Shrimp and Corn with Lime Dressing

This is an easy one pan dish that overflows with flavor and crunch.  It can be served as a salad, side dish, or a main if you serve it over rice or add beans.

Beet Salad with Curry Dressing

A sweet, tangy, crunchy and healthy take on beet salad. This can become a kaleidoscope of flavors and colors as you “play” with the ingredients.  

Avocado Caprese Salad with Sea Fennel

What can be better than adding avocado and crisp, briny sea fennel to a caprese salad?  Sea fennel, paccasassi, is an Italian seaside favorite. Prep Time:  20 mins    Serves: 6 1/2 pound red cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes, halved 1/2 pound yellow cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes, halved 2 avocados , diced 1 cucumber […]

Pickled Mushroom Salad

INGREDIENTS 2 pounds mixed mushrooms, (I used shitake, cremini and button) ½cup grapeseed oil 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 teaspoon coriander seeds 1 teaspoon fennel seeds ½teaspoon black peppercorns 1 piece star anise 1 clove garlic, peeled and finely grated (or 1 tsp garlic powder) 1 handful cilantro, roughly chopped 1 handful dill sprigs 1 […]

Broccoli and Spinach Salad with Vadouvan Dressing

1 1/2 pounds baby broccoli or broccolini 3/4 cup virgin coconut oil* (or ghee), melted, divided  Fine sea salt 1 medium-size lime, quartered 6 ounces baby spinach 1/2 cup roughly chopped toasted salted cashews 1 cup cilantro leaves 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons French Vadouvan Curry Preheat oven to 425°. Cut broccoli into 3-in. lengths […]

Sri Lanka Kale and Coconut Salad

1 medium red onion chopped 1 to 2 jalapeno peppers seeded and chopped (See note) 12 ounces kale stems removed and leaves chopped in tiny pieces (See Note) 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 cup shredded coconut unsweetened (See note) 1 to 2 tablespoons lime juice salt and pepper to taste Heat a large, deep, non-stick […]

Middle Eastern Fatoush Salad

Ingredients approximately 1/2 head romaine lettuce 2 roma tomatoes diced 1 small cucumber peeled, diced 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced 1 handful of fresh chopped mint leaves 1 handful fresh chopped parsley few thinly sliced red onion rounds 4 cups baked or fried pita bread 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup olive oil […]

Jose Andres Citrus Salad with Saffron

Jose Andres’ Citrus Salad with Saffron Dressing, Serves 6 Dressing – serves 6 2 tablespoons hot water Pinch of saffron threads 1/2 cup fresh orange juice 3 pink grapefruits 3 navel oranges 2 clementines, peeled 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest

Barley, Cucumber & Yogurt Salad

Dressing – serves 6 This salad comes from Turkey as is part of the first course, called meza. It is refreshing, healthy and delicious! 1 cup pearled barley (If time allows soak barley overnight in water) 1 cucumber 3 or 4 scallions, chopped 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 […]

Louisville Rice Salad

Dressing – serves 6 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup wine vinegar 1 teaspoon white sugar 2 tsp dried chives 2 tsp dried tarragon 1/2 teaspoon salt Salad 1 cup uncooked white rice 2 cups water 1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 cup mandarin orange segments, drained and […]

Black Barley Salad (with Zahtar)

Ingredients Servings:6-8 1/2 cup pearl barley 1.2 cup black barley 1/3 cup olive oil 3 cloves garlic, crushed and peeled 2 tablespoons almond slivers or pine nuts 1 tablespoon chopped jalapeno chili 2 cups baby spinach, roughly chopped 1 tablespoon za’atar 2 tomatoes, chopped 1 cup scallions, chopped, white and light green parts Juice of […]

Aleppo Chicken Salad

Ingredients 6 garlic cloves, crushed 2 teaspoons kosher salt plus more 1 tablespoon Aleppo Pepper 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar, divided 4 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup olive oil, divided 2 teaspoons dried Greek Oregano + 1 additional teaspoon for dressing Freshly ground black pepper 1 3 1/2–4-pound chicken, cut into quarters or chicken thighs 2 […]

Hungarian Cucumber Salad

Ingredients 2 medium or large cucumbers 1 teaspoon salt Pinch of sugar 1/4 cup white vinegar Dash of garlic powder 1/2 cup water Sweet paprika Black pepper