Kuhn’s Cooking Class – May 2017
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May is national salad month!
Salads are the yummiest and healthiest creations ever made! May is National Salad Month and Kuhn’s Market wants to help you create your perfect salad! Salads aren’t just lettuce and vegetables anymore! You can literally create any kind of salad now. Taco salad anyone? Check out these amazing salad recipes and get all your delicious ingredients at your local Kuhn’s Market.
5 Fun Facts About Salads
- Salad comes from the Latin word “herba salta” or “salted herbs”.
- Lettuce is a member of the sunflower family.
- Caesar salad was not born in Italy, it was first created in Tijuana, Mexico in the 1920s by Alex Cardini, who made this salad at his brother Caesar’s restaurant. It was originally named Aviator’s Salad but it became popular and mimicked with the title “Caesar Salad”.
- Over 20 million servings of our salads are consumed every week.
- In 2012, the world’s largest salad and was made in Romania weighing in at 41,998 pounds.
How To Make The Perfect Salad
Salads can be a hit or miss. There are the great salads and then there are the not-so great salads. (Hello, school lunch salads). Salads sometimes can be too bland and have no flavor. You literally feel like you’re eating air! Then sometimes there is too much ingredients on them. Dressing overload! According to Veggie Primer, there are ways you can make your salad delicious, nutritious and simple. Here is how!
- BEGIN WITH DARK LEAFY GREENS
- Baby romaine makes an excellent green salad base. You can mix it with baby spinach, arugula or some other dark leafy greens.
- ADD SOME COLOR AND VARIETY
- Carrots! Onions! Peppers!
- ADD SOME PROTEIN
- Beans, nuts and seeds add some healthy protein to a salad.
- SWEET OR SALTY?
- Raisins and black olives are the perfect touches to give your salad a little kick!
- ADD SOME HEALTHY FAT
- Instead of the heavy dressings, put something like avocados on your salad.
- FINISH WITH A NON-FAT DRESSING
- Think of something Balsamic dressing!
Bacon, Egg and Toast Salad
Rise and shine! It’s time for a salad! Breakfast salads are becoming all the rage and this healthy breakfast indulgence is just right! Using basic ingredients like egg, bacon and carrots this salad is a perfect starter to your day! Grab all the ingredients needed at your local Kuhn Market!
2 cups slivered orange or red bell peppers
2 cups quartered cherry tomatoes
1/3 cup slivered red onion, rinsed and patted dry
About 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon orange zest
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
6 slices Canadian bacon
4 large eggs
7 ounces multigrain bread, sliced 3/4 in. thick, toasted
Quinoa Tabouli Salad
Looking for the perfect side to any summer dish? Try this recipe for quinoa tabouli salad from food.com. You can eat it cold, hot or even at room temperature and it’s equally as delicious! This Latin American classic and a Middle Eastern veggie dish blends perfectly together to give you a salad your guests won’t be able to stop talking about. The best part? You can find all your ingredients at your local Kuhn’s!
2 cups water
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup quinoa
1/3 cup olive oil
3 medium ripe tomatoes
2 tablespoons of fresh mint
1 ½ cups parsley, coarsely chopped
1 cup scallion, chopped
Salt, to taste
Pesto Caprese Noodle Salad
Who ever said salad has to be lettuce and carrot shavings? This pesto caprese noodle salad is the perfect twist to this Italian classic. Fear not, the main ingredients are still present: mozzarella, tomato, basil and pesto but the addition of the noodles brings a new flavor to the traditional meal we’re familiar with. Plus, it takes less than 15 minutes to make the whole thing, which makes it perfect for a busy family! Make sure you stop by your local Kuhn’s to get started. You’ll need:
12 oz. No Yolks Extra Broad Noodles
¼ cup walnuts
2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic
¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan
Juice of ½ lemon
Freshly ground black pepper
1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
8 ounce Ciliegine (small mozzarella balls), halved
You have your terrible towels, Penguins jersey and Pirates bobble heads but how about bringing your Steel City Pride to your food? This Pittsburgh-er salad is the perfect way to go! It’s got all of the mandatory ingredients: Ranch dressing, lettuce… and of course French fries! Although probably not the most healthy decision, this might be the perfect start to making salads part of your daily routine. Plus, you can get everything you need right at Kuhn’s!
