Tag: salads


Winter Panzanella

Did you ever think to have panzanella salad in winter? Martha Rose Shulman did. I made it for a Super Bowl pot luck we threw at work, and I must say it was quite a hit. It’s nice to have […]


The Best Coleslaw

When I read that the editors at Leite’s Culinaria thought this was the best slaw “known to man,” I knew I had to investigate this claim. Turns out, if they’re not right, they’re darn close to right. This is is […]


Kale Salad with Squash and Toasted Almonds

This Northern Spy Kale Salad, discovered on Food52, has become a staple this holiday season: I made it first for the Advent Party, then Kris and Tom brought it for the annual reading of ‘A Christmas Memory,’ and now it’s […]


Tomato Salad with Roasted Lemon

Sometimes I wonder whether this blog should be called “homage to Bon Appetit.” Another winner here, from chef Yotam Ottolenghi: Tomato, Onion and Roasted Lemon Salad. PrintTomato Salad with Roasted Lemon Ingredients1 lemon, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced, seeds removed 1 tablespoon […]


Corn and Zucchini Salad

A nice recipe we found in the August, 2014 edition of Bon Appetit. Link here: Corn and Zucchini Salad with Feta. PrintCorn and Zucchini Salad From Bon Appetit magazine, August 2014.Ingredients4 ears of corn, husked Kosher salt 4 small zucchini […]


Asparagus and Radish Salad with Mint

    Another great winner of a recipe from TheKitchn: Asparagus and Radish Salad with Mint. Marissa and Trae brought the Asparagus and Radish Salad with Mint to Easter supper, and it was a big hit. Easy, delicious, and very spring-y. […]


Marbled Potato Salad with Arugula Pesto

Here’s a nice twist when you’re looking for a room-temperature potato dish: Instead of an old-school, mayonnaise-y potato salad, make this Marbled Potato Salad with Arugula Pesto. Make everything ahead, then dress it and serve. Admittedly, there are a few […]


Frisee aux Lardons

One of our favorite salads, and an excuse to have breakfast for dinner. Wash the lettuce and make most of your dressing, then put a pot of water on to simmer. Cook the lardons in a pan on real low […]


Peaches and Pickled Onion Salad

Another hit from Bon App this summer: a grain salad with peaches, arugula, tomatoes and quick pickled onions. And, get this: the pickling liquid becomes part of the salad dressing! Bon App recommended quinoa for the dish, but Greg and […]


Blue on Blue Salad

One of our favorite dishes from our dinner at Grange in Westwood was the Blue on Blue Salad. It combined tender Boston lettuce with tangy blue cheese and sweet berries, with a hint of tarragon. I like our little version […]

Arugula Salad with Grapefruit, Almonds, Dates and Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

Arugula Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

To start our Very Vegan Christmas Dinner, we served a winter salad with arugula from Satur Farms and Red Cooper grapefruit from the Valley. We did almonds for crunch and dates because they looked great. The dressing was made with […]

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SCF Harvests Blueberries

The bushes in the front fields are starting to bear fruit. Look at this haul! We ate them on cereal, by the handful and in a terrific salad by, yes, you guessed it: Mindy Fox. Blueberries, feta and mint with […]


Egg Salad with Lemon, Capers and Chives

Another winner of a recipe from Mindy Fox’s Salads: Beyond the Bowl book. I’m taking a little bit of liberty with this recipe, however, because I cook eggs differently than Mindy does. She prefers to prick a hole in the […]


Recipe: Moroccan Beet and Kale Salad

A few years back, I produced a recipe contest at The Journal News called “Locally Grown.” We had lots of great entries and narrowed it down to four contestants, who particpated in a Top Chef-style cookoff. All of the finalists […]


Recipe: Tennessee-Style Coleslaw

A new cole slaw recipe, which uses mustard to take some of the sweet out of the mayonnaise. It was a big hit. It may not be the prettiest picture, but it sure does taste good. Related posts: Quick Barbecue […]