FRESH GREEK STYLE SALAD

Fresh Greek-Style Salad

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 pound beefsteak tomatoes, cut into 1-inch-thick wedges
1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced crosswise
1 head radicchio (1/2 pound), halved lengthwise, then thinly sliced crosswise
1 head romaine, coarsely chopped (6 cups)
2 small cucumbers, peeled if desired, halved lengthwise, then thinly sliced crosswise
2/3 cup mixed Greek olives [...]

SPRING CHICKEN SALAD

SPRING CHICKEN SALAD

Serves 4:

Dressing:
6 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 tablespoon rice wine (or apple cider) vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt

Salad:
3 boneless, skinless whole chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 pounds)
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon sweet chili powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Vegetable oil cooking spray
1 teaspoon olive oil
3 ears of corn, husked
1/2 pound [...]

SHRIMP AND AVOCADO

SHRIMP AND AVOCADO

Serves 4-8:
2 pounds medium shrimp (about 76), peeled and deveined
3/4 cup white-wine vinegar
1 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup capers, not drained
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon celery seeds
1/2 teaspoon Tabasco
1 cup thinly sliced onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
7 bay leaves (not California)
2 firm-ripe California avocados

Accompaniment: Soft green-leaf lettuce such as Boston

Cook shrimp in a [...]

WILTED SPINACH SALAD WITH WARM FETA DRESSING

WILTED SPINACH SALAD WITH WARM FETA DRESSING

so easy & gooooood!

1 9-ounce bag fresh spinach leaves
5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 medium red onion, halved, cut into 1/3-inch-thick wedges with some core attached
1 7-ounce package feta cheese (light), coarsely crumbled
2 tablespoons Sherry wine vinegar

Place spinach in large bowl. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in heavy large skillet [...]

COUSCOUS SALAD WITH ARTICHOKES, ZUCCHINI AND GOLDEN RAISINS

Something new:  I made up this recipe last night.  It tasted great, just let me know if you need more directions or anything.
I bought all the ingredients at Trader Joe’s, so it’s easy shopping for you.

Enjoy!

WHOLE WHEAT COUSCOUS SALAD WITH ARTICHOKES, ZUCCHINI AND GOLDEN RAISINS

Mmmm!

Serves 2-4:

1 cup whole wheat couscous
1/2 cup water
4 [...]

MANGO-RADICCHIO CAPRESE WITH BASIL VINAIGRETTE

MANGO-RADICCHIO CAPRESE WITH BASIL VINAIGRETTE

fresh!

Serves 4:

1/3 cup chopped fresh basil plus 8 whole large basil leaves
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
8 radicchio leaves, thick ends trimmed
2 large mangoes, peeled, halved, thinly sliced
8 1/4-inch-thick slices fresh mozzarella cheese (from one 8-ounce ball)

Blend chopped basil, oil, and vinegar in mini processor until most of [...]

GRILLED SCALLOPS & NECTARINES WITH CORN TOMATO SALAD

GRILLED SCALLOPS & NECTARINES WITH CORN TOMATO SALAD

Serves 6:

Dressing
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated lime peel
1/8 teaspoon (generous) chili powder
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Pinch of Sea salt (or fleur de sel*)

Salad
24 large sea scallops, side muscles removed, patted dry
3 firm but ripe nectarines (white or yellow), each cut into 6 wedges
Olive oil, [...]

ITALIAN MUSHROOM & CELERY SALAD

ITALIAN MUSHROOM & CELERY SALAD

yum!

Serves 4:

1/2 pound cremini or white button mushrooms, very thinly sliced
4 celery stalks, from the heart of the celery, very thinly sliced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 tablespoon minced chives
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice (or 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 1/2 [...]

ARUGULA SALAD WITH TOMATOES & MOZZARELLA

Here’s a really easy and super delicious recipe. The light sweetness of the balsamic dressing harmonizes great with the spicy arugula. I made it up myself, so please feel free to let me know how you like it. For easy shopping: I’m usually getting all the ingredients at Trader Joe’s.

Serves 4-6:
1 package Arugula
3 ripe Tomatoes, [...]

AUTUMN FARMER’S MARKET SALAD

AUTUMN FARMER’S MARKET SALAD

fresh and seasonal

4 1/2 to 5 cups 1/2-inch cubes peeled seeded butternut squash (from about one 2-pound squash)
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Pinch of dried crushed red pepper
Coarse kosher salt
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 1/2 tablespoons walnut oil or other nut oil
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
4 ounces arugula (about 8 [...]

PEPPER & CORIANDER SCALLOP SKEWERS WITH TARRAGON SALAD

PEPPER AND CORIANDER SCALLOP SKEWERS WITH TARRAGON SALAD

Serves 4:

Vegetable oil cooking spray
2 tbsp orange juice
1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp salt
1 head Boston (or bibb) lettuce, chopped
2 tangerines, sectioned
1 cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
1/4 cup chopped fresh tarragon
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
2 tbsp crushed coriander seeds
1 tbsp [...]

ROASTED PEPPER AND TOMATO SALAD

ROASTED PEPPER AND TOMATO SALAD

yum!

Serves 4:

Dressing
1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1 small garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper

Salad
1 1/2 pounds red or red and yellow peppers, roasted
1 tablespoon slivered fresh basil
1 pound fresh ripe tomatoes, cut in wedges
1 head of leaf lettuce or romaine
2 ounces goat cheese, [...]

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Photography by Mary Sylvester.