DOLE Taste of Spain Salad Party + Giveaway (CLOSED)

Earlier this year, I attended the DOLE Taste of Spain Salad Summit in Carmel, CA! I was lucky enough to explore where our lettuce comes from, and take healthy tapas cooking classes by an incredible chef! Now it’s time to celebrate the Taste of Spain with a DOLE Salads fiesta!

This year, DOLE Salads is taking your taste buds on a doleicious journey through Spain! Enjoy the warm flavors of smoked paprika, and roasted peppers, alongside pine nuts and fresh DOLE Salad greens in this culinary exploration. Along with promoting healthy recipes filled with veggies and greens, tapas (small bites) are an excellent addition for entertaining guests and incorporating more vegetables into your diet. Stuffed mushrooms, roasted red pepper crostinis, and stuffed sweet mini peppers, almonds, and olives are just a few ideas to get your party started!

Make sure to enter my giveaway by tomorrow at midnight (details below) for your chance to win a DOLE Salad Taste of Spain House Party Kit! The winner will be announced on Wednesday!

DOLE Taste of Spain Salad Party
DOLE Taste of Spain Salad Party
DOLE Taste of Spain Salad Party
Sautéed DOLE Spinach with Pine Nuts, & Raisins
Adapted from Tapas
Serves 4

2 packages of DOLE baby spinach
1/2 cup pine nuts
1/2 cup raisins
3 Tbsp dry sherry
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, sliced
pinch of smoked spanish paprika
salt and pepper to taste

Soak the raisins in warm water for 3 minutes, then drain. Heat the olive oil in a skillet, add the pine nuts and garlic, cook for 1 minute, then add sherry and boil for 1 minute. Add spinach and paprika and toss well to coat with the juices. Cook over low heat for 5 minutes until spinach has wilted. Add the drained raisins and season with salt and pepper to taste, then serve.
DOLE Taste of Spain Salad Party
Catlan Chickpeas over DOLE Spring Mix
Adapted from Tapas
Serves 4

2 Packages of DOLE Spring Mix
1 can cooked chickpeas
1 red onion, sliced
1 tomato, chopped
1 cup crimini mushrooms, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 bay leaves, bruised
pepper to taste

Heat the olive oil in a skillet, and add the onion. Cook unions until soft and caramelized. Add the garlic, mushrooms, and bay leaves and sauté over gentle heat for 5 minutes or until softened. Stir in the chickpeas and tomato, and heat through until flavors are combined. Remove bay leaves and discard. Sprinkle with pepper, and serve over spring mix.

DOLE Taste of Spain Salad Party
DOLE Taste of Spain Salad Party
DOLE Taste of Spain Salad Party
DOLE Taste of Spain Salad Party
DOLE Taste of Spain Salad Party
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DOLE Taste of Spain Salad Party
DOLE Taste of Spain Salad Party
DOLE Taste of Spain Salad Party
DOLE Taste of Spain Salad Party
Would you like to host a DOLE Taste of Spain Salad party for you and your friends?
DOLE Taste of Spain Party Kit includes:
1 ceramic tapas tray by Spanish retailed La Tienda
1 Flamenco-style apron,
1 Cook book - Tapas: Delicious Little Dishes from Spain
13 DOLE Salads recipe fans
13 Flamenco-style rose hair clips
13 DOLE tote bags
13 coupons for FREE DOLE Salad Blends & Kits (exp: 7/31/13)

For your chance to win:
1. Comment on this post telling me what your favorite salad green is.

2. Tweet ” Enter for your chance to host a @DOLEsalads #tasteofspain salad party from @EatRabbitFood http://bit.ly/1bGNvRp ”
– Leave a separate comment with the url to your tweet!

2. Share the following photo on Instagram with the Instagram handle @RabbitFoodForMyBunnyTeeth and hashtag #RFFMBTspain

DOLE Taste of Spain Instagram
This means you can earn up to three entries!

