I can’t tell you how many times I have been asked the recipe for my vinaigrette dressing. It’s my go-to dressing for any and all salads. I can make it instantly or make it in advance, it’s quick, and it’s easy. And it’s always delicious. It is the easiest dressing to make and only requires 4 … Continue reading Simple Vinaigrette Dressing
I love white balsamic vinegar. It’s fruity, sweet and syrupy with a vinegar tang. White Baslamic vinegar tastes so good that sometimes I will have a teaspoon of it just by itself or drizzle it over vanilla ice-cream. This delicious vinegar is made from must which is freshly crushed grape juice that contains the skins, seeds, and … Continue reading White Balsamic Vinaigrette
I had an interesting arugula and watermelon salad at Italian restaurant Stella AlPina Osteria in Burlingame, California a few weeks ago. What was unusual with this salad was the presentation. The chef had tossed the arugula salad in apricot vinaigrette and served the salad with a side of thick watermelon wedges.
When I’m in one of my lazy salad moods, even making a salad with a simple vinaigrette seems like a lot of work. At these times, I toss together a salad that requires just a drizzle of olive oil and vinegar, salt & pepper – and that’s it.
Arugula, roasted fennel and potatoes tossed with a simple vinaigrette make for a wonderful earthy salad. I got the idea for this salad when I was making my Roasted potato, fennel and arugula soup. This combination was so good together that I thought I’d try the same combo in a salad. I mean what’s not … Continue reading Roasted Fennel & Potato Arugula Salad
Baby Spinach, Persimmon & Quinoa Salad is a dish that our friend Van brought to our mutual friends Dave and Rose’s dinner gathering that I absolutely couldn’t get enough of. I must have had two to three plate full’s of this salad. I liked it so much that I wanted to ask Van for her … Continue reading Baby Spinach, Persimmon & Quinoa Salad
Mushrooms & Feta Cheese Egg White Frittata makes 4 servings Ingredients: 6-8 egg whites 1 shallot finely chopped 2-3 cups mushrooms finely chopped 2 cloves garlic crushed 2 tbsp butter 1 tbsp finely chopped chives Feta cheese – about 4 tbsp Salt and pepper
Green on green on green on green, with some white is how I describe this salad. All the vegetables are green – sugar snap peas, brussels sprouts, salad greens, even the pistachio nuts, then add a sprinkle of garlic and a little dressing, and what you have is a very filling and satisfying salad. Serve the roasted … Continue reading Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Sugar Snap Peas Salad
It’s April and juicy sweet oranges are still available at the markets, and here in our Bay Area I can even pick them up at street corners where vendors sell seasonal fruits such as oranges in March and apricots, strawberries and peaches in the summer. Last week I bought from a vendor on the corner … Continue reading Orange and Avocado Spring Green Salad
Apples, blueberries and scallions tossed with greens and a lemon honey mustard vinaigrette; simple, refreshing and delicious this salad is. I really like how delicious apples and blueberries taste with a lemony vinaigrette which adds a nice burst of citrus freshness. This really is a wonderful salad to have with a veggie omelet or a sandwich.