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Caesar Salad with Portobello Mushrooms

9 drained canned anchovy fillets, minced 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium head romaine lettuce, cut into bit-size pieces 1 large head radicchio, cut into bite-size pieces 4 garlic cloves, flattened, peeled 3 large portobello mushrooms stems discarded, caps [ ... ]
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Avocado-Pesto Pasta Salad with Fresh Corn

INGREDIENTS kosher salt 1 lb. orecchiette pasta 2 ears fresh corn, husks removed 7 oz. basil or spinach pesto 2 avocados, pitted and diced Freshly ground black pepper 1 c. chopped fresh parsley, plus more for garnish DIRECTIONS Bring an 8-quart stock pot of water to a boil and generously season with salt. Cook pasta according to [ ... ]
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Tropical Slaw with Sweet & Sour Dressing

Ingredients 1/4 cup cider vinegar 1/4 cup canola oil 2 tablespoons sugar Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 12 ounces fresh pineapple, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1 large, ripe mango, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1/2 head red cabbage, finely shredded 3 green onions, green and pale green parts only, thinly sliced 1/4 cup roughly chopped fresh [ ... ]
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Tomato Salad with Feta, Olives & Mint

Ingredients 6 oz. feta cheese 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint, plus sprigs for garnish 4 large ripe tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch slices Kosher salt 1/2 lb. cucumber, peeled, seeded, and cut into small dice 1/2 lb. bite-size tomatoes (cherry, pear, or grape) in assorted colors, halved 1/2 cup niçoise or kalamata olives (about 15), pitted [ ... ]
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Rice Noodle Salad with Avocado, Mango & Chile

Ingredients 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (from about 2 limes) 1/4 cup mirin 4 tsp. Asian (toasted) sesame oil 1 tsp. minced fresh Thai bird chile or similar; more to taste 1 teaspoon salt 8 oz. rice noodles (not vermicelli) 2 firm-ripe Hass avocados (about 6 oz. each), diced 1 ripe [ ... ]
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Egyptian Barley Salad

From America’s test Kitchen. Do not substitute hulled barley or hull-less barley in this recipe. 1½ cups pearl barley Salt and pepper 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for serving 2 tablespoons pomegranate molasses ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon ground cumin ⅓ cup golden raisins ½ cup coarsely chopped cilantro ¼ cup shelled pistachios, toasted and [ ... ]
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Chopped Mexican Salad with Roasted Peppers, Corn, Tomatoes & Avocado

Chopped salads are a beautiful way to show of summer’s terrific produce. Each ingredient is interesting to eat and taste, and together they combine to give you something even better. For the peppers and corn 2 large orange or red bell peppers 2 ears fresh corn 1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt [ ... ]
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Roasted Tomatoes

Ingredients 8-10 tomatoes, sliced thick, I get 4 slices for each tomato, fill a sheet pan in a single layer. 4 tablespoons olive oil 2 large garlic cloves, minced 2 teaspoons sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Directions Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Arrange the tomatoes on a [ ... ]

Spinach Pesto with Cherry Tomatoes and Feta Cheese

The pesto coats the warm pasta to make a creamy, rich sauce, which is accented by the crumbled feta and contrasted by the sweet cherry tomatoes. Ingredients 1 pound bow tie pasta 1 recipe pesto (following) 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved ¾ cup crumbled feta cheese or more to taste Freshly [ ... ]

MEXICAN QUINOA

Wonderfully light, healthy and nutritious. And it’s so easy to make – even the quinoa is cooked right in the pan! INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 jalapenos, minced 1 cup quinoa 1 cup vegetable broth 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes 1 cup [ ... ]
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Barley, Roasted Butternut & Grape Salad.

Ingredients 1 container of seedless red grapes, rinsed and dried completely 1 small or medium butternut squash, peeled, cut and diced small 1 cup of cooked barley, then cool. a good handful of fresh spinach a good handful of whole pecans or any nuts of your choice toasted, 350 deg for 8 [ ... ]
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Asian Tofu Pasta Salad

3/4 pound of your favourite pasts or whole-wheat spaghetti 1 pounds firm tofu, cut into 1/2-inch dice 1 tablespoon plus 4 teaspoons soy sauce 2 1/2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger 2 1/2 tablespoons cooking oil 2 tablespoons wine vinegar 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon Asian sesame oil 3/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest 1/4 teaspoon [ ... ]
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Quinoa with Apple Cheddar and Spinach

1 cup quinoa 2 cups water 3 tablespoons olive oil ½ sweet onion, diced 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon dried basil and oregano 1 teaspoon lemon juice 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 cup sharp cheddar, cubed 1 cup baby spinach, raw 1 crisp, sweet apple, cored and diced PREPARATION Heat the olive oil in a medium-sized saucepan. Sauté [ ... ]
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Couscous and Lentil Salad

