Posts Tagged 'Salad'

Tasty Japanese Cucumber Salad

Adapted from an old Internet recipe
Serves 4

I am always up for something new. And when that “something new” turns out to be simple to prepare and tasty it’s a win/win.
So it is with Japanese cucumber salad or Sunomono. It is the simplest of dishes yet is crisp and refreshing. It can accompany just about any meal.
There is not much more left to say, except be careful cutting up the cucumbers. See what happened to me here.

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Toasted Israeli Couscous with Grilled Vegetables and Lemon-Balsamic Vinaigrette

Adapted from a recipe by Bobby Flay

Serves 4 to 6

My late sister, Sue, was a vegetarian among other things. She was a great kid and I loved her dearly. One day, I called her up and said, “Let’s have dinner and I’ll cook, vegetarian of course.”
This is one of the dishes I prepared and it was so good I have made it several times for my family and friends. Grilled vegetables are what make it. The slightly smoky flavor comes through and the lemon balsamic vinaigrette adds a nice counterpoint to the whole dish.
If you have never tried couscous, I suggest you do. This recipe uses Israeli couscous (also known as pearl couscous) which is slightly larger than normal couscous. I like them both, but the larger Israeli couscous is very tasty.

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BBQ Cole Slaw

Adapted from The Joy of Cooking, 1971

Serves 6

There are hundreds of recipes for cole slaw. Some creamy. Some tangy. Some shredded. Some chopped fine (like KFC).
Most made with all cabbage. I always found any type of cole slaw made with all cabbage to be somewhat lacking. I could never put my finger on it until I ran across this recipe nearly 25 years ago.
The difference here is that this recipe calls for half cabbage and half lettuce. And the dressing uses catchup and Worcestershire sauce. The results is a crisp, clean, tangy, creamy delicious cole slaw. It goes great with anything off the grill. Give it a try the next time you throw some hamburgers on the barbie.

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