Grilled Steak, Roasted Potato and Tomato Salad

My Grilled Steak, Roasted Potato and Tomato Salad is the perfect way to turn leftovers into a delicious, filling one dish meal! Inspiration struck one evening when I had some grilled steak and roasted potatoes leftover from a dinner party. I thought, why not create a salad? Since I love Tuna Salad Niçoise (recipe is… Read more »

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Tuna, White Bean and Tomato Salad

Tuna, White Bean and Tomato Salad is a scrumptious, colorful dish that comes together quickly and is perfect for lunch or a light dinner!   This tasty Tuna, White Bean and Tomato Salad can be prepared literally in around 15 minutes. There are many versions of this classic Italian dish that tosses tuna, white (cannellini)… Read more »

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Chicken, Artichoke Hearts, Quinoa and Brown Rice Salad

A super easy to prepare Chicken, Artichoke Hearts, Quinoa and Brown Rice Salad that is super yummy! I have to admit, I love quinoa. While most people think it’s a grain, it’s actually a seed! And they grow it right here in Colorado (among other places). It has a nutty flavor that adds a bit… Read more »

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Crab and Shrimp Salad with Curry-Chutney Dressing

This crab and shrimp salad is a winner — according to my husband Robert and several of our friends! My friend Diane Reeder thought it would be fun for the two of us to cook together, so one summer evening, she invited Robert and me over for dinner. I asked Diane if we could make… Read more »

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Chicken and Orzo Salad with Peanut Dressing

Chicken and Orzo Salad with Peanut Dressing – a quick and easy, super flavorful pasta salad. This chicken and orzo salad is super quick and super easy to prepare – and is super delicious, too! While the orzo is cooking, I chop the roast chicken, green onions, cilantro and jalapeño pepper. Then, while the pasta… Read more »

Layered Salmon Salad with Avocado Dressing

Warm summer evenings are the perfect time to serve a main dish salad for dinner, and since this recipe doesn’t require turning on the oven or cooktop, your kitchen stays nice and cool. Layers of lettuce, salmon, capers, onion, tomato, olives, goat cheese and pine nuts are accented by the avocado-lime yogurt dressing. Layering the… Read more »

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Tuna Pasta Salad with Pesto Dressing

I found this salad recipe buried in my mom’s files; it was given to her by Marne Kellogg — a friend to us both and the daughter of my parents’ good friends Margie and Jack Davis. When I make it, I use my favorite Spinach Basil Pesto recipe, and substitute shelled edamame for the green… Read more »

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Curried Chicken Pasta Salad

What could be better on a hot summer day than a cool and refreshing summer salad of roasted chicken, pasta, apple and celery tossed with a delicious mango-curry sauce. Another timeless recipe out of my mom’s recipe box that never disappoints. It is one of our favorites to take to outdoor summer concerts at the… Read more »

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Smoked Turkey and Hearts of Palm Salad

A delicious salad, most of which can be prepared ahead. This recipe is very versatile in that you can add additional ingredients including chopped bacon, roasted almonds or pine nuts to suit your fancy.  

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Smoked Salmon Chopped Salad

Smoked Salmon, baby arugula, tomatoes, corn, asiago cheese, pepitas (pumpkin seeds), currants, and couscous combine to make a super colorful, flavorful and delicious Chopped Salad!   This recipe was inspired by the Stetson Chopped Salad at Cowboy Ciao Restaurant in Scottsdale, Ariz. There are many different interpretations of this salad on various websites; the recipe… Read more »

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