Salads and Sides

These accompaniements will make your meal spectacular.

Heirloom Tomato Galette with Honeyed Goat Cheese, Caramelized Shallots, & Fresh Thyme

Heirloom Tomato Galette with Honeyed Goat Cheese, Caramelized Shallots, & Fresh Thyme

The perfect homage to summer and my new favorite way to enjoy home grown tomatoes. This dish is to-die-for! It’s great served along side a salad or makes an impressive appetizer. Enjoy! [more]

Tomato, Beet, & Feta Salad

Tomato, Beet, & Feta Salad

This amazing salad showcases the flavors of fresh tomatoes and beets. You can make it all summer but its best with vine ripened tomatoes from your garden or the farmers market! [more]

Grilled Tomato Panzanella Salad

Grilled Tomato Panzanella Salad

Grilled Tomato Cornbread Panzanella is always a crowd pleaser – a favorite at our house! [more]

Thai Vegetable Crunchy Salad with Peanut Sauce

Thai Vegetable Crunchy Salad with Peanut Sauce

The BEST refreshing Thai Vegetable Salad made with fresh summer vegetables, mint, Thai basil and scallions, then tossed in a very light citrus infused peanut dressing –simple healthy ingredients, and full of flavor! [more]

Grilled Chicken Mexican Cobb Salad

Grilled Chicken Mexican Cobb Salad

You’re going to love this fresh take on the traditional Mexican taco salad – it’s magnifico! [more]

Wildflower & Arugula Salad with Orange Blossom Vinaigrette

Wildflower & Arugula Salad with Orange Blossom Vinaigrette

One of my favorite salads to serve in the spring – fresh tasting and gorgeous in a wooden bowl! [more]

Asparagus Salad with Avocados, Beans, & Pea Shoots

Asparagus Salad with Avocados, Beans, & Pea Shoots

This salad has all the ingredients needed to celebrate the flavors of spring! [more]

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]