Asian Noodle Salad

Salad 1 lb. linguine 1/8 c. sesame oil 1 – 2 ½ lb already roasted chicken, skinned, boned, shredded. 1 bunch green onions, sliced thinly 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped 1 c. snow peas, lightly steamed, then refreshed in cool water (or thaw a box of frozen snow peas – – easier!) 1-2 jalapeno chilies […]

Mediterranean Rice Salad

Makes 6 to 8 servings Ingredients 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 1/2 cups long-grain rice 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 clove garlic, minced 1 teaspoon fresh oregano, minced 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/8 to 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes 2 cups chopped spinach leaves 1 red bell […]

Basic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

1/2 t. good Dijon mustard — I love Amora brand 1 T. champagne vinegar 1/2 t. minced shallot salt and pepper Whisk together until thickened. 3 T. good olive oil add 1 T. at a time, whisking until blended.

Grilled Corn and Avocado Salad

My favorite summer salad! ~~ Trisha Makes 4 servings 2 ears fresh sweet corn, shucked ¾ c. halved cherry tomatoes 1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and cut into chunks ¼ c. sliced red onion 3 T. crumbled goat cheese, divided 2 T. lime juice or white wine vinegar Kosher salt and pepper to taste Ancho chili […]

Shrimp, Mango, and Avocado Salad with Sweet Chili-Ginger Vinaigrette

Asian sweet chili sauce is available in the Asian foods section of many supermarkets. Yield: Makes 4 first-course servings Active Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes 1/2 cup Asian sweet chili sauce 2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar 1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger 12 peeled cooked large shrimp with tails left intact (about 8 ounces) 1 large […]

Hearts of Romaine Salad with Apple, Red Onion, and Cider Vinaigrette

When trimming the base of the romaine hearts, be sure to leave a small part of each base attached to hold the leaves together. Dressing: 1 1/4 cups vegetable oil 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar 3 tablespoons frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed 2 tablespoons minced red onion 1 3/4 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg […]

Grilled Shrimp Caesar with Queso Cotija and White Corn

Serves 8 to 10 CROUTONS 4 cups 1” cubes sourdough bread 2 t. garlic powder Generous pinch Mexican oregano 2 t. paprika enough olive oil to lightly coat bread cubes Salt, to taste Freshly ground black pepper, to taste SHRIMP AND CORN 2 T. chile powder 1 ½ t. ground cumin 2 T. brown sugar […]

Vietnamese Noodle Salad with Caramelized Pork

For the noodles: 8 oz. dried rice vermicelli For the pork: 1/4 cup sugar 2 large shallots, sliced, or 5 scallions (white parts only), chopped 2 tsp. fish sauce 2 tsp. soy sauce Pinch salt 2 Tbs. vegetable oil 1-1/2 lb. pork loin or sirloin, sliced into large pieces about 1/4-inch thick For the garnishes: […]

Creamy Cucumber Dill Salad

My friends and family know how much I love cucumbers — they have been my snack of choice since I was a little girl. If you already love cucumbers there isn’t much arm-twisting that needs to be done to make this terrific salad. It’s fresh, crunchy and it just tastes good. Really, really good. But […]

Mexican Rice Salad with Cilantro Dressing

1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large white onion, chopped 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon minced seeded serrano chiles 2 cups long-grain white rice 3 1/4 cups low-salt chicken broth 3/4 teaspoon salt Cilantro Dressing (recipe below) Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and serrano; sauté until onion is translucent, […]