Confetti Salad with Kraft Salad Dressings

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When the weather is warm it seems I’m only in the mood for light dishes, but I’ve found that eating light nutritious meals has become a way of life for me. It gives me more energy, my complexion looks better, my waistline is streamlined, and I’m happier, inside and out. 

I cook a lot, but you know that if you’re a frequent follower of At Home with Vicki Bensinger. While I typically cook dinner 5-6 times a week, the occasional burger or casserole, laden with cheese, does sneak in. I’m a huge fan of cheese so that truly is my downfall.

However, this summer while vacationing in Colorado I had no desire to eat any of those fatty foods, especially biking 3-4 hours a day. Farmers Markets were nearly at every corner, and the abundance of brightly colored fruits and veggies were screaming out my name. Of course, I have to squeeze in some protein for a well-balanced meal, which typically includes, fish, chicken and a nutrient-rich grain, like farro or quinoa.

Most often I’d prepare bowls of fruit, greens, raw or grilled veggies with grilled chicken or fish, so my family could easily prepare a quick nutritious meal for themselves at lunch or for a nice family dinner buffet.

Since each of our palates is different, variety is key. That’s what I love about Kraft Salad Dressings. Kraft makes a slew of dressings from classic favorites to light and fat free varieties, to dressing made with extra-virgin olive oil. There’s a salad dressing to satisfy everyone’s taste buds in your family.

My favorites to pair with this meal are the Lite Raspberry Vinaigrette, Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing or Fat Free Ranch – YUM! I’ll add one of these to my salad for dinner, and for lunch place a portion of these ingredients in a whole wheat tortilla wrap, with a nice light drizzle of dressing, plus a small bowl for dipping.

Confetti Salad Wrap with Kraft Dressing

The Kraft Dressing is, “the icing on the cake.” It’s just what’s needed to make my dish perfect. Of course, ask my husband, daughter and son what they’re favorite Kraft dressing is, and everyone will have a different answer.

So when you’re looking for a vinaigrette or dressing to add to or jazz up a dish, be sure to check out Kraft Salad dressings along with their recipes – there’s one just for you!

Please try my recipe below, I know you’re going to love it……

Confetti Salad with Kraft Salad Dressings

A light, nutritious salad perfect any time of year!

Ingredients:

Salad:

• 1 cup/16 oz. (454 grams) dry farro

• 1 1/2 cups water(355 ml)

• 1/2 lb.(227 grams) baby arugula

• 1 bunch Asparagus, grilled or roasted, sliced into 1-inch pieces

• 1/2 cup (454) grams), cherry tomatoes

• 1 fresh Corn on the Cob, roasted or grilled, kernels cut from cob (or 1/2 cup/454 grams frozen if preferred, and thawed)

• 1 Mango, cubed

• 1/2 cup/8 oz. (227 grams) Raspberries

• 4 (6 oz.) chicken breasts, grilled or smoked, cut into cubes

• 1 avocado, cubed

• 4 tortillas, if desired for wraps

Dressing:

Kraft Salad Dressing of choice, lightly drizzled to moisten

Directions:

1. In a saucepan bring water to a boil. Add farro, cover and simmer for approximately 20-25 minutes. Allow to cool before adding to salad.

2. Line each ingredient side by side on a plate

3. Select a delicious Kraft dressing of your choice, adding salt and pepper to taste, if desired. Toss and Enjoy!!!

Change up your dinner routine with Kraft. Visit KraftRecipes.com for great recipes and meal ideas, featuring Kraft. Because food deserves delicious.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kraft. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

 

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14 comments

  1. That’s a very beautiful and appetizing salad! A great idea to make a wrap with them.

  2. Such a gorgeous salad, Vicki. I’d be happy to eat it for lunch, then again for dinner. I’d have to make the wrap for Bill…he doesn’t seem to think salad counts for dinner. Crazy.

  3. Such a colorful salad, I bet kids would want to try it badly. =)
    I wish too my husband would ask for salads at times. Maybe he would enjoy it with your delicious sounding dressing.

  4. I think kids would love this. Mine do but then again they’re in their 20s but did enjoy salads when they were younger too. It’s very flavorful. I hope you’ll try it with one of Krafts delicious salad dressings.

  5. Such a pretty salad Vicki. I love all the vibrant colors. I could definitely enjoy this for lunch or dinner.

  6. What a colourful and delicious salad, it would be so much fun to eat 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  7. Nice and colorful salad Vicki…great in wrap…
    Have a wonderful weekend 😀

  8. We’ve been eating salads like crazy lately! This looks terrific — good dish. Thanks.

  9. Love all the vibrant colors in your confetti salad! Looks terrific!

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