Eat Healthy After the Holidays with Pete’s Living Greens’ Thai-Inspired Salad

 

To help bring some back balance to your diet, after weeks of filling ourselves with eggnog, cocktail appetizers and cookies, try our Thai-inspired salad with ginger dressing. The flavorful dish features our bouquet lettuce — a good source of Vitamin A which is key to fight infection and supports healthy vision. The dish also includes cabbage. Often referred to as a superfood, the cruciferous vegetable contains glucosinolates (also found in our own Watercress). “The Harvard School of Public Health reports that people who regularly consume the nutrients in fresh produce like cabbage may be less likely to develop a wide variety of chronic diseases,” writes SFGate.

With a bit of pre-planning, a healthy diet with a few indulgences here and there can easily be achieved!

Enjoy!

Thai Salad with Ginger Dressing 
Serves 6
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Prep Time
20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Creamy Ginger Dressing
  1. 3 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
  2. 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and minced or grated
  3. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  4. 1 tablespoon sugar
  5. 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  6. ½ teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  7. ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper 
1 cup canned reduced fat coconut milk
Salad
  1. 2 heads Pete's Living Greens Bouquet Lettuce, torn
  2. 2 cups Napa cabbage, shredded  
1 cup Pete's Living Greens Watercress or Upland Cress
  3. 12 ounces snow peas, thinly sliced (about 1 ½ cup)
  4. 5 - 6 scallions, green and white parts, thinly sliced
  5. 1 bunch radishes, thinly sliced (about 8 to 10 radishes)
  6. 1 cup cilantro, whole leaves, lightly packed
  7. 2/3 cups slivered almonds, toasted
To make dressing
  1. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients except coconut milk. Stir until sugar dissolves. Gradually whisk in coconut milk, stirring until blended.
  2. In a large bowl combine all ingredients except almonds.
  3. Gently toss with dressing and sprinkle on almonds.
Notes
  1. To serve as an entrée salad, add sliced chicken, beef or shrimp.
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15 Butter Lettuce Recipes

Grilled Butter Lettuce with Buttermilk Chive Dressing
Photo provided by Scrumpdillyiscious

Live Gourmet offers three variations of lettuce for you and your family. First, there is our living butter lettuce. Its mild to sweet flavor is perfect for your wraps, salads, and sandwiches. Next, we offer our living red butter lettuce, which is on the sweeter side and contains beautiful reddish leaves. We also offer our living 3 in 1 lettuce. Our 3 In 1 lettuce has three different types of Live Gourmet lettuce: lollo rossa, lollo bionda, and red oak lettuce. All of our lettuces are sold with the roots intact to provide you with the freshest produce possible.

The Huffington Post gathered several butter lettuce recipes (15 to be exact) for you to try. Some are salads, others are wraps – one recipe is even a butter lettuce soup! We encourage you to try these recipes with our Live Gourmet living lettuces for the much needed crispiness and freshness our products provide.

Remember, our leafy greens are grown in greenhouses, which protects them from outside elements and are much cleaner than field-grown crops. Through this process, we provide you and your family with the freshest greens possible.

To view the slideshow of Huffingfton’s butter lettuce recipes, click here: http://huff.to/1j7x8wx

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3 in 1 Lettuce and Upland Cress Salad with Halloumi Recipe

3 in 1 Lettuce and Upland Cress Salad with Haloumi Recipe
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Today’s recipe gives you a double dose of living greens with this fresh mixed green and upland cress salad. We’ll be modifying the original recipe just a bit to give you the most possible still-living freshness! Where the recipe calls for Lolo Rossa, we’ll be using Live Gourmet’s Living 3 in 1 Lettuce (which is 1/3 Lolo Rossa) and where the recipe calls for Arugula, we’re going to use our Living Upland Cress. Upland Cress is more flavorful, but has less bite than Arugula.

Grilled Halloumi
Grilled Halloumi

The other star of this dish, Halloumi cheese, is unique in that it has a very high melting point. This means that Halloumi can be grilled just like a cut of meat! Plus we’ll be marinating it in olive oil, cumin, and other spices. Trust us, this isn’t your grandfather’s grilled cheese.

