Summer Salad Trio

Jul 1, 2011 by

Word has it that the rest of the country has topped 80 degrees while here in the Northwest we are still hoping for more than one day of sun and warmth.  I don’t long for sweltering temperatures but a bit more sun would be welcome. With all the fresh vegetables available at famers’ markets, it’s easy to assemble salads that highlight summer’s abundance. The three salads below go together quickly and make good additions to any potluck. They also qualify as a meal by themselves. Just add some crusty bread and a cool drink.  The exertion is minimal and no extra heat is required in the process! Rebecca’s Watermelon Salad This is a variation on a popular watermelon salad first introduced in the 1990’s. Salad Ingredients Half large seedless watermelon – cut into 1/2...

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West Texas Style Potato Salad

Jul 1, 2011 by

Most families seems to have potato salad recipes that are passed along from generation to generation. This is my mom’s recipe that’s a family favorite. It’s quick and easy to fix . The pickles give it a nice crunch and combined with mustard a little sweet/tart taste.  In fact, it’s on my Fourth of July menu.  Enjoy! West Texas Style Potato Salad – Jody DeVere’s Mother’s Recipe Ingredients 2 pounds small potatoes, unpeeled 1 Large Can sliced black olives 10 Baby Gerkin Pickles chopped 1/4 cup mayonnaise 6 boiled eggs, chopped 1 teaspoon yellow plain mustard Salt and pepper to taste Directions Place the potatoes in a large saucepan. Cover with cold water salt and place over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and cook until the potatoes are tender, about 15 to 20...

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Carrot, Radicchio & Ham Salad...

Jun 3, 2011 by

Somewhere years ago I read that the way to a balanced diet was to make a rainbow out of your plate. What a concept! I’d always been suspicious of the college dining hall meals  that started with (white) coleslaw and went to chicken (white meat), mashed potatoes (white), cauliflower (white), bread (white), and milk (white) and ended with ice cream (vanilla of course!).  It may have worked for Rauschenberg, but was dispiriting on a snowy (of course) Vermont winter day. This Carrot, Radicchio & Ham salad is not only simple and delicious, but glorious for its blending of colors. Ingredients 4-5 carrots, peeled and grated One small head of radicchio, shredded as for slaw Low-fat turkey ham cut into bite-sized pieces Generous handful of dried cherries Tart vinaigrette dressing (home made or a good...

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