Category Archives: Salads

Orange-Fennel Salad

Fennel is a wonderful, versatile vegetable that is used widely in Italian, French, and Mediterranean cooking. I even substitute the fennel bulb, at times, for onions in my recipes. Unlike onions, I like to eat slices of the mild fennel … Continue reading

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Persimmon-Spinach Salad

This is a flavorful seasonal salad taking advantage of Fuyu persimmons. To keep the salad fresh, assemble just prior to serving.

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Tabouli Salad with Cauliflower

I was looking to make traditional tabouli as a side dish the other day. I wanted the taste and texture of this middle eastern dish but wanted to change it up a little. What, I asked myself, could I add … Continue reading

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Avocado-Papaya Salad

One-fifth of a medium avocado, according to a Hass avocado website, has 50 calories and contributes nearly 20 vitamins and minerals making it a, “good nutrient choice.” Papayas are very low in calories and contain no cholesterol. They are rich … Continue reading

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Farro, Feta, and Meyer Lemon Salad

Farro is a nutty-tasting ancient grain that has been eaten for thousands of years around the world. It is a staple in many Mediterranean, Ethiopian, and Middle Eastern recipes. It was once called “pharaoh’s wheat” since it was popular in … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash and Chickpea Fritters Salad

Fritters are easy to make and are the perfect addition to this salad with tomato-balsamic vinaigrette. I like to serve this as a complete lunch Fritter Ingredients: 2 cups raw butternut squash (peeled and cubed) 2 slices whole-wheat bread 1  … Continue reading

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Browned Bosc Pear and Chèvre Salad

Bosc pears are golden brown in color. Their dense flesh makes them a good choice for the sautéed pears in this recipe. Chèvre is the French name for cheeses made with goat’s milk. Fresh goat cheese is soft, creamy, tangy … Continue reading

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