Cherry Basil Quinoa


This is a gluten free recipe the whole family will love using Lake Chelan Cherries from Chelan Fresh to give it a sweet and savory taste. This recipe is: Gluten free, whole grain  Yield: 4-6 servings INGREDIENTS Dressing 2 tablespoons minced shallots 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 ¼ teaspoon of white wine vinegar 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard ½ teaspoon of honey 1 small garlic clove 1/3 cup of extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper Quinoa ¾ cup quinoa 1 ¼ cups water 2 cups sweet red cherries, pitted and torn into halves 1/3 cup diced celery ½ cup [...]

Cherry Basil Quinoa2019-07-11T23:40:05+00:00

Spring Asian-Inspired Pear Salad


Spring has arrived and we’re in the mood for fresh and light salads to start the season. Pears are widely available and bring a crisp freshness to springtime recipes.  Our Asian-inspired pear salad features firm-but-ripe Anjou pears that hold their shape when spiralized. If you don’t have a spiralizer, just chop the ingredients into matchsticks or shave them with a mandolin or vegetable peeler instead. Having said that, you may want to purchase one as spiralizers are inexpensive and lots of fun to use, especially with kids! Recipe Development and Photography: Williams-Raines YIELD: 4 side salads INGREDIENTS For the dressing 2 tablespoons [...]

Spring Asian-Inspired Pear Salad2019-07-11T18:41:37+00:00

Creamy Summer Salad with Orondo Ruby® Cherries


YIELD: 2 mains/4 starters Recipe Development and Photography By: Williams-Raines INGREDIENTS For the dressing 1/2 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)* Juice of half a lemon 1/2 cup water (plus extra if required) 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 generous pinch of ground black pepper For the salad 4 cups spring mix or assorted baby greens, packed 2 cups Orondo Ruby cherries, stemmed, halved and pitted 1 medium cucumber, peeled 1/2 cup walnuts, toasted and roughly chopped 4 tablespoons basil, chopped METHOD Start by making the tahini dressing. Put the tahini and lemon juice in small bowl and whisk until combined. Pour in the [...]

Creamy Summer Salad with Orondo Ruby® Cherries2019-07-11T18:42:00+00:00

Spring Apple Fennel Salad with Citrus Dressing


Our seasonal apple fennel salad shouts “Spring is here”! This simple recipe is crunchy and refreshing, perfect for a light Springtime meal. The citrus dressing offers a burst of sweetness that balances out the cool acidity of the Granny Smith. Hot tip: apples and fennel tend to brown after chopping, so use our easy anti-browning kitchen hack to keep your salad fresh and vibrant. YIELD: about 1 cup dressing, 4 servings of salad Recipe Development and Photography By: Williams-Raines INGREDIENTS Vinaigrette 4 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon fresh chives, minced 1 [...]

Spring Apple Fennel Salad with Citrus Dressing2019-07-11T18:42:11+00:00

Protein-Packed Roasted Winter Salad


Firm and sugary Rockit® apples are perfect for roasting. They add a wonderful sweetness to our warm roasted winter salad with sweet potatoes, kale and black lentils. This healthy protein-strong salad makes a hearty main for two or a colorful starter for four. YIELD: 2-4 servings Recipe Development and Photography By: Williams-Raines INGREDIENTS Salad 1/2 cup black lentils (also called “caviar” or “beluga” lentils) 3 Rockit® apples, cut into 1 inch cubes 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes 1/2 large red onion, peeled and roughly cubed 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, minced 1/4 [...]

Protein-Packed Roasted Winter Salad2019-07-11T18:42:21+00:00

Pear, fig and feta salad with pecans and a maple-Dijon vinaigrette


Pear season is kicking off, making it the perfect time to enjoy pears for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Our latest recipe ties together pears, fresh figs, feta, toasted pecans and tender greens with a crowd-pleasing maple-Dijon mustard vinaigrette. The saltiness of the feta is wonderful when set against the sweetness of the fruit. This eye-catching salad is as beautiful as it is simple to make. Enjoy it as a main for lunch or serve it as a starter. You can be sure your guests will be impressed. YIELD:  4 portions (or 6 starter-sized portions) Recipe Development and Photography By: Williams-Raines INGREDIENTS [...]

Pear, fig and feta salad with pecans and a maple-Dijon vinaigrette2019-07-11T19:27:51+00:00

Pear Ginger Black Rice Salad


This simple black rice salad offers is hearty enough for the last days of winter, with bright flavors that remind us that spring is just around the corner. YIELD: 4-6 servings Recipe Development and Photography By: Williams-Raines INGREDIENTS Salad 2 medium Bosc or Anjou pears, ripe but firm 2 medium oranges 1 cup uncooked black rice 1 large handful of arugula or baby kale leaves (about 1 cup) or more to taste 2 tablespoons of sliced green onions Sesame seeds for garnish Dressing 1/3 cup rice vinegar 1/4 soy or tamari sauce (preferably low sodium) 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil 1 [...]

Pear Ginger Black Rice Salad2019-07-11T19:28:14+00:00

Holiday Crimson Pear Salad


Sweet pears and winter fruit balance out the bitter greens in this festive salad, dress it up with the Cranberry Rosemary Vinaigrette and it is sure to bring cheer to your holiday table. YIELD: 4 servings Recipe Development and Photography By: Williams-Raines INGREDIENTS Dressing (makes 1 cup): 1/4 cup cranberry sauce 1/4 cup orange juice 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar 1 tablespoon dijon mustard 1 tablespoon chopped shallots 1/2 cup mild tasting oil 1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary leaves Salt and pepper to taste Salad: 6-8 oz. butter lettuce (1 bag or roughly 2 heads) 6-8 oz. frisee lettuce or other bitter [...]

Holiday Crimson Pear Salad2019-07-11T19:28:24+00:00

Apple and Beet Crunch Salad


Summer is my favorite time of year for so many reason; long days, warm evenings and easy breezy meals made with the lots of fresh fruit and vegetables. And the salad is queen of the season! I am not talking about the “house” salad of iceberg lettuce and a few sad looking cherry tomatoes, I am talking about bold, complex, nutritious and hearty salads that you can eat every day of the summer and never get bored of. This is such a salad. The first order of business when making a well rounded salad is to make sure you have all [...]

Apple and Beet Crunch Salad2019-07-11T19:28:47+00:00

Summer Grain Salad of Farro, Cherries and Baby Arugula


Baby arugula packs a nutrition punch with loads of vitamin K in a single serving, not to mention a host of minerals and omegas as well. These greens also have a bold and bitter flavor which makes them a perfect match for sweet summer fruit. Bring this salad to your next picnic or BBQ for a flavor-packed, nutritious dish to share with friends and family. YIELD: 4-6 servings Recipe Development and Photography By: Williams-Raines INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups uncooked farro (spelt or wheat berries can substituted) 1 bunch of Josie’s Organics Baby Arugula 1 lb. sweet red cherries, washed, pitted and [...]

Summer Grain Salad of Farro, Cherries and Baby Arugula2019-07-11T23:39:08+00:00