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Spring into Spring!
Spring is here. It’s time to refresh, renew and rejuvenate with lighter recipes featuring fresh vegetables, crisp fruit and seasonal ingredients. The key menu staple for this time of year: salads. Rather than limit yourself to lettuce, tomatoes, spinach and the like – why not stir things up by adding California raisins? Previously reserved for lunchbox snacks and trail mix, tangy and flavorful California raisins are making a statement in creative salad recipes. Whether the featured ingredient in a rice salad, or a garnish to simple antipasto, raisins are a flavorful addition to springtime salad fare.
So, spruce up your diet with some of these springtime salads from California raisins:
Sweet and Sour Coleslaw
Spring will explode in your mouth with this tangy Asian-style salad. Mixing in raisins at the end adds a nice texture and flavor contrast.
Antipasto Salad with California Raisins
This flavor-packed salad with its easy preparation and versatility can serve as part of an Italian-style buffet or as a side dish with meats, fish or poultry.
California Waldorf Salad
The original Waldorf Salad was created by Oscar Tschirky at a preview of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City in 1896. The addition of California raisins and fresh herbs gives the salad a modern twist.
Jicama Orange and Avocado
An abundance of contrasting flavors, textures and colors come together in this festive salad of jicama, sweet orange, creamy avocado and chewy California raisins.