Potato Cobb Salad

Yield:  8-10 Servings   INGREDIENTS   3 lbs Yukon gold potatoes ¾ teaspoon kosher salt 1 – 16 ounce bottle of olive oil and vinegar dressing – divided 8 cups mixed salad greens 2 large avocados 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 3 large tomatoes – seeded and diced 12 small green onions, medium chop 2 […]

Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

Yield:  4 Servings   INGREDIENTS   8 ounces baby spinach 2 large eggs, hard-boiled 8 pieces of thick cut bacon, chopped 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon sugar ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 3 ounces red onion, very thinly sliced   PREPARATION   Remove the stems from the […]

Bleu Cheese, Bacon and Toasted Walnut Salad

Yield:  4 Servings   INGREDIENTS 8 strips good-quality bacon 2 large egg, hard-boiled, peeled and finely chopped 2 hearts romaine lettuce Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 cup walnut halves, toasted Blue Cheese Dressing, recipe follows PREPARATION Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Salad: Lay the bacon strips on a roasting rack […]

Primavera Orzo

Yield:  4 Servings INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 shallots, finely chopped 1 small zucchini, chopped 1 cup shredded carrots, chopped 1 teaspoon curry powder 3 cups chicken stock 1 cup orzo pasta ½ cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano 3 tablespoons flat leaf parsley, chopped 1 cup frozen peas Salt […]

Dilled Salmon Pasta Salad

Yield:  4 Servings INGREDIENTS 8 ounces bow tie pasta ½ lb asparagus 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill weed 1 teaspoon lemon zest ½ lb fresh salmon, cooked and flaked 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese Sprigs of fresh dill weed for garnish PREPARATION Cook pasta according to […]

Cucumber-Tomato Salad

Yield: 4 Servings   INGREDIENTS 1 seedless cucumber, sliced ½ small onion, thinly sliced 2 cups small tomatoes, cut into quarters ¼ cup oil and vinegar dressing, I prefer Newman’s Own Olive Oil & Vinegar Salad Dressing ½ teaspoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice Salt and freshly grated pepper to taste PREPARATION […]

Creamy Crunchy Coleslaw

Yield:  Serves 4 INGREDIENTS Slaw 1 medium-sized green cabbage ½ – red bell pepper 1 medium-sized carrot – grated ½ medium sweet yellow onion – finely chopped Dressing 1 ¼ cups good mayonnaise, I prefer Hellmann’s ¼ cup cider vinegar 1/3 cup sugar ½ teaspoon celery salt Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste PREPARATION […]

Heirloom Tomato Basil Mozzarella Salad

During the summer, you can find heirloom tomatoes at many farmer’s markets or at Whole Foods. If not, just use your favorite red tomatoes in this recipe. INGREDIENTS 6 Heirloom tomatoes 1 lb fresh mozzarella cheese 1/2 cup basil – chopped in ribbons 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Kosher salt Freshly grated black pepper […]

Toasted Walnut Salad with Green Apples and Gorgonzola Cheese

Yield: 4-6 Servings INGREDIENTS 1-5 ounce bag mixed baby lettuces or spring greens 1 cup walnut pieces 4 ounces crumbled Gorgonzola cheese 2 – Golden Delicious apples 1 tablespoon lemon juice Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing PREPARATION Preheat oven to 350 degrees F Place walnut pieces on a rimmed baking sheet and toast for approximately 7-10 minutes, […]

Chicken Salad

Yield: 6-8 Servings INGREDIENTS 4 large split chicken breasts – bone in 1 cup chopped celery 1 cup green gapes – cut in half ¾ cup good mayonnaise 1 ½ tablespoon finely chopped tarragon Kosher salt and grated black pepper to taste PREPARATION Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place chicken breasts skin side up […]

Blue Cheese Potato Salad

  INGREDIENTS 2 ½ lbs unpeeled red potatoes ¼ cup dry white wine ½ cup mayonnaise ½ cup sour cream 1 ½ tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 ½ tablespoon cider vinegar 4 ounces blue cheese, crumbled 3 green onions, finely chopped 1 cup coarsely chopped celery PREPARATION Boil potatoes until just tender when pierced with a […]