Category Archives: Salads

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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Red Cabbage and Carrot Slaw with Poppy Seed Dressing

Memorial Day is just around the corner, as is the summer picnic season. Coleslaw is a must-have at many barbecues. This recipe is a nice alternative to regular green cabbage coleslaw. This recipe, my mother’s, is delicious and adds beautiful … Continue reading

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Carrot and Kohlrabi Salad

If you are getting tired of roasted or boiled vegetables with dinner, try this light and refreshing winter salad. I love raw kohlrabi; it is a nice complement to the carrots and parsley. You can also add some fresh dill … Continue reading

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Apple and Fennel Salad

This refreshing salad is a welcome, light relief after all the heavy holiday eating. I like to shave the apples and fennel for a fine texture. I keep the recipe simple with just oil and vinegar so I can clearly … Continue reading

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Apricot Cream Salad

I enjoy looking through community cookbooks. I don’t cook from them often, but I love comparing regional culinary differences, particularly when it comes to holiday traditions. A friend loaned me her copy of the Louisiana community cookbook Pots, Pans and … Continue reading

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