Category Archives: Salads

Cucumber-Tomato Salad

This is a light middle-of-summer salad that’s wonderful with heavier foods like barbecue baked beans, and potato salad.

Cucumber-Tomato Salad

6 cups cucumbers (about 2 pounds), coarsely sliced or chopped
2 large tomatoes (about 1 pound), coarsely chopped
1 bunch green onions, chopped
Optional: 1 cup pitted olives (such as Kalamata or Gaeta), halved
1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh mint

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Soba Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

This noodle salad is based on a recipe by Susan Feniger, co-chef at L.A.’s Border Grill. It’s a keeper!

Soba Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

VINAIGRETTE
1 cup orange juice (fresh is best, frozen works fine)
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 1 lime)
3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
Toasted sesame oil—a very light sprinkle, for flavor
1 tablespoon unseasoned rice

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Summer Soba Salad

After months of rain, we finally have warm weather, and so I made this crunchy, filling, cooling noodle salad this evening and it was a perfect supper for summer! Be warned—I think I’ll be making more versions of this 😉

Summer Soba Salad

1 cup unsweetened coconut milk (or vegetable stock)
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons peeled fresh ginger, … Read more

Wild Rice Salad

I love this salad. It’s filled with a wonderful combination of sweet, tart, and savory flavors.

Wild Rice Salad

1 cup wild rice
1 quart water
Pinch of salt
1-1/2 pounds asparagus, cut up & blanched
Raisins, walnuts, sliced kumquats
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
2 spring onions, chopped

Dressing
1 tablespoon orange zest
5 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon soy … Read more