Category: Salad

My Secret Cranberry Relish Recipe

When I was growing up, no Thanksgiving meal was complete without cranberries. Unfortunately, it was canned cranberry sauce. And “sauce” isn’t the right word. It was actually more like cranberry gelatin. Yuck. (If you like it, that’s fine, you can

Posted in Cranberries, Delicious, Easy, Healthy, Relish, Salad, Side DIsh, Thanksgiving

Two Side Dishes

Sweet Potato Fries and Three Bean SaladThese recipes feel a little like cheating. They are so easy that I almost think I should not include them here, but I don’t want people to overlook these. Sweet Potato Fries I bought

Posted in Beans, Easy, Fries, Green Beans, Hamburger, Healthy, Low Sodium, Potato, Salad, Sandwich, Side DIsh

BLT Pasta Salad

BLT Pasta SaladServes Approximately 16 (one cup portions) 1 pound shell pasta8 slices of thick-cut bacon (ideally, low sodium)1 pound cherry tomatoes, halved (or quartered)2-3 cloves garlic, minced5 ounces fresh arugala1 bunch green onions, sliced, greens and whites Bring a

Posted in Arugala, Bacon, Easy, Garlic, Light, Pasta, Salad, Side DIsh, Tomato

Christmas Dinner

I had never made a boneless New York Strip roast before, and I broke my cardinal rule of party planning (never make a dish for the first time the day of the party.) Fortunately, as you can see above, all

Posted in Beef, Carrots, Feast, Garlic, Grilled, Peas, Potato, Roasted, Salad

Bacon-Cheddar Popcorn Salad

Bacon-Cheddar Popcorn Salad Seriously?I saw this in the deli at my local grocery store. I normally don’t shop the deli, because there is little to choose from that meets our caloric and sodium menu plans. However, they had a healthier

Posted in Bacon, Cheddar, popcorn, Salad, Side DIsh

Walnut-Pear Bleu Cheese Salad

Walnut-Pear Bleu Cheese Salad with Maple-Mustard VinaigretteServes 2 A double-handful of mixed greens1/2 of a ripe pear, thinly sliced1/2 of a cucumber, thinly sliced1 tablespoon walnut pieces1 tablespoon bleu cheese crumbles Place greens in a bowl. Add dressing, toss to

Posted in Balsamic, Bleu Cheese, Cucumber, Nuts, Pears, Salad, Side DIsh, Vegan, Vegetarian, Vinegar

Panzanella

PanzanellaServes 2 Such simple ingredients. Stale bread, ripe tomatoes, onion, basil, olive oil and vinegar. It’s amazing how basic items can be used to create delicious food and good lives. We talk about make simple changes on MakeYourSomedayToday, my twice

Posted in Bread, Easy, Salad, Side DIsh, Tomato, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Vinegar

Wilted Lettuce Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

Wilted Lettuce Salad with Warm Bacon DressingServes 2-4 (depending on the portion size) 1 large head of leaf lettuce (red or green), torn into pieces, carefully rinsed and laid out to dry. Place lettuce into a large salad serving bowl.

Posted in Bacon, Salad, Side DIsh

Grilled Halloumi Salad

Grilled Halloumi Salad Serves 1 Life is busy. But that does not mean we can’t eat wonderful food! 1 ounce Halloumi cheese 1-2 cups fresh arugula 1 slice from a large tomato1-2 teaspoon olive oil Preheat your grill on high

Posted in Cheese, Grilled, Salad, Side DIsh

Asian Chicken Salad

Asian Chicken SaladServes 2 Remember Last Friday’s recipe? The Grilled Chicken and the Hoisin BBQ sauce? Well, this recipe uses 2 left over chicken quarters and the remaining Hoisin BBQ sauce. Skin the chicken and remove the bones. Roughly chop

Posted in Asian, Cabbage, Chicken, Cucumber, Salad