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Vidalia & Cherry​ Tomato Salad

This deceptively simple salad is really quite delightful! So few ingredients, so much flavor. The combination of Oliva’s Cranberry-Pear Balsamic and Persian Lime Olive Oil is one of my favorites. The tartness of the tomatoes and Cranberry Pear Balsamic is a perfect balance to the sweetness of the Vidalia. The Persian Lime oil smoothly blends… Continue reading Vidalia & Cherry​ Tomato Salad

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Italian Garbanzo Salad

Here’s one of my favorite pot luck recipes. It’s pretty simple, & really delicious. There’s a bunch of chopping, but other than that it pretty much makes itself, especially if you opt for the canned chick peas. This recipe fills my 4 quart mixing bowl! It makes enough to feed an army, so there usually are leftovers, which… Continue reading Italian Garbanzo Salad

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Minty Chickpea, Green Bean, & Tomato Salad

According to Wikipedia, chickpeas have been cultivated by humans for 7,500 years. The name “chickpea” dates back at least to the 1300s in French. The name “garbanzo” first came to English from Spanish, in the 17th century. Others call them Ceci/Cece/Chichi beans. No matter the name, they’re delicious and nutritious, and present in many of the… Continue reading Minty Chickpea, Green Bean, & Tomato Salad

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Warm September Farro Salad

Don’t you just love September? Here in Upstate NY, the garden bursts with beautiful tomatoes, beans, herbs, and more, and the local orchards have early apples. It was a beautiful, warm, sunny day on the first day of Fall when I made this hearty salad. What fun to combine everything September in a bowl! It’s pretty warm… Continue reading Warm September Farro Salad

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Radish Salad With Summer Squash

It’s raining radishes! They make a perfect base for this summer salad. It’s got a great complement of crunchy, sweet, and snappy, a perfect side for Black & Bleu burgers from Primal (seriously, if you’re in the 518, pick up a couple of these delicious burgers. Cracked pepper seasoning around the outside, bleu cheese incorporated into the burger. Perfection!)… Continue reading Radish Salad With Summer Squash

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Bulgur With Tomato & Avocado

Quick-cooking bulgur makes a great salad when combined with fresh vegetables, a light vinaigrette, and feta. You can serve it warm, or make ahead & refrigerate until meal time. If you do the latter, wait until the last minute to add the avocado and feta. You’ll find a printer-friendly version of the recipe at the bottom… Continue reading Bulgur With Tomato & Avocado