Honey-Lime Waldorf Salad

Makes 12 servings We love this updated take on the Waldorf salad, featuring crisp apples, tender mâche greens, and a tangy vinaigrette. It’s great on its own as a light dinner, but it also shines as a bring-along weekday lunch. Ingredients 3 cups diced Fuji or Honeycrisp apples (about 2 […]


Kale Chopped Salad with Tofu and Coconut-Peanut Dressing

Makes 4 servings Kale is hearty and makes for a nice base for substantial salad ingredients. Be sure to give it a nice massage before serving, which will make it much less tough and “grassy”-tasting. We’ve topped this salad with lightly seasoned tofu, but you can substitute grilled shrimp, chicken, […]


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 Notes Plus

Make Creamy Salad Dressings without a Recipe

As salad dressings go, oil and vinegar—their cute couple name is Vinaigrette—are sort of the popular kids. Everyone likes them, they get along with anyone/salad, and here’s where this metaphor falls apart: you don’t need a recipe. But sometimes a salad and/or your brain are just begging for a creamy […]

Chef's Notes Plus

Making Homemade Croutons

Some things are just better homemade, and croutons happen to be one of those things. Croutons and rusks (rusks = big croutons!) keep well for several days in an airtight container, so make a large batch if you have enough bread on hand. To make croutons, remove the crust from […]

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 […]

Main Dishes

Potato Salad with Tuna, Olives, and Red Peppers

Makes 4 to 6 servings Ingredients 1 lb new potatoes Salt to taste 2 large red bell peppers, seeded and diced 1 cup pitted green olives, halved One 8-oz can oil-packed tuna, drained 1/4 cup olive oil 6 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon mild paprika […]

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 […]

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 […]