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 [...]

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, [...]

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, [...]

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, [...]

What’s Your Favorite Tomato?!

What is your favorite tomato?  This urgent question came up today after our important apple discussion a few weeks ago.  Time for a post!

Why tomatoes, you ask?  If you need reasons other than the delicious taste, just have a look at this:

That’s pretty exciting for a single fruit (botanically speaking)!  For your enjoyment, here’s a [...]

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Photography by Mary Sylvester.