Homemade Caesar Dressing

  Makes 1¼ cups dressing Tip: We love a great Caesar salad. Authentic Caesar dressing is made with raw egg yolks which raises a legitimate salmonella concern for many people. This recipe substitutes high quality mayonnaise for the egg yolks and oil in the authentic Caesar (same as mayo ingredients, so no flavor loss). Store... Continue Reading →

Chickpea Salad with Quinoa

6 servings Tip: There is no question that quinoa is popular among those who seek healthful ingredients in their diet. I used white quinoa in this recipe, but did you know it's available in a multitude of colors...red, purple, black, orange, pink, green, even rainbow mixes? I haven't tried them all (yet), but there are... Continue Reading →

Broccoli and Grape Salad

8-10 servings Tip: The photo shows this recipe made with brown rice. Alternatively, you might enjoy farro, barley or quinoa. Ingredients 1 – 2 cups cooked and chilled brown rice* 4 cups broccoli florets and stems ½ cup red onion 2 celery stalks 1½ cups seedless red grapes 1 cup Trader Joe’s Sesame Honey Almonds... Continue Reading →

Orange-Pistachio Wild Rice Salad

   6 servings Tip: Cultivated wild rice (farmed in flooded fields), is readily available in most grocery stores. If you have an opportunity to try true wild rice, as shown in the 2nd photo above, I think you will be pleasantly surprised. It has a light smoky and nutty flavor and a nice crunch. It's... Continue Reading →

Sweet Corn & Black Bean Summer Salad

8-10 servings Tip: Salad can be made up to a day ahead, covered and refrigerated. Remove from refrigerator about 1 hour ahead of serving; stir to refresh flavors. This can also be turned into a salad entree by adding it to cooked and cooled pasta such as farfalle. INGREDIENTS 2-3 cups fresh sweet corn kernels... Continue Reading →

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