½ to 2 pounds of flat iron steak
1 tablespoon of roasted garlic infused oil
1-2 tablespoons of ultimate steak seasoning
1 (26 ounce) bag of frozen French fries
1 (14 – 16 ounce) bag lettuce blend
1 large cucumber, sliced
1 container grape tomatoes, halved
3 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and diced
Shredded cheddar cheese (or flavor of choice)
Apple Chicken Salad
Time to go find the perfect apple! This delicious salad is perfect for a warm summer day or dinner for the family. Using such ingredients as raisins and brown sugar nuts, this yummy entrée will make you want to grow your own apple trees! However, you need your own trees when you can find all the ingredients at your local Kuhn’s Market!
5 -6 ounces cooked chicken, cubed
1⁄4 cup chopped apple
1⁄2 cup thinly sliced celery
2 tablespoons raisins
1⁄3 cup Italian dressing (or your favorite)
2 teaspoons brown sugar
nuts (to sprinkle)
Doritos® Taco Salad
Who said Doritos® were just a snack food? Not anymore! Doritos® are some the most important ingredients in this delicious taco salad! This easy to make entrée is perfect for any occasion! It’s time for a Fiesta! Get ready to make this for your next party and show of your amazing cooking skills! People will be shocked that Doritos® could taste that good! You can find all ingredients needed at your local Kuhn’s Market!
1 lb ground beef
1 cup chopped lettuce
1 cup chopped tomato
1 cup cheddar cheese
1 finely chopped red onion
1 (1 1/4 ounce) package taco seasoning
1 (15 ounce) Chili beans
1 (16 ounce) bottle Catalina dressing
1 (12 1/2 ounce) bag Doritos®
Catch us in Texas…. How about that? However there is no need to go to Texas when you can make this zesty salad right at home! Perfect for a yummy and spicy dinner, the Southwestern salad will keep the whole family full and happy! With ingredients like tomatoes and sour cream, this is a salad for the history books! You can find all your ingredients at your local Kuhn’s Market!
1 boneless skinless chicken breast (poached and shredded or Parmesan Chicken cut up into strips)
1 cup frozen corn (cooked in microwave)
1 cup cheddar cheese
3 cups lettuce
Salsa (to taste)
1 1⁄2 tablespoons taco seasoning mix
1⁄2 cup drained kidney bean (or your favorite)
1⁄2 cup crushed tortilla chips
1 tomatoes, chopped
Ranch dressing (optional)
Snicker Bar Salad
Take us to the candy shop! This sweet treat is a perfect dessert right after dinner! Snickers and salad? This is beyond magical! The salad also includes Granny Smith apples and Cool Whip! How YUMMY!!! Get all your ingredients at your local Kuhn’s Market!
6 whole Snickers candy bars, full size
6 whole Granny Smith apples, cored
8 ounces cream cheese, room temp
1 (8 ounce) jar marshmallow cream
12 ounces Cool Whip
Layered Fruit Salad
Let’s use all the fruits! Bananas! Strawberries! Watermelon! Oh my! This multi-layered fruit salad is perfect for a quick snack after work or school! Find all your ingredients at your local Kuhn’s Market!
2 cup orange juice
1⁄4 cup lemon juice
1⁄4 cup packed brown sugar
1⁄2 teaspoon orange zest
1⁄2 teaspoon grated lemon, rind of
1 cinnamon stick
2 cups pineapple chunks
1 cup red seedless grapes
2 medium bananas, sliced
2 medium oranges, peeled and sectioned
1 medium grapefruit, peeled and sectioned
1 pint strawberry, sliced
2 kiwi fruits, peeled and sliced
Kuhn’s Market Locations:
1.) Allison Park
Address: 2412 Ferguson Road, Allison Park, PA 15101
Phone Number: 412-219- 1100
2.) Banksville Road
Address: 3125 Banksville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15216
Phone Number: 412-242- 8777
Address: 661 Lincoln Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15202
Phone Number: 412-766- 4546
4.) Beulah Road
Address: 700 Beulah Road, Wilkins Township, PA 15145
Phone Number: 412-829- 2555
Address: 1130 Highway Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Phone Number: 412-231- 8808
Address: 2284 Brodhead Road, Aliquippa, PA 15001
Phone Number: 724-857- 2200
Address: 745 West Ingomar Road, Ingomar, PA 15127
Phone Number: 412-366- 1700
8.) McKnight Road
Address: 4801 McKnight Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Phone Number: 412-369- 8781
9.) Moon Township
Address: 825 Beaver Grade Road, Coraopolis, PA 15108
Phone Number: 412-264- 3225