Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Marzetti Simply Dressed Dressing

Thank you to the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program for partnering with Marzetti Simply Dressed. I was provided a coupon for a free bottle of Marzetti Simply Dressed Dressing. There were so many different flavors to choose (Balsamic, Blue Cheese, Caesar, Champagne, Ginger Sesame, Greek Feta, Ranch, Pomegranate, and Strawberry Poppy)and I debated between the Pomegranate and the Caesar dressings, but settled on the Pomegranate because there was less fat in it and it was a pretty pink color. If my local grocery had the Strawberry Poppy dressing stocked, I probably would have purchased that.

I bet Mike thinks that I am on strike from cooking. I think my cooking track record is one meal per week. Thank goodness that salads count as "dinner." Here's my awesome super easy version of a quick salad dinner. I was traveling this past week from Sunday to Thursday, and lucky for Mike, I "cooked" on Thursday night and had dinner waiting for him when he arrived back home from Ultimate frisbee.
Goat Cheese -Crumbled
Campari Tomatoes-These tomatoes were so beautiful and flavorful! I thought the purchasing the goat cheese was a splurge. These tomatoes were yummy.
Mixed Greens (I was going to purchase the already cut and washed mixed greens, but when I saw that the 16 oz container of the mixed greens was the same price as the 24oz container of gourmet lettuce, I prepared and washed the greens myself)

D'anjou Pears-Thinly sliced
Slivered Almonds
Simply Dressed Pomegrante Salad Dressing

Voila, dinner prepared in less than 10 minutes! The dressing was yummy and added a sweet and slightly tart flavor to my salad. In the future, I think I will use the dressing with heartier greens with more crunch.


Anonymous said...

Great idea. I think we'll have salad this week too,but with some crusty bread. Will have to look for that dressing.

M&DT :)

genkitummy said...

Mmmm....crusty bread sounds great! Mike and I try to serve salad as dinner once a week, but we have not been very diligent about it.