Colourful Crunchy Salad

This salad is¬†delightful. Ingredients: 1 head radicchio, thinly sliced 3 cups baby arugula 4 radishes, thinly sliced 2 heart of palm, sliced into 1/2 inch pieces 2 tbsp toasted pine nuts 1 Bosc pear, thinly sliced 1 stalk celery, thinly sliced diagonally Dressing: 1 tbsp each – olive oil, red wine vinegar, dijon salt and pepper to taste. Directions: In […]

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Crunchy Celery Salad with Dates and Parmesan

This is a blend of various textures – each so different. It complements chicken nicely. Ingredients: 4 celery stalks, washed and thinly sliced on a diagonal (a mandolin works best) 2 large dates, pit removed, halved and sliced thin 2 tbsp toasted slivered almonds juice of 1/2 lemon (1-2 tbsp) 1 tbsp fruity olive oil salt, pepper, and a pinch […]

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Avocado, Blueberry and Arugula Salad

Not only is this pretty, it contains three of the most nutritious foods. Ingredients: 1/2 an avocado, cut into bite-size chunks 1/2 cup blueberries 3 handfuls arugula 1 handful pea shoots Dressing: 1 tsp each olive oil, lemon juice, and raspberry vinegar.   Directions: Toss everything together and divide among two plates. Top with a small piece of salmon for […]

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Tomato and Feta Salad

When I lived in Crete, we ate tomatoes and feta EVERY day, and never, ever got bored. The simplest things are often the most pleasurable.¬†In the case of fresh tomatoes, this is certainly true. Ingredients: 3 to 4 fresh vine tomatoes 1/4 cup crumbled goat’s feta 1 tbsp good quality olive oil salt and pepper Directions: Cut the tomatoes into […]

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Buffalo Mozzarella and Tomato Salad

Buffalo mozzarella is divine. A wee bit pricey, but worth every bite. Ingredients: 1 red and 1 yellow tomato, washed and sliced 2 tbsp fresh basil, washed and thinly chopped 1/2 cup buffalo mozzarella, sliced 1 tbsp olive oil salt and pepper 4 strips lean prosciutto, optional   Directions: 1. Arrange sliced tomatoes on a plate, scatter basil overtop, and […]

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Maple Pecan and Apple Salad

Ingredients: 1 large Royal Gala apple, thinly sliced 1/4 cup toasted pecans, roughly chopped 2 handfuls romaine, washed and broken into bite size peices 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp each – maple syrup, balsamic vinegar Salt and pepper 1 tbsp dried cranberries Directions: 1. Arrange romaine, apple slices and pecans on two plates. 2. Whisk oil, maple syrup, and […]

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