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Newman’s Own “Greens for Good” Recipe Contest: Top 5 Finalists

Fun news to share today!  Newman’s Own® announced the five finalists in their “Greens for Good” Recipe Contest.


A quick recap of what this contest is all about:  Salad lovers were asked to create a green salad recipe that utilized one of Newman’s Own® Salad Dressing flavors as an ingredient in the recipe.  All recipes created were inspired by favorite charities.  The Grand Prize winner will have the opportunity for a charity of their choice to receive a $35,000 donation from Newman’s Own®.  A $1,000 donation will be awarded to charities chosen by the four first place winners.

How the finalists were selected: Consideration was given to looking for unique flavors in the recipes, as well as how the recipe creators were inspired by their favorite non-profit charities (aligning with Newman’s Own® four areas of giving:  Encouraging, Philanthropy, Empowerment, Children with Life Limiting Conditions, and Nutrition).  Newman’s Own is thrilled to be able to make a donation to a special charity chosen by the winner.  I’m 100% behind this company > Newman’s Own®, inc. donates 100% of their profits after taxes to charities ($400 million since 1982!)

Five finalists were selected from a pool of hundreds of entrants, and here they are!  Time to vote for your favorite finalist! >>

Ain't No Cure for the Summertime Blues Salad

  1. Amy Hudson – (Harrisburg, PA) Ain’t No Cure for the Summer-time Blues Salad with Newman’s Own Balsamic Vinaigrette. Charity: The Vista School

    Hearts of Healing Salad

  1. Juliana Palmcook – (Wausau, WI) Hearts of Healing Salad with Newman’s Own Lite Balsamic Vinaigrette. Charity: The Women’s Community

    Massaged Kale Salad

  1. Sarah Karlson – (Oakland, CA) Massaged Kale Salad with Newman’s Own Balsamic Vinaigrette. Charity: City Slicker Farms

    Herb and Lemon Salmon Salad

  1. Megan Huffman – (Greer, SC) Herb & Lemon Salmon Salad with Newman’s Own Parmesan & Roasted Garlic Dressing. Charity: The Meyer Center for Special Children

    Summer Jar Salad

  1. Kimberly Shelton – (Philadelphia, PA) Summer Jar Salad with Newman’s Own Lite Lime Vinaigrette. Charity: Fair Food Philly

From October 20, 2014 to November 1, 2014, vote for one of these favorite salad/non-profit pairings at by clicking on the “Greens for Good” tab.

Votes will count for 10% of each of the finalist’s scores, with taste, creativity/innovation, and inspiration for selection of their charitable organization tallying up the rest of their score.  The charity nominated by the grand prize winner will receive $35,000!  The nominated charities of the other finalists will each receive $1,000.  Good luck to all of the finalists!

Disclosure:  This post was written in partnership with Newman’s Own® to help spread the word about their Greens for Good recipe contest.  Any opinions shared about their products are entirely my own.

9 Responses to “Newman’s Own “Greens for Good” Recipe Contest: Top 5 Finalists”

  1. postedOct 20, 2014 4:32 AM

    I would like to have number 5 recipe but I don’t want to join Facebook is there a way to get it?

    • postedOct 21, 2014 6:45 AM

      Hopefully they will publish all of the recipes on their site after the contest is over. Winner will be announced November 12th, so check in then!

  2. postedOct 20, 2014 4:52 AM

    I love the “ain’t no cure” salad name… so creative!
    Off to see who I can vote for!

  3. postedOct 20, 2014 6:57 AM

    They all look amazing – it’s going to be hard to choose which one to vote for!!

  4. postedOct 21, 2014 1:43 AM

    che bella carrellata di piatti green!!!!!!!

  5. postedOct 21, 2014 5:56 AM

    Those greens look delicious! Love the creativity!!

  6. postedOct 22, 2014 4:37 AM

    So hard to pick a favorite! I love them all!

  7. postedOct 25, 2014 8:52 AM
    marcia vaughan

    this the one I vote for I love salmon and all of paul newmans products.

  8. postedOct 25, 2014 10:21 PM

    All of these look great!

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