appetizer, Brunch, Cheese, Entree, Pasta, Recipes, Salad, Vegetables

Pasta Salad With Broccoli and Feta Cheese

Finding a new, at least for me, type of pasta, was a good enough reason to think about making pasta salad, which I haven’t made much during the extra hot days of summer.

This type of pasta, called “Mafalda” looks like a mini version of the larger lasagna pasta sheets, with their crinkly edges. I thought this unique shape could work well in a salad. Continue reading “Pasta Salad With Broccoli and Feta Cheese”

appetizer, Brunch, Recipes, Salad, Seafood

Calamari Salad with Lime, Cilantro and Jalapeno

Calamari salad with parsley and lemon (click HERE for the recipe), is a favorite summer dish, that I like to serve on a hot summer day. Continue reading “Calamari Salad with Lime, Cilantro and Jalapeno”

appetizer, Brunch, Cheese, fruit, Recipes, Salad, Vegetables

Summer Salad with Greens, Crispy Vegetables, Fruits and Halloumi Cheese

Halloumi cheese is one of the rare cheeses, that can be fried, or grilled, and still keep its shape, while obtaining a wonderful new flavor and color. It is one of my favorite cheeses to use as an addition to salads. Continue reading “Summer Salad with Greens, Crispy Vegetables, Fruits and Halloumi Cheese”

Brunch, Cheese, Recipes, Salad, Sauces, Vegetables

Spring Salad with Maple Mustard Vinaigrette

With the weather starting to warm up, and fresh produce is easier to find, preparing salads is so much more enjoyable. The following salad is one example of that. Continue reading “Spring Salad with Maple Mustard Vinaigrette”

appetizer, Brunch, Recipes, Salad, Vegetables

High Protein Israeli Couscous Salad with Asparagus and Cherry tomatoes

Israeli couscous is actually a type of toasted pasta, and can be used in different ways, besides the most obvious one, which is to serve it as a starchy side dish. In the following recipe, I’ve used it as a base for a high protein colorful salad. The protein in the salad comes from the mix of tofu, chickpeas and Lupini beans. This combination of legumes and grain is highly nutritious, yet fairly light, compared to other proteins. Continue reading “High Protein Israeli Couscous Salad with Asparagus and Cherry tomatoes”

Brunch, Fish, Recipes, Salad, Vegetables

Cannellini beans, Tuna and Pasta Salad

The tasty pairing of tuna and beans in a salad is known in the Italian kitchen, and it is one of my favorites. As I’m also a fan of tuna-pasta salad, I’ve decided to combine both, as you can see in the following version. Continue reading “Cannellini beans, Tuna and Pasta Salad”

Bread, breakfast, Brunch, Cheese, Eggs, Meat, Pasta, Recipes, Salad, sandwich

A Few Dishes with Dandelion Greens

Dandelion is known mostly as a seasonal plant, of which all its parts have been used in cooking and traditional medicine from ancient times. To many who are unfamiliar with the plant, the greens are many times considered an invasive weed in fields and gardens, but they are in fact edible and highly nutritious. As I’m not a gardener myself, nor a forager of wild greens, I’ve never tried them, until I recently found them at the store, and decided to buy a bunch. Continue reading “A Few Dishes with Dandelion Greens”

appetizer, Brunch, Recipes, Salad, Sauces, Seafood

Artichoke Hearts with Shrimp Saffron Salad

Artichoke season is here, and as I’m a big fan of this unique vegetable (actually, an edible flower bud from the thistle family), I always try to find new ways to serve it. This time I’ve decided to use the artichoke hearts as a bed for serving a tasty shrimps salad. Continue reading “Artichoke Hearts with Shrimp Saffron Salad”

Brunch, Recipes, Salad, turkey, Vegetables

Pan Fried Turkey Cutlets with Israeli Couscous-Lentil Salad and Roasted Okra

The following dishes can be made and served on their own, or, as I have done here, served together as a quick summer dinner. Continue reading “Pan Fried Turkey Cutlets with Israeli Couscous-Lentil Salad and Roasted Okra”

Brunch, pork, Recipes, sandwich, Sauces

BLT Sandwich and Salad

BLT stands for Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato, which are placed between two slices of toasted white bread spread with mayonnaise. It is one of the most popular American sandwiches, and by now is known in many other countries as well. The very simple combination of the main ingredients works so well together, with the saltiness of the bacon, slight acidity and sweetness of the tomatoes and the fresh and crisp lettuce. Continue reading “BLT Sandwich and Salad”

Chicken, Food, Recipes, Salad, Vegetables

Broiled Boneless Chicken Thighs with Two Eggplant Salads

Broiling is a method of cooking that many of us tend to avoid, despite the fact it’s easy to use and can produce quick and tasty dishes, with grill-like flavor, in any ordinary kitchen. Continue reading “Broiled Boneless Chicken Thighs with Two Eggplant Salads”