Peppercorn Parmesan Dressing

2 cups good-quality mayonnaise 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1/4 cup very finely diced shallots 1/4 cup sour cream 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup whipping cream 1 1/2 teaspoons granulated garlic 1 tablespoon ground […]

Black Japonica Rice Salad

This is one of my favorite potluck dishes.  I’m always asked for the recipe.  Trisha 2 c. Black Japonica rice 3 ¼ cups water 2 c. whole corn ¾ c. rice vinegar 3/8 c. canola oil ¼ c. soy sauce (more or less to taste) 1 c. roasted cashew pieces ½ c. toasted sesame seeds […]

Black Bean, Jicama, and Grilled Corn Salad

8 servings 2 large ears of corn, husked 5 T. extra-virgin olive oil, divided 2 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed, drained 1 c. 1/3″ dice peeled jicama ½ cup 1/3″ dice peeled carrots 1/3 c. thinly sliced green onions 1/3 c. chopped fresh cilantro ¼ c. (packed) chopped fresh basil 3 T. fresh lime juice […]

Spring Fling Chopped Salad

Serves 4 – 6 Salad 1 c. cucumbers, cleaned and chopped 1 c. Belgian endive, cleaned and chopped 1 c. blue cheese, crumbled 1 c. avocado, chopped 1 2/ candied pecans (recipe follows) Mix all ingredients together and toss with Balsamic Vinaigrette Candied Pecans 1 c. sugar 1 c. pecans Melt the sugar over high […]

Orzo with Everything

My favorite summer salad! When going to a “get together” my favorite thing to bring is Orzo with Everything! Simple to make, I love the different textures it provides! It’s surprising to take a bite into the pasta and crunch a pine nut! Yummy!     1 1/2 cups orzo (rice-shaped pasta; about 10 ounces) […]

Carrot, Beet, and Watercress Salad

This salad has a delicious vinaigrette — very . . . drinkable! Trisha 2 large carrots, peeled and cut into fine matchstick julienne (about 1 cup) 1 large beet, peeled and cut into fine matchstick julienne (about 1 cup) 1/2 cup very thinly sliced red onion (You can lightly steam or roast the vegetables — […]

Southwestern Chopped Salad

Serves 4 – 6 Salad 1 c. pico de gallo salsa, or any fresh chopped salsa 1 c. chicken, cooked and chopped 1 c. grated cheddar cheese 1 c. avocado, chopped ½ c. cilantro, cleaned and chopped 1 c. cooked black beans 1 c. fried tortilla strips or chips 1 head romaine lettuce, cleaned and […]

Thai Chicken Chopped Salad

Serves 4-6 Salad 1 c. bean spouts 1 c. chicken, cooked and chopped (I sauté it briefly with ginger then finish it in shoyu and sherry.) 1 c. grated carrots 1 c. cucumber, cleaned and chopped ½ c. cilantro, cleaned and chopped 1 c. Belgian endive, cleaned and chopped 1 c. roasted peanuts ½ head […]

Smoked Turkey Salad with Bing Cherries and Hazelnuts

SMOKED TURKEY SALAD WITH BING CHERRIES AND HAZELNUTS Can be prepared in 45 minutes or less. 1 1/4 pounds smoked turkey breast, diced 1 cup chopped green onions 3/4 cup chopped celery 1/3 cup low-fat mayonnaise 3 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme 6 tablespoons olive oil 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar 8 ounces mixed baby greens […]

Turkey Chopped Salad with Spicy Avocado Dressing

4 Main Course Servings 1 large avocado, halved, pitted 1 ½ T. fresh lime juice 1 ½ t. chili-garlic sauce 3 T. olive oil 2 c. diced cooked maple-honey turkey (about 10 oz.) 1 c/ diced peeled jicama 1 c. diced red onion 1 large red bell pepper, diced ½ c. plus 1 T. chopped […]