: 1 cup brown lentils 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1 1/4 cups water 1 cup couscous I used israeli couscous, 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/4 cup olive oil 1 large garlic clove, minced and mashed to a paste with 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley 2 cups vine-ripened cherry tomatoes, halved 1 cup cucumber small [ ... ]
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Bulgur and Lentil Salad with fresh Herbs

This salad is even better the longer it sits in the fridge. Ingredients 1 c dry lentils, preferably green or yellow 2 c water 1 c dry bulgur 1 c boiling water 1/4 c olive oil 1/4 c lemon juice 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 t salt 2 T mint, chopped 2-3T dill, chopped fresh black pepper to taste 1/4 c [ ... ]
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Avocado & Mango Salad

3 medium-size ripe Hass avocados, halved, pitted and cut into medium size chunks 2 ripe Mango, peeled and cut into medium size pieces 1 apple, unpeeled, peeled if desired, cored and cut in small dice 1/2 cup or more to taste freshly squeezed lime juice or lemon juice 1/2 cup [ ... ]
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Warm Winter Salad

1 Small red Onion, cut into 1/2 inch wedges 1 small sweet potato cut into 1-inch pieces 1 carrot, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces 1 parsnip, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces 1 small celery root peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces 1 small beet, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch [ ... ]
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Sweet Pepper Slaw

Ingredients: 3 tablespoon lemon juice 2 tablespoon minced Italian Parsley 1 teaspoon sugar 1 clove garlic, minced 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 or 2 red bell pepper,sliced very thin 1 green or/ and orange bell pepper,sliced very thin 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced very thin 1/2 teas salt 1/4 teas black pepper Directions: Combine lemon juice, parsley, sugar, [ ... ]
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ROASTED TOMATO SPINACH SALAD WITH CITRUS MUSTARD VINAIGRETTE

INGREDIENTS 2 cups grape tomatoes, halved 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon sugar 10 oz. bag of spinach ¼ cup feta cheese, crumbled 1 tablespoon pine nuts, toasted Citrus Mustard Vinaigrette juice of ½ an orange 1 tablespoon lemon juice ½ teaspoon orange zest 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon dijon mustard 1 [ ... ]
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Gina’s WALNUT HERB GREENS

I have never found a more fresh tasting salad than this one. The taste is absolutely exciting! I used to keep it tucked safely away for special occasions. Then I woke up one day and said “today is special enough for coffee from my china, and wine from [ ... ]
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Roasted Tomato Salad

2 pounds ( a mix of small & cherry tomatoes), halved I used 1 yellow and 1 orange tomato fresh for colour. 1/4 cup / extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon Kosher salt 1/3 cup toasted almond slices 6 oz good mozzarella, torn into chunks or goat cheese a handful of torn [ ... ]
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Quinoa & Spinach Salad

• 2 cups water • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach, torn • 1/2 cup dried cranberries • DRESSING: • 3 tablespoons olive oil • 2 tablespoons orange juice • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar • 1 tablespoon maple syrup • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1/8 teaspoon pepper • 1 green onion, finely chopped • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted Directions • In a small saucepan, bring water to a [ ... ]
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Roasted Beet Salad with Oranges and Beet Greens

6 medium beets with beet greens attached 2 large oranges peeled and pitch removed then diced 3 Tablespoons green onion, about 2 1 1/2 cups diced peeled celery root 1 1/2 cups diced peeled carrots 1/2 cup toasted walnuts For vinaigrette: 3 tablespoons minced shallots 2 tablespoons white vinegar 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 2 tablespoons [ ... ]
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GRILLED PEPPER SALAD

This salad of grilled peppers and ripe red tomatoes with green onion, lemon and parsley is fabulous. The peppers can be roasted up to 48 hours ahead of time. 4 red bell peppers, plus 4 Cubanelle mild or hot peppers to make 4 cups 3 large ripe tomatoes, seeded and [ ... ]
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PITA AND BEAN SALAD

Toast the pita ahead but mix up the salad at the last minute or you’ll end up with a soggy disappointment This salad was inspired by the Middle Eastern salad fattoush. 1 whole wheat pita breads, in bite-size pieces 2 cloves garlic, peeled 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons lemon juice 3 tablespoons [ ... ]
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Asian Chicken-Noodle Salad with Snap Peas

Fresh Japanese-style noodles are sold in the refrigerated deli section of some supermarkets and at Asian markets. If unavailable, substitute spaghetti or your favorite pasta 12 ounces sugar snap peas, strings removed 1 8- to 9-ounce package fresh Japanese-style noodles (such as udon) 1 tablespoon Asian sesame oil 2 grilled chicken breast [ ... ]
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MANDARIN CHICKEN SALAD (shhhhh! its Wendy’s)

