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Category Archives: Salads and Vinaigrettes

Easy Herb Vinaigrette – Recipe

I love gardening, and especially growing my own herbs, so I have them fresh on hand to use in my cooking.

One of the herbs I enjoy in my dishes is fresh Basil.

When I found this recipe for a homemade vinaigrette, I was very excited and am sharing it here with you.

Next time you feel like having some salad, but realize you do not have any dressing you can make one of your own

Chickpeas Vinaigrette – Vegetarian/Vegan Recipe

Chick Peas, also known as Garbanzo Beans, is very high in protein, thus an excellent food choice for vegetarians, vegans, and great for fat smashing diet folks.

I prefer vinaigrette salads over the ones with mayo, and would easily choose many vegetables over some meats. This Chick Peas Vinaigrette salad is just the perfect combination for me, and you might like it as well.

Caramel Apple Dip – Recipe

With the upcoming holidays like St. Nicholas Day, Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year, there will be lots of parties to attend and lots of party foods to prepare and sample. I will contribute, by posting some of my favorite recipes for these occasions.

Cucumber salad

I have just picked some fresh cucumbers from my garden…..they are so fresh, and so much tastier than the ones from the store (no wax on these ones….). Garden fresh cucumbers actually do have a very nice taste, and can be eaten with the peel on, but I prefer them peeled.

Cucumbers may be used in a variety of ways: in tossed salads, as cucumber tea sandwiches, sliced and served plain or with a dip, used in numerous appetizers, etc. I love my cucumbers in a cucumber salad, dressed with sour cream or vinaigrette style.

Suburban Potato Salad – Recipe

There are many different recipes for potato salad, but one of my favorite ones is the Suburban Potato Salad. I love the added color and texture created by the fruit and vegetables. It makes a very nice addition to other party foods, as well as a side dish for lunch, dinner, picnic, or barbecue. This recipe makes about 6 cups of salad.