Vermont Creamery Toasted Bijou Salad

This article comes from our friends at the Vermont Cheesemakers Festival, which Blast is proud to sponsor! Ingredients 4 leeks, the white and light-green section only, cut in half lengthwise and washed 1/2 cup olive oil Salt and freshly ground pepper 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 4 Bijou, cut in half horizontally […]

Shrimp Salad Stuffed Avocado

This year, Redwood Creek Wines joined the Arbor Day Foundation in planting thousands of trees in the nation’s forests. You can celebrate Arbor Day (or any day!) with a signature recipe from Redwood Creek Wines: Shrimp Salad Stuffed Avocado. The recipe pairs perfectly with Redwood Creek’s fruity Pinot Grigio, which has notes of ripe red apple, pear and citrus. Shrimp Salad […]

Garden of Spring

The artistic home cook will enjoy creating a collage of color, texture and flavor, not to mention the fact that this salad contains scads of fiber and nutrients.  Add depth by placing a glob of goat cheese (or feta) on top if desired, but flavor also comes from a drizzling of vinaigrette. Proper blanching of […]

Grated Beet & Carrot Salad with Ginger

Ingredients 1 lb. red or golden beets 1 lb. carrots 1 bunch scallions 1 tbsp. freshly peeled and grated ginger 1 tsp. dijon mustard 1 lime, juiced 1 tbsp. vegetable oil ½ cup cilantro leaves salt and pepper to taste Instructions Peel and grate the beets and carrots. Wash and slice the scallions (white and […]

Pomegranate Salad a la TAVOLO

This is a light and refreshing salad perfect for the fall or winter