Greek Pasta Salad

“There are not many store-bought salad dressings that I like however this one makes a great quick pasta salad. The vegetables in this salad often depend upon what is availabe in the garden or what I have in the fridge. Sometimes I add zucchini, sometimes I use swiss chard instead of spinach.” INGREDIENTS 1 cup… Read more »

Tomato and Bocconcini Salad

“A terrific summertime salad with tomatoes and basil fresh from the garden. If you are entertaining, try Bocconcini, Cherry Tomato and Basil Skewers for a similar taste in an easy to eat version.” INGREDIENTS tomatoes, sliced thick bocconcini cheese, sliced thick basil olive oil balsamic vinegar salt DIRECTIONS Arrange tomatoes and cheese in overlapping slices… Read more »

Taco Salad

“Who doesn’t love taco salad? This one is a vegetarian version which I prefer as it is a bit lighter tasting.” INGREDIENTS 1 large container sour cream 1 large cream cheese 1 taco seasoning mix 1 – 2 cups cheddar cheese, grated lettuce grated tomatoes diced onions diced DIRECTIONS Mix sour cream, cream cheese and… Read more »

Raw Swiss Chard, Kale and Feta Salad

With summer comes an abundance of swiss chard and kale in the garden. While we often eat our greens stir fried with garlic, I also love this recipe as a great way to eat the greens raw. Use younger greens for a more tender taste, although they do not have to be baby sized. INGREDIENTS… Read more »

Spinach Strawberry Salad With Poppy Seed Dressing

“A refreshing summer salad great when strawberries and spinach are fresh from the garden.” INGREDIENTS spinach mushrooms, sliced onions, sliced strawberries, sliced 3/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon dry mustard 1 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup vinegar 1/2 small onion, minced 1 cup salad oil 1 1/2 tablespoon poppy seeds DIRECTIONS Put sugar, mustard, salt, vinegar and… Read more »

Spinach, Apple and Glazed Onion Salad

“Another great salad recipe for entertaining. You can serve this salad warm however I prefer it at room temperature. ” INGREDIENTS 4 slices bacon, cut into small pieces 1 small onion, diced 1 pound mushrooms, sliced 1/2 cup toasted pecans 8 cups torn spinach leaves 2 apples, diced salt & pepper 1/4 cup apple cider… Read more »

Red Wine Vinaigrette with Romaine and Feta

“I love this recipe with romaine.” INGREDIENTS 1 head of romaine cherry tomatoes cucumber, cut in pieces 3 ounces feta cheese black olives 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard with seeds 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper DIRECTIONS Mix dressing ingredients and let stand… Read more »

Classic Potato Salad

“We grew seven varieities of potatoes in our garden in 2010 and it was quite fun to try different potatoes in this recipe for classic potato salad. While we chose to skip the purple Russian Blue potatoes (too weird), the best for overall flavour and texture were the German Butterball potatoes.” INGREDIENTS 6 or 7… Read more »

Pear Salad

“If you need to bring a salad, this is the one. This recipe has been passed to me through several layers of people!” INGREDIENTS 1 head of romaine 1 small tube of goat cheese (3 inches long) one pear – ripe 1 cup toasted pecans 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 1 teaspoon Dijon 1 clove… Read more »

Green Bean Salad

“A great salad when green beans are in abundance in the garden and you are looking for something new to do with them.” INGREDIENTS 2 cups green beans, steamed al dente 1/2 medium cucumber, sliced 2 medium tomatoes, cut in wedges 1 medium onion, sliced 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons salad oil 2 tablespoon… Read more »