Time needed: 10 minutes

Savory Tomato Soup

Savory Tomato Soup

Tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches go together like peas and carrots. The variations on tomato soup abound, but this is the version I created years ago as a wholesome immune system booster to pair with a Mushroom Grilled Cheese Sandwich, or even  Bacon Cheddar Biscuits. […]

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.

 

Hot or Cold Chickpea Salad

Hot or Cold Chickpea Salad

Light and savory chickpeas, garlic, onion, parsley, olive oil, lemon, and plum vinegar can be served hot or cold. Another easy take-along dish for a summer gathering.