Warm Green Beans and potato Salad

Written by Chacha on Oct 5th, 2012 in Anchovy, Eggs, Green Beans, Potatoes, Recipe, Salad, Side Dishes | No Comments

Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds small potatoes Kosher salt 1/2 pound green beans, stem end removed 3 large eggs, hardboiled and sliced 1 large canned anchovy fillet, minced 1 generous tablespoon good-quality Dijon mustard 1 large clove garlic, minced 3 tablespoons your favorite cider vinegar 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil Freshly ground pepper Directions Put potatoes in a pot of well-salted […]

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Potato Salad

Written by Chacha on Aug 29th, 2012 in Dairy, Egg, Potatoes, Recipe, Salad | No Comments

Ingredients For the Salad: 6 medium red potatoes 2 tablespoons salt 3 green onions, white and green parts, chopped 2 ribs celery, chopped 1/4 cup chopped bell pepper 1/4 cup diced pimento 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 2 large hard-boiled eggs, chopped For the Dressing: 2/3 cup sour cream 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 2 teaspoon freshly […]

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Refreshing Fruit Salad

Written by Chacha on Aug 28th, 2012 in Fruits, Lemon, Mint, Recipe, Salad | No Comments

Servings: 6 to 8 Ingredients 1/4 c sugar 1 Tbsp. grated lemon zest 2 Tbsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice 3 Tbsp. good-quality lemon liquor (preferable Limoncello) 2 c watermelon, diced 2 c strawberries, halved 1 c blueberries 1 c honeydew melon, diced 1 c green grapes, halved 1 c mango, diced 1 c cantaloupe, diced 1/2 c fresh mint, finely […]

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Fruit Salad

Written by Chacha on Jul 28th, 2012 in Fruit, Lime, Mint, Recipe, Salad | No Comments

Servings: 6 to 8 Ingredients For the dressing: 2 tablespoons honey or agave nectar or orange liqueur (recommended Cointreau) 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint Zest and juice of 1 lime For the Salad: 2 kiwis, peeled and sliced 1 banana, peeled and sliced 1 cup red grapes 1 cup sliced strawberries 1 mango, peeled, pit removed and cut into […]

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Mesa Grill’s Southwestern Potato Salad

Written by Chacha on Jul 8th, 2012 in Potatoes, Recipe, Salad, Side Dishes | No Comments

Recipe courtesy Bobby Flay Servings: 8 Ingredients 16 new potatoes, about 3 to 4 pounds, cooked, drained and sliced 1/2-inch thick For the Dressing: 1 1/2 cups prepared mayonnaise 1/4 cup Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons chipotle pepper puree 1 large ripe tomato, seeded and diced 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves 3 scallions, chopped, white and […]

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Potato Salad

Written by Chacha on Jun 27th, 2012 in Potatoes, Recipe, Salad, Side Dishes | No Comments

Ingredients 4 c potatoes, cut into 1 inch – cubes 1/4 c sweet or dill pickle relish 1 tbsp. chopped fresh basil sliced olives, to taste 1/2 c chopped celery 1/2 c chopped onion 1/4 c chopped radishes 2 c sour cream 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard 1 tsp. horseradish 4 hard boiled eggs, chopped 2  anchovy fillets, finely chopped Directions […]

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Pasta Salad

Written by Chacha on Jun 21st, 2012 in Meatless Main Dish, Pasta, Recipe, Salad, SideDish | No Comments

Recipe courtesy Ina Garten Servings: 6 to 8 Ingredients 1/2 pound fusilli pasta Kosher salt Extra-virgin olive oil 1 pound ripe tomatoes, medium-diced 3/4 cup good black olives, such as kalamata, pitted and halved 6 sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and chopped For the dressing: 5 sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 6 tablespoons Extra-virgin olive […]

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String Bean and Potato Salad

Written by Chacha on Jun 17th, 2012 in Potatoes, Recipe, Salad, Side Dishes | No Comments

Servings: 4 Ingredients 2 pounds potatoes 2 garlic cloves, finely minced 1/3 cup your favorite cider vinegar 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt, to taste Freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1/2 pound green beans, stem end removed 1/2 cup Kalamata olives 2 scallions, white and green thinly sliced Direction Put potatoes in a pot of well-salted water. Bring […]

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Quick Fruit Salad

Written by Chacha on Jun 13th, 2012 in Fruit, Recipe, Salad | No Comments

Servings: 6 to 8 Ingredients 2 cups grapes, washed 1 can pears, drained 1 can sliced peaches, drained 1 lg red delicious apple, diced 1 c pecans, chopped 1 cup coconut, lightly toasted Maraschino cherries, halved, to taste 2 large naval orange 1 can chunks pineapple, drained 3 tbsp. limoncello or lemon juice (when serving to children) The zest of […]

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Homemade Ranch Dressing

Written by Chacha on Jun 2nd, 2012 in Dressing, Recipe, Salad | No Comments

Ingredients 1 clove garlic 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup real mayonnaise 1/2 cup sour cream 1/4 cup Italian flat-leaf parsley leaves, minced 2 tablespoons fresh dill, minced 1 tablespoon minced fresh chives 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper Dash hot sauce 1/4 to 1/2 cup […]

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