Apple, Cranberry and Feta Quinoa Salad

Feta Apple Cranberry Quinoa Salad

A quinoa salad bursting at the seams with fresh apples, chewy cranberries, toasted walnuts and the sharp bite of feta cheese. All that is good in this world. A creamy, toasted walnut dressing made with lemon and olive oil ties these everyday ingredients together to make something extraordinary. The salad is a cinch to throw… 

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Asian Spinach Salad with Salmon and Edamame

Asian-Spinach-Salad

This Asian Salad with spinach, edamame, salmon, scallions and toasted sesame seeds is one of the best I’ve made all summer. The star of the show is the soy and ginger dressing. I could drink it up! And in fact, did.  The little puddle that settled on the bottom of the bowl. I couldn’t resist.

Southwestern Chicken Salad

Southwest-Chicken-Salad

This is my new favorite salad! I have an inkling it will be yours too, if you adore southwest flavors half as much as I. A mix of crisp and cool romaine and iceberg lettuces tossed with corn fresh from the cob, earthy black beans, meaty olives, tomatoes and red onion then topped with homemade… 

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Chickpea and Feta Pasta Salad

Chickpea-Feta-Pasta-Salad

A pasta salad full of all that is right in this world! With feta cheese, chickpeas, capers, roasted red peppers, zucchini, fresh herbs and a light and lemony dressing…this one is for the haters. You know who you are. When you hear pasta salad you think of that gloppy, sour stuff you had growing up…. 

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Garlic, White Bean and Spinach Salad

A salad recipe straight out of my Italian Great Grandma’s kitchen that can be eaten warm or cold. It’s great for a picnic, potluck or barbecue and makes a great side dish, appetizer or light lunch. The best way to eat it is with a slice of crusty bread and an extra drizzle of olive… 

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Lemon Chicken Milanese with Couscous Salad

Chicken Milanese is a fancy name for breaded, fried chicken cutlets. My recipe takes this simple idea a little further by marinating the chicken in a lemon based marinade and adding lemon zest to the bread crumbs. Typically served with arugula salad, I went down another road to celebrate my garden fresh string beans and… 

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Southwest Rice Salad with Lemon Dressing

A zesty recipe for cold rice salad packed with Southwestern flavors like green chiles, avocado, corn, tomatoes, red onion and cilantro lightly dressed with lemon and olive oil. The bright and fresh flavors make it the perfect accompaniment to anything grilled and it is perfect for a pot-luck, picnic or barbecue.Rice salad may sound a… 

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