Potato Salad For Two

POTATO SALAD FOR TWO Bake up a bunch of potatoes, refrigerate, then make individual potato salads as you want them. This way, the dressing and ingredients don’t get watered down and old-tasting. It’s fresh each time. Thick Lime Cream Sauce is perfect for a mayonnaise substitute. Use your leftover pickle juices to thin the sauce…

African Fruit Salad

AFRICAN FRUIT SALAD #2 Yes it’s African. What’s the matter with that? Hey, I researched it after the fact of naming it African.  Africans eat dates, pineapples and bananas – there’s a big history there. That’s all the proof I need, that Africans don’t require animals in their diet. They just think they do. It’s…

ASPARAGUS AND BEET PASTA SALAD

ASPARAGUS AND BEET PASTA SALAD A delightfully flavored and textured pasta salad. The color alone will make sure nobody forgets it! Makes 7 cups

SMOKY CREAM PINEAPPLE POTATO SALAD

SMOKY CREAM PINEAPPLE POTATO SALAD We’re pushing the boundaries of potato salad making. It’s the richest, creamiest, most startling potato salad you ever tasted! Makes 7 cups

APPLE TAPENADE

APPLE TAPENADE Hot, spicy, salty, sweet, sour, acrid, tart means powerful. Serve as appetizer with toast points or French baguette, or with your favorite pasta and marinara sauce on the same dish so the juices can mingle. Heaven on a plate! Makes 7 cups

MUSHROOM ASPARAGUS SALAD OF ROMAINE

MUSHROOM ASPARAGUS SALAD OF ROMAINE Sauteed Portobello mushroom with roasted pepper and garlic, steamed fresh asparagus layered with romaine lettuce, sweet onion and red grapes. Drizzled with a Red Russian Creme Fraiche salad dressing!  Serves 4

ROASTED BEET SALAD

3 NUT SAUCE Cashews, walnuts and almonds processed with coconut milk, extra virgin olive and Champagne and Balsamic vinegars with smoky paprika, garlic, cinnamon and rosemary. Cooked, then blended till creamy. Serve hot over root vegetables as main dish or use cold as a salad dressing! Makes 3-1/2 cups

APPLE PECAN GINGER SALAD

APPLE PECAN GINGER SALAD Red and green apple cubes, golden raisins and fresh ginger sticks tossed with a sweet lime and white Balsamic pecan and molasses dressing!  Makes almost 2 cups dressing and 6 cups salad

ROASTED CAULIFLOWER SPINACH SALAD

ROASTED CAULIFLOWER SPINACH SALAD A whole cauliflower roasted with a sweet sour rosemary marinade. Cut into cauliflower steaks then set atop a salad of spinach, cabbage and sweet red pepper. Drizzled with a smoky cashew dressing, then topped with chopped Kalamata olive! Serves 6

BLACKEYE PEA VEGGIE MACARONI SALAD

BLACKEYE PEA VEGGIE MACARONI SALAD with grape tomatoes, roasted peppers, celery, gherkin dill pickle, soy bacon bits, scallion, Italian green beans and sweet peas. Tossed with an extra virgin olive oil and Sherry vinaigrette! Makes 13 cups

RED CABBAGE SLAW

RED CABBAGE SLAW with radish, carrot and red onion. Tossed with Tofu French Dressing, then topped with cashew crumbles! Makes 6-8 cups slaw; makes 2-1/2 cups dressing

BING CHERRY BEET SALAD

BING CHERRY BEET SALAD Fresh Bing cherries, sweet onion, yellow and orange peppers with beets marinated in a Balsamic, grape seed and maple syrup dressing! This is one of those salads you can’t stop eating! Makes 7 cups

PINEAPPLE COCONUT COLESLAW

PINEAPPLE COCONUT COLESLAW A delicious, fresh tasting coleslaw made from Pineapple Topping (that is normally served over ice-cream), mustard, a dash of cinnamon and coconut. Tossed with shredded cabbage, fresh parsley and celery seed! Perfect for home or restaurant! Makes 2 cups dressing, approx. 7 cups coleslaw