Ready to take your taste buds on an adventure? Here’s what you’ll need:

For the Salad:

  • 2-4 leaves of Living Upland Cress
  • 4-6 leaves of Living 3 in 1 Lettuce
  • 1 medium beetroot, whole
  • 2 leaves of iceberg lettuce
  • 1-2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Cheese Marinade:

  • 200 gm Halloumi cheese (available from For the Gourmet)
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp fresh oregano, finely chopped
  • 1 pinch zatar spice (Moroccan spice)
  • 1 pinch sumac spice (Moroccan spice)
  • 1 pinch roasted cumin powder

For the Dressing:

  • 3-4 pieces of sundried tomatoes
  • 1 heaped tsp of Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • 1-2 Tbsp vegetable stock
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp cream
  • 1 Tbsp of olive oil

For the complete cooking and preparation instructions, click here: bit.ly/10W6tZz.

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3 in 1 Lettuce Celebrate Summer Salad with Vanilla Dressing

3 in 1 Lettuce Salad with Vanilla Dressing
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Today’s vibrant salad, from SheKnows.com, gives a unique taste to some classic ingredients. 3 in 1 Lettuce, carrots, and zucchini are covered with what would otherwise be your every-day olive oil and lemon dressing. What sets this salad appart is a dash of vanilla extract. The vanilla serves to shake up the flavor profile of this now extraordinary salad, making it something very much worth sampling for yourself. Despite it’s unique flavor, the salad remains resolutely ordinary in its preparation time. It clocks in at just under 10 minutes to make and won’t require any backbreaking labor.

Here’s all that you’ll need to make it happen:

  • 6 handfuls of 3 in 1 Lettuce
  • 1 bunch young carrots
  • 2 zucchini
  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

For the 3 easy preparation steps, just click here: http://bit.ly/ZTrvf8.

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3 in 1 Lettuce Salad with Oranges

3 in 1 Lettuce Salad with Oranges
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Like our last post, today’s recipe also utilizes our Living 3 in 1 Lettuce. This time, we’ve got something aimed especially at citrus lovers. The dish features slices of blood orange and a tasty balsamic vinaigrette. With a relatively short ingredients list, this salad is both elegant and easy to make. That makes it perfect as an emergency dinner-party dish or a quick and easy, yet classy, afternoon snack. The recipe is completely vegetarian and serves six.

So don’t wait; get to cooking! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 pound Live Gourmet Living 3 in 1 Lettuce
  • 2 blood or navel oranges
  • 1/2 head radicchio, thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1/2 cup ricotta salata cheese, crumbled
  • 6 to 8 cloves garlic
  • 1 shallot, peeled and halved
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

For the complete recipe, click here: Salad | Vinaigrette

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3 in 1 Lettuce with Cucumber Herb Vinaigrette

Red Butter Lettuce with Cucumber Herb Vinaigrette
Photo from eatingwell.com

Today’s tasty salad is sure to have you seeing red, in a good way, as well as few shades of green. This salad calls for Red Oak as well as green lettuce leaves and with our special 3 in 1 lettuce blend, you can get both (and more!) out of a single squircle container.

Live Gourmet’s special Living 3 in 1 Lettuce blend includes Red Oak Leaf, Lollo Bionda, and Lollo Rossa. Today’s recipe adds to this scallions, radishes, and a tasty cucumber vinaigrette.

Here’s the full list of ingredients needed to make 4 servings:

VINAIGRETTE

  • 1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon nonfat or low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For complete preparation instructions, just visit EatingWell.com.

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3 in 1 Lettuce Salad and Bonus Pasta!

3 in 1 Lettuce Salad and Pasta
3 in 1 Lettuce Salad and Pasta Photo by Nicole Franzen

Today’s 3 in 1 Lettuce recipe is really 2 recipes in 1; it makes both a green salad and a small pasta dish. For the salad, we start out with a base of 3 in 1 Lettuce and then add in some fennel, radishes, and cannellini beans. A little bit of red wine vinegar, some good olive oil, and a pinch of sea salt really bring out the rich buttery taste of the lettuce and the sharp spiciness of the radishes.

