Category Archives: Salad Recipes

Grilled Corn and Tomato Salad

It’s nearing the end of summer, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t enjoying summer food like grilled corn and tomato salad, especially when the corn comes from a friend’s farm and the tomatoes from my backyard. I added in an … Continue reading

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Red White and Blue Honey Baked Goat Cheese Salad with Blackberry Lemon Vinaigrette

Summer is the time for sweet, juicy, tangy food and, of course, salads. While this is a very simple salad, of honey baked goat cheese, greens, arugula, and summer fruit, there are nuances that must be noted. A good salad … Continue reading

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Farmhouse Salad with Buttermilk Dressing, the Salad Men Love

This is for you men out there who claim to hate salad. I know who you are, and I have this to say. You haven’t tried my farmhouse salad yet. This farmhouse salad is has all the things you love. … Continue reading

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Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing and My Writing Process Blogging Tour

If you love buttermilk dressing, blogging, recipes, the writing process, or you believe hospitality is the gold of life, read on. One of my favorite Nashville bloggers asked me to join the “my writing process blogging tour.”  Teresa from Food … Continue reading

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Triple Crunch Cabbage Salad with Marcona Almonds and Caraway Vinaigrette

I often get my cooking inspiration from local chefs, local restaurants, local food events. That’s exactly what happened here when I ate a salad sample at Generous Helpings.  It’s hard to believe that of all the fabulous food, such as … Continue reading

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Super Antioxidant Salad: Shaved Raw Brussels Sprouts with Raw Red Beet Pesto

In the old days, this was simply a healthy salad.  Now, when I write about it, I think what are the limitations to this super healthy salad with saved brussels sprouts, red beet pesto, and red quinoa and what are … Continue reading

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Perfect Autumn Potluck Salad: Sweet Potatoes, Kale, Pumpkin Seeds, Cranberries, Warm Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

This Autumn Salad of kale and warm honey mustard vinaigrette with sweet potatoes, dried cranberries and toasted pumpkin seeds is the perfect salad for parties and potlucks. This is a perfect potluck salad because you  can have everything ready within … Continue reading

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Grilled Peach Salad with Blue Cheese, Toasted Almonds, Peach Vinaigrette

If you need to have the perfect salad to offset a spicy Indian dinner, a grilled nectarine (or peach) salad with peachy vinaigrette and toasted almonds is perfect. Perfect because the juicy, sweetness of the fruit and the boost of … Continue reading

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Seared Tuna Nicoise Salad with Shallot Vinaigrette Dressing

Tuna Nicoise Salad is one of my favorites and today I chose to make it with an incredible piece of seared tuna. A new seafood market opened up this very week right in time for me to make this for … Continue reading

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Arugula with Strawberries and Manchego Cheese

Strawberries in a salad has been done a zillion times, but that’s because it’s so good.  Strawberries,  sweet, juicy and pretty lay well against a vinaigrette and bring a special flavor and balance to a salad.  When the salad is … Continue reading

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Tuscan Kale Salad, Raisins, Almonds, Pecorino, Lemony Salad Dressing

Tuscan Kale Salad with raisins, almonds, Pecorino, all dressed up in a lemony salad dressing might make one ask what the fuss about kale is all about. Kale is trendy. Kale is healthy. Kale is a super food. Kale is … Continue reading

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How to Make Homemade Chive Flower Vinegar for a Chive Champagne Vinaigrette

I am eating a special organic green salad five days in a row now, all made with a chive vinaigrette made with my homemade chive flower vinegar. This is odd considering I don’t like anything resembling onions in my salad. … Continue reading

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Beet Greens and Candy Striped and Golden Beet Salad

Did you know that you can eat the beet greens that are attached to the beets? All too often, the beet greens are cut off and beets are purchased loose, but  look for beets with fresh looking greens because this … Continue reading

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Kale and Apple Salad with Golden Raisins, Maple Pecans, and a Cider Maple Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

I doubt there is any bigger pressure to bring a great dish to a potluck than when the Nashville Food Bloggers are getting together. Yes, we are organized thanks to Lindsay Taylor of Love and Olive Oil. She organized a … Continue reading

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Nashville Hot Tofu Sliders, and a Vegan Challenge from the Creative Cooking Crew

I live in Nashville, the new “it” city that has always enjoyed making fun of itself. The Nashville Scene  hosts a yearly contest called You are so Nashville if… Here are some of the best ones from 2012 and a … Continue reading

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Roasted Salad of Spring Greens, Hazelnuts, Pecorino

Did you ever get into something late in the game like a television show in its last season? I’m a big Monk fan, but way behind the trends, I only became a fan during the second to the last season. … Continue reading

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Raw Beet Salad with Shallot, Honey, Orange Vinaigrette

If you’re anything like me, you love appetizer parties, but as you’re scoping the table, looking for meatballs, puff pastries and triple cream cheese, you look for that bite of healthy to clean the palate and balance the heavy meats … Continue reading

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Local Lettuce, Honey Goat Cheese Salad Dressing

It’s Farmer’s Market Season in the Nashville area. Our Franklin Farmer’s Market. The warm weather has hastened the season and last Saturday was like a day in May instead of March. I am excited to bring together three of my … Continue reading

