May 15 – Swiss Chard Pasta Salad

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How about something light and fun for dinner this Sunday?  Stir up a Tupperware(R) container of this delicious Swiss Chard Pasta Salad, a cooler full of soft drinks and head to the park, the beach or the local fishing hole and make fun your first priority.  Eating can be a minor agenda item.  If you […]

Rainbow Swiss Chard Salad

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Wow! This Rainbow Swiss Chard will become a regular at our table.  Although Swiss Chard is usually cooked like greens, this salad is very delicious.  Everyone loved it the first time I prepared it.  You may prepare it a few hours in advance as long as the avocados are pretty firm.  This is a very […]

Blue Cheese Cabbage Slaw

Blue Cheese Cabbage Slaw

My good friend David Smith returned from a short road-trip to Plano, Texas.  He had lunch at Lockhart Smokehouse.  The barbeque there is award winning and famous, but it was the Blue Cheese Slaw he couldn’t stop talking about.  This is not exactly like Lockhart’s slaw, which is spiked with jalapenos.  Mine is milder and […]

Tabouleh Salad – Greek Taboulleh

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I prepare a salad for practically every Sunday Dinner of the year.   Often it is a variation of a green tossed salad.  See navigation tab above.  This Greek Tabouleh Salad is always well received and is appreciate with any Middle Eastern meal.  It is busting with the simple flavors of olive oil, mint and […]

Cucumber Tomato Chickpea Salad

Indian Cucumber Tomato and Chic Pea Salad

This simple salad is a great complement to the Chicken Curry that is contained here in  It is easy to prepare in advance and will keep in your refrigerator for several hours. Ingredients 2 Each – Large Cucumbers, quartered and sliced 4 Each – Roma Tomatoes, quartered and sliced 1 Each – 16 oz. […]

Cilantro Lime Slaw

Cilantro Lime Slaw

Prepare this Cilantro Lime Slaw to complement your Southwestern dish.  It is a little tart, compared to most slaws, but will wake up your taste buds! Ingredients 1 Large Head – Cabbage, sliced on a mandolin at the thinnest setting. 1/6 Head – Purple Cabbage, sliced on a mandolin at the thinnest setting. 1 Bunch […]

Simple Coleslaw to Complement Any Casual Meal


Our family loves Coleslaw.  In fact EVERY Sunday Dinner includes a tossed green salad or some type, or coleslaw.  Try this simple recipe and adjust it to your taste. Ingredients 1 Head –  Cabbage 3/4 Cup – Mayonnaise 1/4 Teaspoon – Tony Chachere’s Original Creole Seasoning 1/2 Teaspoon – Nature’s Seasoning Instructions Remove outer leaves […]

Greek Cabbage Salad

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I LOVE salads and this Greek Cabbage Salad with Spinach and Mint is a great addition to almost any dinner.  It will work especially good with beef or lamb, but don’t be afraid to have it support chicken, fish or even burgers! Preparation is very easy.  There is plenty of room for experimenting with different […]

Avocado Salad with Lime, Cilantro, Black Beans and Chick Peas


This recipe is a variation on my Avocado / Tomato Salad with Cilantro & Lime recipe. Try this variation of my popular Avocado Salad with added protein of black beans and chick peas. Ingredients 8 Ea – Roma Tomatoes, diced 2 Ea – Limes, juiced 1 Cup – Cilantro, chopped 4 Ea – Large Avocados, […]

Mini Salad Bar for Family Sunday Dinners

Mini Salad Bar

Hey …. What do you want on your salad?  Don’t worry about it.  When you prepare a garden salad for your family on Sunday night, simply clean and toss the lettuce, spinach, spring  mix or your favorite leafy vegetable and put everything else in this seven (7) compartment divided storage container.  It is a Rubbermaid […]

The Everything Salad w/Grilled Chicken

Everything Salad with Grilled Chicken

If you are a frequent reader of you know that our family LOVES salads.  Most are light and serve to complement the main course.  This salad is the whole meal. Ingredients 3 Large – Fresh Chicken Breasts (No frozen bird parts, please) 1 Head – Iceburg Lettuce, Quartered and Cut Into 1/2 in Strips […]

Tomato Cucumber Salad

Tomato Cucumber Salad with Italian Dressing

This is a very simple salad that remains a staple at our home.  It works well with almost ANY meal. Ingredients 4 – Large Tomatoes, Diced into large pieces 2 – Cucumbers, Diced into large pieces 1 – Small Onion, Sliced. 1.5 Tablespoons – Italian Salad Dressing.  You may use your favorite Italian Dressing or […]

Italian Salad Dressing From Scratch

Italian Salad Dressing Ingredients

This is a simple Italian Salad Dressing I have made from scratch for many years without changing it.  You can’t go wrong with it. Ingredients 3/4 Cup – Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1/2 Cup – Water 3 Cloves –  Fresh Garlic, Minced 1 Teaspoon – Garlic Powder 1 Teaspoon – Salt 1/2 Teaspoon – Black […]

The Whatever You Have Salad

The Whatever You've Got Salad

So, you’re preparing your favorite entree tonight and your forgot lettuce for your salad.  No problem. Ingredients Chop whatever fresh vegetables you have handy.  You can use: Broccoli Onions Bell Pepper Carrots Celery Tomatoes Cucumber Cauliflower Asparagus Black Olives Green Olives And Even Cheese Preparation Simply combine chopped ingredients in a serving bowl and add […]

Sicilian Bowtie Pasta Salad


After growing up in an Italian home I can honestly say I ate pasta all the time.  My family, however, never prepared Pasta Salad until recently.  This recipe is similar to my wife’s Pasta Salad.  I’m happy to say it is almost as good as hers.  I hope you like it. Ingredients 16 oz – […]

Simple Early Lettuce Salad in Purple Cabbage Bowl

Fresh Young Lettuce Salad in Red Cabbage Bowl

Our family loves fresh salads. We also love variety and don’t want the same side dishes and salads each week.  We were recently able to find very young varieties of lettuce at our local big-box store. Combine the rich colors of the lettuce with the vibrant Purple Cabbage and it is a winning dish before […]

Avocado / Tomato Salad with Cilantro & Lime


Many meals are centered around the meat or main entree. If you add this fresh salad to almost any beef, chicken, pork or fish dish, the salad will be the STAR! See this Pork Chop Dinner using this recipe.  I can guarantee that no matter how much of this Avocado Salad you prepare, your family […]

Fresh Garden Salad


Fresh lettuce.  Start there.  Don’t even THINK about bringing home a sack of lettuce that was cleaned and chopped in another state, placed in a neat little plastic bag, stored in a food warehouse, delivered to your grocer, sat on the shelf and brought home to your house several days after it was cut.  Imagine […]