In conjunction with Mom it Forward, Kraft sent compensation and a bottle of product to review but they haven’t reviewed or approved what I wrote. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Are you looking to add some Zest to your kitchen? If so I have recently been introduced to a new dressing from Kraft called Zesty Italian dressing. They are running a campaign called Let’s Get Zesty and from the looks of it so far it will definitely add some spice and flavor to your kitchen. I checked out their promotional website and was very pleased by what I saw.
Ladies you will get what I’m talking about once you take a quick peak at this YouTube video. Just be forewarned it is quite Zesty!
When you’re there don’t forget to send your friends a ZestyGram. I’m sure they will thank you for it. Okay I digress, sorry I got a little sidetracked. I guess there was just too much visual stimulation and I lost track of my thoughts. So where was I? Yes we are talking about the new Zesty Italian Anything Dressing from Kraft.
Kraft was nice enough to send me a bottle of their new Zesty dressing
I received it today just before I was getting ready to prepare lunch. I figured what a perfect time to try out one of their Kraft Recipes. After perusing their site for a couple of minutes and then taking inventory of the items in my refrigerator I decided to make the Classic Italian Chicken Salad. The recipe quoted a prep time of 15 minutes, which seemed pretty reasonable for lunch preparation. The list of ingredients included: mixed salad greens, grilled chicken breast, chopped tomatoes, sliced onions, Kraft Parmesan cheese and of course Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing. It actually took me about 7 minutes to put everything together in a bowl and mix it up.
The next part was the taste test. I put some in a bowl for myself and made some for my husband as well. After trying it we both had the same reactions, which was, “Wow, this is some good chicken salad”. My husband was pretty surprised when I said there was no mayonnaise or creamy dressing in the recipe. He said, “ I have never had chicken salad without mayo or blue cheese dressing”. To which I replied, “Hey, there is a first for everything.” I was also thinking that without the mayo there would be less fat and therefore this chicken salad was healthier than most. Overall I think it was the Zesty Italian Anything Dressing that made this chicken salad taste so good. Here’s a quick and easy recipe if you started to get hungry:
1 bag of mixed salad greens
TOSS salad greens with chicken breast strips, tomatoes and onions in large salad bowl.
ADD dressing; mix lightly. Top with cheese.
After enjoying the chicken salad so much my husband asked what else could we make? I showed him the website and all of the recipes and his mouth just hung open. Wait did I mention that my husband loves food? I’m sure most of them do. The Kraft site had many tasty looking recipes like: Quick Bruschetta for Two, Zesty Summer Salad, Zesty Marinated Chicken, Rosemary Roasted Chicken and Potatoes, and many more. But I had to try my most favorite refreshing healthy summer salad recipe featuring Farro.
Do you know what Farro is? It is something similar to Barley. Oh my word this salad is delicious… It is served cold, I will be sharing the complete recipe in my next post and Zesty dressing was a perfect touch to this Farro Salad.
I encourage my readers to pick up some Kraft Zesty Anything Italian Dressing from their local supermarkets and give the recipes a try. If you haven’t done so already make sure you check out the Zesty Guy and don’t forget to follow Zesty guy on Facebook and if you tweet him something zesty on Twitter he will like, favorite or re-tweet your zesty message..:)
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