Tag: summer

Burrata Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette

Burrata Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette

This recipe was created from the need to use up the last blood orange from my produce box and leftover burrata from yesterday’s salad. I imagined the colors of blood orange juice mixing with olive oil as a vibrant sunset on my kitchen counter. And so, this burrata […]

Spinach and Strawberry Salad

Spinach and Strawberry Salad

  I love vegetables and creating salads from ingredients on hand is rarely a letdown. It’s pretty difficult to fail at making salad and while raw spinach isn’t everyone’s favorite, this spinach and strawberry salad recipe is packed with both flavor and vitamins. Add feta cheese for protein, scallions […]

Asian Ramen Noodle Coleslaw Salad with Toasted Almonds

Asian Ramen Noodle Coleslaw Salad with Toasted Almonds

ramen noodle coleslaw salad mix

Bring this easy ramen noodle coleslaw salad with toasted almonds, fresh carrots, and tasty oriental dressing to your next potluck or backyard barbecue. This recipe is a summer favorite perfect for casual entertaining and family gatherings. It pairs well with grilled meats such as chicken or spareribs. Add side dishes like corn on the cob, fresh watermelon, and a cold IPA for a relaxing meal with friends.

If you are preparing fresh and not from those handy pre-made bags of coleslaw, begin slicing and chopping. You can always pulse in a food processor, but you’ll end up with inconsistent results. My method is shown below. Begin with quarter to half inch slices, then cut cross-wise to achieve a rough chop.

red cabbage

green cabbage

scallions carrots

Next grate the carrots and de-stem the scallions in preparation for a quarter-inch slice and dice.

ramen noodle coleslaw salad

You’ll need at least a 5-quart bowl to hold this bundle of goodness.

ramen noodle coleslaw salad mix

Combine the ingredients first as above, then add the dressing and ramen noodles.

 

Salsa with Tomato, Black Bean, Corn, and Red Pepper

Salsa with Tomato, Black Bean, Corn, and Red Pepper

Salsa is an ambiguous term in the culinary world. It can mean any combination of chopped, diced, puréed ingredients. It’s a largely misunderstood accompaniment for chips, burgers, and fish and seafood toppings. This recipe pairs well with any of the aforementioned and beyond to include […]

Barbecue Pork Mac & Cheese Sandwich

Barbecue Pork Mac & Cheese Sandwich

Wondering what to do with 4th of July leftovers? Don’t spend the days recovering from all the fireworks with the same plate over and over. Change it up with some of these creative options. Pile it together! Why do other holidays get the catch-all sandwich gratuity? […]