A personal kitchen diary. I try new recipes and make notes on what works and what doesn't. Sometimes I can things, and sometimes I dry herbs. This is the story of my kitchen.

Tag: Salad

Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Spiced Chickpeas from Budget Bytes

Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Spiced Chickpeas from Budget Bytes

I’ve used a few recipes from Budget Bytes, and have had good luck with them.  I thought this salad looked good, and I had everything to make it so it was a go.  You can find the recipe here. It was a pretty salad, too. […]

Avocado, Cucumber, and Tomato Salad

Avocado, Cucumber, and Tomato Salad

AKA What is in my fridge salad? I had bought a bag of avocados at Sam’s club, and needed to use them.  I also wanted something to eat with the chili I was heating up for dinner. I nosed around in my produce drawer and […]

What’s been happening in my kitchen

What’s been happening in my kitchen

I haven’t made any new recipes this week, and I was traveling last week.

But today I did a LOT of cooking (although nothing new).
The menu:
Chips and Salsa
Crab Ball
Shrimp Cocktail
Mexican Shrimp Cocktail
Frida Kahlo Zucchini Salad
Summer in a Bowl Sweet Pepper Salad
Aleppo-Yogurt Marinated Grilled Chicken
Grilled Tri-Tip
Apple Pie
Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
(Recipes somewhere in this blog!)
More fun with Basil – David Lebovitz’s Basil Vinaigrette

More fun with Basil – David Lebovitz’s Basil Vinaigrette

I saw this in David Lebovitz’s newsletter and thought about making it since I had a ton of basil, and was looking for new ways to use it. Then a friend of mine made it, and highly recommended it, so I made it tonight. I […]

Peaches/ Tomatoes/ Mozzarella/ Basil Summer Salad

Peaches/ Tomatoes/ Mozzarella/ Basil Summer Salad

A friend has posted about making this salad a few times, and did it again the other night.  I had everything but peaches, but it is peach season so I picked up a few peaches and set out to make it.  Wow, this is an […]

Not Really Greek Salad

Not Really Greek Salad

This isn’t technically a Greek salad, but has a lot of the flavors and is one of my favorite combos.

It was the last of the spring lettuce from my CSA, and the first of the cucumbers for the season.  I also got the gorgeous tropea onion in my share for the first time this season, and I had lots of oregano in my herb pots, so I decided it was time for salad.
This salad deserves a crunchy lettuce–romaine, iceberg, whatever kind I have here (I can’t remember but it was crunchy) or a mix.  I like to peel and seed my cucumbers then dice them.  Red onion is great in this salad, and should either be thin dice or slices quartered.  And if I have fresh oregano it is wonderful to throw handfuls on this salad.  I probably should have used twice as much.  Love that fresh flavor.
And of course, lots of feta, and a dressing of lemon juice, olive oil and salt.  If I don’t have fresh oregano, I put dried oregano in the dressing.
And, salad!  I can’t get enough of this combo.
Not Quite Greek Salad
 
Crunchy lettuce of some sort
Cucumber
Red onion
Feta Cheese
Fresh Oregano*
Dressing:
2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Dry Oregano*
If you have fresh oregano, handfuls in this salad are awesome.  Otherwise, I use 1 teaspoon dried oregano in the dressing.
Asian Peanut Vinaigrette from Food.com

Asian Peanut Vinaigrette from Food.com

My friend Liz recommended this salad dressing and tonight seemed to be the perfect night to try it out. You can find it on Food.com, here: It was easy. I just gathered up the ingredients and whisked them together.  I guess you can’t see the […]