Mango & Spinach Salad

Posted on Nov 1, 2011 in Salads & Salad Dressings, Sides | 0 comments

Mango & Spinach Salad

This colorful, spring salad can be made with either diced mangoes or sliced strawberries. I would make it with whichever of those two fruits has the most flavor. You can buy a mango that's hard as a rock...or strawberries that are red, but have no flavor. If in doubt, use canned peaches or mandarin oranges instead. The dressing is very lightly sweetened and pairs well with fruit and greens.

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Mom Peck’s Potato Salad

Posted on Oct 28, 2011 in Salads & Salad Dressings, Sides | 0 comments

Mom Peck’s Potato Salad

This recipe from my mother-in-law features a southern Italian potato salad with green beans and zucchini. The olive oil and lemon juice are just the right balance to dress the dish.

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Pear & Walnut Salad Recipe

Posted on Sep 28, 2011 in Salads & Salad Dressings, Sides | 0 comments

Pear & Walnut Salad Recipe

This lightly-sweetened salad is refreshing and delicate. If you prefer, you can use apples instead of pears.

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Baked Caprese

Posted on Sep 28, 2011 in Appetizers, Salads & Salad Dressings, Sides | 1 comment

Baked Caprese

I love simple. Easy. Quick. Do you? That’s why I love Caprese Salad. (Served as part of the Mediterranean Picnic, p. 21 in Around Our Table.) Sliced, bright tomatoes alternated with creamy, fresh mozzarella…drizzled with olive oil, a sprinkle of salt, garnished with fresh basil leaves… yum!  Caprese means “from Capri”, that gorgeous island off the coast of Naples. The views in Capri nearly take your breath away! Capri is in the region of Italy, Campania, where Mozzarella di Bufala...

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