Category Archives: Salads

Thanksgiving Cranberry Salad

This is a lovely cranberry salad for the holiday season. There are many similar recipes online, but this one came from one of my good friends who grew up in the South. There are several steps to the recipe so … Continue reading

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Bell Pepper, Onion, and Carrot Salad

My husband spent this past week busily harvesting the last of the sweet and hot peppers, carrots, leeks, chard, saffron, cardoons, and even a large bouquet of roses. We had a hard freeze last night so we will be tucking … Continue reading

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Corn and Black-eyed Pea Salad

This salad is a nice way to use up leftover corn on the cob. It is a quick and easy side dish. Feel free to change up the beans if you prefer black or pinto beans. You could add bacon … Continue reading

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Indonesian Vegetable Salad with Peanut Sauce (Gado Gado)

It has been a very hot July with hardly any rain. I have been trying to keep the house cool by cooking foods on the stove or the grill rather than turning on the oven. This delicious Indonesian vegetable salad … Continue reading

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Asian Chicken Salad

My friend Kathy gave me this recipe many years ago when we lived in Tokyo. We often exchanged recipes back then as both of us were developing a passion for cooking. My children like this salad because they love to … Continue reading

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Easter Couscous Salad

We have couscous salad every Easter to accompany the grilled leg of lamb. It is nice and light and a favorite with the children in the family. I previously posted a summer version with apricots, blackberries, and balsamic vinegar. This … Continue reading

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Balsamic Honey Vinaigrette 

This is the salad dressing recipe I use most often. Mix it up in the blender and it will keep in the refrigerator for several weeks. Recently, a friend brought over some pork belly he smoked so we added it … Continue reading

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Fresh Beets with Green Onions and Dill

Last year we planted beets in the garden and grew a beautiful abundant crop, but this year the local quail population ate most of the tender seedlings we planted in the spring.  I was craving beets so I bought a … Continue reading

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Thai Grilled Chicken Salad with Lemongrass Dressing

We are in the midst of a July heatwave and I am not planning to use my oven much until it cools down outside. Instead, my husband has grilled a large quantity of boneless, skinless chicken thighs to last us … Continue reading

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Zucchini with Green Olives and Capers

If you have an abundance of zucchini from the garden try making this nice summer dish. You can eat this warm or at room temperature as a side dish. It also works well as a salad. Zucchini with Green Olives … Continue reading

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