New Potato Salad With Lemon Vinaigrette

Fall Salads, Summer Salads

Here’s a really lovely “new” potato salad.  My personal favourite potatoes to use in this salad are Sieglinde.  I think the lemon dressing adds a nice brightness. Makes 4 – 6 Servings 2 lbs. small new potatoes, unpeeled, Siegelinde (available at Helmer’s)** 1 tsp. lemon rind, finely grated 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1 ½ tsp. …

White Bean Salad

Summer Salads

An excellent salad. I have put in varying amounts of veggies and herbs, so feel free to play around with the quantities to suit your tastebuds! If you choose to add the optional ingredients, it would become more of a main course than a side dish, or maybe not! Oh, there’s a note on my recipe that my …

Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

Fall Salads, Spring Salads, Summer Salads, Winter Salads

Meyer lemons were something we never saw in our markets here in Vancouver…but thankfully all that’s changed! Heck, even Costco sells them now!  This dressing is excellent and I make it often.  Whenever I find Meyer lemons, I pick up a bunch, squeeze them and freeze the juice for later use. Makes Approximately 1 Cup ¼ …

Anne’s Anchovy-less Caesar Salad Dressing

Fall Salads, Spring Salads, Summer Salads, Winter Salads

This one is for all of you who hate anchovies as much as I do!  I’ve sampled really fresh, marinated ones in Italy, sorry, they still taste like anchovies!  It’s OK though, my husband adores the little morsels!  The garlic gives it a really good punch. Anne gave me her recipe a really long time ago and we …

Cobb Salad

Fall Mains, Fall Salads, Spring Mains, Spring Salads, Summer Mains, Summer Salads, Winter Mains, Winter Salads

This is my adaptation of the famous salad.   I absolutely adore Cobb Salad.   From the tang of the blue cheese to the creamy avocado, crunchy lettuce, salty bacon, delicious!  Serve with homemade biscuits** or purchased rolls.  Thinking of starting a “Cobb Salad Club” for everyone I know who loves this salad as much as …

Asian Coleslaw With Peanut Dressing

Fall Salads, Spring Salads, Summer Salads, Winter Salads

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. If you only knew how many recipes I have for coleslaw! It’s seems like there’s at least one from every country in the world! This one is great with any Asian inspired meal and would go well with ribs, chicken or pork chops and I …

“Tuscan” Fig Salad

Fall Appetizers, Fall Salads, Summer Appetizers, Summer Salads

The other day a friend dropped off some fresh figs from her garden… In anticipation of the fig delivery we had picked up some Pecorino ReNero and a bit of a French bleu cheese (they were out of Gorgonzola Dolce).  We figured this would be the perfect time to assemble a bit of a antipasto/salad so …

Anne’s Pineapple Shrimp Salads

Fall Mains, Fall Salads, Spring Mains, Spring Salads, Summer Mains, Summer Salads, Winter Mains, Winter Salads

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. This recipe is in homage to the lady who hired me to take over at the executive dining room of a major Canadian bank, when she retired two years later. This salad was always welcomed at the luncheons there, especially after Christmas and New Year’s …

Curried Rice Salad

Summer Rice, Grains and Beans, Summer Salads

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. If you are in the mood for the taste of curry, this salad is for you!  We barbecued some chicken wings to have with it…delicious!  And it would be great to take to a barbecue! You can add cooked barbecued chicken or Chinese barbecued pork …

Thai Rice Noodle Salad With Cilantro, Mint and Peanuts

Summer Salads

Such a refreshing salad to make for dinner or lunch on a warm day! It must be the cooling effects of the mint! To change things up, you could use Thai basil instead of the mint. This salad would go really well with Thai chicken wings, Asian barbecued ribs or Thai flavoured chicken patties wrapped in …