But wait, there’s more! In addition to this lovely little salad, we’ve also got a side of fettuccine with lemon, parmesan, and sun-dried tomatoes. These dishes are healthy, easy, and you can make both in less than twenty minutes.

So what are you waiting for? Lets get cooking! Here’s what you need:
For salad

  • Live Gourmet Living 3 in 1 Lettuce
  • fennel bulb
  • can of white canellini beans
  • radish
  • red wine vinegar
  • olive oil (Many like California Olive Ranch brand)
  • pepper and sea salt

For pasta

  • fresh fettucine (a lot of stores sell fresh pasta as apposed to dried)
  • handful of basil
  • sundried tomatoes
  • olive oil
  • lemon
  • parmesan

For the complete preparation instructions, just head over to the recipe page, here: http://bit.ly/13TNiqq.

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Virtuous Vegan Eggplant Parmesan

Vegan Eggplant Parm
Recipe & Photo by Amie Valpone

Looking for a healthy meal that’s gluten free, dairy free, and meat free? Look no further than this vegan eggplant parmesan! It’s easy to be virtuous when you’ve got great tasting recipes that are on your diet, and with this one, there’s no need to compromise. The “parmesan effect” is not only accomplished without any cheese, you won’t even need cheese substitute! Just let the combination of olive oil, almonds, and yeast fool your tastebuds into thinking you’re eating something off limits. (Don’t worry, we won’t tell them if you won’t!)

Below is the full list of everything you’ll need to put together this deceptively delicious delight:

  • 1/4 cup fresh mixed greens (We recommend our “so fresh it’s still alive” Living 3-in-1 Lettuce.)
  • 1 large eggplant
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
  • 1 large Roma tomato, diced
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh dill, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup ground almonds
  • 2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast (You can get some from Now Foods)
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard

Get the preparation instructions on this recipe page: http://bit.ly/UfHilW.

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Taste from Down Under: Australian Beetroot Salad

Down Under Salad
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If you’re looking for something a tad out of the ordinary, then why not dine “down under” with this Australian take on a beet salad. This mixed green salad features roasted beetroots as well as a handful of mint and basil leaves, giving it a delicious kick. A tangy sweet, lemon honey vinaigrette rounds out the salad along with creamy Danish feta cheese. This dish may not be quite what you’re used to, but if you dare to try a bowl of it, your taste buds will thank you!

Here’s what you’ll need to get started with this down under delicacy:

  • 142 grams (5 ounces) 3in1 Living Lettuce, plus rocket and baby spinach
  • 3 medium-large beetroots
  • 200 grams (7 ounces) Danish feta cheese (You can get some from Gaganis.)
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and diced
  • 30 grams (1 ounce) roasted and salted pepitas (sunflower seeds)
  • 30 grams (1 ounce) walnut pieces
  • Handful fresh basil leaves
  • Handful fresh mint leaves
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Juice of 1/4 lemon
  • Pinch sea salt (you don’t need much because the fetta is salty)
  • Freshly ground black pepper

For the in-depth preparation instructions, head over to this recipe page: http://bit.ly/W5tecp.

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Elise’s Potluck-tastic Mixed Green Salad

Mixed Green Salad with Pecans Goat Cheese and Honey Mustard Vinaigrette
Photo from simplyrecipes.com

Simply Recipes user “Elise” first fell in love with this mixed green salad dish at her neighborhood potluck and the recipe is now yours to enjoy!

The recipe combines a selection of mixed greens, such as our 3-in-1 Living Lettuce, as well as pecans, goat cheese, and a honey mustard vinaigrette. It’s just about as easy to make as it is delicious and won’t take you much longer than 10 minutes after baking the pecans. The ingredients list and a link to the full cooking instructions are below for your enjoyment.

  • 1 lb mixed salad greens, including 3-in-1 Living Lettuce and fresh baby spinach
  • 4 ounces pecans, whole
  • 1 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp honey mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 ounces goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and cut into 1-2 inch thin slices

Full cooking instructions here:  http://bit.ly/VwBzos.

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