Archive for the Soups & Salads Category

Watermelon Gazpacho Salad

4 cups cubed, seeded watermelon 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro 1 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered 1 small yellow bell pepper, chopped 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced 1/2 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, and sliced 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 cup crumbled queso fresco cheese, optional Combine watermelon, cilantro, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, and jalapeno in a large bowl. Whisk together olive oil, vinegar, salt, and cumin; drizzle over watermelon mixture and toss gently. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour. Sprinkle with cheese before serving, if using. Makes 4 […]


Vietnamese Beef Salad

6 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided 2 tcloves garlic, pressed, divided 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, divided 2 tablespoons peanut oil 2 teaspoons sesame oil, divided 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1 teaspoon sugar 1 pound flank steak, sliced 1/4 inch thick 3 ounces dried thin rice noodles, cooked, rinsed and drained 1 small head butter or Boston leaf lettuce, leaves separated 1 large carrot, cut into thin strips with vegetable peeler 1 small cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced 1/4 cup wasabi dried peas 1/4 cup lightly packed fresh cilantro leaves 1/4 cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves For salad dressing, […]


Panzanella Salad

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved 1 medium cucumber peeled halved lengthwise, seeded, and thinly sliced (1 cup) 3 cups 1-inch cubes rustic Italian bread, toasted 2 cups arugula leaves or torn romaine 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese 1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives, halved 1/2 cup chopped Italian flat-leaf parsley 1/3 cup diced red onion Combine olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, salt, and pepper in a large salad bowl; whisk to blend. Add tomatoes, cucumber, bread […]


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