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Watermelon with Watercress and Feta

Watermelon With Watercress and Feta

You have to try this Watermelon with Watercress and Feta Salad.  I have been wanting to try a watermelon salad recipe for a long time, but since I am not a fan of mint, I have always been hesitant.  And when I say “not a fan” I actually mean I really dislike it.  Not sure why, but it might have… Continue reading »

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Roasted Tomato Caprese Panzanella

One of my favorite summer salads is a tomato caprese salad. But if you want to put a fall twist on an old favorite then try this Roasted Tomato Caprese Panzanella. Perfect as an appetizer or along side your main course. 5.0 from 1 reviews Print Roasted Tomato Caprese Panzanella   Ingredients 4 cups grape tomatoes 4 cups cubed multigrain… Continue reading »


Garbanzo Bean Salad

This Garbanzo Bean Salad is quick to put together and a great alternative side dish for your next cookout. Yet it’s also perfect for your weekday lunch. PrintGarbanzo Bean Salad Ingredients 1/3 cup White wine (or any other) vinegar 1/2 cup Olive Oil 3 tbsp. Sugar 1/2 tsp. Dry Mustard Salt & Pepper 2 cans garbanzo beans 2 stalks celery, finely chopped… Continue reading »

Cabbage, Beet and Carrot Slaw

Try this amazing Cabbage, Beet and Carrot Slaw recipe for something different to serve at your next backyard barbecue or along side your favorite fish sandwich. I wanted something different than the tried and true coleslaw or even broccoli salad.  I think the mix of cabbage, beets and carrots is wonderful and the dressing brightens it all up.  I must… Continue reading »

Grilled Potato Salad with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

Seems like every cookout has it’s fair share of potato salad.  Usually the tried and true version with mayo, mustard and sweet pickles.  Now I’m not knocking this version.  In fact I love this version.  My mom makes it the best!  I could eat it all day long (including breakfast) but it’s always nice to have a something different.  I… Continue reading »

Berry and Goat Cheese Salad

Ingredients: 1 Cup Fresh Strawberries 2 Tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil 1 tsp. Honey 2 Tbsp. Chopped Pistachio Nuts 1 4 oz. log goat cheese 4 Cups Arugula Leaves 1 cup mixed blackberries, blueberries and strawberries Directions: For the dressing: in blender combine 3/4 cup of strawberries, vinegar, oil, and honey. Blend until smooth. Set aside. Spread the… Continue reading »

Edamame and Brown Rice Salad

I found this recipe for Edamame and Brown Rice Salad by Joy Bauer a number of months ago and have been wanting to make it ever since but just haven’t had a chance for one reason or another. But to be perfectly honest, I think it was the preparation time. Since this is a cold salad, you need to have… Continue reading »

Wilted Spinach Quinoa Salad with Cranberries and Bacon

Love this Wilted Spinach Quinoa Salad with Cranberries and Bacon.  I could eat it alone as an entree salad or along side a nice juciy tenderlion or grilled shrimp. Print Wilted Spinach Quinoa Salad with Cranberries and Bacon Recipe type: Salad   Ingredients 1 cup quino (cooked to package directions) 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach, torn 6-8 slices crispy… Continue reading »

Black Bean Chicken Salad Using Green Tabasco® Sauce

I first found this recipe, or at least some version of it, on the box of Green Tabasco® Sauce over 10 years ago.  I’m not sure what ever happened to that box and I’m not even sure if this is how the recipe goes, but I have been making this Black Bean Chicken Salad ever since.  Everyone in the family… Continue reading »

Zucchini Ribbon Salad

Seems like every time I turn around either some one is giving me a zucchini from their garden or I am picking one out of mine.  I’m having a hard time keeping up.  I’ve made fried zucchini, zucchini bread, sauteed zucchini and so on.  You get the idea.  I wanted something fresh, light and really easy.  So today I’m making… Continue reading »

Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp and Arugula Salad with Pickled Onions, and Balsamic Reduction

Ingredients For the shrimp: 3/4 cup dry white wine 3 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes Salt 1/2 lemon, juiced 1/2 cup olive oil 1 pound (U-15) jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined 1/4 pound thin prosciutto slices, cut into 1 or 2-inch strips (depending on the size of the shrimp) 10 (8-inch) skewers, soaked in warm water For… Continue reading »

Sweetwater Roast Chicken Salad

This is my version of one of my favorite salads from the Sweetwater Tavern in Northern Virginia. The secrete to plump cranberries and dates is to soak them. I like to put them in a bowl and cover them with water for about 30 minutes.   If you want really amazing flavor soak them in white wine.  Drain well before adding… Continue reading »

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