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Salad

Citrus Salad with Rosemary

 I love the brightness of citrus in the middle of winter, when we don’t have a lot of good fresh fruit. I add it to salads and grains, but you can’t go wrong with half a grapefruit and a spoon. When I’m looking for something a little more elegant however, this salad is perfect. A … Continue reading »

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Watermelon Feta Salad

This summer we seem to be having an endless string of 90+ days, which makes it a challenge to find light and delicious dishes that don’t make me sleepy. My ideal meal in weather like this is a light salad or fruit/vegetable along with a few bites of something really tasty like a grilled cheese. … Continue reading »

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Blood Orange and Olive Salad

I love citrus in my salad, and I’m not really big on salad in other variations. So, that means we eat a lot of citrus vinaigrette. A bright, colorful salad on the side of something delicious and indulgent balances and rounds out the meal. This salad is a sicilian favorite, combining blood oranges and olives. … Continue reading »

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Caprese Salad

I love tomato season– nothing makes me happier at the store than to find tomatoes that smell like they are just off the vine. It’s a rare thing, but unless you can smell them, you won’t taste much. I’ve been spoiled though, because my dad grew tomatoes and basil at home. They’re always best right … Continue reading »

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Spring Shaved Asparagus Salad

With the start of spring, I thought I would re-post my favorite Shaved Asparagus Salad. It’s a fantastic, fresh salad with an elegance that makes it perfect for even fancy dinners. And of course, it won Best Spring Vegetable on Food52 last spring! Shaved Asparagus Salad Half bunch of asparagus Handful of toasted hazelnuts (toast … Continue reading »

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Fava Bean and Pecorino Salad

This salad says Spring to me like nothing else. It’s bright, green, and fresh looking and the salty bite of the pecorino gives it beautiful depth of flavor. The mint makes it even more refreshing and it pairs well with anything. It’s still cold and rainy here in New York, and this is a much … Continue reading »

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Bresaola, Parmesan, and Arugula Salad

  As most people are probably doing after the holidays, I was craving a salad to balance out all the heavy, rich food everywhere. This is one of my favorites, and it’s really not even a recipe. The bresaola is from one of my favorite places in NY, Di Palo. If you haven’t been there, … Continue reading »

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Shaved Asparagus Salad Crostini

Usually when we have people over, I try to make things that don’t require silverware because that means a lot less cleanup for me. I wanted to have this salad at the party, but what to do so I don’t need to put out silverware? This is the appetizer version of my shaved asparagus salad, just … Continue reading »

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Pasta Salad with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese

Pasta salad is a summer staple, great for lunches and picnics. I usually use this as a way to clean out some leftovers in the fridge, and in this case, I had some goat cheese and arugula sitting around. I love to add arugula to pasta when it’s warm so that the arugula wilts a … Continue reading »

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Edamame, Mushroom, and Tomato Salad

This was part of a very healthy Saturday lunch, and it was quite filling due to the edamame. The combination of colors was really quite pretty, and the broth was really tasty. It was another recipe designed to use up some leftovers in the fridge, and it worked well. Edamame, Mushroom, and Tomato Salad 1 … Continue reading »

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