RECIPE: Smoked Salmon Spring Salad with Spring Greens & Chives

[1] Smoked salmon with spring greens salad (photo © Good Eggs). [2] A spring salad mix, washed and ready to eat (photo © Earthbound Farm). [3] A beautiful side of smoked salmon (photo © Caviar House – Prunier). [4] Meyer lemons (photo © Good Eggs). [5] (photo © Recipes Worth Repeating).   It’s the first…
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RECIPE: Italian-Style Tuna Salad With Chickpeas

[1] A summery tuna and chickpea salad tossed with balsamic vinaigrette, on mixed greens, with a side of garlic bread (both photos © Delallo). [2] Golden balsamic vinegar (more about it below). You can get it from DeLallo.   You can always count on a can of tuna for a protein-packed salad. But you can…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Yuzu Juice

Yuzu juice is squeezed from the fresh yuzu citrus, in season in the U.S. from September to December. (It is grown in California. Fresh yuzu can’t be imported per USDA restrictions.) The small, round citrus fruit has become very popular with fine chefs, thanks to the availability of imported yuzu juice used by Japanese restaurants.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Mustard In Your Vinaigrette

Dijon mustard atop mustard seeds. Photo by Saidi Granados | THE NIBBLE.   You may have seen mustard listed as an ingredient in vinagrette. It adds delicious flavor, but it also serves as an emulsifier, so the dressing doesn’t break back into separate oil and vinegar layers. You can use prepared Dijon mustard, or–if you…
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RECIPE: Blueberry Vinaigrette

It’s easy to make a sweet-and-tart fruit vinaigrette. Photo and recipe courtesy WildBlueberries.com. Why purchase bottled salad dressing when it’s so easy, less expensive and healthier to make your own (you control the sodium and sugar levels and don’t add preservatives)? It’s simple to mix oil and vinegar, but not that much more trouble to…
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