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Grilled Tuna Salad Nicoise

Composed salads that include grilled proteins and vegetables are such a welcome addition to the summertime table, and certain meats, seafoods and vegetables lend themselves particularly well to these types of salads. And don’t forget the lettuce. Grilled lettuce—really? Absolutely. Certain heartier lettuces hold their shape and are marvelous when exposed to the heat of a grill. … Full recipe post »

Sun-Kissed Tomato-Basil Angel Hair Pasta Salad

Here’s a light, yummy pasta salad and the sun is a main ingredient; allowing the tomatoes and pasta to bask in sunlight enhances the flavor of both. The acidity in the vinegar and tomatoes is a barrier for food borne illness making this salad perfect for a Fourth of July picnic. Note, however, I’d advise … Full recipe post »

Quinoa with Black Beans, Avocado & Corn

Craving a dinner that’s light on her feet? Here’s an easy vegetarian supper that’s a nutritional super-star; take a look at the ingredient list and see for yourself. It’s a meal in itself,  the perfect side, and watch it fly away at a pot-luck; seems everyone wants a break from those expected salads laden with … Full recipe post »

Roasted Beets and Baby Green Salad

Pity my mother, her ilk, and their culinary epiphany in the fifties. Enthralled with the freedom the new convenience foods allowed, when shopping for groceries they’d scoff at the produce section – former prison guards – sitting quietly in the bins, as they merrily stacked canned vegetables, tasting of tin, and sugary fruit cocktail into … Full recipe post »

Watercress & Edamame Salad with Quinoa

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, and if you’re a mom, what’s in it for you? I don’t have the luxury of spending Mother’s Day with my kids, enjoying their pampering and attentions; in my world, that’s a sentimental notion. But this is a holiday set aside just for us mothers, so if plans aren’t made for … Full recipe post »

Canlis-inspired Creamy Lemony Tossed Salad with Bacon Croutons

I’m always on the lookout for exemplary tossed salad recipes and this one will surely rise to the top of the heap. It’s an especially handy recipe to have up your sleeve before the tender local greens start sprouting from the soil, which need little more than a tart, mustardy vinaigrette to complement their fresh … Full recipe post »

Spinach-Raspberry Salad with Maple-Balsamic Dressing

Today is Christmas Eve, and most people who intend to cook and entertain have long figured out the side dishes and salads that will enhance their main course. Except, perhaps, you? The clock’s a tickin’ so here’s a salad you can throw together in 10 minutes – it will look as festive as a sprig … Full recipe post »

Kale and Butternut Squash

This warm, delicious salad is a palate of October colors; as delicious to eat as is to admire. My friend, Debbie, sent me the recipe she’d found in Bon Appetit knowing I would love it. No doubt. The chewy texture of kale is marvelous paired with creamy squash and the crunch of toasted almonds. I … Full recipe post »

Corn & Coconut Salad

The corn, the corn, we can’t escape the corn. But who’d want to? Corn, about now, is as good as it gets, and will vanish before you know it. I spend a great deal of shopping time in early Fall inspecting ears of corn at outdoor stands and in grocer’s bins. This one has fat yellow … Full recipe post »

Crunchy Asian Cabbage & Chicken Salad

Cabbage, stoic cruciferous of the vegetable world, conjures bitter cold winters, patched-together woolens, and hardscrabble times. Through the centuries, the cabbage has been a mainstay, relied upon by civilizations to nourish themselves through winter, as hunger taps the frosted panes. Dostoevsky refers to cabbage soup in various works, such as passages in “The Thief”: “….and, … Full recipe post »

Jerusalem Pita and Vegetable Salad

Bread salads are born of frugality. Slightly stale bread loafs and flat breads need never go to waste; they are the ideal sop when resurrected in vinaigrettes and dressings, ensuring not a crumb goes to waste. Much-loved Tuscan panzanellas come to mind, which traditionally include chunks of stale bread, tomatoes, cucumbers and onions tossed in a … Full recipe post »

Picnic Super-Green Salad

Summer evenings and weekends — for many — are most enjoyed spent outdoors, and picnics are popping up across the landscape. We stuff baskets and coolers with “tote cuisine” and set camp beside lakes, wildflower-strewn meadows, and shady spots beneath trees. Simplicity is the hallmark of this al fresco dining, and an impulsive repast may be purchased … Full recipe post »

Tomatoes Stuffed with Walnut-Chicken Salad

Summer’s hit a rhythm, marching in sync to John Philip Sousa, swaying to the beat of bad-boy blues at Top of the Park. We bemoan the heat, but treasure the endless July sky, especially at dusk when the air cools, darkness descends, and fireflies dance to their own music. Summer, at least for me, also brings … Full recipe post »

Tomato Bulgur Salad

What could be more satisfying on a sweltering summer day than a dish of tomato and whole grain salad liberally seasoned with a citrusy dressing and copious amount of fresh herbs. Nothing, I tell ‘ya, nothing. Certainly this recipe would be a welcome accompaniment to anything you put on the grill, but it stands alone with a crusty baguette … Full recipe post »

Southwest Roasted Potato & Corn Salad

Here’s a recipe that would be a great side dish for almost anything hot off the grill. Particularly items with Southwestern flavors, like the Firecracker Flank Steak I will prepare for the Fourth of July. This salad is all I’ll require for a side dish, as it bundles a potato and vegetable salad together. Its … Full recipe post »