Salads

International Recipes – Salads

Georgian Salad

Georgian Cucumber Tomato Onion Salad with Walnut Dressing

Dishes from the country of Georgia, which is situated above Turkey between Europe and Asia, tend to be on the heavy side. Fans of comfort food will find plenty to enjoy during a visit to this beautiful Caucasus region of Eurasia. Georgian tables are often filled with dishes meant to share, such as freshly baked […]
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on January 12, 2018
spinach pkhali

Georgian Spinach Cilantro and Walnut Salad – Ispanakhis Pkhali

This Georgian Spinach Salad (Ispanakhis Pkhali) absolutely saved our waistlines during our time in Tbilisi, Georgia. Here there is a bakery and a cheese shop on almost every corner, and when putting them together, some of the best cheese bread (called Khachapuri) that we’ve even eaten. Georgian’s are also very fond of plump pasta dumplings […]
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fruit and nut salad with feta cheese

Salad with Fruit, Walnuts and Feta Cheese

I first made this salad when trying to figure out what to do with a fig flavored balsamic vinegar that I received as a gift. Since then it has become a household favorite, even when I only have regular balsamic on hand. The fresh bright flavors make a wonderfully refreshing appetizer or light meal, especially on hot […]
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Apple Harvest Salad with Edam Cheese, Green Apple, Caramelized Carrots and Red Bell Pepper and Fresh Grated Horseradish

Harvest Salad with Fresh Horseradish

This warm harvest salad recipe was inspired by our first visit to the Friuli Venezia Giulia region in Italy. We visited several vintners during our stay, including the Gravner Winery, on the border between Italy and Slovenia. Here we learned about their unorthodox methods for producing wine. While we sampled their spectacular wine we were also […]
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Watermelon Orange Onion Salad

Watermelon Orange and Onion Salad with Balsamic Vinegar

Watermelon is one of my favorite fruits, partially because of its association with a warm summer day. There is nothing refreshing than a fresh cold slice of dripping watermelon with plenty to share with friends. This grown up way to serve watermelon is also nice to share with friends. Add a nice glass of sparkling […]
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Cold Curried Rice and Shrimp Salad

If you are a fan of yellow curry, then this recipe belongs in your collection. This cold rice salad pairs together spicy yellow curry with crunchy cauliflower and sweet poached shrimp.  It’s an ultimate make-ahead recipe because the flavors combine together and taste even better after spending a night in the fridge. Serve it as either a main […]
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Chicken Salad with Fennel and Mint

Poached Chicken Salad with Fennel and Mint

Looking for an alternative to your standard chicken salad recipe? Or are you looking for something to do with all of that fragrant fresh mint growing in the garden. This quick poached chicken salad recipe a great alternative. No mint? Try a few tablespoons of dried tarragon leaves, they also pair well with the slightly […]
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Stuffed Eggplant with Onion and Tomato

Stuffed Eggplant with Onion, Tomato and Fresh Herbs

I ran across this dish on a month-long visit to Istanbul. Eggplant was in season at the time and we were able to sample quite a few dishes that were new to me. I love traveling to places that aren’t afraid of variety, spice and flavor – Istanbul is one such place. This dish is served room […]
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on September 25, 2015
Warm Eggplant Salad

Warm Eggplant Salad with Ottoman Spice Mix

We ordered this dish as part of a mezze (appetizer) platter in Turkey, and I’ll have to admit I wasn’t expecting it to wow me. My experience with eggplant was of having a few poorly made, deep fried eggplant parmesan dishes. Mushy and tasteless. I’m glad I ordered this warm eggplant salad because it officially changed my […]
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on September 16, 2015
Citrus Salad Dressing

Salad Dressing With Citrus and Fresh Ginger

I’m probably like most of you. The idea of making my own salad dressing, when there are so many in easy reach on the grocers shelf, seems like a waste of precious time. But here’s an idea that will elevate your salad to a new level – by using the ingredients that you were going to use […]
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