Category Archives: Salad

Corn & Black Bean Salad

3 ears of corn, cooked & shucked or 1 can whole kernel corn, drained 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained 1 or 2 tomatoes, finely chopped 1/2 red onion, finely chopped 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro Optional: 1 medium … Continue reading

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Pear & Brussel Sprout Salad

bacon, slices cut into 1/4″ pieces ripe but firm Bosc pears, quartered, seeds removed brussels sprouts, trimmed & halved blue cheese, crumbled olive oil Glazed Pecans salt, freshly ground pepper Preheat oven to 400° F. Place the brussel spouts, olive oil … Continue reading

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Glazed Pecans

Nonstick vegetable oil spray 1 1/2 cups pecans (about 6 ounces) 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoon salt Preheat oven to 325°F. Spray large baking sheet with nonstick spray. Stir pecans … Continue reading

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Beet and Walnut Salad

Salad (amounts depend on the number of people you are serving): Cooked beets, peeled, cut into cubes Toasted walnuts Goat cheese, crumbled Oranges, sectioned (save the juice that drips off for the dressing) Plum, diced (optional) Baby lettuce mix Dressing: … Continue reading

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Asian Chicken Salad

4 cups lettuce, Napa cabbage, or a mixture of both, chopped 1 cup red cabbage, shredded 1 small red bell pepper, thinly sliced 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted 3 scallions, sliced 1/2 lb. angel hair noodles or Asian egg noodles … Continue reading

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Ramen Noodle Salad

1 bag coleslaw mix (8 oz) 1 pkg ramen noodles, raw & broken into small pieces 1/2 C roasted sunflower seeds 1/2 C broccoli florets (cut these small) 1/4 C raisins 1/2 C olive oil 1/4 C cider vinegar 2 … Continue reading

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Watermelon and Feta Salad

Sweet, salty, and tangy. The dressing makes it. Don’t overdo the bitter arugula. 1 small watermelon, rind removed, cut flesh into 1/2″ cubes 6 oz. feta cheese, cubed into 1/4″ cubes 1 bunch arugula For Dressing: 3/4 Cup olive oil … Continue reading

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Garlic Dressing

This recipe is from The Silver Palate cookbook and goes with their Technicolor Bean Salad. 1 egg yolk 1/3 Cup red wine vinegar 1 Tablespoon sugar 1 Tablespoon chopped garlic Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 Cup quality olive … Continue reading

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Creamy Potato Salad

3 pounds baby red potatoes 3 Tbsp unseasoned rice vinegar ¾ C mayonnaise 3 medium green onions, thinly sliced 1 celery stalk, cut into 1/3-inch cubes ¼ C chopped fresh parsley ¼ C chopped fresh basil 2 Tbsp chopped fresh … Continue reading

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Chicken Salad

4 C cubed cooked chicken (about 1 ¾ pound) 1 C walnuts, toasted, chopped 1 celery rib, chopped (1 cup) 2 Tbsp finely chopped shallot 2 C halved seedless red grapes ¾ C mayonnaise 3 Tbsp tarragon vinegar 2 Tbsp … Continue reading

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