A classic for everything from sandwiches to entertaining, tarragon chicken salad is perfect for the golf course, a lunch box, or served in mini at a holiday soiree.
I’d like to start off by saying how much I love the word soiree. Expect to see it slightly overused as the holidays approach and I delve into serious entertaining mode, even if it’s just entertaining small groups. Tip: Chicken salad is great for entertaining when spread on small baguette rounds or put in toasted phyllo cups. But I didn’t originally create this beautiful dish for entertaining, I made it for lunch. (more…)
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I make it no secret that I really really really love avocados, and I’ve even referred to avocados as a “lifestyle”. So naturally, when I came across the Vida Aguacate website, I was super excited. So excited that I grabbed my Avocados From Mexico and whipped up this Mexican Cobb Salad. Who doesn’t love a good salad? When you visit the Vida Aguacate website, be sure to enter for the chance to win a $125 gift card or a selfie stick! The site also has all sorts of tips and recipes for incorporating even more avocado love into everyday life, which makes it very worth checking out.(more…)
A classic at picnics and barbecues, this Southen style potato salad recipe is a simple dish, easily customized, and great to feed a crowd!
Fourth of July weekend was definitely all about potato salad at our house. My baby sister and dad were both in town visiting, and they are the family potato salad lovers, so I decided to make versions for each of them! My dad absolutely love the Spanish potato salad (ensalada Rusa), so I made one for him (recipe coming soon), but my sister and her husband prefer to keep it American classic and they like the Southern style potato salad – the kind with eggs, and a mixture of mustard and mayo in the dressing. So for a barbecue with 6 adults and 1 child, we had 2 different potato salads (ha!). (more…)
Creamy, crunchy cilantro lime coleslaw has just the right hint of creamy with a touch of kick. This is a great recipe to pair with barbecue or bring to a potluck!
I don’t know if it’s the Southern girl in me, or the picnic lover, or just the part of me that really likes the texture of crunchy vegetables mixed with the right amount of creamy dressing, but I cannot turn down a good slaw. And when circumstances line up where I need to bring a dish to a potluck, there are beautiful cabbages at the grocery store, and I happen to have extra cilantro and jalapenos at home, I get creative and make a cilantro lime coleslaw. Which turned out to be a perfect barbecue side dish, and has an unintended Texas twist! (more…)
Bright Mediterranean inspired flavors make this feta farro salad a perfect main dish for a light meal, or a refreshing side for a picnic or barbecue.
I discovered something pretty cool the other day when I was walking around the grocery store… quick cooking farro. Normally, I’m wary of quick-cooking anything, but farro, like barley, is a wheat grain that takes a long time to cook, so the promise of farro ready to use in 10 minutes (more like 15 with getting the water to boil and all) was pretty exciting to me. I knew I was going to make it into a salad to keep with the “simple and quick” theme. I picked up a little creamy feta, and then waited something ridiculous like two weeks before putting this together. And then I made it twice in three days. (more…)