SWEET PEA AND GREEN BEAN POTATO SALAD

SWEET PEA AND GREEN BEAN POTATO SALAD Cubed precooked potatoes mixed with petite peas, cut green beans, scallion, celery, fresh basil and ginger. Tossed with a creamy orange curry dressing! Makes 8 cups

RED RADISH COLESLAW

RED RADISH COLESLAW Shredded green cabbage and red radish tossed with green scallion, then coated with a creamy coconut, orange, lemon dressing! Makes 8 cups coleslaw

MAPLE BALSAMIC PINEAPPLE BEAN SALAD

MAPLE BALSAMIC PINEAPPLE BEAN SALAD Black, butter and red kidney beans with green pepper, onion, matchstick carrots and pineapple marinated in a creamy Maple Balsamic and coconut dressing! Exquisite! Makes 14 cups

MARINATED MUSHROOM ASPARAGUS SALAD

MARINATED MUSHROOM ASPARAGUS SALAD Mushrooms marinated in a fresh oregano, white wine and sesame oil vinaigrette with fresh steamed asparagus and red grape tomatoes! Serves 6-8

WILD RICE SALAD

WILD RICE SALAD White and wild rices combined with sauteed onion, crimini mushrooms, green beans and cherry tomatoes. Tossed with a creamy sesame, chocolate and walnut dressing. Spectacular! Off the planet delicious! Makes 12 cups

SPINACH MUSHROOM AVOCADO SALAD

SPINACH MUSHROOM AVOCADO SALAD  Made with roasted pepper and onion. Drizzled with a creamy, sweet and smoky, Balsamic vinegar and Tofutti Better Than Sour Cream dressing! Quick, easy, elegant! Makes 4 main dish salads or 6 side salads

RED-SKIN BAKED POTATO SALAD

RED SKIN BAKED POTATO SALAD Red skin potato cubes baked till browned and crispy. Combined with celery and onion, then tossed with a sweet mustard garlic vinaigrette! Serves 4-6

SPINACH BENEDICT SALAD

SPINACH BENEDICT SALAD Fresh spinach, mushrooms, and croutons tossed with a creamy fresh lemon, tarragon and garlic dressing! Topped with matchstick slices of Veggie Canadian Bacon! My plan was to make  a Veggie Eggs Benedict, which would require a stove, a toaster and a blender.  When the lights went out at Kirby Manor and I had…

LATE HARVEST TOMATO SALAD

LATE HARVEST TOMATO SALAD How could something so simple, so easy, taste this good? During the winter months when tomatoes are not as good, this is a great way to make them taste better! Makes about 4 cups

GREEK OLIVE FRUIT SALAD

GREEK OLIVE FRUIT SALAD The Greeks know more than any other culture the taste of the ‘game’ (the lamb) in the Kalamata olive. Pungent sweet, salty, acrid, fatty, chewy and tender at the same time. It’s all there – in a plant. Red and green grapes, cantaloupe, apple, pecans enveloped in the perfect sauce that…

SHARON’S BAGEL SALAD

SHARON’S BAGEL SALAD English cucumber, tomato, thin carrot wafers, chopped onion, dried cranberries and soy bacon bits marinated in a Dijon mustard, garlic, cilantro and mint vinaigrette. Tossed with small toasted bagel wedges just before serving! Any Jewish deli could make it! Makes 8 cups

ESCAROLE MAPLE WALNUT SALAD

ESCAROLE MAPLE WALNUT SALAD Crisp escarole lettuce with red grape tomatoes, cucumber and red onion. Drizzled with maple walnut Balsamic dressing. Then topped with candied walnuts! Serves 6

SHARON’S WEDGE SALAD

SHARON’S WEDGE SALAD Iceberg lettuce wedges topped with red grape tomatoes and chopped red onion. Covered with a sweet and sour soy bacon and pine nut dressing made with extra virgin olive oil and Balsamic vinegar plus non-filtered apple cider vinegar.  Sprinkled with fresh cracked pepper! Serves 6

OVEN-ROASTED PEPPERS AND EGGPLANT RICE SALAD

OVEN-ROASTED PEPPERS AND EGGPLANT RICE SALAD Savory rice combined with oven-roasted red and green peppers, eggplant and zucchini along with fresh cooked spinach. Mixed with a creamy Balsamic, fresh basil and garlic dressing! Makes 14 cups

ASIAN-AMERICAN MACARONI-RICE SALAD or SHARON’S SUSHI SALAD

ASIAN-AMERICAN MACARONI-RICE SALAD or SHARON’S SUSHI SALAD If  you want an exciting change from the same old macaroni salads, try this and experience the explosion of flavors dancing over your taste buds with every bite! Sweet, sour, salty, spicy and pungent! Makes 12 cups

BING CHERRY COLESLAW

BING CHERRY COLESLAW Bing cherries marinated in cinnamon and powdered sugar. Combined with cut green cabbage, sweet onion and celery and  tossed in a sweet creamy soy mayo, cream cheese and spicy brown mustard and celery seed dressing! Makes 6 cups

SOY PEPPERONI ANTIPASTO SALAD

SOY PEPPERONI ANTIPASTO SALAD Soy pepperoni, tomato, cucumber, marinated artichokes, pickled banana peppers and Kalamata olives marinated in a creamy sweet vinaigrette with fresh herbs, smoked almonds and garlic. Special! Makes 5 cups

SHARON’S WILTED SPINACH SALAD

SHARON’S WILTED SPINACH SALAD Fresh spinach and walnut pieces dressed with a warm sweet and sour soy bacon, Kalamata olive, garlic, roasted pepper, Balsamic and Dijon mustard dressing! Salad Serves 4-6; Dressing makes 2 cups 

BING CHERRY AND RED GRAPE SALAD

BING CHERRY AND RED GRAPE SALAD with navel and mandarin oranges, sweet onion rings and fresh green pepper. Marinated in a sweet-sour extra virgin olive oil, ginger, garlic and mint vinaigrette, with cinnamon, cloves and coriander! Makes 7 cups

TOMATO ANTIPASTO BREAD SALAD

TOMATO ANTIPASTO BREAD SALAD Ripe, juicy tomatoes combine with Eggplant Appetizer (caponata), sweet red roasted peppers, fried green peppers, Nicoise olives, pine nuts and sliced onion. Mixed with toasted English muffin cubes, then soaked in a pine nut, garlic and rosemary vinaigrette.  Wonderful! Makes 12 cups

SPAGHETTI EDAMAME SALAD

SPAGHETTI EDAMAME SALAD Thin spaghetti combined with boiled edamame, steamed carrot sticks, green beans, diced onion, green pepper and celery. Tossed with an orange marmalade and fresh ginger and curry vinaigrette with capers! Makes 8 cups

THE QUEEN OF KINGS POTATO SALAD

THE QUEEN OF KINGS POTATO SALAD Nobody has tasted a potato salad quite like this. The ultimate in flavor and texture! Definitely a WOW dish! Makes 17 cups

ROTINI BARBECUE PASTA SALAD

ROTINI BARBECUE PASTA SALAD Whole wheat rotini pasta, tomatoes, sweet red and green pepper, scallion, radish and broccoli mixed with Animal-Free Barbecue Mayonnaise Spread. Topped with smoked almond crumbles. Great salad! Makes 21 cups

FLOPPY BOW TIE PASTA SALAD

FLOPPY BOW TIE PASTA SALAD Tri-color pasta bow ties combined with fresh juicy tomato, broccoli buds, green pepper and scallion. Dressed with a creamy sweet mustard and tarragon dressing. Excellent! Makes 11-12 cups

NEFERTITI SALAD

SMOKED ALMOND BUTTER Smoked almonds, raw almonds, almond milk, brown sugar. Easy, creamy, delicious! Makes 4-1/2 cups

MARINATED APPLE AND CELERY SALAD II

MARINATED APPLE AND CELERY SALAD II Sliced celery and fresh sweet red apple cubes marinated in a sweet, garlic and thyme red wine vinegar dressing! Serves 6

PERFECT CAESAR SALAD

PERFECT CAESAR SALAD Familiar and new. Old school, new school. The best of Caesar! Makes 2 extra large servings

AVOCADO WITH FENNEL DRESSING

AVOCADO WITH FENNEL DRESSING Sliced avocado halves drizzled with fennel seasoned oil and vinegar! A special treat! Serves 2

AVOCADO WITH GRAPEFRUIT VINAIGRETTE

AVOCADO WITH GRAPEFRUIT VINAIGRETTE A light, zesty grapefruit vinaigrette with dill that goes especially well drizzled over avocado! Makes enough for 4-5 servings

MARINATED ANTIPASTO SALAD

MARINATED ANTIPASTO SALAD Fresh mushrooms, sweet onion, artichoke hearts, tomatoes and black olives marinated for 24 hours in a fresh thyme and garlic red wine vinaigrette! Serves 6-8

MARINATED BEETS AND YELLOW ONION

MARINATED BEETS AND YELLOW ONION Fancy cut shoestring beets and fresh onion strips marinated in a raspberry, garlic and coriander dressing! Serves 6-8

MARINATED BEETS AND HEARTS OF PALM

MARINATED BEETS AND HEARTS OF PALM Fancy cut shoestring beets, tender rounds of hearts of palm and rings of sweet onion marinated in a walnut oil and white wine tarragon dressing. Served with fresh sliced black bread! Makes 4-6 servings

MARINATED BABY LIMA BEANS

MARINATED BABY LIMA BEANS Baby lima beans boiled till plump, then tossed with sliced celery and a sweet mustard lemon and dill vinaigrette! Serves 6-8

MARINATED APPLE AND CELERY SALAD I

MARINATED APPLE AND CELERY SALAD I Tiny cuts of crisp celery and sweet juicy apple marinated in a spicy sweet oil and vinegar dressing with a splash of Cream sherry wine! Serves 6

CATALINA COLESLAW

CATALINA COLESLAW A creamy Madeira Catalina Dressing served over cabbage and carrot sticks, sliced almonds and mandarin oranges. Sweet, sour and smokey! Makes 1-1/2 cups dressing

APPLE COLESLAW

APPLE COLESLAW with avocado and pistachio nut dressing! Makes 8 cups

SUMMER TOMATO MARINADE

SUMMER TOMATO MARINADE A light, refreshing antipasto salad of tomato and cucumber meats sprinkled with Kalamata olive strips. Dressed with a tender champagne and garlic vinaigrette. Yes, a dressing can be tender! Serves 6-8

MEXICAN CORN SALAD

MEXICAN CORN SALAD Sweet yellow corn, fresh Roma tomatoes, sweet red roasted peppers, mild pepperoncini and black olive marinated in a garlic and cilantro white wine vinaigrette! Serves 6-8

SWEET AND SOUR PURPLE COLESLAW

SWEET AND SOUR PURPLE COLESLAW Tender shredded red cabbage tossed with a sweet apple vinaigrette and topped with chopped Kalamata olives! Makes 7/8 cup dressing; serves 6-8

PINEAPPLE COLESLAW III

PINEAPPLE COLESLAW III Fresh strands of green cabbage tossed with a creamy pineapple soy mayonnaise flavored with ginger and dill! Makes 8 servings

PINEAPPLE COLESLAW II

PINEAPPLE COLESLAW II Shredded cabbage tossed with a sweet sour creamy lemon and pineapple dressing! Makes 3-2/3 cups dressing

PINEAPPLE COLESLAW I

PINEAPPLE COLESLAW I Green cabbage, avocado, shredded carrot and green pepper tossed with a sweet and sour pineapple dressing! Serves 10