Category Archives: Salads

Salad of Arugula, Purple Cauliflower and Butternut Squash

This salad could really be called “fall harvest” salad, because it takes full advantage of ingredients that are currently at their peak.  This arugula is bigger, heartier and fuller-flavored than in the summer.  All of the crucifers are bigger, greener and … Continue reading

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Salad of Spinach, Kabocha and Goat Cheese

Spinach is an amazingly resilient plant.  It grows (and thrives) even in snowfall.  Every year, I’m amazed to see it at our local farm stands, even in December.  Here on the east end of Long Island, the last farm stand … Continue reading

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Italian-Ate Tabbouleh

We’ve had a little snap of Indian summer this weekend and I still have lots of tomatoes ripening on my window sill.  I’ve discovered that this middle-eastern dish works just as well with farro as it does with bulghur wheat.  I like … Continue reading

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Italian String Bean Salad

String beans are abundant in my neighbor Beppi’s garden this time of year, particularly a variety of long bean that he grows, which produces beans as long as 18″. I love these long beans because they’re thin and delicate (almost … Continue reading

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Salad of Arugula, Fennel and Parmigiano

This is a great first course or light lunch year-round.  Right now, arugula and fennel are local, and they grow locally well into the fall.  Part of the occasion for this salad is the beautiful wedge of parmigiano my mom brought back from … Continue reading

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Russian Kale and Golden Beet Salad

Russian Kale is softer and more delicate than the conventional dark curly leafed variety.   It’s great eaten raw as a salad.  I like to tame its slightly mustardy bite with something sweet, like roasted golden beets.  A slab of herbed … Continue reading

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Salad with Crispy Eggplant

The eggplants from my neighbor Beppi’s garden are still coming, as are the arugula and cherry tomatoes.  I still have some ricotta left from my melanzane alla pargmigiana.  This is the perfect opportunity to vary the ingredients a bit and … Continue reading

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