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Hunger Games Dandelion Salad with Blood Orange Salad Dressing

There is a reason I put the burnt bread with the dandelion salad. Some of you already know. I’ve been thinking about this dandelion salad as much as I’ve thought about the lamb stew. In my last post, I prepared … Continue reading

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Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad with Baby Peas, Toasted Almonds and Lemon

I’m here with a ten kisses recipe to get you healthy new year started, no matter what your food needs are. Scratch everything you think you know about Brussels Sprouts,  how and when to serve them, and think bright green … Continue reading

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Roasted Golden Beet Carpaccio with Orange Walnut Vinaigrette

The single most popular post here at Spinach Tiger is one that only took five minutes of preparation and was merely a side to a more exciting main course. But, every single day, tons of people google roasted golden beets, … Continue reading

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Chopped Kale Salad with Toasted Almonds

I have a confession to make. I just started eating kale. I tell you this because you might be uncomfortable with certain vegetables and think you are the only one. You might be under the false impression that  “those foodies … Continue reading

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Swiss Chard, Nectarine and Toasted Pecan Salad

Do you dare to step out of your comfort zone with salad? I know you have moved away from ice berg lettuce (which is still good with a creamy blue cheese dressing retro style). I’m sure your fridge has seen … Continue reading

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Heirloom Tomato Panzanella with Poached Eggs

This past Saturday I won the rotten tomato award. Well, not exactly. It was more like a bushel of heirlooms that had some bruises and might otherwise be thrown out. As I was purchasing some heirloom tomatoes and a yellow … Continue reading

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Dandelion Pasta Salad and How Food Bloggers Successfully Collaborate

How do two food bloggers who are in command of their own kitchens successfully collaborate? Last weekend I found myself in a beautiful Hollywood Hills home, nesting, shopping, and cooking with one of my favorite food bloggers in the whole … Continue reading

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How to Peel an Avocado

I thought I knew the secret to avocados. But, I didn’t. I used to think I was pretty smart just spooning and scooping out an avocado, after slicing in half. It works; but, it’s not the secret. Drum roll….. When … Continue reading

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Lemon Honey Salad Dressing, Micro Greens

I have a confession to make. When I got married, I had to do what Retro Rose did to my father, and wean my husband off the bottle. I am referring to bottled salad dressing. For a while, he still … Continue reading

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Cooking Italy: Radicchio with Warm Bean Salad

This is a simple salad to kick off the March schedule of Cooking Italy. What I love the most about this group of home cooks is our google group. Not only do we discuss the ingredients that sometimes are not … Continue reading

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Ten Ways to Get Healthy with Integrity in 2010 and Seared Scallop Salad

Today is Saturday and for ten weeks this means, some 10 in 10 business, my goals, hopes, dreams and responsibilities. That means creating for you and me a healthy recipe that is delicious, doable. Notice that word “responsibility.” I intentionally … Continue reading

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Holiday Salad of Romaine Lettuce, Pear, and Pomegranate

The green salad is much beloved. It’s on just about every menu just anywhere. It affords the largest stretch of creativity, jumbling lots of ingredients into one big bowl and tossing with any number of dressings. It’s the easiest dish … Continue reading

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Cabbage Sprouts with Rosé Vinaigrette, Pomegranate and Apple and Cooking Red to Remember

Your first question might be what are cabbage sprouts? Don’t feel badly if you don’t know because, until yesterday, I didn’t either. My trip to the Nashville Farmer’s market always seems to pay off. I was able to purchase fresh … Continue reading

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Insalata Caprese Recipe Showdown

I am intrigued with the simplicity and popularity of insalata Caprese. Everyone seems to love it, especially D.C. If it’s on the menu, he orders it, no matter what. I often say I like “bright, clean” food, which may seem … Continue reading

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Green Beans Salad with Pears and Citrus Vinaigrette

I received an email yesterday that said, “you must be cooking up a storm for Easter.” Surprisingly, no, we were invited to a friend’s house, and I’m only bringing the coconut cupcakes and a green salad. I am always asked … Continue reading

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Whisk Wednesday: Salmon with Cream and Apples on Salad Greens and Citrus Champagne Vinaigrette

This is not Wednesday and this not Cailles á la Normande, which calls for quail, and there was no salad in the original recipe. I made this dish with cornish game hen as a substitute, but I just didn’t like … Continue reading

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Inauguration Salad – Arugula, Fruit and a Confetti of White Chocolate

Today, the whole country was a bit giddy watching the inauguration and googling all things inaugural. It was reported that the most viewed page on the inaugural website was the “recipe” page. I say “hooray” to that. The American people … Continue reading

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Potato Encrusted Flounder, a New Fish and Chips

Growing up an hour from Baltimore, how could I not love fish. baked, broiled, grilled or fried. My family’s idea of take-out was a Friday night trip to the Farmer’s Market for a stop at the fish stand, ordering fried … Continue reading

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Fennel and Orange Salad

If you are like me, at this time of year, you are coming out of a sugar coma, and your body is craving fresh, whole food. The combination of fennel and oranges is refreshing and a good choice for weaning … Continue reading

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