Loading...
I got the surprise of my life when people were complaining about a DR editorial. You mean the BYH column is not the...

Picnic-Perfect plates for outdoor dining

14730_A.jpg
1 of 2

Ruby beet chicken salad skewers

14730_B.jpg
Loading…

Family Features

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Picnics, patio dining and al fresco foods all come to mind when warmer weather allows families and friends to enjoy the flavors of homemade meals in the great outdoors.

As you seek out recipes for outdoor entertaining and more, try keeping the options light and simple with dishes that can be created at a moment's notice.

Ruby beet chicken salad skewers, uniquely flavored with Aunt Nellie's baby whole pickled beets, can be ready in less than an hour for those last-minute get-togethers. Try this Middle Eastern-inspired bean salad with a touch of za'atar seasoning and READ Bean Salad for a flavorful accompaniment to the main course.

Find more outdoor dining ideas and recipes at auntnellies.com and READsalads.com.

Ruby beet chicken salad skewers

Prep time: 25 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Servings: 8

1 jar (16 ounces) Aunt Nellie's Baby Whole Pickled Beets

2 large boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1 pound)

1/2 teaspoon salt, plus additional, to taste, divided

1/2 teaspoon pepper, plus additional, to taste, divided

4 1/2 tablespoons stone ground mustard, divided

1 1/2 tablespoons, plus 1/3 cup, orange marmalade, divided

2 tablespoons minced fresh chives

1 large lemon, zest and juice (1/3 cup juice)

1/4 cup olive oil

1 bag (9 ounces) leafy romaine lettuce pieces

1/3 cup chopped almonds, toasted

1/3 cup crumbled blue, feta or goat cheese

Heat oven to 375 F. Drain beets; set aside.

Season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper, to taste. In small bowl, combine 1 1/2 tablespoons mustard and 1 1/2 tablespoons marmalade. Brush mixture over chicken until completely coated. Bake chicken on rimmed baking sheet lined with aluminum foil about 20-25 minutes, or until juices run clear; set aside.

To make vinaigrette: In medium bowl, combine remaining mustard, remaining marmalade, chives, lemon zest and juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Slowly pour in oil while whisking vigorously until completely combined.

Slice cooled chicken into 1-inch pieces. Onto each skewer, thread one beet, one piece of chicken and 4-5 pieces of lettuce; repeat two times for each skewer, adding one beet at ends. Repeat to make eight skewers. Place skewers on large serving platter.

Stir vinaigrette; drizzle lightly over skewers. Sprinkle with almonds and cheese. Serve with remaining vinaigrette.

Middle Eastern-inspired bean salad

Prep time: 20 minutes

Servings: 6

1 can (15 ounces) READ 3 or 4 Bean Salad

1/2 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved

1 small cucumber (4-5 inches long) cut in half lengthwise then thinly sliced crosswise

2 green onions, thinly sliced

1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley

2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

1 small clove garlic, minced

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Dressing:

2 tablespoons prepared hummus

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1/4-1/2 teaspoon za'atar seasoning blend

Drain bean salad. Discard liquid. Place bean salad in large bowl.

Add tomatoes, cucumber, onions, parsley, mint, garlic and red pepper flakes to bean salad. Toss to combine.

To make dressing: In bowl, combine hummus, lemon juice and za'atar seasoning.

Add dressing to salad just before serving; toss to combine well. Serve immediately or chilled.

Source: Seneca Foods

Loading…

Humans of Greenville

@HumansofGville

Local photographer Joe Pellegrino explores Greenville to create a photographic census of its people.

Look

August 23, 2019

TODAY

Watermelon Festival

The 34th annual Winterville Watermelon Festival continues today-Sunday in downtown Winterville. The event will include carnival rides, a parade, a watermelon-eating contest and live music and entertainment. The Watermelon Jam concert, a ticketed event, will begin at 6 p.m.…

082618watermelonfestival-6.jpg.jpg.jpg

August 21, 2019

Q I recently was diagnosed with GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) and given medication. Are there any lifestyle changes I can make that will be helpful? I hate taking medicine. — GW, Greenville

A I asked Derek Schaap, a Brody medical student to answer your question. Here is what he wants…

5cff256e6c8fd.image.jpg

August 21, 2019

When hurricanes or other natural disasters impact communities, it disrupts life in many ways. For those with chronic conditions, navigating these disruptions means preparing for the worst and having an excess of the life-saving medication they depend on.

Dr. Bryan Kitch, medical director of…

Prescriptions 2.jpg

August 18, 2019

I am quitting TV journalism. From now on, I'm getting my news from the papers. I have been thinking about it for a long time, but I finally decided when a friend of mine told me his story:

I was watching Nicole Wallace one afternoon as she preached about the imminent collapse of democracy as we…

harvey

August 16, 2019

TODAY

Jazz fundraiser

The Churches Outreach Network will present an Evening of Jazz fundraiser from 6:30-9 p.m. today at Yankee Hall Plantation, 3332 Yankee Hall Road. The event, which will celebrate 11 years of service by CON, will include a three-course meal and a live jazz ensemble. Tickets are…

DSC_4731.JPG.JPG

August 14, 2019

Q: I decided to try to use olive oil instead of vegetable oil. Standing in front of the olive oil section I couldn’t figure out what to buy. Can you help? KP, Farmville

A: You share the same dilemma with many of us. On a recent trip to Boston I went into a great market that had an entire…

5cff256e6c8fd.image.jpg

August 11, 2019

Before she graduated from high school, Ghita Harris worked as a medical research assistant in the ECU School of Medicine, an opportunity that would have seemed to have put her on the fast track to becoming a physician. But more than two decades later, her journey has just begun.

The Greenville…

5d4dabb4703dd.image.jpg

August 11, 2019

Over 50 years ago, I had a Swedish girlfriend.

It never turned into anything long-term. But the fact that I met the Swedish girl before I met the girl I ended up marrying clearly introduced several complications into both relationships. And it has produced a tale that my wife Ruthie has never tired…

5cf84491e3f83.image.jpg

August 10, 2019

TODAY

Relay fundraiser

Relay for Life Pitt County will host its annual Purple Ribbon Charity Dinner and Silent Auction from 7-11 p.m. today at The Cotton Barn, 942 Laurie Ellis Road, Winterville. The theme is “Eat, Drink, and be Charitable.” Tickets are $50 each or $75 per couple. Visit…

August 09, 2019

TODAY

Play festival

Magnolia Arts Center, 1703 E. 14th St., will host the annual 10-minute Play Festival performance at 7:30 p.m. today. Tickets are $10. Visit magnoliaartscenter.com.

Music in the Park

Grimesland’s monthly Music in the Park series continues at 6:30 p.m. today at Grimesland…

124 stories in Look. Viewing 1 through 10.
«First Page   «Previous Page        
Page 1 of 13
        Next Page»   Last Page»