Mandarin Chicken Salad 1/2 cup corn syrup 3 Tbls. distilled white vinegar 2 Tbls. pineapple juice 1 Tbls. packed light brown sugar 1 Tbls. rice wine vinegar 1 Tbls. soy sauce 4 tsp. granulated sugar 1 tsp. sesame oil 1/4 tsp. ground mustard seed 1/4 tsp. ground ginger 1/8 tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. paprika 1 dash garlic powder 1 dash black pepper 1/2 [ ... ]
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RASPBERRY DRESSING

ALMOND-CRUSTED GOAT CHEESE SALAD WITH RASPBERRY DRESSING 2/3 cup frozen raspberries, thawed or fresh. 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons minced red onion 1 tablespoon dry mustard 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice 1 cup olive oil 1 tablespoon poppy seeds ~~~~~ 2 5-ounce logs soft fresh goat cheese, each log cut into 4 [ ... ]
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GREEK SALAD

GREEK SALAD A terrific accompaniment for kebabs. 3/4 pound tomatoes, seeded, diced (about 2 cups) 2 cups diced seeded peeled cucumber (from about 1 large) 1 cup diced red bell pepper (from about 1 large) 1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives or other brine-cured black olives, halved 1/4 cup diced red onion 3 tablespoons chopped fresh [ ... ]
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CAESAR SALAD for Gina

CAESAR SALAD 1 large garlic clove, minced, mashed to a paste with a pinch of salt 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard 3 tablespoons sour cream 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 3 anchovy fillets 1/2cup olive oil 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan 8 cups packed bite-size pieces of Romaine, rinsed and [ ... ]
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Onion, Tomato and Sumac Salad

5 large, ripe tomatoes, sliced 1/2 cm. thick 1 large red onions, sliced thinly 3 cucumbers, seeded and sliced about 1/2 cm. thick hot red pepper flakes to taste 1/4 cup olive oil lemon-based vinaigrette sauce, ideally home made, to taste 1/4 tsp. each salt, sumac and ground white pepper feta cheese, crumbled pine nuts, dry [ ... ]
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PASTA PRIMAVERA SALAD

This is the best! Everybody loves it………. PASTA PRIMAVERA SALAD 1 lb broccoli 1 12oz pkg bow ties pasta Versatile Vinaigrette Dressing (see recipe) 1 10oz pkg fresh spinach 1 lb smoked turkey breast, cut in thin strips 1 pint cherry tomatoes 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley 1/3 cup pine nuts toasted (I [ ... ]
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Black Bean Salad

Ingredients: 1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 cup frozen corn, thawed 8 cherry tomatoes, quartered (gently squeeze out seeds) ½ cup minced onion 2 medium cloves garlic, pressed ½ cup diced red bell pepper 2 TBS pumpkin seeds coarsely chopped 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 2 TBS extra virgin olive oil 3 TBS fresh [ ... ]
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Spago House Dressing

We had dinner at Spago’s Restaurant in L.A October, all during dinner we were humming and tasting each others dinners. the walnut oil is expensive but so worth it. From Wolfgang Pucks’ world famous Spago Restaurant, here’s his recipe for his special house salad dressing. Ingredients · 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar · 1 [ ... ]
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Broccoli Salad with Feta, Olive-Oil-Fried Almonds & Curr

The combination of sweet and salty makes this salad an ideal antipasti course, or try it as a side dish for grilled chicken or fish.. ingredients 1 pound broccoli 11/2 tablespoons dried currants 1 medium clove garlic Kosher salt 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar Pinch cayenne 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 cup blanched, slivered almonds 3 ounces feta [ ... ]
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Tabbouleh

1 cup bulghur wheat 1 1/2 cups boiling water 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons) 1/4 cup good olive oil 3 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 cup minced scallions, white and green parts (1 bunch) 1 cup chopped fresh mint leaves (1 bunch) 1 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley (1 bunch) 1 cucumber, unpeeled, seeded, [ ... ]
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Chinese Chicken Salad with Chile Peanut Dressing

1/4 cup rice wine vinegar 2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter 1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger 2 teaspoons chipotle pepper puree 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon honey 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil 1/2 cup canola oil Salt and freshly ground pepper 1/2 head Napa cabbage, shredded 1/2 head romaine lettuce, shredded 2 carrots, shredded 1/4 pound snow peas, julienned 1/4 cup [ ... ]
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Roasted Cauliflower with Red Pepper Flakes and Lemon

