LEMONY MINTED ORZO PASTA SALAD

Orzo is such a versatile little pasta. Great in soups, casseroles and salads… Perfect used in side dishes or as a main headliner. Easy to cook and one little bag goes a long way.   LEMONY MINTED ORZO PASTA SALAD 4 side servings 4 cups cooked cooled orzo 1 tbsp olive oil juice & zest from 1 lemon 2 green onions, sliced 2-3 mini cucumbers, […]

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SHRIMP CORN BLACK BEAN SALAD

Continuing on with the salad train, here is another fresh and easy recipe that makes a wonderful bursting with flavour main course meal. I used shrimp for this version, but adding some tuna or grilled chicken would be equally as good… SHRIMP CORN BLACK BEAN SALAD 4 side servings 2 generous main servings 2 cups raw uncooked medium shrimp 2 cup fresh corn cut off […]

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ASPARAGUS CORN SALAD

I hope you aren’t getting too bored with my salad recipes yet. Our local markets are filled with wonderfully fresh asparagus, so I’m trying to take advantage of it while I can. ASPARAGUS CORN SALAD 1 bunch asparagus 1 cup corn niblets 1/2 red pepper, chopped 1 handful parsley, chopped 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 […]

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CHICKEN MANGO AVOCADO SALAD with LIME DRESSING

Change in weather.. change in attitude… I think it may be safe to say spring has arrived, so I’m spending my time this week putting together some easy healthy salad-y type meals for us all to enjoy. I had a leftover grilled chicken breast so threw together this main dish salad for supper tonight. CHICKEN AVOCADO MANGO SALAD for your Lime Dressing… 2 tbsp fresh […]

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WARM POTATO SALAD

“If you have ever tasted the warm creamy butter-yellow potato salad in Waterloo County, you’ll never again be satisfied with the stiff white blobs they call potato salad everywhere else. I wish I could convert the world to it so I’d never again be confronted by those white blobs served with an ice cream scoop.” Edna Staebler, Food That Really Schmecks       I […]

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RADISH & SPRING PEA SALAD

Grew myself a new crop of sprouts, ….which put me in the mood for a simple spring salad. Have to start working on some good sides for grilling season… RADISH & SPRING PEA SALAD 1 tsp ground cumin seeds (*see Galley Kat Notes below) 1 tsp lime juice 1 tsp honey 3 tbsp good quality EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil) 2 cups fresh or frozen […]

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CAULIFLOWER (not potato) SALAD

I have been on a cauliflower kick lately. So many surprisingly delicious recipes that can be created using this unassuming vegetable. If you are ‘carb conscious’ as we aren’t, this is a real winner and great substitution for traditional potato salad and easily just as delicious…     CAULIFLOWER (not potato) SALAD 4 cups cooked (steamed) cauliflower florets 1/2 cup chopped onion 3 boiled eggs […]

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BROCCOLI KALE SALAD

  BROCCOLI KALE SALAD 6 slices bacon, cooked until crispy and crumbled 4 cups broccoli florets 1/4 cup chopped onions 1 large tomato, chopped 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds 2 cups chopped baby kale 1 cup shredded aged cheddar 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 tbsp cider vinegar 1 tbsp sugar 1/2 tsp sea salt Whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar and salt and set […]

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POTATO PUTTANESCA SALAD

I’m feeling the down-slide to spring with barely five weeks until we reach the Vernal Equinox. This is the time of year when our weather is really ‘blech’ and it helps me to visualize the warmer weather ahead and the beginning of boating season by creating some easy onboard recipes… Potato salad screams picnics and barbecues and this next dish is easy and tasty and […]

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EASY PICKLED CABBAGE SALAD

Do you ever crave something crunchy and vinegary? How about sliced cucumber and green onions in a bath of vinegar with lots of pepper? This following recipe really appealed to me for that very reason, and it keeps very well, increasing in its ‘vinegaryness’ with each passing day. EASY PICKLED CABBAGE SALAD 1-1/2 cup white vinegar 1-1/2 cup water 1/3 cup sugar 1 tbsp sea […]

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