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Salads

A couple of gourmet salads

3/2/2007 meps 0

Green leaf, pear, and goat cheese salad 1/3 C chopped walnuts, toasted 1 head green leaf lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces 1/2 ripe pear, cored and sliced 3 oz crumbled goat cheese Toss ingredients with […]

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Favorites

Apple Cranberry Relish

7/14/2004 meps 0

Ingedients for Apple-Cranberry relish 1 c fresh cranberries 1 large eating apple, peeled and cored and chunked 1/2 med. orange, with rind, quartered, seeds removed 1/4 lemon, with rind, seeds removed 1/4 c raisins 2 […]

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Pressure cooker

Asian wheat berry salad

9/5/2007 meps 0

Makes about 5 cups 3/4 C wheat berries (you can substitute spelt if you like) 2-1/2 C water Dressing: 2 T soy sauce 1 T sesame oil 2 T vegetable oil 2 T rice vinegar […]

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Desserts

Balsamic-mint marinated strawberries

10/9/2007 meps 0

Big thanks to David Merwin for serving this on Sunday…it was the talk of the party! 1/4 C balsamic vinegar 1/4 C sugar Big handful of fresh mint 1 lb strawberries, hulled and quartered Mix […]

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Salads

Banana nut salad

7/14/2004 meps 0

I’ll be the first to admit: I have not tried this recipe. It sounds pretty weird, but I’m thinking it will be useful when I’m in the middle of the Pacific ocean, and I have […]

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Salads

Banana, tamarind, and mint salsa

1/29/2008 meps 0

4 bananas, peeled and finely chopped 1/4 C tamarind paste 2 T seeded and minced red pepper 1 T fresh mint, minced 1 T brown sugar 1 T fresh lime juice Combine all ingredients. This […]

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Salads

Beet and apple salad

8/22/2005 meps 0

4-5 medium beets, cooked and cut in cubes 1 large granny smith apple, unpeeled, cut in cubes 1/4 C slivered red or sweet onion 1 T canola oil 1 t balsamic vinegar 1/4 t salt […]

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Salads

Bermuda Salad

10/10/2006 meps 0

We served this at our wedding in 1991. This version serves 6. 1-1/2 lbs green beans 1-1/2 C thinly-sliced red onions 2 C grated Colby cheese Marinade: 3/4 C olive oil 3/4 C wine vinegar […]

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Barry's family

Black Hawk Salad

7/14/2004 meps 0

Toss with Lettuce: Dried Onion Flakes (re hydrated) or fresh chopped onions Italian salad dressing (e.g. Good Seasons) Put on plates, and sprinkle with: Parmesan Cheese Bacon Bits (or Bacos…)

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Appetizers

Blood orange shrimp escabeche

5/16/2012 meps 0

This multi-purpose dish can be an appetizer, a salad, or even a summer main dish. Serves 6 1 C freshly-squeezed blood orange juice 1/2 C fresh lemon juice 2 garlic cloves, finely minced (divided) Pinch […]

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Salads

Breadfruit Salad

2/17/2014 meps 0

Quarter, peel, and core one breadfruit and cook in salted water until tender. Let it cool, then dice it and continue with your favorite potato salad recipe. Here are a few options to inspire you: […]

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Salads

Broccoli Bacon Salad

9/11/2005 meps 0

Barry just looked over my shoulder as I typed this. “Yum! That sounds good,” he commented. He doesn’t even like broccoli! I guess he likes bacon more than he dislikes that green stuff. 5 C […]

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Salads

Brown rice salad with dried fruit

9/29/2005 meps 0

1 C brown rice 1/3 C dried fruit (cherries, golden raisins, or diced apricots or apples) 1/2 C brandy 3 T balsamic vinegar 3 T olive oil Salt to taste Black pepper to taste 3/4 […]

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Salads

Caesar potato salad

5/17/2012 meps 1

3 anchovy fillets 2 cloves of garlic 3 T olive oil 2 T lemon juice 2 t Dijon mustard 1 t hot pepper sauce 1/2 t Worcestershire sauce 1/3 C mayonnaise 2 pounds red-skinned potatoes, […]

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Salads

Caesar Salad

7/14/2004 meps 0

Serves 4 to 6 2 heads torn romaine lettuce 3/4 C olive oil (I use quite a bit less than this) 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1/4 tsp salt 8 grinds of fresh-ground pepper (with […]

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Favorites

Caesar salad (original version)

7/14/2004 meps 0

Serves 4-6, based on Caesar’s 1925 recipe from his restaurant in Tijuana. This version was written by his daughter. 2 large crisp heads romaine lettuce Garlic Salt About 3/4 C best-quality olive oil 2 C […]

