salads

Cauliflower Salad

MAKES 6 TO 8 APPETIZER PORTIONS 1 large head of cauliflower (colored cauliflower such as orange, purple or green preferred)3 large or six small Brussels sprouts (about a 1/4 pound)1 cup vegetable oil ½ bunch Italian flat-leaf parsley (stems removed, about 1 cup chopped) 1/3 …

KALE CAESAR SALAD

MAKES 2 SERVINGS Dressing: Juice of 1 large fresh lemon4 teaspoons red wine vinegar 1 clove garlic, germ removed 3 anchovies 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 2 ounces pasteurized egg (see Note) 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon finely ground black pepper or to taste Dash ground chili flakes …

TAFFY APPLE SALAD

MAKES 6 SERVINGS 1 (16-ounce) can crushed pineapple4 cups miniature  marshmallows 1 tablespoon flour ½ cup sugar 1 egg, beaten 1½ tablespoons white vinegar 8 ounces whipped topping 2 to 3 cups coarsely chopped unpeeled red and green apples 1 cup chopped Spanish peanuts Drain …

Pear Pom and Pecan Salad

MAKES 8 SERVINGS Dressing: 4 ounces jellied cranberries ¼ cup pecan pieces 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar ¼ cup orange juice ½ teaspoon Dijon style mustard ¼ cup olive oil Salt and fresh ground pepper Salad: 6 cups mixed salad greens 3 yellow or red …

CHOP SALAD

MAKES 8 SERVINGS Dressing ¼ cup olive oil¼ cup red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon onion, minced 1 clove garlic, minced ½ teaspoon coarse salt Few grinds black pepper Salad 2 avocados1 cup turkey or chicken,   cooked and cubed 1 cup salami, …

winter panzanella

MAKES 6 to 8  SIDE-DISH SERVINGS 1 cup orange juice1 lemon, zest and juice Salt and pepper 3/4 cup olive oil 1/2 pound stale sourdough, crust removed, cut  into 1-inch dice and allowed to dry out slightly 1/2 bunch parsley, chopped fine1 bunch kale (about 1 …

APPLE-BROCCOLI SALAD

MAKES 6 SERVINGS 4 cups broccoli   flowerets½ cup raisins ½ cup chopped pecans,   toasted 6 slices bacon, crisply  cooked and crumbled 2 red delicious apples,   cored and diced 1 red onion, chopped 1 cup mayonnaise ½ cup sugar 2 tablespoons cider vinegar …

RECIPE: Spicy Melon Salad with Peanuts and Mint

You can’t mess up a beautifully ripe, sweet melon. But you can liven it up with piquant Southeast Asian flavors and the pleasant crunch of salty peanuts. MAKES 4 SERVINGS 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (from about 2 limes)1 large fresh red Thai chile, with …

WILTED SPINACH SALAD WITH GRILLED ONIONS,  WALNUTS, AVOCADO AND APPLE

MAKES 4 SERVINGS 1 medium tart apple3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided 1 small avocado, perfectly ripe ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 2 cups sliced red onion (¼-inch-thick) ½ teaspoon whole cumin seeds or more, to taste 1 cup lightly toasted walnuts, coarsely chopped …