Simple is best and this salad is just that - but complex at the same time. The sweet green beans are balanced by the umami flavor of the mushrooms along with the tang of the mustard vinaigrette. This is a great side dish served chilled topped with a seared piece of fish.
This is one of those recipes inspired by words from my wife, who said, "I want a pasta salad that tastes like a plate of pasta with tomato sauce, basil, oregano, and cheese." The key to a good pasta salad is to cook the pasta, drain, rinse quickly under cool water and the shake off the excess water. Then add the pasta to the dressing and toss well so that the pasta doesn't stick together.
We've reviewed over 50 frozen meals from Healthy Choice, and sad to say, only about 2 in 5 got a thumbs up from Dr. Gourmet. It used to be that Lean Cuisine was the brand I (we, now) dreaded tasting, but now the green packages throw fear into the hearts of our tasters (including my wife, who persists in bringing Healthy Choice products home "because some of them have been good," she said).
Our panel chose to start with the Chicken & Spinach Alfredo. There's lots of spinach in this dish, dotted with chunks of diced tomato for more color. The sauce is hard to find, however. In a dish boasting an Alfredo sauce one expects to see a white sauce, but there is none to be seen. There's a sauce, sure - just a little and fairly clear - but despite the listing of heavy cream in the ingredients, nobody looking at this meal would guess it. The panel agreed that this does not bode well. Two from Healthy Choice: Chicken & Spinach Alfredo and Chicken Enchilada Bake »
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