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Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Candied Dill Pickle Chips

10/18/2009 meps 0

Take a jar of hamburger chips — just the regular pickle,s not garlic or kosher dills. Drain them. Cover with granulated sugar and refrigerate for at least two weeks. You can add more sugar halfway […]

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Salads

Cantaloupe and Cucumber Salad

7/27/2011 meps 0

1 cucumber, seeded, peeled and sliced very thin 1/2 cantaloupe, seeded, peeled, and sliced very thin 2 T fish sauce 2 T lime juice 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced (or substitute Sriracha to taste) 1 […]

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Salads

Carrot Apple Salad

11/12/2005 meps 0

2 large carrots, grated 1 large apple, grated 1/2 C raisins 2 T plain yogurt 1 T honey Juice of 1 lemon First, plump the raisins. You can put them in a small bowl and […]

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Salads

Chai vinaigrette

2/5/2007 meps 0

1/3 C olive oil 1/3 C orange juice 1 T sugar 1/4 t ground cinnamon 1/4 t ground cardamom 1/4 t ground cloves 1/8 t white pepper 1/8 t salt Whisk or shake together.

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Appetizers

Chicken Fingers Dijon

7/2/2006 meps 0

This is intended as a finger-food appetizer, but you could also serve it as a main dish, with the chicken pieces over a bed of salad greens and the dip as dressing. For an Italian […]

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Salads

Chicken tahini salad

3/2/2007 meps 0

Dressing: Whisk together 6 oz plain yogurt 1/4 C tahini 3 T lemon juice Dash salt and pepper Salad: 4 oz snow peas, cut in half 3/4 lb green or napa cabbage, finely shredded 1-1/2 […]

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Meat

Chicken, Apple, and Walnut Salad

7/14/2004 meps 0

3 chicken breasts, boned 1/4 C sherry wine vinegar 1 t dried tarragon 1/4 C salad oil salt and pepper 2 T lemon juice 1 C ice water 3 Granny smith apples, medium-sized 1/2 C […]

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Asian

Chinese Radish Salad

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 1/2 cups red radishes 1 t. salt 1 cup ice water 1 T. soy sauce 1 t. sugar 1 t. sesame oil 1 t. vinegar Wash radishes and trim ends. Make cuts 1/16 of […]

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Meat

Chipotle chicken salad

2/5/2007 meps 0

Serves 6. 2-lb roasted chicken, cooled 1 onion, diced 15-oz can black beans, rinsed and drained 1/2 C cilantro leaves 1 T canned chipotles in adobo 1/3 C olive oil 1/3 C lime juice 3/4 […]

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Holidays

Christmas Eve Salad

7/23/2013 meps 0

From Karen Barnaby, Vancouver Sun, 2012 There are as many variations of this as the people who make it. Some versions have bananas, pineapple and peanuts. What seems to be constant are the beets and […]

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Desserts

Christmas Salad

10/18/2009 meps 0

Mix and chill until firm: 2 packages lime jello 1 C crushed pineapple (drain first, save the juice) 3-1/2 C water Mix and chill until firm: 2 packages strawberry jello 3-1/2 C water Heat pineapple […]

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Favorites

Cowboy Caviar

7/14/2004 meps 1

Originally from a Sunset Magazine clipping, but I’ve changed it to make it my own. Then I changed it some more. I’ve even made it with pinto beans and anasazi beans, instead of black-eyed peas. […]

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Desserts

Creamsicle (Orange-Vanilla) Fluff

6/11/2014 meps 0

I came up with this recipe for a 1970’s-themed book club potluck. It’s very much in keeping with the “fluffy salads” of the 70’s. They were so sweet, they were actually desserts that were served […]

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Salad dressings

Creamy Gorgonzola Dressing

7/14/2004 meps 0

This reminds me of the time when my mother first got a food processor. One of the first recipes she discovered for her new toy was blue cheese dressing. For months, every salad we ate […]

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Meps original

Crunchy Cottage Cheese Veggie Salad

12/6/2005 meps 0

Too often, cottage cheese is served plain, a bland, boring food. But I fell in love with the stuff after I discovered Mollie Katzen’s “March Hare,” in her Moosewood Cookbook. Here, it’s full of crunch […]

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Indian

Cucumber Raita

7/28/2009 meps 0

2 cucumbers 1/2 T salt 1-1/2 C plain yogurt (you can substitute up to 1/4 C sour cream for part of the yogurt) Pinch of cayenne or paprika 2 T chopped fresh mint leaves 1 […]

