4/23/12

OXO Salad Spinner Giveaway and a Recipe for Cucumber, Radish & Hearts of Palm Salad

Today, I'm hosting a second giveaway for OXO. If you weren't lucky enough to win the kitchen scale I featured last month, here's your chance to win an OXO Salad Spinner in a pretty green color!

I always wanted a salad spinner and finally bought one at IKEA last year. It definitely works, but it's sort of basic. After all, it did cost less than $5.00.

Unlike my IKEA salad spinner, OXO's model is not only pretty to look at and matches the green walls of my kitchen, but is also full of useful features:




  • Easy, one-handed operation



  • Patented pump mechanism and brake button



  • Clear lid lets you see inside and comes apart for easy cleaning



  • Non-slip ring keeps bowl steady on countertop



  • Basket and non-slip bowl can be used separately



  • Bowl capacity is 6.22 qts; basket capacity is 4.95 qts



  • Top-rack dishwasher safe



  • BPA free



  • Before I tell you how you can win your own salad spinner, I'm going to share a recipe for Cucumber, Radish & Hearts of Palm Salad.

    Cucumber, Radish & Hearts of Palm Salad
    Serves 2-4

    Ingredients
    10 Boston lettuce leaves, washed, dried well and torn into pieces
    4 radishes, thinly sliced
    2 mini cucumbers, sliced thinly on a diagonal
    4 hearts of Palm, sliced thinly on a diagonal
    1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
    salt & pepper to taste
    drizzle of olive oil
    lemon juice to taste


    Directions
    1. Combine the vegetables and dill in a bowl. Season with salt & pepper and dress the salad with olive oil and lemon juice.


    This salad screams SPRING to me. It's light and has a great bright green color with specks of white and pink. You will get different textures and flavors with each bite. Go make this soon!


    And now the rules of the giveaway:

    All you have to do is leave a comment letting me know your favorite salad combination. {NOTE: you must have a US address to be eligible to win.}

    For additional chances to win this giveaway, do one or all of the following and leave an additional comment letting me know you've done so:

    Tweet about this giveaway and mention @OXO, @MangoTomato and link to this blog post in your tweet
    Like MangoTomato on FB
    Like OXO on FB
    I will announce the winner on Monday, April 30th at 10 am.

    And the WINNER IS:




    Disclosure: OXO sent me two salad spinners: one to keep, one to give away. I was not reimbursed in any way for writing this post. All opinions are my own.

    48 comments:

    Cecilia said...

    I love spinach, roast beef, tomatoes, and blue cheese dressing! The green oxo salad spinner is gorgeous!

    Cecilia said...

    Liked Mango Tomato on FB.

    Joann said...

    I love Spinach, Fennel and Radish Salad with a light vinagrette!

    christine v said...

    Lately I have been having romaine, cilantro, jicama, and mango with a lime dressing! It's delicious!

    Irina said...

    Ooh, I've been wanting a salad spinner for a while but haven't gotten around to actually going out and getting one... Looks like this is my chance! Thanks for hosting the giveaway - I just liked Mango & Tomato on Facebook!

    Irina said...

    My favorite salad combination, h-m-m... there are so many good ones! When tomatoes are in season, the classic Russian salad of tomatoes and cucumbers with dill, parsley, sunflower oil and salt is hard to beat! Radishes, green onions, and hard-boiled eggs with a sour cream dressing are pretty good too - another Russian salad. Then there is the beet salad with walnuts, prunes, and garlic... However, I also love the not-so-Russian mixed greens with crumbled blue cheese, balsamic & olive oil, and perhaps also some dried cranberries sprinkled on top!

    RMJ said...

    spinach, beets, avocado and cheese of some sort. mmmmm...

    Matt Goldey said...

    Iceberg lettuce, spinach, mushrooms, boiled eggs, cheddar cheese, bacon, cucumber, garlic croutons and some kind of creamy dressing like thousand island.

    Matt Goldey said...

    I tweeted about it here: https://twitter.com/#!/mattgoldey/status/194525649820581889

    I have also liked Oxo and Mango Tomato on facebook. :)

    Macbezz said...

    Spinach with feta and cranberries. Delicious.

    Macbezz said...

    Liked Mango Tomato on Facebook.

    JoAnn said...

    I love beets, goat cheese, walnuts, raisins, and balsamic!! And would live a salad spinner!! :)

    Tjw28 said...

    I love a good Cobb salad

    Tjw28 said...

    Tweeted the giveaway

    Megan said...

    Definitely a lovely spring salad. Greek salads are my new favorite... all that salty feta and kalamata olives. Yum! (I registered for 2 OXO salad spinners... a large one and a small one.)

    Meister, The Nervous Cook said...

    I've always wanted a salad spinner! I would make the heck out of some herb salad, full of dill and cilantro with fresh radishes and candied walnuts and goat cheese...

    MommaMary said...

    I Like MangoTomato on FB

    MommaMary said...

    I Like OXO on FB

    MommaMary said...

    Fresh Spinach, strawberries, red onion slices, pecans with poppy seed dressing

    Tasha said...

