Salads and Dressings

Butternut Squash Salad

Butternut Squash Salad

  Butternut Squash Salad Makes 4-6 servings. Spicy maple-sweetened squash with honey almonds and cranberries makes a festive winter salad or side dish. Red pepper flakes can be hot so use less for a little ‘cooler’ dish. 1        small butternut squash* (about 1-1/2 pounds or 4 cups […]

Salad Dressings — homemade or store-bought?

Salad Dressings — homemade or store-bought?

Both!  We like homemade and a few bottled dressings. Homemade salad dressings are easy to make, while store-bought can be embellished with simple additions like lemon peel or toasted sesame oil. Yes, there’s a daunting selection of bottled dressings, and you have to try many ($$) […]

Fresh Corn & Cherry Tomato Salad

Fresh Corn & Cherry Tomato Salad

Fresh Corn & Cherry Tomato Salad Serves 4-6 3        ears sweet corn            Large bowl of water and ice 1          lb. cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes 1/4     cup each chopped fresh basil, mint and Italian parsley* 3         Tbsp. Nakano seasoned rice vinegar 1          Tbsp. canola […]

Moroccan Orange & Date Salad

Moroccan Orange & Date Salad

Moroccan Orange & Date Salad Serves 6 to 8 1/2       cup Nakano seasoned rice vinegar * 2          Tbsp. olive oil 2          Tbsp. finely chopped red onion 1          Tbsp. chopped mint 1/8       tsp. ground cumin Butter lettuce 4          large navel oranges, peeled and sliced 1/3       cup chopped […]

Beets, Basil and Feta Salad

Beets, Basil and Feta Salad

BEET BASIL AND FETA CHEESE SALAD           Peel beets if desired. Halve or quarter and place in a steamer basket.           Add water up to the bottom of the basket. Cover and simmer until beets are tender-crisp, 20-30 minutes depending on the size of the beets. Test […]

Waldorf Salad revisited

Waldorf Salad revisited

Light n’ Lively Waldorf Salad Makes 4 servings 2        tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar            Grated zest of 1 orange            Dash ground nutmeg 2         red-skinned sweet apples, about 1 lb. (gala, fuji, red delicious) 1         large stalk celery, sliced 1/3    cup chopped toasted walnuts […]

Peaches ‘n Cheese Salad

Peaches ‘n Cheese Salad

Feta, Peach and Spinach Salad Makes 4 servings 1 package (6 oz.) baby spinach 1 large ripe peach, pitted, sliced, or fuju persimmon 1/2 cup dried cherries or cranberries 3-4 tablespoons Maple Balsamic dressing 3 ounces crumbed feta or soft goat cheese 1/2 cup Spiced […]

Asian Persuasion Summer Salads

Asian Persuasion Summer Salads

Thai Rice Salad with Three Herbs Makes 8 servings. 1/2  cup seasoned rice vinegar 2     tablespoons peanut oil 1     tablespoon soy sauce 1     tablespoon packed brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon hot chili oil, optional 4     cups cooked short grain brown rice* 1/2 cup shredded carrots 1     medium cucumber, seeded and sliced […]

Chicken Lettuce Bundles with Sesame-Herb Dressing

Chicken Lettuce Bundles with Sesame-Herb Dressing

Chicken Lettuce Bundles with Sesame-Herb Dressing Makes 6 servings   Sesame Herb Dressing 2/3 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar, divided   Original or Roasted Garlic 1/3 cup chopped fresh mint 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro or basil 1 teaspoon […]

Homemade Pizza – Supper in a Snap

Homemade Pizza – Supper in a Snap

Pizza Insalata Makes 6 individual pizzas       Prep time about 15 minutes   Tangy Salad Topping 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup HOLLAND HOUSE Red Wine Vinegar (5% acidity) 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 small clove garlic, crushed […]