Thursday, March 3, 2011

Great potluck ideas for the lazies

This would be one rare post about preparing food because I rarely do it. I seriously only know how to cook a very limited number of dishes and I wouldn't even call it cooking -_- I recently learned to make two delicious and classy salads that would be great if you have to attend any potluck with people there who you want to impress. And most importantly, if you're lazy like me, then you're in luck with the following two dishes ;P


Spinach and Strawberry Salad

Picture and Recipe from http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/696

I had this for the first time last summer and everything just tastes so good together. I didn't follow this particular recipe, I just went to Walmart to buy the ingredients from my memory. So how I made it will be somewhat different from the link above.

What to Buy:
- 2 bags of pre-washed vegetables (1 bag in spinach, and 1 bag in 50/50)
- Raspberry Vinegar
- a box of strawberries
- a box of blueberries
- packaged krutons (preferably smaller ones) or cashews would work great too

How:
Wash your fruits and slice the strawberries. Get a big bowl. Put your vegetables, strawberries, blueberries in. Add raspberry vinegar. Add krutons / cashews. Mix it all up.


Curried Cashew, Pear, and Grape Salad

Recipe from http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Curried-Cashew-Pear-and-Grape-Salad/Detail.aspx

My coworker made this for the potluck. At first I heard curry in a salad and I was like ughhh.... but I tried and I was delightfully surprised! It was so good that I had to ask her for the recipe considering how rarely I cook or prepare food. The version that my coworker made had no greens and I think I prefer it that way. I would imagine it being really easy and fast to make as well as long as you have the right ingredients. Click on the link above to learn how to make it :)


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11 comments:

MEOW said...

i love spinach salad with fresh fruits~ and fruit dressing!! yumm

Angelique said...

Great salad recipe! thanks for sharing ;D. So far I've gotten a couple salad recipes. It really does help for parties. haha

suki pooki said...

Wow the spinach and strawberry salad looks delicious and easy to make too!

Rinny said...

Ooo thanks for sharing! I need more ideas for salads - plain old Caesar or garden is so boring after awhile >.<

Alex said...

Im so happy to see that other people like fruit in their salad! Ive been putting apple in my salad for years and thought I was just weird, ahaha.
xxx

kristinleigh said...

hii! i'm the same, i can fry anything though, haha.

this looks healthy and delish!

xx

Elisa ♥ said...

THis looks so healthy and yummyyy =D would love to try it haha

Marie said...

Both salads look delicious, the second one is interesting.:D

Thanks for sharing!:D

***** Marie *****
allthingsmarie.com

Linh said...

looks good !

Tam said...

LOL my favourite is actually strawberry and spinach, I never knew they could go together! That is a must try. Sometimes food surprises me, usually the odd onee that taste amazing (most of the time haha).

misscindee said...

mmm* looks yummy. thx for sharing these. i am quite a lazie when it comes to preparing food. id rather have someone cook for me.