Contest ends TOMORROW, Tuesday, July 23rd at 11:59pm PST.
Winner will be announced Wednesday, July 24th!
Must use a valid email address when entering. Open to U.S. residents only.

With each purchase of DOLE Salad Blends or Kits with the promotional “Taste of Spain” packaging, you will receive a game piece inside with a code to play the instant win game for your change to win the DOLE grand prize trip to spain worth $40k! Read more details about DOLE’s instant win game here. Another incentive to eat your greens, right?!

88 Comments on DOLE Taste of Spain Salad Party + Giveaway (CLOSED)

  1. Katie @ Produce on Parade
    July 22, 2013 at 2:27 pm (1 year ago)

    My favorite salad green is butter lettuce! I just love how silky and soft it is :)

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  2. Christine
    July 22, 2013 at 2:28 pm (1 year ago)

    My favorite salad green is arugula!

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  3. Amanda
    July 22, 2013 at 2:30 pm (1 year ago)

    Romaine is my absolute favorite!!! I eat it basically daily!!! And I would love to win this salad party kit inspired by Spain!!!

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  4. Christen
    July 22, 2013 at 2:38 pm (1 year ago)

    My favorite green is spinach! There is so much you can do with it! I am almost always adding it to smoothies and using it in salads!

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  5. cecelia p
    July 22, 2013 at 2:38 pm (1 year ago)

    I love salads of all types but I’m a huge fan of kale!

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  6. Markki Thibodeaux
    July 22, 2013 at 2:39 pm (1 year ago)

    Hands down Arugula is my favorite salad green and its a must have in all my salads.

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  7. Kimberly Clark
    July 22, 2013 at 2:48 pm (1 year ago)

    My favorite lettuce mix would be either spring mix or the baby spinach. These recipes look so awesome. Would love this kit for my friends and me.

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  8. Rebecca P.
    July 22, 2013 at 2:49 pm (1 year ago)

    I love Spinach and Kale! Really any green has the potential to make a great salad!

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  9. Lauren
    July 22, 2013 at 2:54 pm (1 year ago)

    I’m really into baby spring mix right now. Then again to into wrong with good old romaine!

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  10. Leanne T
    July 22, 2013 at 3:16 pm (1 year ago)

    My favorite salad green is Red Leaf lettuce, because it’s so versatile for all of my salads!

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  11. nicole
    July 22, 2013 at 3:19 pm (1 year ago)

    spinach! cold or warm!

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  12. Amber C
    July 22, 2013 at 3:25 pm (1 year ago)

    My favorite salad green is butter lettuce :)

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  13. Kaitlin
    July 22, 2013 at 4:04 pm (1 year ago)

    This looks like so much fun! Having lived and studied abroad in Spain, this would serve as a wonderful throw-back party and celebration get-together. I really love the lettuce mixes that Trader Joe’s does (cop-out answer, I know) but plain spinach has an off flavor for me and I love mixing in the butter lettuce and dark greens.

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  14. Kaylin
    July 22, 2013 at 4:08 pm (1 year ago)

    Favorite salad green is baby spinach!

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  15. Amanda Denny
    July 22, 2013 at 4:21 pm (1 year ago)

    My favorite is the baby kale green mix and its even better with sliced strawberries avocado and feta :)) yumm

    http://instagram.com/p/cFhuTnnGaG/

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  16. Alex Jackson
    July 22, 2013 at 4:35 pm (1 year ago)

    My favorite Dole Salad is their Baby Spinach! Not only can I use it in salads, I can use it in my morning omelettes, frittata, veggie sautes for dinner and any stir fry I come up with.

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  17. Rona Mora
    July 22, 2013 at 4:47 pm (1 year ago)

    I love mainly spinach and kale salad combos with slices of fruit as my “dressing”

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  18. candace
    July 22, 2013 at 4:47 pm (1 year ago)

    My favorite is Butter Lettuce! I love making lettuce wraps with it as well!

