Archives: Salad

Kale & Brussels Sprout Salad

January 2, 2015 by andrea | Comments Off on Kale & Brussels Sprout Salad | Filed in Recipes, Salad, Vegetable, Vegetarian

This hearty salad is packed with good-for-you greens, lightly toasted nuts, and a lemony vinaigrette…delicious! Don’t be frightened off by the brussels sprouts here — they’re raw so you don’t get the stinky, cabbage smell. In fact, just pretend the brussels are little cabbages (which they are) and that you’re making a slaw. Although Tuscan […]

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Cobb Salad with Fresh Herbs

July 26, 2013 by andrea | Comments Off on Cobb Salad with Fresh Herbs | Filed in Chicken, Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Salad, Summer, Vegetable

Who can resist a good Cobb salad? The combo of smoky bacon, perfectly ripe avocados, tomatoes and blue cheese mixed with salad greens is an American classic!. The updates in this version come from the use of grilled chicken, pine nuts, fresh herbs, and a tangy Lemon-Sherry Vinaigrette. The salad is hearty, flavorful and makes […]

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Green Bean Salad with Apricot Vinaigrette

June 8, 2013 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Recipes, Salad, Vegetable, Vegetarian

I first had this salad years ago in a dinner group I was part of. It was an amazing start to a great meal. The salad is both beautiful and delicious, with a variety of flavors and textures: sweet and juicy tropical mango (or papaya), crisp tender green beans, salty feta, dry roasted pistachios, and a tangy, easy-to-make apricot vinaigrette.  The vinaigrette […]

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Beet Salad with Pickled Onions and Feta

May 18, 2013 by andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in Recipes, Salad, Side Dish, Vegetable, Vegetarian

If you like beets you’re going to LOVE this salad: Earthy steamed beets tossed with a simple vinaigrette, tangy pickled red onions, salty feta, and fresh parsley…AWESOME! It’s definitely a restaurant-quality salad (actually better than most beet salads I’ve had in restaurants)! My beet-loving dad remarked after tasting it, “Now THIS is a beet salad!” That’s high […]

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Crab & Avocado Salad

May 7, 2013 by andrea | Comments Off on Crab & Avocado Salad | Filed in Quick Cooking, Recipes, Salad, Seafood

This light and refreshing salad is perfect for Mother’s Day, or a light lunch or dinner. Because the flavors are so simple, fresh crab (not canned) is best in this recipe and definitely worth the splurge! The recipe can easily be doubled or tripled (or more) making it perfect for Spring and Summer entertaining. Serve with crusty artisan […]

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Wild Arugula Salad with Garlic Croutons, Shaved Parmesan, and Lemon

April 9, 2013 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Italian, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Salad

We’re definitely moving into salad weather so here’s a recipe featuring pungent and peppery arugula tossed with homemade croutons, shaved Parmesan cheese and lightly dressed with good olive oil and fresh lemon juice. Don’t even think about using store-bought croutons. Homemade croutons are super easy to make and so much tastier! This is a simply-flavored salad […]

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Thai-Style Cabbage Salad

January 28, 2013 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Asian, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Salad, Vegetable, Vegetarian

This fresh-tasting, super easy salad makes a great side dish for an Asian meal! I love the salty-sweet-sour combination of flavors and the punch of fresh herbs…delicious! I’ve made the salad a variety of ways. Sometimes I substitute lime for lemon, or green onions for the red onions. I’ve also made it with both mint […]

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Summer Wheat Berry Salad

August 17, 2012 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Recipes, Salad, Side Dish, Summer, Vegetarian

This simple summery salad is packed with fiber and flavor, and was the perfect lunch on a recent picnic at the beach. I especially love the texture of the chewy wheat berries. It’s also a versatile salad that you can build on — Feta or goat cheese would be great additions, as well as green […]

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Blue Cheese Chicken Salad Sandwiches

May 20, 2012 by andrea | Comments Off on Blue Cheese Chicken Salad Sandwiches | Filed in Chicken, Recipes, Salad, Sandwich

This recipe is a great updated version of a classic chicken salad sandwich. Flavorful blue cheese, chopped tarragon, freshly squeezed lemon juice and sliced green onions add loads of flavor. The recipe calls for sprinkling the blue cheese on top of the chicken salad but I prefer mixing the blue cheese into the salad so you […]

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Leftover Cranberry Sauce Vinaigrette

December 17, 2011 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Christmas, Condiment, Recipes, Salad, Sauce, Thanksgiving

If you’re like me and hate throwing away perfectly good food (like leftover cranberry sauce) then this recipe for cranberry vinaigrette is a holiday keeper. In fact, I’d make a half recipe of cranberry sauce just to make this dressing. For a great wintertime salad, toss spinach or mixed baby greens with some blue cheese (or feta […]

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