Green Bean Salad with Feta and Almonds

Green beans are in season, and this is such a  yummy summer salad — I’ve eaten three days in a row! INGREDIENTS ⅓ cup sliced almonds 1 pound green beans, trimmed and cut into 2 to 3” long pieces ¼ cup water ½ teaspoon fine sea salt, divided 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon […]

Couscous Salad with Cucumber and Tomatoes

My favorite summer salad! Be sure to use Israeli or pearled couscous — it’s the bigger and tastier version of the conventional kind.  Cool and refreshing! INGREDIENTS ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 1 cup Israeli couscous (pearled couscous) 6 to 8 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, to taste (I usually split the lemon juice with white wine vinegar — 3 tablespoons […]

Shaved Zucchini Salad with Feta and Sunflower Seeds

Mary made a version of this for me last week, and it was so good! I’m not a zucchini fan unless it’s raw, and this turned out to be a perfect summer salad. The version Mary made had the same lemon and olive oil dressing, but it also had pinenuts, Parmesan and basil. This is […]

Corn, Edamame and Green Beans: My New Favorite Vegetable Salad

In a serving bowl toss fresh corn, edamame, blanched and cooled green beans, diced avocado and a few toasted cashews.  Moisten with dressing (recipe below), top with fresh sprouts and a drizzle of hemp seeds.  DUH-LICIOUS! Dressing: 1 1/2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger 1 1/2 teaspoons coarsely chopped shallot 1 1/2 teaspoons coarsely chopped fresh […]