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  19. Emily
    July 22, 2013 at 5:14 pm (1 year ago)

    I love baby spinach

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  20. Carolyn G
    July 22, 2013 at 5:17 pm (1 year ago)

    My favorite salad green is arugula

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  21. Amanda V
    July 22, 2013 at 5:22 pm (1 year ago)

    Baby spinach and green bell pepper!!!! Yummy and Clean

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  22. shannon
    July 22, 2013 at 5:28 pm (1 year ago)

    my favorite salad green is a toss up between kale or spring mix. I usually mix kale and spring mix.

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  23. shannon
    July 22, 2013 at 5:30 pm (1 year ago)

    instagram the photo (gidgetsbookworms)

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  24. Amanda T.
    July 22, 2013 at 5:30 pm (1 year ago)

    My favorite salad green is red leaf lettuce.

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  25. Carrie
    July 22, 2013 at 5:49 pm (1 year ago)

    Spinach!! But kale is a close second!

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  26. Andrea
    July 22, 2013 at 6:18 pm (1 year ago)

    My favorite salad green is Arugula. ARUGULA! ARUGULA! ARUGULA!

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  27. Jacquelyn
    July 22, 2013 at 6:20 pm (1 year ago)

    Spinach leaves all the waaaay !

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  28. latasha sandoval
    July 22, 2013 at 6:34 pm (1 year ago)

    arugula

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  29. Kate Stephens
    July 22, 2013 at 6:45 pm (1 year ago)

    Spinach…..or kale! It’s a tie!

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  30. Cheryl Allman
    July 22, 2013 at 6:47 pm (1 year ago)

    My favorite green is Spinach! I put it in everything and would love to use it in the Dole salad party. Thanks for such great photos!

    P.S. Don’t we share a birthday, August 15?

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  31. Tannille Schmechel
    July 22, 2013 at 6:49 pm (1 year ago)

    I love spinach – had some tonight for dinner!

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  32. Lauren Anderson
    July 22, 2013 at 7:00 pm (1 year ago)

    My fav green is spinach! Good in salads or in smoothies!

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  33. hilary
    July 22, 2013 at 7:02 pm (1 year ago)

    I LOVE arugula!

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  34. Avi DePano
    July 22, 2013 at 7:17 pm (1 year ago)

    Baby spinach is my favorite salad green! Perfect tossed with other veggies and fruits or “hidden” in a green juice or smoothie.

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  35. Alison
    July 22, 2013 at 7:19 pm (1 year ago)

    Arugula

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  36. Tara
    July 22, 2013 at 8:39 pm (1 year ago)

    Spinach for sure, it’s just so versatile!!

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  37. Erin
    July 22, 2013 at 8:49 pm (1 year ago)

    Spinach!!!!

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  38. chrisanthy
    July 22, 2013 at 8:56 pm (1 year ago)

    Favorite salad is a greek village salad!

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  39. Laura
    July 22, 2013 at 9:05 pm (1 year ago)

    I love romaine! When in a salad rut Ill throw some on the grill and serve it with balsamic chicken!

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  40. Amanda
    July 22, 2013 at 10:20 pm (1 year ago)

    My absolute favorite is baby spinach (kale is a close second)!

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  41. Dianne Mendez -cantu
    July 22, 2013 at 10:25 pm (1 year ago)

    Baby spinach is my favorite. It is so versatile. You can cook with it, eat it raw, mix it in smoothies. The sky is the limit!!!

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  42. Lauren
    July 22, 2013 at 10:32 pm (1 year ago)

    I love kale! Marinated kale salads are my absolute favorite. But, really, you can’t go wrong with most salad greens ;)

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  43. Brandi
    July 23, 2013 at 3:12 am (1 year ago)

    I love baby spinach!!!!

