Category Archives: Salad

Broccoli and Date Salad

I was looking for a salad to make for Thanksgiving. It needed to be “special” because of the day, but I wanted to try to keep it light-ish, because of all the other food. Then, going through my pantry (oh, … Continue reading

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Parfait! Jardinière Salad

Into each life a little macaroni salad must fall, why not mix things up and make a macaroni and cheese salad? Interested? My mom sure was; she clipped the recipe off a box Kraft Mac and Cheese a long time … Continue reading

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Better! Crunchy Ramen Salad

You may recall when I made Chrissy Teigen’s Ramen Noodle Salad. It was wicked tasty, but my sister kinda freaked out about using three seasoning packets from the ramen noodles to make the dressing – all that sodium! So, how … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Salad With Cranberries, Chipotles, and Feta

Who doesn’t like a potato salad? But… c’mon, be honest, don’t you sometimes want to mix things up, just a wee, tiny bit? Well, how’s this? Roasted sweet potatoes and onion tossed with a cranberry, chipotle pepper, and honey sauce, … Continue reading

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Asparagus Salad With Feta and Red Onion

This isn’t so much of a recipe as a method. The salad is simplicity itself, bright green, crisp tender asparagus, thinly sliced red onion, and crumbled Feta cheese with a nice vinaigrette. The deal here, is Alex Guarnaschelli’s handling of … Continue reading

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Broccoli & Ramen Salad

So… this salad has a lot of things going against it. For example, Rich doesn’t mind peas, but hates it when they’re in with other foods. Then there’s the ramen noodles. And the canned corn. Add in the broccoli slaw … Continue reading

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Celery Succotash Salad

Fret ye not! There are NO lima beans in this succotash! In fact, this rather refreshing salad – based on a Rachael Ray recipe – bears little resemblance to your more usual succotash… there are no beans at all (tho’ … Continue reading

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A Better BLT Pasta Salad

Last year, I made a BLT pasta salad, and it was good, but… something was missing. Then, earlier this month, I discovered what the problem was. The tomatoes. I needed to cook the tomatoes in a bit of bacon fat … Continue reading

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Endive and Blue Cheese Salad

Take a step away from Iceberg and Romaine and consider Endive for your next salad. I’d bought a bit too much endive for a gathering, and so had several left sitting around the crisper making me think I really need … Continue reading

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Carottes Râpées – A French Carrot Salad, Two Ways

One of my favorite, sadly no longer around, French restaurants in Chicago used to greet diners with, of course, some fantastic bread and incredible butter and… this carrot thing. Turns out, it is a classic French salad and is considered … Continue reading

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