White House Salad from The Biggest Loser

Found this recipe on…GUESS? Yep! Pinterest!

Recipe

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1 head of fresh lettuce
1 cucumber
2 fresh in-season tomatoes
1/4 red onion
1 bunch fresh basil

1/3 cup olive oil (for dressing)
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4 tbsp lemon juice (for dressing)
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1 tsp honey (for dressing)
salt and pepper, to taste
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For the salad: wash and dry the lettuce. Tear it into bite-size pieces.

Peel the cucumber and cut it into bite-sized bits.

Wash the tomatoes and cut them into bite sized pieces.

Peel the onion and slice it as thin as possible.

Wash and chop the basil into large pieces.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the lettuce,
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cucumbers,
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tomatoes,
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onions
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and basil.
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Toss together so the ingredients are well mixed.

For the dressing: place the dressing ingredients in a container with a tight-fitting lid. Cover the container and shake vigorously.
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Add the dressing to the salad, toss and serve immediately.
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Asian Marinated Cucumber Salad

Recipe

1 large English (seedless) cucumber, very thinly sliced
¼ of a sweet onion, very thinly sliced
1/3 cup rice vinegar
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1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
1 tablespoon minced fresh dill or ½ teaspoon dried dill weed
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¾ teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon sugar
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
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Instructions

Gently toss together all of the ingredients until everything is evenly coated. Put in a container with a tight-fitting lid and refrigerate for at least an hour prior to serving. This keeps well, refrigerated for up to 5 days. Gently toss again before serving.

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Seoul-ful Chicken with Minted Cucumbers

I Love me some chicken thighs! Favorite part of the chicken! Me loves the dark meat!

Recipe adapted from http://www.cookinglight.com/

Cucumbers:
1 English cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise, and thinly sliced (about 2 1/2 cups)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup minced shallots
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 serrano chile, seeded and minced
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Chicken:
8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs (about 1 1/4 pounds)
1/4 cup soy sauce
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2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
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1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
1 tablespoon honey
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1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
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Cooking spray
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
4 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted
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1. To prepare cucumbers, place cucumber slices in a colander; sprinkle with salt, tossing well. Drain 1 hour. Place cucumber slices on several layers of paper towels; cover with additional paper towels. Let stand 5 minutes, pressing down occasionally. Combine cucumber,
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shallots,
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and next 6 ingredients (through chile) in a large bowl; toss gently. Cover and set aside.

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2. To prepare chicken, place each chicken thigh between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; pound to 1/2-inch thickness using a meat mallet or small heavy skillet. Combine soy sauce and next 5 ingredients (through garlic) in a large zip-top plastic bag. (I placed them in a baking dish to marinade) Add chicken to soy sauce mixture in bag; seal. Marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes, turning bag occasionally.
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3. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. (I baked mine, for 20-30 minutes and flipped after 15 minutes) Coat pan with cooking spray. Remove chicken from bag; discard marinade. Place 4 thighs in pan; cook 6 minutes on each side or until done. Repeat procedure with remaining 4 thighs. Place 2 thighs and 1/2 cup cucumbers on each of 4 plates; sprinkle each serving with 1 tablespoon green onions and 1 teaspoon sesame seeds.

I baked my chicken in a preheated oven to 425 and cooked the thighs in a cast iron skillet for 20-30 minutes or internal temp is 165 degrees, and flipped halfway.
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Chef Salad al la Jamie

Got the idea for this recipe from the web, but then I went and made it my own. So I guess I made it up!

So you will need Turkey Breast, chopped
Romaine Lettuce, washed and Chopped
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
4 hard-boiled eggs, cut in half
one large tomato, chopped
Ham, Chopped
English cucumber, sliced and quartered
Radishes sliced
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So start by washing the romaine leaves
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then dry it, and chop it up
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then wash and cut the ends of the radishes off and then slice thinly
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Then add the chopped carrot
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then add the cucumbers
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Then add the Turkey and ham
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then add the tomatoes and eggs
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and there you have it chef salad al la Jamie
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add your favorite dressing and eat!