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  44. Molly S
    July 23, 2013 at 3:34 am (1 year ago)

    recently discovered how great kale is when massaged with olive oil and lemon juice… delish! currently enjoying some fresh from my back garden. #superfoods

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  45. Reina Brooks
    July 23, 2013 at 4:30 am (1 year ago)

    My favorite green is baby spinach! I put it in smoothies and call them “Hulk power juices” which my kids love, protein shakes, salad, Medajool date brownies for an extra punch of antioxidants…it’s so versatile and worth more than gold in our house!

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  46. Mackenzie
    July 23, 2013 at 4:48 am (1 year ago)

    I LOVE kale, but when I buy bagged salads, I always get the mix with the radicchio, spinach, frisee, and butter lettuce. Yum!

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  47. Courtney
    July 23, 2013 at 5:00 am (1 year ago)

    Romaine!

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  48. Leah
    July 23, 2013 at 5:37 am (1 year ago)

    My favorite is spinach.

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  49. Helen
    July 23, 2013 at 5:45 am (1 year ago)

    I love spinach or kale.

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  50. Melissa Bowen
    July 23, 2013 at 6:23 am (1 year ago)

    I would have to say my favorite is a mixture of romaine and spinach. It gives the perfect crunch and flavor. I would absolutely love to win this because maybe it would inspire some of my friends to choose better eating habits :)

    Keep my fingers crossed!

    xomelissa
    LittleBlueDress4Change.blogspot.com

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  51. Alyssa
    July 23, 2013 at 6:29 am (1 year ago)

    I love baby spinach!

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  52. Meredith B.
    July 23, 2013 at 6:29 am (1 year ago)

    Spinach is my favorite salad green, but I love arugula, too!

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  53. Kirsten
    July 23, 2013 at 6:35 am (1 year ago)

    Catlan Chickpeas over DOLE Spring Mix looks yummy!

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  54. Cori
    July 23, 2013 at 7:12 am (1 year ago)

    My favorite salad green is kale from my local farmer’s market! It gives just the right amount of flavor and crunch to my summer salads while packing my body full of nutrients :)

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  55. Mara
    July 23, 2013 at 7:17 am (1 year ago)

    Kale and purslane are tied for my favorite salad green. =]

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  56. Brianna
    July 23, 2013 at 7:23 am (1 year ago)

    I love spinach with avocado, tomato, and balsamic! So delicious.

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  57. MichelleH
    July 23, 2013 at 8:11 am (1 year ago)

    I love spinach. Fresh in salad, sauteed as a side or with eggs, tossed in a smoothie. I like how versatile it is and how the taste changes depending on what you do with it.

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  58. Courtney
    July 23, 2013 at 8:23 am (1 year ago)

    My favorite is spinach and kale!

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  59. Nicole
    July 23, 2013 at 8:35 am (1 year ago)

    I’ve recently started using kale in my salads and it has become my new favorite. I massage it with olive oil and my salads have a nice crunchiness to them!

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  60. Dani
    July 23, 2013 at 9:25 am (1 year ago)

    My ultimate favorite is mixed greens, raddicho, and argula with fresh shaved parmesan tossed in balsamic!!!

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  61. Natalie
    July 23, 2013 at 9:54 am (1 year ago)

    I LOVE the spring mix, has a little bit of everything ;) SO delicious!

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  62. Colleen B.
    July 23, 2013 at 9:57 am (1 year ago)

    Arugula has quickly become my favorite!

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  63. Ms. Morgan Leigh
    July 23, 2013 at 10:10 am (1 year ago)

    I love boston bibb lettuce!

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  64. Christin
    July 23, 2013 at 10:22 am (1 year ago)

    My favorite lettuce is arugula.

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  65. Laura
    July 23, 2013 at 10:39 am (1 year ago)

    Arugula!

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  66. Daniela Castillo
    July 23, 2013 at 5:22 pm (1 year ago)

    I absolutely LOVE kale!! (And so does my bunny rabbit!)

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  67. Natalie McCutcheon
    September 17, 2013 at 7:46 pm (1 year ago)

    Spring mix is the best!!!

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