Delicious Olive Salad (great for muffulettas!)

A great olive salad makes a great muffuletta sandwich, and I love a good muffuletta sandwich! If you haven’t had one, it’s a delicious sandwich that started in New Orleans from Sicilian immigrants.  It uses a large round loaf of sesame bread, with a crispy crust but a nice soft interior.  While recipes vary, it […]

Grilled Fingerling Potato Salad with Bacon-Cilantro Vinaigrette

The fingerling potato salad makes a wonderful side item for almost any grilled entree.  I especially like it when I’m grilling pork or chicken breasts.   For this version, I made a Bacon-Cilantro Vinaigrette dressing.  However, you can make the potato salad with your favorite potato salad dressing in order to accentuate your main item. […]

Charred Chard Salad with Sriracha Vinaigrette

Try this grilled chard salad recipe tonight!  Swiss chard is an item that hasn’t seen a lot of rotation in my kitchen, but I am aiming to improve its’ ranking among my go-to dishes.  I am always attracted to the beautiful rainbow chard, with the red, yellow, purple and other hued stalks, but have never […]

Watermelon, Beet and Feta Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Ok, I want to be clear about something. I don’t like beets. There, I said it, and I feel liberated. Yes, I know that beets are “supposed to be liked by adults” but frankly I don’t care. So, you may ask, why would I make a salad with beets as an ingredient? Well, two reasons. […]