    Spinach, tomatoes, assorted crisp veggies, cheese (feta, blue, goat), nuts/seeds and dried cranberries with whatever dressing I'm in the mood for that day.

    Ben said...

    What a pretty salad. I love radish in salads.

    Vicky said...

    I love salads with spring mix, red pepper, scallions, broccoli sprouts, tomatoes, dried cranberries and almonds!

    Nanci Cernak said...

    My favorite salad is.... Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucs, artichoke hearts. mushrooms, red onion, and solid white albacore tuna with raspberry walnut vinaigrette dressing. Soooo yummy!! I'd love to make this delicious salad in such a cool salad spinner. :)

    Liz Eva said...

    I love salads with peppers, olives, asparagus, cheese and something crunchy like croutons or nuts :) My dressing mood changes daily.

    Liz Eva said...

    I also like MangoTomato & OXO on FB

    Jamieskojec said...

    Olga,

    I love salads! I'm definitely going to have to try this one.

    One of my favs I make with a homemade balsamic vinaigrette. It's sorta like an Italian balsamic.

    I use a mixture of baby spinach, spring mix and boston or red leaf lettuce then toss. Add VERY thinly sliced red onions, feta, seedless kalamata olives, cucumbers, sweet grape tomatoes.

    Then depending on the day or mood I will top the salad with either Grilled Chicken (Marinated in Italian dressing and Garlic for 24 hrs then grilled), Fresh Grilled Yellowfin Tuna mixed with red onions and tomatoes, or slices of sirloin (of course grilled to a perfect med-rare), or a piece of Marinated and Pan Seared Salmon.

    Wow, I'm hungry. I think I'm having a salad for dinner. BTW, I tweeted you and added a forward! Look forward to more of your recipes!

    Jamieskojec said...

    I mean I liked you on Facebook... no forwards ( got distracted by food- Sorry!).

    Greta said...

    I know what you mean about the Ikea spinner! My all time favorite salad is dark lettuce with thick balsamic, heirloom tomatoes, raisins, and a pinch of salt!

    EV said...

    Thank you so much for the giveaway! My absolute favorite is a mix of Romaine lettuce, basil leaves, tomatoes and smoked mozzarella served with extra virgin olive oil and sea salt.

    EV said...

    Tweeted:

    https://twitter.com/#!/LifesDeepColors/status/195356345493491712

    Amanda Valenti said...

    I love lettuce, cheese, grill chicken and italian dressing! SO YUMMY!

    Thank you!
    Amanda
    avalenti6936 at yahoo dot com

    Amanda Valenti said...

    I "like" OXO on Facebook as Manda Valenti

    Thank you!
    Amanda
    avalenti6936 at yahoo dot com

    Amanda Valenti said...

    I "like" Manda & Tomato on Facebook as Manda Valenti

    Thank you!
    Amanda
    avalenti6936 at yahoo dot com

    Amanda Valenti said...

    Tweeted! Thanks again!
    https://twitter.com/#!/MandaPanda428/status/195591402372071424

    Culinary Librarian said...

    I love a nice spinach or frisee salad topped with warm goat cheese or a poached egg.

    Stephanie B said...

    It's a bit of a tie between 2 kinds. First, there's spring mix, roast beef, blue cheese crumbles, garlic croutons and pomegranate red wine vinegar. The other is hearts of romaine, blue cheese dressing, shredded cheddar cheese, croutons and bacon bits. Salt and pepper on both, of course. The 2nd one, that's what my dad would have 95% of the time while I was growing up, so it's sort of a comfort combination by now :3


    (Does caprese salad count? I love love love it too when tomatoes are in season)

    Stephanie B said...

    I also liked Mango Tomato on facebook :D

    Julie said...

    chickpeas,lettuce, catalina dressing and shredded cheese
    thanks
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

    Julie said...

    like u on fb Julie A Scott Laws
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    Julie said...

    like oxo on fb Julie A Scott Laws
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    Sasha said...

    Fav combo: Cucumbers, avocado, radishes, feta cheese, sunflower oil & lemon juice.
    And I tweeted!

    Avital Greenbaum said...

    My fave salad combo is baby spinach, mandarin oranges, tomato, and candied almonds with an orange vinagrette

    Avital Greenbaum said...

    I liked on FB

    Allak82 said...

    Hearts of palm! yummy!

    Mark U. said...

    Red and green romaine with cucumber slices, mushrooms, carrot slices from a peeler long and thin, green onion,moistened criasins,feta or blue cheese, hard boiled egg pieces,pecans or walnuts with any good dressing ( raspberry, italian, asian, any vinaigrette, some times pomegranate). I find this combination very versatile and I can add any type of meats (cooked - beef, chicken, pork,bacon , ham ,cold cuts, lobster, crab, ect ) You can even use some fruits or berries. What the heck use both. You are only limited by your imagination!

    Heidi Stephens said...

    My favorite salad is romaine, onion, mushroom, cherry tomatoes, cucumber and shrimp. I like caesar dressing or mustard vinaigrette.

    Heidi Stephens said...

    I also liked OXO on FB :)

    Joice Thomas said...

    my favorite is romaine lettuce, tomoatoes, avacado, strawberry, sunflower seed