Kale, Cashew, and Cranberry Pasta Salad

Makes 4 to 6 portions This pasta salad is great cold or at room temperature (a gift from the meal prep fairies), but it’s just as good hot, if you don’t have time to give it a good chill. Ingredients 12 oz whole wheat penne 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 […]


Lemon-Infused Greek Salad With Grape Leaves

Makes 8 servings Ingredients 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon chopped parsley 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus to taste 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper, plus more as needed 3 tablespoons canola oil 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 9 cups romaine hearts, rinsed, dried, and torn into […]

Chef's Blog, Salads, Side Dishes

Meal Prep: Grain Salad

It’s that time of the week again when we have to start thinking about the meals to come for the week. We think that Sunday is the perfect day to batch cook a few simple dishes and ingredients to make the work week go by smoother. Today we are talking […]


Orange and Jicama Salad

Makes 4 to 6 servings Ingredients 10 radishes, thinly sliced 6 oranges, peeled and cut into segments 2 lb jicama, peeled and julienned 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced 1 cup chopped cilantro 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 teaspoon tabasco sauce Directions Combine the radishes, oranges, […]


Panzanella (Bread Salad With Fresh Tomatoes)

Makes 8 servings Ingredients 1 baguette, 24 inches long, preferably 2 days old 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup chopped garlic 2 pounds medium tomatoes 1/2 cup white balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons salt, plus more as needed 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, […]

Appetizers, Hors D’oeuvre, and Snacks, Salads

Radish Salad with Pork Cracklings

Makes 8 servings In Mexican cooking, chicharrones, also known as pork rinds and pork cracklings, are made by deep-frying cooked and dehydrated pork skin until it is crispy and puffy. Commonly obtained commercially, they are used for stews and stuffing for tortas and tacos. In other Latin American and Caribbean […]


Red Pepper Orzo

Makes 8 servings Ingredients 1/2 pound orzo 2 teaspoons salt, or to taste 1/4 cup olive oil 1 red onion, diced 1 red pepper, diced 1 green pepper, diced 1 fennel bulb, finely diced 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped 1 tablespoon thyme, chopped 1/2 cup tomato juice 1/4 cup parsley, chopped […]

Free Recipes, Salads

Red Salad

Makes 8 portions Chef’s notes: The salad may be served on a bed of spinach or chiffonade Tuscan kale. For crunch, add a sprinkling of lightly toasted chopped pistachios, hazelnuts, or almonds. If you can’t find opal basil, you can substitute any type of sprout, such as pea shoots, broccoli […]


Roasted Beet and Orange Salad

Serves 8 Ingredients 8 beets, green tops trimmed 5 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp red wine vinegar 2 tbsp lemon juice 1 tsp salt, or to taste Pinch cayenne pepper 40 orange segments (skin removed, see note below) 1/2 cup red onion julienne 1/2 cup shelled walnut halves 1 cup […]

Allergen Friendly, Salads, Side Dishes

Roasted Beets with Feta and Tangerines

Makes 5 servings This beet dish can be served warm, room temperature, or even chilled as a make-ahead recipe. Use any sweet citrus you have on hand in place of the tangerines, including clementines, blood oranges, or Sumos. Ingredients Beets 3 large beets 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon […]


Roasted Pear and Arugula Salad with Caramelized Shallot Vinaigrette

Makes 6 Servings Salad Ingredients Juice of 1 lemon 2 tablespoons honey 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 3 unpeeled Bartlett pears 3 cups baby arugula 1/3 cup walnuts, toasted, chopped 1/3 cup blue cheese, crumbled Vinaigrette Ingredients 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 3 shallots, thinly sliced 3 tablespoons sherry vinegar 3 tablespoons […]