Most of us probably don’t need a recipe for everything we cook or assemble. Have you ever just looked in the pantry and fridge without any preconceived notions of what you were going to make and simply created a dish or meal from what you had on hand? That might sound impossible to some folks, or like a fun challenge to others.

Aunt Nellie’s Vegetables and READ Salads are inviting you to give it a try. Four prizes will be awarded. The first two entries received using Aunt Nellie’s Pickled Beets and the first two using READ Southwestern Bean Salad will receive coupons for free products and a $25 gift card.  Please submit your creations using only one of the products.


Here’s how it works.  Tell us what you would prepare if these were the only ingredients in your kitchen by commenting below. You do not need to submit a recipe-just a description of your dish using all of the following ingredients.  No additions or substitutions!

Here’s the list!

  • Aunt Nellie’s Pickled Beets OR READ Southwestern Bean Salad
  • Olive oil
  • Fresh tomatoes
  • Fresh herbs
  • A baguette
  • Leftover grilled or roasted chicken