The Classic Waldorf Salad

Waldorf Salad is a simple, classic  salad that first appeared on the menu of The Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York in the early 1890’s and has been an  all-American favorite ever since. The original version consisted of apples and celery in a lemon mayo dressing. Today’s version of this yummy salad is easy to make – [Read More]

Salad Days of Summer

Salads are on my menu often during warm summer months and I’m always eager to try new recipes with new flavors and combinations of ingredients. But I do often go back to our list of family favorites for those tried and true recipes that I know everybody with enjoy. I’ve posted these recipes over the [Read More]

Dungeness Crab, Avocado and Papaya Salad

This beautiful salad is occasionally on the menu at one of Portland’s oldest and finest fish houses, Jake’s Famous Crawfish, in downtown Portland. Jake’s is considered one of the top ten seafood restaurants in the country and has been a Portland landmark for over 115 years.  Their menu changes daily and reflects the best and freshest [Read More]

Spring Pea and Radish Salad

The farmers market was at its best yesterday – sunshine, good music, large crowd, 175 booths filled with the best of everything, and hundreds (thousands to be more accurate) of happy faces. I came home with probably more than I can consume, but I just can’t resist all the beautiful produce and  prepared foods. This [Read More]

Mediterranean Shrimp Salad

The opening of local farmers markets officially begins salad season in my house.  The variety of available fresh greens, tomatoes, spring onions and artisan cheeses makes assembling a fantastic salad as easy as pie (strawberry pie in my case).  Wild caught prawns are on sale this week in my local grocery store so I added [Read More]

French Lentil Salad with Goat Cheese

As summer approaches I’m on the lookout for new and different salads for the many barbecues and picnic that are ahead.  I look for recipes that can be made in advance, go well with grilled meats, and are alternatives to traditional mayonnaise based salads like potato and macaroni.  Sam, at My Carolina Kitchen, posted this recipe a few [Read More]

Dungeness Crab Louie

The origin of the West Coast’s most famous salad is unclear.  It appeared on menus in San Francisco and Seattle as early as 1910 and can now be found on the menu of every reputable fish house in the Pacific Northwest.  Although this perfect salad is simple and straight forward the ingredients and presentation follow an [Read More]

Thai Chicken Slaw

It isn’t unusual that a long holiday weekend results in leftovers in the fridge, a little of this and that that can be a challenge to combine in interesting and tasty ways. I had a leftover grilled chicken breast and a bag of cabbage cut for slaw so decided to combine the two with an [Read More]

Brick Salad….what???

I don’t have any idea why this wonderful salad is called a brick. Maybe because the little crepe packets looks like bricks. No…there has to be another reason. But whatever it may be, this is one of the best salads I’ve ever eaten. We enjoyed it so much we went back to the same cafe [Read More]

Shrimp and Avocado Salad

You’ve probably figured out by now that I love seafood, and I like recipes that are simple and quickly put together. I’ve combined several of my favorite foods in this delicious, nutritious salad that is easy to make for one person and just as easy to increase to serve a group. All ingredients are available [Read More]