​Cucumber and Corn Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette

Friday, July 17, 2015

Courtesy:  Darlene Kelbach

6 ears of cooked corn, cut off the cob in chunks (approx. 3 cups)*
1 medium seedless cucumber, peeled and sliced in quarters
1 sweet pepper (purple, green or red), seeded and chopped finely
1/2 sweet onion, chopped finely
1 tomato, chopped coarsely (optional)

1/2 C olive oil
3 T balsamic vinegar
2 T finely chopped fresh cilantro
1 T water
Salt & pepper to taste

Place dressing ingredients into an old jelly jar & shake until blended.  For salad, combine corn*, cucumber, pepper & onion in a large bowl.  Drizzle the dressing over the salad mix & toss until coated well.  Extra dressing can be stored in the refrigerator for use later.

*Cook corn the night before and chill in the refrigerator. Boil corn in water for 15-20 minutes until kernels start to soften but yet remain firm. Read More...

Curried Spinach Salad

Monday, July 06, 2015

Salad Ingredients

2 Tbsp scallions, sliced
8 cups fresh spinach
1/2 cup chopped apples
1/2 cup raisins
Chopped peanuts to taste

Dressing Ingredients

1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
2 Tbsp chutney
2 tsp sugar
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp curry powder
1 tsp dry mustard

Combine salad ingredients in a large bowl and toss.  Process dressing ingredients in blender until well combined, toss with salad and serve. Read More...

Quick Bok Choy Salad with Tahini Dressing

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Salad Ingredients

2 heads bok choy, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces3 cusp  red cabbage, sliced thinly1 Tbsp sesame seeds
1/4 cup fresh mint
10 dandelion flowers (optional)

Dressing Ingredients

6 Tbsp sesame seeds4 cloves of garlic (fresh ramps or garlic scapes make a nice substitute)
2/3 cup white wine vinegar
4 Tbsp honey
4 Tbsp olive oil
4 Tbsp soy sauce

Combine bok choy, cabbage, mint, dandelion flowers and sesame seeds in a large bowl and toss.  Put all dressing ingredients in blender and process until the consistency is creamy and thickened.  Pour over salad, toss, and serve. Read More...

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