Wishbone: Not Just For Salad Anymore
Delicious as a dressing, Remarkable as a Marinade, Wishbone salad dressing is not just for salads anymore.
Wishbone and BlogHer asked me if I would be willing to try some of their recipes and then share my review. Since I have these children who think that they need to eat every single day, I have to cook every single day. I am always on the look out for new recipes that meet my trifecta of conditions: 1) easy to prepare, 2) are nutritious, and 3) will be eaten by the children. Finding recipes that fit all three of these things is harder than you might think.
I have been using salad dressing on things other than salad for years. I always use Ranch dressing in my tuna salad. And Italian dressing has been a staple in all my pasta salad recipes. So I was excited to try some new recipes. Sometimes you just need a nudge to break out of your comfort zone. And my nudge came by way of a huge box filled with enough Wish-Bone dressing to see me through the Apocalypse.
I picked a potato salad and a marinade for chicken.
Potato Salad Primavera
4c diced cooked red potatoes, cooled
1c cooked, chopped broccoli
1 sm yellow squash, sliced and quartered
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 diced red bell pepper
2 green onions, chopped
1 cup Wishbone Ranch dressing
I love the colors of the vegetables.
Mix all the veggies together.
Cut up the potatoes.
I used Gold Yukon potatoes in place of the red potatoes, because that was what I had on hand.
Add potatoes and dressing. Don’t you just want to dive in and eat with that wooden spoon?
Chill for at least 2 hours before serving.
The Verdict: This was loved by everyone. LOVED. And my children are not usually fans of potato salad. The only complaint I received had to do with the squash. I probably will omit it next time since once dinner was done I saw everyone had left behind little slices of squash.
Chicken Thighs with Ginger-Lime Marinade
1/2 cup boneless, skinless chicken thighs (I used drumsticks since my children prefer them to all other cuts of chicken)
2 1/2 T honey
4 tsp lime juice
1 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
3/4 c Wishbone Italian salad dressing
Pour all of the ingredients into a ziploc bag. Add the chicken.
Let marinate in the refrigerator for 3- 24 hours. Occasionally squish and flip the bag.
Then toss your chicken onto the grill or in the oven to bake.
The Verdict: This was a really delicious way to “dress up” the Italian dressing as marinade that most of us have done. The flavor was a little more sophisticated. But most important, the children all thought it was tasty.
I am going to pick one random commenter and give them a $100 grocery gift card. Who can’t use a gift card in this economy? You could use it to stock up on Wish-Bone salad dressing. Or not.
Check out the other BlogHer Reviewer’s Wish-Bone recipes successes and enter for an additional chance to win a $100 Grocery Gift Card and Wish-Bone prize back at the BlogHer Special Offers Page.
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