd

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients (serves 1)

  • 1 -3oz boneless skinless chicken breast grilled and seasoned with a red pepper rub (I used Kickin’ Chicken by Weber)
  • 2 cups loosely pack salad greens
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 6 blackberries

for the vinaigrette

  • 1 T pomegranate juice
  • 1 T white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 /4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Instructions

1. Combine ingredients for the dressing in a small prep bowl and set aside.

2. Arrange salad greens on a plate. Top with grilled chicken breast.  Sprinkle berries around the greens. Drizzle with vinaigrette. Enjoy!

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Grilled Cheeseburger Pizza Pie

Grilled Cheeseburger Pizza PieWhat crosses your mind when you hear the word pie? I think happy thoughts… like the first time I had strawberry pie ..and have nostoligic memories like running home from elementary school trying to beat my brother to the last piece of Mom’s lemon meringue pie. When I learned that June’s Recipe Redux challenge was all about pie, I had visions of rolling out a pie shell, cutting up summer ripe fruit and baking. Then, my daughter got involved…  in a good kinda way. She was paging through the May issue of Cooking Light,  and when her eye’s met the image of their cheeseburger pizza, I knew that was my next meal.

Today’s post is that meal: a redux of CL‘s cheeseburger pizza. Before I made any changes, this pizza was already  what I consider a good bet for a healthy pizza. My changes, made mimimal impact on overall nutrition, but here they are:

1. Special sauce done Cooking Light‘s way = mayo + ketchup, gets revamped to Greek yogurt +sundried tomatoes + garlic (this was epic so plan on seeing it again).

2. Baking gets scraped for grilling (’cause your grill is the perfect pizza oven so we might as well  take advantage of summer and do it outside!)

 Please visit the links at the bottom of this post for more ways to pie it forward.

Grilled Cheeseburger Pizza Pie

Grilled Cheeseburger Pizza Pie

makes 8 slices

by Diane Boyd

Ingredients

  • 4 Tablespoons sun dried tomatoes
  • 1 clove garlic
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup + 1 T plain, non fat Greek yogurt
  • 4 ounces 90 % lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 10oz prepared thin whole wheat pizza crust (such as Boboli)
  • 2 ounce part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded(about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 ounce Cabot Sharp Light Cheddar ( about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 tomato, thinnly sliced
  • 10 dill pickle chips
  • freshly ground pepper

Instructions

1. Pre-heat grill.

2. Add beef and onion to a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook 3 minutes or until beef is browned. Remove from heat.

3. Place sun dried tomatoes, and garlic in a small food processor or blender and process until tomatoes are in tiny pieces. Transfer to a small bowl and stir in Greek yogurt. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Place pizza crust in a perforated round pizza pan. Spread tomato/yogurt mixture over crust leaving a 1/2 inch border.

4. Spread beef over tomato/yogurt mixture. Sprinkle cheese over beef. Top evenly with tomato slices and pickles; sprinkle with freshly ground pepper.

5. Place pizza in the center of grill  and put the lid on. Grill 3 to 5 minutes minutes or until toppings are hot and cheese is melted, but be careful not to char crust. Use your sense of smell while grilling and if it smells like the pizza is burning, turn the heat down. When the edges of the pizza are crisp and the cheese is melted, carefully remove pizza from grill.  Cut into 8 wedges and serve immediately.

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