Potato Salad with Tarragon and Shallots

My favorite potato salad and the easiest one EVAH!!! SERVES 6 – 8. 2 lbs. fingerling potatoes, halved 3 tbsp. vinegar 1 shallot, peeled and minced 3 tbsp. fresh tarragon, chopped Salt and freshly ground pepper 3–4 tbsp. mayonnaise 1. Boil fingerling potatoes in a large pot of salted water over high heat until tender, […]

Grilled Romaine Salad with Blue Cheese and Caesar Dressing

My new favorite salad! Ingredients Dressing: 6 cloves garlic, peeled 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon capers 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce (recommended: Tabasco) 6 anchovy fillets and 1/2 teaspoon of their oil 1/2 to 3/4 cup olive oil, plus more for grilling […]

Sesame Ginger Dressing

Really delicious with greens or grains. 1 garlic clove, finely minced or puréed 1 teaspoon finely minced ginger 3 tablespoons rice vinegar 1 teaspoon soy sauce 1 teaspoon brown sugar or agave nectar 5 tablespoons canola oil or light sesame oil 2 tablespoons sesame oil 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds 1. Place all of the […]

Creamy Parmesan Dressing

Creamy Parmesan Dressing adapted from Rancho La Puerta: Cooking with the Seasons 1 medium shallot 2 cloves garlic, peeled 1 cup nonfat yogurt 1/2 cup parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or grapeseed oil 2 tablespoons fresh liime juice 1 tablespoons chopped from oregano leaves (or 1 tablespoon dried oregano) 2 teaspoons fresh […]

Quinoa and Avocado Salad with Lemon-Cumin Vinaigrette

Quinoa and Avocado Salad with Dried Fruit, Toasted Almonds and Lemon-Cumin Vinaigrette Makes 5 cups 3 Tbs. raisins (preferably a mix of dark and golden) 2 Tbs. dried apricots, thinly sliced 1 cup red or white quinoa, rinsed well Kosher salt 1 large lemon 3 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 tsp. ground coriander 1/4 tsp. […]

Sonoma Chicken Salad

This chicken salad is one of my favorite lunch salads from Whole Foods. Mom — this would be a great salad for your bridge luncheons! Serves 6 Ingredients Dressing 1 cup mayonnaise 4 teaspoons apple cider vinegar 5 teaspoons honey 2 teaspoons poppy seeds Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste Salad 2 pounds boneless, […]

Garlic Parmesan Dressing

Yield: 9 ounces Servings: 6 1 large egg yolk 1 tablespoon garlic, minced 1 anchovy fillet, rinsed, dried and chopped 1/4 cup parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1 1/4 cups olive oil Kosher Salt Black Pepper Place all of the ingredients except the olive oil in a blender. Blend […]

Shrimp and Snap Pea Salad with Ginger Dressing

Coarse salt and ground pepper 12 ounces sugar snap peas, stem ends removed (and, if necessary, strings) 1 pound peeled and deveined frozen medium shrimp, thawed 4 scallions, white and green parts separated and thinly sliced 1/4 cup vegetable oil, such as safflower 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 medium carrot, coarsely chopped 1 tablespoon […]

Lemon-Sherry Vinaigrette

Yields about 2/3 cup 1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil 3 T. roasted tomato oil  (see recipe for Slow Roasted Summer Tomatoes in Vegetables section) 2 T. sherry vinegar Finely grated zest of 1 small lemon (about 1 t.) 1/4 t. Dijon mustard 1/4 t. kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper (about 6 grinds) Large pinch […]

Potato Salad with Bacon and Blue Cheese

Makes 6 to 8 servings 2 lbs. baby red potatoes (about 2 dozen) 3 T. red wine vinegar, plus more for sprinkling 1/2 t. kosher salt, plus more for sprinkling 1/3 t. freshly ground pepper, plus more for sprinkling 1/3 c. extra-virgin olive oil 1 bunch chives, trimmed and minced 6 to 8 c. crinkly […]