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Salads

Cucumber Salad (no-oil)

7/14/2004 meps 0

Scrub and slice thin one cucumber. Layer with salt in a bowl. Weight and cover. Refrigerate for several hours, drain. Rinse. Mix with 2 t flavored white vinegar, 1 T sugar, 1 T minced fresh […]

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Salads

Edible flowers for salads

6/24/2010 meps 0

The first time I saw a salad decorated with edible flowers, I was blown away and had to photograph it. Stuart Prado brought this to Barry’s 40th birthday party. Recently, Julia Wharton shared this list […]

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Meps original

Either-Or Oriental Chicken Salad

11/4/2012 meps 0

This is an either-or recipe. You can either use this or use that. It’s easy to make with standard things we keep on the boat, no shopping required. 1-2 C chopped cabbage (2-3 large leaves) […]

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Asian

FIERY PICKLED VEGETABLES

7/14/2004 meps 0

Similar to kim chee, but a lot simpler Makes 30 3T servings 1 small head Napa cabbage, cut into pieces 1 lb carrots, peeled and cut into 3-inch pieces and quartered 1/2 pound green beans, […]

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Salads

Fish Ambrosia

2/19/2014 meps 0

1 pound fish fillets, cut in 1-inch cubes 1/2 C mayonnaise 2 T lemon juice 1/2 C shredded coconut 1/2 C diced celery or water chestnuts (optional) 2 t sugar (optional) 1 medium pineapple, cut […]

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Middle Eastern

Fish Salad (Sudan)

5/5/2006 meps 0

4 T butter 2 lbs firm-fleshed fish fillets (such as cod, haddock, salmon, or bass) 1 C shredded cabbage 5 tomatoes 1/2 t cumin Salt, pepper 6 T lemon juice 1/2 C olive oil 1 […]

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Barry's family

Fluffy Salad

7/14/2004 meps 0

16 oz. cottage cheese 8 oz. frozen whipped topping, thawed 20 oz. crushed pineapple, drained 6 oz. pkg. any flavor gelatin Combine everything and chill.

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Appetizers

Fried Capers

5/8/2006 meps 0

A tasty little garnish for salads and dips. 1/2 C capers 1 C vegetable oil Rinse the capers in a mesh strainer. Shake to remove excess water and drain on paper towels. Blot them until […]

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Salad dressings

Fruit and basil salad dressing

7/25/2007 meps 0

This is a great dressing for a green summer salad, or a sweet chicken salad. 1/4 C fresh basil 2 nectarines or peaches, peeled, pitted, and coarsely chopped 1 C yogurt (you can substitute sour […]

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Asian

Gingered Cucumber Salad with Seaweed

11/2/2013 meps 0

1/4 C wakame 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and sliced ultra-thinly (I use a peeler for this) 2 t ginger, sliced ultra-thinly 1 shallot, sliced Place the dried seaweed in water and soak for 10 minutes. […]

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Salads

Greek salad

7/14/2004 meps 0

3-4 tomatoes 2 med cukes 1 head lettuce, finely cut 1 onion, thinly sliced 7 oz feta 1 green pepper, sliced thinly 2-3 T vinegar, 3-4 T olive oil, 5 oz black olives, 2 T […]

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Meat

Grilled chicken salad with beets

3/16/2006 meps 0

For the dressing, whisk together: 3/4 C mango nectar (you can substitute orange juice) 2 T wine vinegar 1 T honey 1 T olive oil 1/4 t salt Set aside. For the chicken, you need: […]

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Asian

Ground Pork and Pineapple Salad

7/3/2006 meps 0

1 lb lean ground pork 2 T water 1-1/3 cooked shrimp (tiny bay shrimp are fine) 2 T lemon juice 2 T fish sauce 1/4-1/2 t cayenne 2 T finely sliced onion 2 T green […]

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Salads

Homemade Croutons

5/8/2006 meps 0

4 C French bread, cut in 1/2-inch cubes 1/2 t basil 1/2 t oregano 1/2 t thyme 1/2 rosemary 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 T olive oil 1/2 t salt Preheat the oven to 350. […]

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Appetizers

Ideas for some exotic salsas

1/29/2008 meps 0

These are just ideas to spark the imagination, no measurements or instructions. Some were inspired by Mark Miller’s Great Salsa Book. Mango Ginger Lime Cayenne Seared pineapple Red bell pepper Chipotle Orange juice Lime juice […]

