Potato salad

At the farmers’ market this week I stumbled across some great new potatoes, the kind with the red skin. If I knew what they were called I would tell you! Anyway, my trip to the market coincided … [more]

Creamy salad dressing

I was asked to prepare a salad with a dressing that was a creamy-frenchy vinaigrette sort of thing . I am not the most creative when it comes to dressings (I nearly always opt for a balsamic and … [more]

Farm Coleslaw

This seems to always be a staple at cookouts. Goes great with Just “2” good ribs or any ribs for that matter and a side of cornbread . Vegetarians will love this too. Makes about 10 … [more]

Tropical Curried Chicken Salad

This is a great fresh, tropical salad for brunch or light meal. The mixture of exotic fruits, curry, and a touch of honey make this a salad to remember. This will make about 4 servings. [more]

Purple Cabbage Salad

This is a delicious salad that can be prepared early in the day and kept in the refrigerator. [more]

Walnut Oil Vinegrette

I first made this variation of a simple vinaigrette when I had a vegan coming for dinner. The strong nutty flavor of the walnut oil added depth to the salad and made the side stand out on the plate. … [more]

Spiced Cider Dressing

This sharp dressing gives a tang to salads without too much oil. [more]

Bean sprout, blackberry and avocado salad

Is this fusion food? Somewhere between Asia and South America with a stop off in England? Has all this recipe publishing got me all fancy and chefy? Who cares? This is a great hearty yet light salad … [more]

Armenian Beet Salad

This is one of my favorite dishes from the Armenian market across the street…a good Russian woman also made this for me often…I have now started making my own version, which includes much … [more]

Lamb and pomegrante salad

This salad just balances brilliantly. The pepperiness of the rocket (arugula), the sweetness of the pomegranate, the tartness of the dressing and the nuttiness and crunchiness of the hemp seeds … [more]

Lemon honey dressing

A very versatile dressing for salads. [more]

Pomegranate couscous salad

A deliciously light, yet substantial side to complement any grill or barbecue, particularly lamb. Quantities serve 2-3 as a side. This should be prepared in advance as it benefits from a couple of … [more]

Insalata Caprese (Traditional Caprese Salad)

I like this salad anytime I can find great tomatoes (especially when heirlooms are in season). It’s simple, it’s easy and it’s a great starter with wine. This makes enough for 4. [more]

Avocado and Grapefruit Salad w/ Orange Chili Oil

This is a nice light salad. I make my own chili oil because I like to control the slighty, smokey citris with the grapefruit and avocado. But you can always use store bought chili oil, found in the … [more]

Fresh Roasted Beet & Mint Salad

This is a great salad with roasted pork or lamb. It is also great as a light appetizer. If you are a vegan or a vegetarian this nice colorful salad. [more]

Rocket and Watercress Salad

Here’s a simple salad that has a nice taste of pepper and a dressing that is as quick and easy to make as it is to shake a bottle of the cheap pre-made stuff. [more]

Beet and walnut salad

I love farmers’ markets. This salad was an amalgam of some of the best things I found in my shopping bag following my last trip. [more]

Ginger Blackberry Balsamic Vinegar

A few years back some friends gave me a bottle of this Hare Hallow Ginger Blackberry Balsamic Vinegar. It is distinctive as it is delicious. I have been ordering it from the Northern California … [more]

Blue cheese vinaigrette

I once was a professional cook. It seems ages ago and was but, it is still so fresh in my mind that I often drift back to those crazy times of making recipes for a few hundred people at a time. It … [more]

Caesar Pleaser Salad

I have been making this dressing for years and it almost always turns out great! …Watch out for an occasional overly strong garlic clove!!! Peyton and Riley love it and so does Juliette. We … [more]

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