Roasting cauliflower adds a crispy browned surface and a creamy smooth texture Ingredients: 1 head cauliflower, core removed, broken into even sized pieces 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/2 small lemon, juiced, seeds removed Preparation: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Put the cauliflower in a baking dish and [ ... ]
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Sesame Honey Marinated Broccoli

Ingredients: 1 large head of broccoli, cut into even pieces 1/4 red bell pepper, cut into julienne strips, 1 inch long 1/4 yellow bell pepper, cut into julienne strips 1 inch long 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted 2 tablespoons olive oil Preparation: Combine all ingredients [ ... ]
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Italian Salad Dressing

1/4 cup white vinegar 3 Tbls. water 2 tsp. granulated sugar 1 tsp. lemon juice 1 tsp. garlic salt 1 tsp. onion salt 1 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper 2 tsp. minced fresh parsley OR 1 tsp. dried parsley flakes 1/2 tsp. minced fresh basil OR 1/4 tsp. dried basil 1/2 tsp. minced fresh oregano OR 1/4 [ ... ]
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TGI Friday’s Mandarin Orange Sesame Dressing

1/3 C. orange marmalade 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper 1/4 tsp. ground ginger 1/4 tsp. garlic powder 1/4 C. white vinegar 2/3 C. vegetable oil 2 Tbsp. soy sauce 3 Tbsp. sesame oil 2 Tbsp. honey 1/4 C. mandarin orange sections, chopped Mixed greens Grilled chicken breasts Measure marmalade, cayenne pepper, ginger, garlic powder, vinegar, oil, soy sauce, sesame oil and [ ... ]
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Panzanella, Bread Salad

3 tablespoons good olive oil 1 small French bread cut into 1-inch cubes about 6 cups. 1 teaspoon kosher salt 3 large, ripe tomatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes 1 cucumber, unpeeled, seeded, and sliced 1/2-inch thick 1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes 1 yellow or orange bell pepper, seeded and [ ... ]
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Fresh Tomato & Olive Salad

For the best flavor, use very ripe tomatoes and don’t refrigerate the sauce. Toss it with pasta, spoon it onto baguette slices. 1 1/2 pounds plum tomatoes, cored, cut lengthwise into thin wedges 12 Kalamata olives, pitted, sliced 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 cup diced roasted red or yellow bell peppers [ ... ]
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Black Bean Salad with Pineapple

Black Bean Salad very healthy and very yummy! 1 can black beans, drained, 2 cups, steamed corn, or 1 can drained 2 Roma tomatoes, diced 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper 1/4 cup diced red onion 1/4 cup diced green onions 1/4 cup diced pineapple 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro leaves 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced 3 tablespoons sherry [ ... ]
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Vegetarian Bulgur Chili for Julie&Becky

(You won’t believe there is no meat in this delicious chili. Don’t be deterred by the long list of ingredients. Most of them are herbs and spices) 1 tablespoon olive or canola oil 2 onions, chopped 2 green & or red peppers, chopped 3 cloves garlic, crushed 2 cups mushrooms, sliced 1 can 19 [ ... ]
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Potato Crouton Recipe

The key is cutting potatoes into tiny cubes so they cook quickly. You can also substitute sweet potatoes or a butternut squash for the potatoes. 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 1/2 cups potatoes, 1/3-inch dice pinch of salt 1 garlic clove, minced (optional) Heat the olive oil over medium heat in [ ... ]
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Roasted Pepper Salad with Basil and Goat Cheese

6 medium red bell peppers 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup thinly sliced basil leaves 4 ounces best quality goat cheese, crumbled Method 1. Preheat the broiler. Cut the peppers lengthwise into quarters; discard [ ... ]
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Healthy Tabbouleh Salad

This colorful, vitamin-packed salad is guaranteed to be a winner. 1/3 c. bulgur 2/3 c. boiling water 2 c. minced curly parsley 1 c. mint leaves 1/2 green & 1/2 red pepper 4 firm, ripe tomatoes 4 green onions 1/4 c. red onion 1/4 c. grated carrots 1/2 English cucumber, seeded & diced 1/4 to 1/3 c. olive oil 1/4 [ ... ]
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Hot Italian Giardiniera

“A hot and tangy, pickled pepper and jalapeno topping for sandwiches, sausages, , pastas, pizzas, and more.” INGREDIENTS: 2 green bell peppers, diced 2 red bell peppers, diced 6 fresh jalapeno peppers, sliced 1 celery stalk, diced 1 medium carrot, diced 1 small onion, chopped 1/2 cup fresh cauliflower florets 1/2 cup salt water to cover 2 cloves garlic, finely [ ... ]
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Tomato Salad

This is an incredible tomato salad but there are two things to remember if you want to wow your guests with something so simple. The first is that you should try to get a mixture of different, tasty, local (if possible) tomatoes in all different shapes, sizes and [ ... ]
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