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Salads

Jacquie Caters Broccoli Salad

5/5/2006 meps 0

8 C broccoli florets, rinsed and drained 12 strips bacon, cooked, drained and crumbled 1/2 C shelled, salted sunflower seeds 1 C dried tart cherries 1-1/2 C mayonnaise 4 T raspberry or cherry vinegar 2/3 […]

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Asian

Japanese spinach salsa

1/29/2008 meps 0

4 C fresh spinach, packed 1 T water 1 T pickled ginger, julienned 1/2 t red chili powder 1/2 C daikon radish, julienned 1 T rice wine vinegar 1/4 C toasted nori, julienned 1 T […]

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Meps original

Jicama-edamame sesame salad

8/1/2013 meps 0

This is my new favorite salad, and I notice that other people go back for seconds on it, too! Serves 4 1/2 jicama, peeled and diced in quarter-inch cubes 1-1/2 C shelled, frozen edamame beans […]

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Asian

Kelaguen manok (Guam chicken lemon salad)

7/14/2004 meps 0

This is arguably the best recipe on this whole website, and possibly the simplest! 1 whole chicken, cooked, cooled, and deboned* 1/2 C finely chopped red onion 4-6 lemons, juiced 1/2 t dried red pepper […]

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Middle Eastern

Khissoo (Moroccan Carrot Salad)

5/6/2006 meps 1

6 carrots, grated 1/4 C sugar 4 T lemon juice 4 T olive oil 1 t orange blossom water or rosewater Combine all ingredients and allow to chill for at least an hour.

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Appetizers

Kielbasa Salad

9/27/2013 meps 0

I never think to eat kielbasa cold, but since it’s fully cooked when you buy it, you certainly can. This would go well on a bed of leafy greens, or you could serve it as […]

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Appetizers

KIM CHEE

7/14/2004 meps 0

2/3 lb Chinese or Napa cabbage 1/2 lb daikon radish, peeled and sliced diagonally, 1/4 inch thick 1 medium cucumber, peeled and sliced diagonally, 1/4 inch thick 1 medium turnip, peeled and sliced diagonally, 1/4 […]

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Asian

Kim chee relish

1/29/2008 meps 0

4 C chopped bok choy or Napa cabbage 4 C water 2 T salt Bring the water and salt to a boil drop in the greens. Cook for 30 seconds and drain well in a […]

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Appetizers

Korean Bean Sprouts

7/26/2011 meps 1

8 oz bean sprouts 1 t salt 1/4 C sliced scallions 1 T toasted sesame seeds 1 T toasted sesame oil In a saucepan with a lid, bring about a half cup of water to […]

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Appetizers

Korean Seasoned Spinach

7/26/2011 meps 1

1 pound fresh, cleaned spinach 2 T toasted sesame seeds 2 T toasted sesame oil 1 clove garlic, minced fine 1 t salt In a stockpot or large dutch oven, boil about 8 cups of […]

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Appetizers

Korean-style greens

3/6/2011 meps 0

1 T cooking oil 1 lb spinach or other fresh greens (chard, radish greens, kale, or mustard greens all work), washed and dried with a towel (I like to chop the stems and include them, […]

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Salads

LENTIL/WALNUT SALAD

7/14/2004 meps 0

Cook lentils with carrot, onion, and bay leaf until soft. Discard vegetables. Toss drained lentils with vinaigrette dressing while still hot. Let sit overnight. Add scallions, walnuts, chopped red peppers, and parsley. Also good with […]

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Favorites

MANDARIN ORANGE SALAD

7/14/2004 meps 0

4 c. creamed cottage cheese 2 c. frozen whipped topping, thawed 6 oz. pkg. orange flavored gelatin 2 cans (11 oz. each) mandarin oranges, drained Fold the topping into the cottage cheese. Sprinkle the dry […]

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Salads

Margaret and Hank’s Pasta Salad

12/2/2005 meps 0

Whenever I come up with a particularly successful recipe at my Dad’s house, he asks for the recipe. Sometimes I didn’t follow a recipe, so I scribble down what I did for him. Then I […]

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Salads

Marinated Carrots

10/18/2009 meps 0

5-6 C sliced carrots, cooked and drained 1 can tomato soup 1/2 C salad oil 3/4 C vinegar 1 t worcestershire sauce 1 medium onion, sliced thin 1 t dry mustard 1 t salt 1 […]

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Favorites

MARINATED COLE SLAW (9 NINE)

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Gretchen Tomlinson at Battelle 1 head of cabbage (approx. 7 in.) 1 large onion, chopped or slivered 1/2 C sugar 1 C cider vinegar 3/4 C salad oil 1 t dry mustard 1 t […]

