Category Archives: Salads

Betsy’s Warm Potato Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

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If you read last week’s Chipotle Turkey Burger post, and you’re particularly observant, you may have wondered about the blurry side dish in the background of the burger photo. This week we swap focus and let Betsy’s Warm Potato Salad … Continue reading

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Sardine Salad with Parsley and Lemon

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Tapas-style sardine salad makes a good appetizer, lunch, small dinner plate, snack, or even breakfast. I owe a big thank you to my food-loving friend Carolyn for introducing me to this simple, delicious, nutritious sardine salad. (Sardines are packed with … Continue reading

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Sweet and Savory Curry-Persimmon Salad With Cashews

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My mother’s bountiful Sonoma, California garden has been the cause of many of my cooking adventures. Such blog hits as Israeli Salad, Basil-Mint Pesto, and Zucchini, Corn, and Almond Salad were all direct results of her very green thumb. I’ve simmered … Continue reading

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Miso Caesar Salad Recipe

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They say the cause of most marital discord is disagreement about money, but in my house, it’s definitely more about leftovers. I don’t so much mean leftover meals—though those cause their fair share of spats—but leftover ingredients. You know, the … Continue reading

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Israeli Salad with Egg and Feta Cheese

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Israeli Salad, distinguished by finely diced tomatoes and cucumbers, is described (according to Wikipedia), as “the most well-known national dish of Israel.” Way to go on the fame and recognition, Israeli Salad! You totally deserve it. You are sooooo good. … Continue reading

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Zucchini Salad with Almonds and Corn

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Recently I found myself with way too much zucchini on my hands, thanks to Trader Joe’s. If you happen to be shopping at TJ’s when the urge for a single zucchino strikes you, you have no choice but to haul … Continue reading

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Grapefruit Avocado Salad with Cumin-Lime Vinaigrette

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“Abe Lincoln stunk of cumin.” I’ve been carrying that opening line around in my head for years, though I didn’t write it myself. It was written by a classmate in a food writing class that I took about 10 or … Continue reading

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Cucumber Salad with Lime Dressing

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If you’re familiar with San Francisco weather, you know how rare a warm summer night is here. Or a warm summer day, for that matter. Naturally, the family dinner that I cooked a few weeks ago—featuring four dishes that all … Continue reading

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Roasted Corn Salad with Chiles, Lime, and Parmesan Cheese

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Every month, I get about a million food magazines delivered to my door. I greet each with unbridled enthusiasm, glee even. I devour their pages, dog-earing every other one as I make mental plans to for festive dinner parties, spontaneous … Continue reading

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Beet Salad with Harissa Dressing

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A couple of posts ago I wrote about reuniting with my childhood friend Danielle, from a large Moroccan family, who had grown up to become a caterer. At the time of the reunion I had been fantasizing about a Moroccan … Continue reading

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