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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Roasted Red Potato Salad with Pesto Sauce

A Roasted Red Potato Salad recipe dressed with a fresh basil pesto; a healthy alternative to mayonnaise-laden salads. Aside from the pesto sauce the salad is a simple one with only three ingredients: the potatoes, grape tomatoes and red onion. Simple to make, complex in flavor. Not only are the potatoes roasted but so are… 

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Sugar Snap Peas and Sweet Peas with Warm Chile Garlic Vinaigrette

Sugar snap peas and sweet peas collide in a burst of vibrant flavors with a warm garlic and chile pepper vinaigrette. While the peas steam a simple vinaigrette is made by heating olive oil with chopped garlic and Serrano chilies. Red wine vinegar is whisked in and then the whole magnificent concoction is poured over… 

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Panzanella Salad: Tomato, Bread and Parmesan

This bright, fresh and rustic recipe for Italian Panzanella salad couldn’t be simpler to make or more delicious! It’s as easy as tossing rough cut tomatoes, crusty hunks of bread, sharp red onion, sweet basil and salty Parmesan together. With a little drizzle of olive oil and vinegar over top it’s good to go. Granted… 

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