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Non-refrigerated

Marinated pear salad

1/31/2006 meps 0

Cruising sailors are always looking for a different way to serve canned fruit and long-lasting vegetables, like cabbage and onions. This recipe, which was published in the Columbus, Ohio, Dispatch in 1981, is excellent for […]

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Favorites

MARINATED VEGGIE SALAD

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Amy Fobes at Battelle (comments are hers from the original recipe card) Dressing: 1 C vinegar 3/4 C sugar (amazing, huh?) 1/4 C salad oil (I use vegetable oil) 1 tsp celery seed 1 […]

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Salads

Melon-mint tabouli

2/5/2007 meps 0

A refreshing, slightly sweet alternative to the traditional version. 1 C boiling water 3/4 C bulgur 1-1/2 C fresh mint leaves, finely minced 1/3 C olive oil 3 T lime juice 1 C diced honeydew […]

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Favorites

Mom’s Cabbage Noodle Salad

7/14/2004 meps 0

From my mother, Esther Schulte. I don’t ever remember her actually cooking with ramen noodles, but this salad was always a hit. There’s another version made with lettuce instead of cabbage. Chop and mix: 1 […]

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Favorites

Mom’s Nifty Party Salad

7/14/2004 meps 0

Big favorite! Can also make with cabbage… 1 head of lettuce 1 cup sweet onion (or green onion) 1 handful of sliced almonds, toasted 4 T toasted sesame seeds 1 package of Ramen noodles dressing: […]

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Meat

Moroccan Chicken and Lentils

5/16/2012 meps 0

1 pound dried lentils, cooked and drained 1 C plus 2 T olive oil 1/2 C red wine vinegar 3 T cumin (divided) 2 t salt (divided) 2 T plus 2 t chili powder 2 […]

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Middle Eastern

Moroccan parsley, onion, and lemon salad

6/28/2006 meps 0

1 large bunch parsley, coarsely chopped 1 medium red onion, sliced thinly 4 large lemons, peeled, seeded, and diced Salt and pepper Toss all the ingredients together and chill. This goes well with fish. You […]

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Desserts

Myra’s Cherry Salad

3/20/2008 meps 0

This is a true midwestern dish, a dessert masquerading as a salad. It comes from an old family friend, Myra, who lives in West Virginia. 2 3-oz boxes of Cherry Jello 2 cups of water […]

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Meps original

No-cook Lentil Salad

2/17/2014 meps 0

From The Best of People and Food Cookbook, edited by Barbara Davis Soak 1-2 C of lentils in water for a minimum of 4 hours — or longer. When they are soft enough to enjoy, […]

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Middle Eastern

North African Bulgur Salad

6/28/2006 meps 0

1-1/2 C bulgur 1-1/4 C boiling water 4 T olive oil 3 T lemon juice 2 T chopped fresh mint 3 T chopped fresh cilantro Salt and pepper 1 red bell pepper, grilled, peeled, and […]

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Appetizers

North African Orange Salad

6/28/2006 meps 0

6 oranges, peeled and thinly sliced horizontally 12 fresh dates, pitted and thinly sliced 4 T slivered almonds or pine nuts, toasted 1-2 T orange or rose flower water Ground cinnamon Place orange slices on […]

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Barry's family

North Carolina-Style Coleslaw

1/25/2011 meps 0

This zippy slaw is not like anything we ate while living in North Carolina — it’s got some serious spicy-hot kick to it. Maybe Tex-Mex Coleslaw would be a more appropriate name! Makes a generous […]

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Appetizers

Ouzo-flamed cheese

6/11/2013 meps 0

These are intended to be an appetizer, but they would also be a great thing to put on a bed of lightly-dressed greens as a meal-sized salad. 1 C flour 1 lb kasseri or romano […]

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Salads

Palm heart and parmesan salad

8/8/2006 meps 0

Serves 4 14-oz can palm hearts, drained 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and diced 3 cloves garlic, pressed (or grated using a Microplane grater) 2 green onions, diced finely 2 T olive oil 2T fresh basil, […]

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Appetizers

Parmesan crisps

6/21/2006 meps 0

Note from Meps: Lately, I make these on the stovetop, instead of the oven. That way, I can make just a few teaspoons at a time and use them in the 5/2 Fasting Diet. I […]

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Meps original

Parmesan-peppercorn salad dressing

6/21/2007 meps 0

OK, I admit it. I’m tired of vinaigrettes! Time to develop some creamy dressings…I came up with this one based on some searches I did for “sour cream salad dressing” and “sour cream ranch dressing.” […]

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Salads

Pat Tegler’s Bean Salad

2/14/2012 meps 0

My Dad came home from a potluck raving about this wonderful, simple, and healthy bean salad. He literally came home and reeled the recipe off to me without having it written down! I can’t wait […]

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Salads

Patty’s Zippy Broccoli Cherry Salad

5/5/2006 meps 0

4 C broccoli florets, rinsed and drained 1/4 C dried tart cherries 1/4 medium red onion, sliced thin 1/4 pound lean maple-cured bacon, in bite-size pieces, cooked and drained on paper towels 1/4 C sour […]

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Middle Eastern

Peanut Salad from Sudan

5/6/2006 meps 0

2 C unsalted peanuts, ground as fine as cornmeal 1/4 C water 2 diced tomatoes 1 onion, diced 1/4 C olive oil Pinch cayenne Juice of 1 lemon Salt Add the water to the ground […]

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Salads

Perpetual Salad

2/17/2014 meps 0

Chop up any of the following vegetables: Carrots Green pepper Cabbage Onion Celery Cucumbers (seeded) Tomatoes (seeded) Broccoli Cauliflower Radishes Mix with Italian dressing (you can use bottled dressing or make your own) and serve […]

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Salads

PICKLED BEET AND EGG SALAD

7/14/2004 meps 0

10-12 medium-sized beets 1 t salt 1-1/2 C wine vinegar 3 T honey 4 cloves 5 hard-cooked eggs, peeled and left whole Minced parsley Wash beets, leaving root ends and about 2 inches of stem. […]

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Appetizers

Pickled okra

7/14/2004 meps 0

2 C water 1/2 C cider vinegar 1/3 C sugar 6 whole cloves 1 t salt 1/2 t cumin seeds 1/2 t celery seeds 1/2 t crushed red pepper 1/2 lb fresh okra In a […]

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Salads

Pickled Olives and Celery

2/12/2007 meps 0

I’ll always remember February 11, 2007 as a milestone in my life. That was the day I first ate raw celery and really enjoyed it. The olive flavor (which I love) completely eradicated the raw-celery […]

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Salads

PINEAPPLE CREAM SALAD

7/14/2004 meps 0

7 oz. 7 up 1/4 lb.(2 1/2 c.) tiny marshmallows 3 oz. lime gelatin 6 oz. cream cheese, softened Juice of l small lemon 10 drops green food coloring 20 oz. crushed pineapple and juice […]

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Salad dressings

Poppy Seed Dressing

7/14/2004 meps 0

Combine the following in a blender: 3/4 C sugar 1 t salt 1 t dry mustard 1-1/2 T onion juice or grated onion 1/3 C vinegar Gradually add 1 C salad oil (not olive) and […]

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Salad dressings

Poppy Seed Dressing (no sugar)

11/29/2006 meps 0

1/2 C plain yogurt 2 T orange juice 2 t poppy seeds, toasted in a dry skillet for a couple of minutes 1/2 t cider vinegar Dash of black pepper Whisk all ingredients together in […]

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Salads

PURPLE PINEAPPLE SLAW

7/14/2004 meps 0

3 cups grated purple cabbage 1 cup crushed pineapple 1/2 cup raisins 1/4 cup chopped nuts (pecans) vegetable oil balsamic vinegar powdered ginger All measurements approximate; mix well and let marinate for an hour or […]

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Meat

Rainbow Salad

12/30/2004 meps 0

Beautiful, and easy to make while camping. I invented this someplace in Wisconsin, I think, based on what was in the food box and the fact that it was too cold to get out of […]

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Salad dressings

Real Ranch Dressing

9/27/2013 meps 0

I’ve always been mystified by ranch dressing. What exactly is in those mysterious packets and bottles that are labeled “ranch?” This is a lot more work to create, but now I know what ranch dressing […]

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Meps original

Red Hot Dressing for Thai Beef Salad

7/14/2004 meps 0

Lemon or lime juice Garlic Nam pla (Thai fish sauce) Soy sauce Worcestershire sauce Sugar Prepared mustard (optional) Hot pepper flakes or hot sauce Salad oil I never seem to measure salad dressing ingredients, so […]

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Salads

Roasted Beet Salad

3/7/2006 meps 0

You could also try this with canned beets for a quick and easy salad. 2 lbs beets, rinsed and trimmed 1/3 C red wine vinegar 1 C sliced red onion 2 t cumin 2 T […]

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Salads

Roasted Corn Salad

4/10/2006 meps 0

2 10-oz packages of frozen corn, defrosted and drained 3/4 t cumin 3/4 t chili powder 1 red or yellow pepper, seeded and diced 4 scallions, sliced 1/2 C cilantro, chopped 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded […]

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Dips

ROASTED GARLIC CONSERVE

7/14/2004 meps 0

3 large, plump heads of garlic (about 9 oz) 4 T olive oil 3 anchovy fillets in oil, drained � t salt 1 T balsamic vinegar 1-1/2 t chopped fresh rosemary (3/4 t dried) � […]

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Brazilian

Salada de Xuxu (chayote salad)

7/22/2012 meps 0

The first time I saw a chayote, I was almost 40 years old. It was in a grocery store in New Orleans, and there were enormous heaps of them for sale in the produce department, […]

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Middle Eastern

Salata Jaza’iriya (Algerian Salad)

5/6/2006 meps 1

2 sweet bell peppers, seeded and chopped 4 tomatoes, diced 1/2 C sliced cucumber 1 small red onion, sliced 1/2 C black olives, pitted and halved (Kalamata-type, not canned black olives) 6 anchovy fillets, chopped […]

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Middle Eastern

Salatat Taheena (Tahini salad)

5/6/2006 meps 0

5 tomatoes, finely diced 1 cucumber, peeled and diced 1/2 C finely chopped parsley 3 T tahini 1/4 C lemon juice 4 cloves garlic, crushed Salt 1 T dried mint Mix tomatoes, cucumber, and parsley, […]

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Asian

Salmon Cucumber Seaweed Salad

3/15/2012 meps 0

This Asian-influenced salad is so awesome…I could eat the whole thing by myself, even though it makes two servings. It would be good on a sandwich, or over rice, too. 2 T dried wakame 1 […]

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Salads

SAVORY TOMATO RING

10/9/2005 meps 1

1 small package of lemon instant Jello 14-oz can of whole stewed or diced tomatoes 1 C boiling water 2 T vinegar Pour boiling water into gelatin mix and stir for 2 minutes. Add tomatoes […]

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Salads

SEEDED BEET SALAD

9/11/2005 meps 0

Every fall, Barry’s parents’ house is drowning in apples from the orchard and beets from the garden. Since they also grow plenty of scallions, I’m looking forward to making this salad a lot. 1/2 t […]

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Salads

Serenata de bacalao

2/4/2006 meps 0

You’ll find the original for this recipe at www.stephencooks.com, a wonderful amateur-cooking site with commentary and photographs for each recipe. 1 lb salt cod 2 yellow onions, sliced in crescents 2 sweet peppers, red or […]

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Salads

SHRIMP AND GOAT CHEESE SALAD

7/14/2004 meps 0

3/4 lb raw shrimp in shell, or less if shelled 4 T mayo 1/2 t Hungarian paprika Salt and white pepper 1/2 C slivered radishes 2 oz crumbled goat cheese Lettuce Boil shrimp 5 minutes, […]

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Meps' family

Shrimp Olive Aspic

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Margaret’s Mom, Esther Schulte. She always made this for the holidays. I recently ran across a Gene Hovis version of this where you put it in muffin tins or custard cups, and after it […]

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Appetizers

Shrimp Olive Aspic

12/2/2005 meps 0

My mother used to torture me with this when I was a kid. I didn’t hate the aspic, just the celery. Now that I’m a grownup, I can make it the way I like it […]

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Favorites

Shrimp Salad

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Meps’ Dad, Henry Schulte, who got it from his mother, Freda. 1 lb medium shrimp, cooked and peeled (if you use large shrimp, cut them in half) 4 hard-boiled eggs, chopped 1/2 sweet (Vidalia) […]

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Favorites

Simple steamed eggplant salad

2/22/2011 meps 0

This can be served cold or warm. I always eat it warm, because I love it too much to wait. 1 eggplant, peeled and cut into 1- or 2-inch pieces 1/2 to 1 C water […]

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Salads

Soba salad with feta

2/5/2007 meps 0

10-oz pkg soba noodles 10-oz package frozen peas 1/3 C diced scallions 1/4 C olive oil 2 T lemon juice 2 t soy sauce or tamari 1 t sugar 3/4 t salt 3/4 t black […]

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Asian

Spicy Cucumbers in Red Pepper Dressing

7/26/2011 meps 0

2 cucumbers, seeded and thinly sliced 1 t salt 1 T toasted sesame seeds Red pepper dressing (recipe follows) Red pepper dressing (whisk or shake all ingredients together): 1-2 T Sriracha hot sauce 1 T […]

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Appetizers

Spicy Mint-Pickled Vegetables

9/27/2013 meps 0

1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch by 1/4-inch strips 1 C cauliflower, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 1 C jicama, peeled and cut into 1-inch by 1/4-inch julienne pieces 1 red Thai chile or red […]

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Meps' family

Stevie’s Pasta Salad

10/31/2011 meps 0

This is typed just as my brother wrote it… Box pasta salad mix mixed pasta green pepper can mushrooms olives Pimentoes chopped ch. cheese/parmesan (I think he meant cheddar) chopped tomatoe or Fr. peas cubed […]

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Middle Eastern

Tabouli salad

5/6/2006 meps 0

1 C bulgur wheat 2 C boiling water 2 tomatoes, diced 1 bunch green onions, chopped 3 T fresh mint, chopped 2 Cups fresh parsley, chopped 1/2 C lemon juice 1/4 C olive oil Black […]

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Salad dressings

Toasted sesame vinaigrette

7/14/2004 meps 0

1/2 C rice or white wine vinegar 2 T salad oil 2 t toasted sesame seeds 1 t honey 1 t tamari 1/2 t sesame oil dash red pepper

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Meat

TROPICAL SPINACH SALAD

7/14/2004 meps 0

This is amazingly versatile — also good as a stir-fry, and you can make another version with cabbage instead of spinach. 1 20-oz can Dole pineapple chunks in juice 3 slices of bacon, cooked and […]

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Salads

Tuna and snow pea salad

3/2/2007 meps 0

This is similar to the Fresh Tuna Salad with Simple Lemon Dijon found in the South Beach Diet Quick and Easy Cookbook, but I’ve substituted snow peas for the green peas. 2 T lemon juice […]

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Indian

Vegetable Raita

7/28/2009 meps 0

2 C plain yogurt, preferably not non-fat 2 C diced crisp mixed vegetables, diced (consider bell peppers, cucumbers, celery, radishes, jicama, fennel, tomato, or peas) 1 T coriander seeds 1 T cumin seeds 1/2 T […]

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VERY MUCH MARINATED POTATOES

7/14/2004 meps 0

6 medium (fist-sized) potatoes 2/3 C olive oil 3/4 C red wine vinegar a generous dosage of fresh black pepper 1 1/2 t salt 3 scallions, finely minced 1 small bell pepper, in very thin […]

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Salad dressings

Vinaigrette

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 C safflower oil 1/2 C sherry wine vinegar 1/2 C water 3 T Dijon mustard 1/2 t finely minced onion or garlic 1 T sugar salt and pepper

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Dips

Wasabi Dip

5/8/2006 meps 0

2 t wasabi powder 1/4 C silken tofu 2 cloves garlic 2 T rice vinegar 1 T tamari 1/4 C yogurt or sour cream 1/4 C vegetable oil 1 T toasted sesame oil Reconstitute the […]

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Beverages

Watermelon Sparkler

5/17/2005 meps 0

Yield: 6 small salad servings or 2 big smoothies This came from a Mollie Katzen cookbook. But when I had a wisdom tooth removed, I tossed the leftovers in the blender to make a smoothie. […]

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Salads

Wild rice and wheat berry salad

5/14/2006 meps 0

1 C wheat berries 1/2 C wild rice 1/4 C vinaigrette or Italian salad dressing 1/2 t salt 1 t basil 1 T dijon mustard 1/2 C dried cranberries, cherries, or diced dried apricots 1/4 […]

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Meps original

Wilted asparagus and apple salad

1/31/2006 meps 0

1 small head of leaf lettuce, red or green, or half a head of romaine 1 apple, diced or grated 2 T sweet onion, chopped (you can use Walla Walla, Vidalia, or red) 1/3 C […]

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Barry's family

Wilted Lettuce Dressing

7/14/2004 meps 0

(from Sharon Stellrecht — often made when Dave grows too much lettuce) Dice 4 slices of bacon and fry until crisp. (if you like your bacon bits crisp, remove them now and add back when […]

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Salads

Zucchini and bacon salad

10/25/2005 meps 0

4 cups shredded zucchini 4 slices bacon 1/4 cup finely chopped onion 2 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1/3 cup cider vinegar 1/3 cup water 1 teaspoon soy sauce 1/4 teaspoon black pepper Salt, to […]

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Salads

Zucchini and corn salad

10/25/2005 meps 0

2 cups frozen corn 1/2 C diced red onion 2 C diced zucchini 1 red bell pepper, diced 1/2 C cilantro leaves 1/3 C boiling water 1/3 C sugar 1/3 C vinegar (any type) 2 […]