Saturday, November 6, 2010

Spinach Mushroom Bacon Salad - Olivia's Organics Recipe Contest

Do you know about Olivia's Organics salad greens? They are sold at Eastside Marketplace and Whole Foods, and are delicious! Olivia's Organics is hosting a recipe contest, so in the spirit of creative healthy eating, consider submitting your favorite recipe! Details below.

Spinach Mushroom Bacon Salad
baby spinach
bacon, broken up
broccoli, broken into smaller pieces
hard-boiled egg, peeled and roughly chopped
chopped tomatoes
chopped roasted red bell peppers

1. Microwave mushrooms, bacon, and broccoli for 100 seconds or until mushrooms and broccoli are just cooked through. (Tip: Turn a plate upside down to cover everything and prevent it from drying out in the microwave. Careful when removing it! Steam hurts.)
2. Toss everything together.


Olivia’s Organics Healthier Holiday Recipe Contest

This Is Not Your Grandmother’s Holiday Casserole!

CHELSEA, MA (Oct, 2010) – The ingredients for happy holidays begin with family, friends and, of course, delicious food! This holiday season Olivia’s Organics is inviting home chefs to get creative and share their new healthy holiday recipes, competing for 52 weeks worth of Olivia’s Organics salads. The prize, valued at approximately $200.00 is a great way to kick off the New Year!

Olivia’s Organics is ravenous for recipes that offer flavorful and healthy alternatives to traditional heavy holiday meals, from golden roasted turkey with lighter fixings, to putting a nutritious twist on grandma’s holiday casserole. In order to be considered, recipes must incorporate at least one of Olivia’s Organics fresh greens. The complete line of Olivia’s Organics Salads featuring: 50/50 blend, Baby Arugula, Asian Salad, Herb Salad, Baby or Crispy Romaine, Baby Spinach, Spring Mix, Sweet Baby Lettuce Blend and Italian Crunch.

Olivia’s Organics salads are cultivated exclusively on certified organic farms in the U.S. and conveniently available at grocery stores and supermarkets across the Northeast. Selecting Olivia’s salads help not only your body but also the environment. Olivia’s Organics gives back a portion of all proceeds to the Olivia's Organics Charitable Foundation, benefiting children in the communities where products are sold.

How to Enter:

Start by going to the Olivia’s Organics Facebook page and join the community – say hi, learn about our organic greens, think about new delicious and nutritious dishes to serve as part of your own holiday spread and create a Healthier Holiday Recipe. All recipes must be original and of course include our salad greens.

Judges will choose one first place contest winner who will be awarded the grand prize of 52 weeks’ worth of Olivia’s Organics salads, and two runners up who will each receive $50 in Olivia’s Organics salad coupons. Everyone who enters will receive a coupon good for a free sample of Olivia's Organics salad greens. For more information about the Olivia’s Organics Summer Harvest Recipe contest, visit us on Facebook.


The deadline for submissions is December 20, 2010. The winner will be notified by January 6, 2011. All decisions are final.

About Olivia’s Organics

For more than 70 years Olivia’s family has been bringing the freshest, best quality, all-natural tender leaf lettuce, spinach and celery hearts to consumers in the Northeast. In 2006 the Olivia’s Organics brand was born as a way to provide the finest certified organic tender leaf salads possible to consumers. Olivia’s Organics farmers, handpicked by the family, cultivate their fields using only earth friendly, organic methods. The salad varieties are locally packaged in Chelsea, Massachusetts following the highest standards for freshness and food safety, with 100 percent traceability. Its packaging is reusable, contains no BPA and is made from recyclable materials. As committed as Olivia’s Organics is to quality produce, the company is equally committed to investing in the lives of our children. As such, a portion of all profits support the Olivia’s Organics Charitable Foundation, benefiting community-based children's charities where products are sold. To learn more about Olivia’s Organics and its foundation please visit: