Tarragon Turkey Salad

Another use for leftovers from Turkey Day!  This would also be good with cooked chicken or tuna fish.

Blueberry Bulgur Salad

Blueberries and other berries are a staple of our Pacific Northwest.  When paired with other fresh, wholesome ingredients, well, it just doesn’t get any better than that.  Bulgur is a whole grain and as such has a lower glycemic index so it makes you feel good as well as providing important minerals and nutrients including…

Italian Three Bean Salad

This is a very simple, old-fashioned recipe that I remember eating as a child.  I didn’t eat much as a child, but I did like this.  I don’t think anyone even told me it was technically Italian food.  We didn’t label food like that 50 years ago.  We just ate whatever was put before us,…

Beet and Tomato Salad

This recipe is designed to use those pretty and colorful heirloom tomatoes.  I just had red compari tomatoes, but I did have some colorful grape tomatoes.  The contrast of colors is just delightful; dark red in the beets, lighter red for the tomatoes and, of course, yellows and oranges from the grape tomatoes.

Balsamic and Grape Farro

This is a Thursday selection from my friend the Sunday Strategist. It’s a blog at Cooking Light magazine that picks out what to make Monday through Friday. Saves me from having to think about it.

Pomegranate Salsa Salad

I had some ham and was able to spirit away some pomegranate avrils from my loving husband.  I did an internet search and came up with a recipe from Food and Wine magazine, Serrano Ham and Arugula Salad with Pomegranate Salsa.  Okay.  I’ve had Serrano ham before,  but it is not readily available in my…

Yellow Split Pea and Wheat Berry Salad

Since I only cook for two, I often find myself trimming recipes down because I really do not like to eat the same thing all the time – or ever.  I don’t know if you would call me an adventurous eater, but I do like to try different combinations and am always looking for new,…

Spicy Grilled Shrimp with Quinoa Salad

It’s grilling season! We joined Sam’s Club just to buy a particular grill I had my eye on. We’ve been wanting one of those hybrid grills with both gas and charcoal. I found a really cool one with that and a smoker box and a searing thing-a-ma-bob! It has pretty good reviews online, so I…

Killed Lettuce Salad

This dish is popular in the southern United States, I guess because lettuce has a better chance of going bad in that warmer climate.  This is a great way to use up lettuce that is starting to wilt on it’s own.

Bulgur Salad

Bulgur is one of those ancient grains that is coming back into style because it is healthful and versatile. This particular salad is made with cracked wheat which cooks up fast and gives the salad a nutty flavor and chewy component. I make this with a homemade red wine vinaigrette made with extra-virgin olive oil,…