A Caprese salad with jam? I know it sounds odd, but it tastes really good. I came up with this variation of Caprese salad when we were in Cape Cod visiting our friends Jo and Oliver this past summer. They had an onion and garlic jam in their refrigerator that looked very enticing. I tried it with some crackers and cheese and it was yummy. Continue reading Caprese Salad with Savory Jam, Olives and Grapes
Heirloom tomatoes with salt and pepper. Yes, It’s that simple. And it looks and tastes amazing. Every year in late summer heirloom tomatoes are showing up at Farmer’s Markets and grocery stores. Heirloom tomatoes come in a rainbow of colors and in all shapes and sizes – that’s what makes them heirloom tomatoes, and so much fun to look at and eat. Continue reading Heirloom Tomatoes with Salt & Pepper
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 ingredients – vinegar, olive oil, salt, & pepper. The only other ingredient I use in this vinaigrette is honey to make my honey vinaigrette dressing for a sweeter version. Continue reading Simple Vinaigrette Dressing
I made this cucumber salad with fresh picked cucumbers from my garden for a lunch I had back in July. This salad is a great way to use up a large quantity of cucumbers. Continue reading Cucumber Salad with Fresh Herbs and White Wine Vinegar
It was a cloudy day when I stopped by my friend Shalini ‘s place for lunch on her birthday back in late April. I was so happy to have somewhere to go on this cold and dreary rainy day because honestly otherwise I would have been at home binge watching some TV show. This way I got out of the house and spent a lovely afternoon with my dear friend Shalini over a healthy and delicious lunch at her place.
I made a mango salad and took it with me, while Shalini made zucchini soup and butter bean salad. This salad was hearty, filling and delicious. I asked Shalini for the recipe so I could make it again at home and she shared it with me. Continue reading Butter Bean Salad
I had a small group of friends over for a holiday tea a few months ago. I thought a simple tea would be a great way to get all of us together and catch up. Everyone offered to bring something, and we ended up with a wide variety of snacks and treats.
My friend Babita brought Black Bean Salsa and chips, and it was delicious. This salsa and chips dish is a perfect snack for a summertime get together. Especially when we can find juicy tomatoes and fresh corn at the farmer’s markets. I asked Babita for the recipe, and she said she got it from a web site called Show Me the Curry. Here is the link to the recipe for Black Bean and Corn Salsa. I’ve also included the recipe here. Continue reading Black Bean & Corn Salsa
Are you looking for a refreshing salad that is refreshingly simple? Try this avocado and grapefruit salad. I made this salad for a spring lunch I was invited to at my friend Rose’s home. It was a casual lunch just to get a few of us together. Rose had black bean soup and corn bread on the menu, and asked the rest of us to bring something that we felt would compliment it. What we ended up with was a feast that was simple, healthy, and delicious and we were stuffed at the end of it! This is a menu worth replicating. Continue reading Avocado & Grapefruit Salad
Here is a salad that looks and tastes like a gourmet salad you might order at a fancy restaurant. A nice juicy pear is delicious in this salad, and a good Gorgonzola cheese or bleu cheese really gives the entire salad a kick of sophistication. You can pick up a small tub of Gorgonzola cheese from Trader Joe’s, Safeway, Lucky, Whole Foods, or any grocery store. Continue reading Spring Greens Salad with Pears, Walnuts, and Gorgonzola.