Salads

Lemon-Caper Tuna Tartine

May 1, 2012

1/4 cup Best Foods or Hellman’s mayonnaise 1 large shallot, minced 2 large lemons – add all of the zest + 2 T juice 1/2 tsp sugar 1/3 cup capers [rinse if salt-packed] 2 [7oz] cans white albacore tuna kosher salt to taste 8 slices fresh baguette cut on a deep diagonal Maldon salt [optional] […]

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Chopped Muffuletta Salad

March 27, 2012

24 small pimento stuffed green olives, halved 1 cup of drained,water packed, roasted red peppers, finely diced 4 oz provolone piccante, finely cubed 1/2 cup drained pepperoncini, sliced into rings 2  heads romaine lettuce, chopped 4 oz dry salami, sliced into matchsticks [I used Cremenelli] 1/4 red onion, finely diced 1 pint cherry or grape […]

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Grilled Chicken Salad w/Gorgonzola + Basil Balsamic

January 15, 2012

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast 1/2  cup balsamic vinegar, divided 4 oz fresh basil, divided [don’t skimp here] 3 T olive oil 1 T water 1 clove garlic 1 tsp  Dijon mustard 1 tsp sugar 1/3 cup walnuts, toasted 3 oz Gorgonzola, broken into chunks 1 bag of mixed greens Serves 4. Calories 375. […]

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Albacore Tuna + Chickpea Salad w/Shaved Parmigiano

January 10, 2012

1 large clove garlic, finely minced 2+ inches anchovy paste zest of 1 lemon + 2 T juice 3 T olive oil 2 T sherry vinegar 1 T fresh thyme 1/2 cup pitted, chopped, dry cured black olives [do not sub!] 2- 5 oz cans albacore tuna in water, only one of the cans drained […]

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Wild Salmon Salad w/Cranberry Lime Relish

January 6, 2012

1 -12oz package fresh cranberries, rinsed and picked over 1/2 small red onion, rough chopped 1 lime [ juice and zest] 2/3 cup brown sugar kosher salt & freshly ground pepper 1/4 cup olive oil + an extra splash for the salmon 1 small shallot, finely minced 1 large navel orange [juice and zest] 2 […]

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Fall Salad w/Pain d’épices Dressing

October 27, 2011

1/2 cup whole raw hazelnuts small loaf rustic artisan-made multigrain bread 2 T + 1/4 cup walnut oil 2 navel oranges [zest and juice] 2  1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice 1/2 tsp freshly shaved nutmeg kosher salt + freshly ground pepper 1 bag mixed greens 1 bag or large bunch frisée 4 mini apples, thinly […]

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Arugula, Sugared Pistachios + Citrus

September 22, 2011

1/2 cup whole, salted, shelled pistachios 1 egg white, lightly beaten 1/4cup sugar 2  T [heaping] orange marmalade 1 medium Meyer Lemon[ juice + zest] 1/4 cup olive oil 1 medium shallot, very finely minced sprinkle of kosher salt + several grinds of pepper 7 oz bag arugula 2 navel oranges, zest from one, then […]

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Chicken Salad w/Dried Apricots + Rosemary

September 13, 2011

2 cups coarsely shredded celeriac [from one peeled bulb] 1/3-1/2 cup Best Foods mayonnaise [regular or light] 2 T minced fresh rosemary 1 T honey 1 tsp Dijon mustard 1/2 tsp kosher salt 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper 1 large shallot, finely minced 12 dried apricots, finely chopped 3 cups diced chicken breast [from one […]

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Heirloom Tomatoes + Blue Cheese

September 7, 2011

10 oz Great Hill Blue or Point Reyes Blue, separated 8 oz creme fraiche 1/2 cup buttermilk 1 tsp fresh lemon juice 1 tsp red wine vinegar 1/2 tsp Worcestershire 1/2 tsp kosher salt several grinds of fresh pepper Place 8 oz of your blue cheese in a small bowl and mash with a fork. […]

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Thai Chicken + Strawberry Salad

September 2, 2011

1  1/2 lbs  rotisserie chicken breast, shredded 3/4 cup flaked coconut 3 large limes [ juice + zest] 2 T sugar 1 T honey 2 T Thai fish sauce 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced 2 tsp olive oil 1 1/2 cups each fresh [lightly packed] cilantro, basil and mint 1 quart strawberries, hulled and quartered […]

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