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International Recipes – Salads

Mexican Caesar Salad with Cilantro Lime and Pepitas

Fans of Caesar salad may be surprised to learn that this classic dish was actually invented in Mexico. The chef was actually an immigrant from Italy who was working in Tijuana during the time of prohibition. So while the dish may have originated in Mexico, the Caesar salad is not really traditional Mexican fare. Our …

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Potato Salad with Bacon and Eggs (Instant Pot or Stovetop)

This recipe joins together two of my favorite backyard barbecue side dishes, potato salad and stuffed eggs with bacon.  I really love stuffed eggs. Making them ahead of time, and finding a good spot to store them before they get mushed in the fridge (especially when it is stocked up for a party) can be …

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Brussel Sprout Slaw with Bacon and Blue Cheese

Brussel Sprout Slaw is an easy salad and a great alternative to tradtional slaws. This is also a slaw without mayonnaise, making it, in my opinion, a little more refreshing. I’ll be the first to admit that, for many years, Brussel sprouts were not my favorite vegetable. As with most vegetables that I didn’t appreciate, …

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Romanian White Cabbage Salad – Salatǎ de Varzǎ

Traditional Romanian cuisine is particularly known for its meaty dishes. Roasted pork knuckle, a variety of sausages, cabbages stuffed with pork, or savory meatballs (chiftale) are on the top of the menu.  Alongside such dishes are often very simple salads, which are meant to offset the heavy entrées. Romanian White Cabbage Salad (Salatǎ de Varzǎ) …

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Georgian Cucumber Tomato Onion Salad with Walnut Dressing

Georgian Salad with Walnut Dressing (Salati Nigvzit) is a refreshing simple salad with with tomatoes, cucumbers and onions in a fragrant blended 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 …

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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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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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