Girard’s Salad Dressings

It’s another giveaway today! I am in a great mood because it’s Thursday, it’s beautiful and breezy, I got about four and a half  hours of work done last night after 5:00, and we are going on a mini vacation to the Quebec countryside this weekend. What’s not to love?!

Let’s rewind a week, shall week? Last week I received a beautiful, heavy box in the mail from the folks at Girard’s Salad Dressings. I was excited to find a bunch of fun items inside, including four of Girard’s salad dressings: Greek Feta, White Balsamic, Light Champagne, and Old Venice Italian.

Girard's Salad Dressings

I am on a feta kick, so we went straight in for the Greek Feta to make a simple grill pan dinner on a hot night. I should also mention we have barely been grocery shopping so we were pretty excited to have new food items in the house Winking smile.

Girard's Greek Feta

We generally don’t eat dressing on salads, I usually just got for a splash of balsamic, so we started by using the dressings as a marinade for zucchini spears and shrimp.

marinated zucchini

marinated shrimp

Then I remembered why I love having ready-made dressing on hand. It makes for such a quick and simple dinner! The feta dressing was salty, tangy, and really added a pop to the shrimp and veggies. Dinner was done in 10 minutes, and cleanup was a cinch.

grilling shrimp and zucchini

We’ve started using the Greek Feta on salads which we really haven’t eaten much this summer. I have been eating huge bowls of arugula, spinach, roasted red peppers, beets, and tuna in oil, topped with a little bit of the dressing, and it actually makes me excited to eat raw veggies again. Sure, it’s a little more fat than my typical balsamic, but eating salad with a little dressing is better than no salad at all, in my book. I have lunches I look forward to, and I am feeling better. Maybe Girard’s provided that little push I needed.

They also provided some recipes for the dressings, and once I am home long enough, can’t wait to try them!

Girard’s is generously giving one of my readers the same four pack of dressing I received. I would love to know your favorite recipe idea using one of the dressings, so to enter please leave it in the comments below.

I’ll choose a winner on Monday. Good luck, and thank you Girard’s!

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  1. CC’s avatar

    The Greek and Italian sound really good as marinades for steak tips that I’d make on the grill pan and serve on top of a big salad. I don’t usually use dressings for salad unless it’s something I make myself, but I do like using them for marinades.

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  2. Daisy’s avatar

    their dressings look delicious! have so much fun in Quebec!

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  3. Kristen @ Batterlicker.com’s avatar

    Love their Greek Feta in a pasta salad, and totally failed the few times I tried to recreate it from scratch. And champagne dressing brightens up even the saddest salads, but is particularly good tossed with grapefruit, green onions, avocado, pine nuts and little gem lettuce.

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  4. Charlene’s avatar

    Greek Feta sounds tasty! I think I’d like to try using that same dressing to marinate a pork tenderloin to grill, carve it up to serve like a gyro with some additional dressing, feta, tomatoes, lettuce, onions and maybe a bit of homemade tzatziki in warmed up (on the grill as well!) pita bread!

    I think marinating some ground lamb for burgers in that same dressing would be pretty tasty!

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    1. traveleatlove’s avatar

      Hi Charlene! Congratulations, Random.org chose comment #4 as the winner, and that’s you. Please email me with your address so that I can send it along to Girard’s. Thanks for reading! :)

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    2. Will’s avatar

      The Greek Feta would be great as a marinade

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    3. Michelle’s avatar

      I’ve been eating salads all sumer long so I’d love to win this giveaway!

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    4. Marcie’s avatar

      Those look amazing, I think this would be a great addition to beans and veggies in a meatless meal, or maybe in a pasta salad

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    5. Megan’s avatar

      I love your idea of pairing this with shrimp, but since I don’t really cook shrimp at home, I would probably do some sort of tomato salad with the dressing.

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    6. Carolyn’s avatar

      I’d use the Greek dressing in a pasta salad, or as a dip for kabobs!

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    7. Elizabeth’s avatar

      I used to not be a big feta fan but now it’s a little bit of an obsession of mine. I’m so jealous of your trip and can’t wait to hear about it. I know you’re going to the countryside, but Dave and I took a trip to Montreal last August and we had such a wonderful time.

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    8. Clarice’s avatar

      I’d love to try the White Champagne, with some Parmesean and butter as a light sauce for shrimp scampi.

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    9. Cheryl’s avatar

      These dressings look soo stinking good!!! I’d like to try all and any of them!

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