Salads and Sides

These accompaniements will make your meal spectacular.

Fig, Bacon, Goat Cheese & Arugula Salad with Fig Vinaigrette

Fig, Bacon, Goat Cheese & Arugula Salad with Fig Vinaigrette

I dream about this salad! The flavors are amazing and pairs well with Butternut Squash Ravioli and a bottle of Chardonnay – delicious! [more]

Moroccan Carrot and Chickpea Salad

Moroccan Carrot and Chickpea Salad

My favorite salad – it pairs well with pork and chicken! [more]

Brussel Sprouts with Medjool Dates

Brussel Sprouts with Medjool Dates

This one’s for all you Brussels sprout lovers.! It’s truly a salad you will be dreaming about! [more]

The Brown Derby Cobb Salad

This is the only Cobb Salad recipe you’ll want to add to your repertoire! [more]

Simple Green Salad with Vinaigrette

Simple Green Salad with Vinaigrette

Adapted from Barefoot Contessa Ingredients Amount Mesclun Lettuce  1 bag Dijon Mustard 1 tsp. Garlic, minced 1 tsp. Champagne vinegar 3 Tblsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1/3 cup Kosher Salt & Black Pepper To taste Directions:  Mix the mustard, garlic, vinegar & oil in a small bowl, whisk.  Add salt & pepper to taste and […] [more]

Cranberry Chutney

Cranberry Chutney

  Makes 4 cups Ingredients Amount Orange, rind removed & chopped 1 Orange Juice 1/4 cup Fresh Cranberries 12 oz. Golden Delicious Apple, peeled, seeded and chopped 1 Currants 1/2 cup Chopped Pecans 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar 1 Tblsp. Ground Ginger 1/2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon 1/2 tsp. Directions:  Combine all ingredients in a large […] [more]

Deconstructed Caprese Salad

Deconstructed Caprese Salad

Ingredients Amount Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, multicolored, cut in half 1 pint Fresh, baby mozzarella balls in marinade, cut in half 1/2 pint Red onion, cut into small dice 1/4 cup Fresh basil leaves, julienned 1⁄2 cup Kosher salt & Unleash Your Inner Foodie Tuscany Pepper Blend to taste To taste Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1/4 cup […] [more]

Manual’s Gazpacho

Manual’s Gazpacho

The perfect recipe for all those yummy summer tomatoes! [more]

Cucumber-Clementine Salsa

Cucumber-Clementine Salsa

Adapted from It’s All Good by Gwnyeth Paltrow Makes about 2  cups Ingredients Amount Clementines, peeled and chopped into 1/2 inch pieces 4 English cucumber, seeded and diced into 1/4 inch pieces 1/2 Red onion, diced 1/4 Red Chili, seeded and minced 1⁄2 – 1 Fresh mint leaves, chopped 8-10 Lime, juiced 1 Kosher Salt […] [more]

Corn, Bacon, Feta, Tomato, & Avocado Salad

From the Patricia Wells cookbook; Salad As A Meal – Healthy Main-Dish Salads for Every Season. Serves 4 Ingredients Amount Smoked Bacon, cut into 1/4 inch cubes 3/4 cup Fresh corn ears, shucked 2 ears Multicolored heirloom tomatoes, cored, quartered & chopped 4 Greek Feta Cheese, crumbled 1⁄2 cup Avocado, peeled and cubed 1 large […] [more]

Ginger Asparagus with Cashews

A simple yet sophisticated Asian-style starter or side dish [more]

Pasta with Fresh Basil, Tomatoes and Cheese

Pasta with Fresh Basil, Tomatoes and Cheese

You’ll love this easy, and out-of-this world summer pasta dish! [more]

Pasta Salad with Sun-Dried Tomtatoes

Pasta Salad with Sun-Dried Tomtatoes

One of my favorite summer salads! [more]

Trader Joe’s Soycutash Salad

Trader Joe’s Soycutash Salad

A great salad to bring to the 4th of July picnic! [more]

Blueberry Basil Salad

A creative salad everyone will rave about! [more]

Green Bean, Red Onion, and Mint Salad

A fresh and tasty embellishment to green beans and tomatoes. [more]

Artichoke Rice Salad

A great curry salad to pair with grilled burgers! [more]

Cabbage Salad

A favorite family coleslaw recipe – pairs great with grilled meats. [more]

Cantaloupe Salad with Genoa Salami

Cantaloupe Salad with Genoa Salami

Wonderful summer appetizer or light entree paired with a crisp Torrontes or Sauvignon Blanc. [more]

Creamy Orzo with Marinated Tomatoes

I love this creamy Orzo side dish with grilled pork chops or chicken – yummy! [more]