Cucumber Salad

Recipe  adapted from http://www.myrecipes.com/

2 English cucumbers
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons distilled vinegar
1 tablespoon Asian sesame oil
2 tablespoons sugar
salt
pepper
1 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
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Rinse, peel (if desired) and thinly slice 2 English cucumbers

In a bowl, mix cucumber with 1 teaspoon salt.

Let stand until cucumber is wilted, about 45 minutes. Rinse and drain; squeeze excess liquid from cucumber and return to rinsed bowl.

Add 2 tablespoons white distilled vinegar,
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1 tablespoon Asian sesame oil,
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(I added in 1 tbsp of soy sauce as well)
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2 tablespoons sugar, and salt and pepper to taste.
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Serve at room temperature or cold.

Shortly before serving, sprinkle salad with about 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds.

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Heirloom tomato salad

Recipe

heirloom tomatoes (I did 3)
small red onion
1 english cucumber, peeled and sliced in quarters
fresh basil

vinaigrette
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
sea salt
freshly ground pepper
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slice tomatoes,
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onion,
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cucumber
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and basil
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and set aside in a bowl.

mix the vinaigrette in a separate dish and pour right on top.
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give it a toss and finish with lots of sea salt and freshly ground pepper.
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Asian Beef Salad with Sriracha Honey Dressing

Recipe

1 lb flank steak
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tsp honey
1 tsp sriracha or other hot sauce
1/2 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
Juice of 1 lime
1/4 cup canola oil
1 bag watercress or 1 head Bibb lettuce
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced
1/2 English cucumber, thinly sliced
Handful of cilantro leaves
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MINUTES 0-11

Sear the steak
Preheat a grill, grill pan, or cast-iron skillet on medium high. Season the steak with salt and pepper and cook it to medium rare, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Let the steak rest for at least 5 minutes and then slice it thinly across the grain.
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MINUTES 12-15

Make the dressing
While the meat rests, combine the honey,

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sriracha, soy sauce, and lime juice with a pinch of pepper in a mixing bowl. Gradually whisk in the oil.
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Assemble the salad
In a large bowl, toss the steak slices with the vegetables and cilantro. Drizzle in the dressing and toss until the salad is lightly coated.
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Lemony Cucumber Salad

Recipe

One Year Ago: Corn, onion and tomato salad

Lemon Chicken thighs

 

1 cup thinly sliced radishes
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1/2 cup finely chopped orange bell pepper
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1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
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2 English cucumbers, thinly sliced (about 6 cups)
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1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind
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2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
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1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
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Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl.

Combine lemon rind and remaining ingredients in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Pour over cucumber mixture;
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toss well to coat. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
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Jamie Salad

This is how I make a salad…

First take a couple of sheets of paper towels

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Then take a leaf of lettuce and run it under the cold water in the sink
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then lay the lettuce leaf on the paper towel you layed out, Repeat until the sheet is covered in a single layer of lettuce
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Then get another couple of sheets and lay that over the lettuce
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Do this until you have the desired amount of lettuce you need for your salad

Then lay a few of the leaves of lettuce on a cutting board on top of each other
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Then chop them up
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Get a big bowl and place the chopped up lettuce in bowl
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Repeat the chopping up with the remaining lettuce
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Place in bowl
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Once the bowl is full of the desired amount of lettuce for your salad

Get an onion, Yellow, white, red what ever color you desire and cut desired amount in rings and place on the lettuce

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Then get 8 oz of white mushrooms, wash them and slice them up like so
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Place them in the bowl with the lettuce and onions
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Then get an english cucumber
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Take the plastic off and peel the cucumber and cut the tips off
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then slice up thinly and lay that in the bowl as well
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Then get a tomato and rinse it off
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and chop it up and place in the bowl
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Then take an avocado, slice it in half
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and take the pit out and scoop the guts out and then slice the avocado up and place in the bowl as well
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Then add a little salt and pepper to taste to you salad
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and there you have it! A fabulous Jamie salad to serve with Jamie Dressing and Jamie Stuffed Bell Peppers! A Jamie Meal is the BEST MEAL!

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