Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Enjoying Fresh Summer Salads with the GOOD SEASONS Cruet Kit {#KraftRecipes}

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Although it seemed like it might never get here, July has arrived!

After all of the chaos that came along with the end of the school year, registering for summer classes and camps, taking a family vacation and more, I am counting on the arrival of this month to usher in a breath of relaxation...

Not to mention the summer cookouts! Considering that we have a limited window to spend outdoors here in the Midwest, there is no time to waste in planning a fun BBQ or hangout with friends and family. Whether for the 4th of July or simply to kick back enjoy the warmth and sunshine, I find that a casual, fun outdoor gathering never gets old.

Being a vegetarian, I defer all grilling duties to my husband or father-in-law, and instead like to focus my efforts on providing my two staples, yummy desserts and fresh salads. While the former might include just about anything with chocolate, the latter can include just about any favorite crisp, fresh veggies and sweet, summer fruits.

What has me especially excited about summer salads, however, is my recent introduction to the easiest and quickest way to make my very own fresh, custom salad dressings with the GOOD SEASONS Cruet Kit from Kraft!

Good Seasons Cruet Kit

How great is this? Coming complete with a chic, reusable glass cruet, this kit goes from package to table in nearly no time at all. Simply pour in the designated amount of vinegar and water, add the contents of the GOOD SEASONS Dressing Mix (available in a variety of options such as Caesar, Zesty Italian, Greek, Cheese Garlic and more), cover and shake, and add oil in the pre-marked amount.

Once you've shaken for a final time, you end up with an artfully crafted blend of herbs and spices that taste professionally mixed!

homemade salad dressing

Salad, anyone?

Balsamic Summer Salad

Whether you choose to make a very simple salad with only a few ingredients or you opt to add a unique twist or two (like my homemade candied walnuts, mmm!), you just can't go wrong. The addition of the GOOD SEASONS Cruet Kit really does take things a step further in terms of flavor and I love being able to add just about any kind of fresh dressing I choose!

Want to see the full list of items I included in my bowl? Kraft Recipes is hosting my complete Fresh Balsamic Summer Salad recipe and instructions, so head over today if you're looking for a delicious and simple way to usher in the crisp tastiness of summer.

Whether you are heading to a potluck or simply want a way to add a little more excitement to your family's love for veggies, the GOOD SEASONS Cruet Kit is an affordable, customizable way to shine a spotlight on just how versatile and decadent a great salad can be.

This summer, be sure to browse the large number of recipes available at KraftRecipes.com to find a huge selection of snack, meal or dessert ideas that are creative, delicious, fun and perfect for a tasty, carefree summer!

This post is a part of a partnered campaign with Kraft Foods, however, all thoughts and opinions shared are honest and my own.


Jackie said...

That salad looks delicious. I'd like to try the new Balsamic flavor.

slehan said...

I've been using their cruet & dressings for at least 40 years. (where have you been?)
Want to try the Balsamic flavor.

slehan at juno dot com

freddie said...

The salad looks and sounds delicious. I didn't know they had different kinds of dressings. The last time I made this kind of dressing they only had one kind. Now I'm definitely going to try the other kinds.

Wendi S said...

My Mom always mixed her salad dressing. We had a very similar looking Jar. Dinner was always so fresh.

Linda Manns Linneman said...

The salad looks great and a big to Good Seasons

lil_lady_dz said...

Great way to whip up a quick salad. One of my favorites to eat with any meal. Love this products!

momadiona said...

I love the zesty italian!!

Cami said...

Mmmm...that salad looks so good! I love Good Seasons Zesty Italian dressing.

Hopeful PJ said...

I have used Kraft salad mix for 30 years My family loves it.

Kitty Iecvan said...

The dressings look delicious! I love summer salads!

Linda Manns Linneman said...

This salad looks so good. I love Good Seasons Dressings. Thank you for sharing

Alison Gibb said...

It all looks so good! I love salad but I am bored with mine. I am going to try the candied waknuts!

Karen Propes said...

I can't wait to try the new Balsamic flavor, that's my husband's favorite. Great review. Thanks

Sarah Matos said...

I love the good seasons line especially the balsamic.