Category: Salads

Smoky Butternut Squash Salad

1 medium-large butternut squash, peeled and diced into bite-sized pieces 1 red onion, peeled and halved then sliced thinly. 1 red bell pepper, diced 1 12 oz. bag frozen whole kernel corn (roasted corn kernels works very well) 1/2 c dried cranberries 4 tbsp olive oil 1/2 – 1 tsp chipotle in adobo (available in…

Spaghetti Squash Salad #1

Ingredients 1 spaghetti squash (about 3 lbs) , baked, seeded and shredded 1/2 lb good ripe cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced in half 4 oz goat’s milk feta, crumbled Good quality extra-virgin olive oil Juice of one lemon 1 tsp dijon mustard Salt and pepper Method Preheat oven to 350. Cut the squash in half and…

Spaghetti Squash Salad #2

This brightly flavored salad adds a nice touch to any meal!3-4 pounds spaghetti squash baked, seeded and shredded (about 4-5 packed cups of cooked squash shreds) 1/2 lb good ripe cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced in half The dressing juice of 1 large or 2 small lemons 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar Good quality extra-virgin olive oil Additions…

Evelyn’s Turkey Salad

This recipe came from Rick’s mother, Evelyn Tucker, who made Turkey Salad every year from leftover turkey after Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. This is Rick’s best recollection of the recipe; it wasn’t written down anywhere. Ingredients Leftover turkey, both white and dark meat (I prefer half-and-half), cut into oblong pieces about 1/2 to 3/4…

Walnut Endive Salad

Ingredients 1 small garlic clove, minced and mashed into a paste with ½ teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon mayonnaise ¼ pound piece of Parmesan, diced into 1/8-inch cubes (about 1 cup) ½ cup finely chopped celery 1 cup walnuts, toasted lightly lightly and chopped fine ¼ cup finely chopped…

Tomatoes with Bread Crumbs, Herbs, Garlic, & Cheese

Ingredients 6 ripe red tomatoes Salt and pepper 2 cloves mashed garlic 3 Tablespoons shallots or green onions ½ cups grated parmesan cheese 4 Tablespoons fresh basil and parsley ⅛ teaspoon thyme ¼ teaspoon salt Pepper to taste ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil ½ cup bread crumbs Preparation Heat oven to 400°F Cut the…

Avocado and Tomato Salad

Ingredients 2 stalks romaine lettuce, “broken” into bite-sized pieces ½ carton of grape tomatoes, halved 1 to 2 large avocados or 2 to 4 small ones… ask your grocer to select ripe ones… or buy unripe ones about 3 days ahead (see instructions below for preparing) Vinaigrette (see instructions below for preparing) Avocados To prepare…

Orange and Red Onion Salad with Spiced Vinaigrette

Vinaigrette Ingredients 4 tablespoons cider vinegar 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 teaspoon sugar ¾ teaspoon chili powder ½ teaspoon salt or to taste ¼ cup finely chopped cilantro freshly ground pepper to taste Preparation In a small bowl, whisk all vinaigrette ingredients Salad Ingredients vinaigrette per the above 3 navel oranges, peeled and with the white part removed…

Mixed Salad with Salmon

Vinaigrette Ingredients ½ to tablespoons good wine vinegar or a mixture of vinegar and lemon juice. ⅛ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 6 tablespoons of olive oil ground pepper to taste Preparation Emulsify all ingredients except capers with a whisk Add capers Salmon Ingredients 1 lb fresh salmon filet, preferably wild Preparation Either grill or broil…

Black Bean and Corn Salad

Ingredients 2 cups cooked black beans 1 cup Del Monte fresh summer corn 1 large carrot, sliced 1 rib of celery, sliced 6 tablespoons red onion, chopped 6 tablespoons green bell pepper, chopped 6 tablespoons red pepper, chopped 2 scallions, chopped 9 teaspoons balsamic vinegar 9 teaspoons olive oil 1 cup ⅔ teaspoon oregano ⅔…

Green Bean, Apple, and Walnut Salad

Ingredients 4 cups green beans (I use Trader Joe’s haricot verts) 4 cups tart, crunchy apples with skins left on and cut into pieces 1/2 cup chopped English walnuts 2-3 tbs walnut or olive oil Raspberry or red wine vinegar, to taste Lemon juice Roquefort cheese Preparation Bring a pot of salted water to a…

Flageolet Bean Salad

Ingredients 1 can flageolet beans, drained ½ lb bacon, fried and crumbled (I use lardons here) 2 boiled eggs Salt/pepper to taste 2T white vinegar 2T olive oil 1” anchovy paste Preparation Boil the eggs. Cook and crumble bacon. Drain and wash beans, put them into a flat dish (au gratin is best).  Salt and…