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Fresh Corn Salad

September 12, 2018 | By andrea | Comments Off on Fresh Corn Salad | Filed in: Quick Cooking, Recipes, Salad, Side Dish, Summer, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

Fresh summer corn is definitely one of life’s simple, old-fashioned pleasures. I will drive way out of my way to a local farm stand to buy farm fresh corn in the summer. This simple summer salad  is easy to make but full of fresh seasonal flavor: sweet, crisp-tender corn, fresh basil, plus a little zing • Read More »

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Summer Bean Confetti Salad with Pickled Red Onion Vinaigrette

July 10, 2018 | By andrea | Comments Off on Summer Bean Confetti Salad with Pickled Red Onion Vinaigrette | Filed in: Fresh Produce, Recipes, Salad, Side Dish, Summer, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

This recipe for Summer Bean Confetti Salad with Pickled Red Onion Vinaigrette is a great example of simple summertime cooking: it’s fresh, it’s easy to make, and it tastes good! The recipe would also be really easy to double or triple if you needed more than four servings. The only type of beans I could • Read More »

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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 • Read More »

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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 • Read More »

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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 • Read More »

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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 • Read More »

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