There is a tangy lemon vinaigrette that coats the leaves and mixes with the Parmesan cheese to make a lovely salad adorned with the sourdough croutons which provide crunch and a good garlic flavor! Adapted from Fields of Greens restaurant cookbook.
A wonderfully intensely flavored pasta salad by Ina Garten in her Barefoot Contessa episode: Perfect Pasta. You will enjoy this! Perfect for picnics or right inside the house. For a gluten free version use rice pasta. Some people have made this a main dish by adding chopped chicken. Enjoy!
This dish is all about the tomatoes! "Heirloom" refers to certain cultivars that have been nurtured and preserved for generations, and any varity will do for this dish. The capers add a nice crispy, crunchy, savory element. Adapted from The Conscious Cook by Tall Ronnen.
This is a really easy recipe! Make this right before you serve it so it will retain it's crunch and not get soggy. You will love all the great flavors and textures. Adapted from Chef Tal Ronnen's The Conscious Cook.
The verrine trend took France by storm several years ago and the trend is still alive and well! They are made by layering ingredients in small glasses. This is a great appetizer to serve before a hearty meal. You may use regular or red quinoa(or steamed couscous or bulgur). Adapted from Vegetarian Times magazine.
This is called salata cadas and made with lentils slightly cooked with olive oil, garlic, and spices. Clifford Wright made this as a meze at the Tikka Grill, a restaurant on the corniche of Alexandria in Egypt. Enjoy!
This is a yummy recipe from African recipes. It's basically a fish salad with tartar sauce. You may use any white fish, leftover is fine! If you wish, just make the sauce and pour over fish cakes, veggie fritters, etc.
To get the briny flavor of anchovies, capers are used. Nutritional yeast replaced Parmesan, miso giving it the traditional flavor. This is easy and oh so good! This has the intesity of a true Ceaser! From Chef Tal Ronnen's The Conscious Cook.
The grilled corn imparts a wonderful smokey flavor to this salad and red pepper and scallions add great color and crunch! This goes well at any barbeque and may be prepared up to 2 days in advance. From the Down Home with the Neely's cookbook.