Posts Tagged ‘ salad ’

What Would Betty Do Logo TBMA

Caprese Avocado Salad It’s late summer. The tomatoes are at that moment of red, ripe perfection. The basil plant has grown to the size of a tree. Sure, you could make the same old caprese salad with tomatoes, mozzarella (or burrata, yum!) and basil. This time, branch out. Add avocado. Hey, skip the mozzarella altogether […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Open-Faced German Sandwiches

Croque Madame I’ll be the first to admit that I have no idea if these sandwiches are German in any way, shape or form. What I do know is that I saw them serving something similar at a cafeteria in Germany, and I built my own when I returned. It’s a variation on a croque […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Try Something New: Brussels Sprouts Salad

There’s really no earthly reason why I don’t like Brussels sprouts. I like cabbage. Why do I have such an issue with miniature cabbage? I’ve tried another Brussels sprouts recipe here in the past, and while it was perfectly fine, I wanted to find a way to actually eat them without bacon. Because really, everything […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Try Something New: Burrata

I’d never even heard of burrata until I read this post on Writes4Food. If you don’t already read this blog, I don’t know what you’re waiting for. Not only is Bryn a wonderful person and a great writer, she’s a farmer’s market enthusiast and a slow foodie in the way that I aspire to be […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Try Something New: Cherry Salad

Last year, I posted the recipe for the chicken and stone fruit salad. This year, because of a Spring that never came, our stone fruits are so-so. Our cherries, on the other hand, are quite tasty. Turns out that you can use the same basic recipe and substitute cherries for the peaches and plums. I […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Asparagus Salad

This recipe was loosely based on a very tasty salad that I had at Nordstrom Bistro in Dallas last fall. I’ve made it a few times in the past, and couldn’t quite get the necessary bite from the sun dried tomato dressing. This time I mixed two kinds of vinegar and used spring garlic instead […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Try Something New: Another Shot at Fennel

I wouldn’t have guessed from my last post about fennel, but it turns out that I like it just fine, as long as it’s raw. I saw several online references to fennel and celery as two flavors that worked well together, including this recipe from Mark Bittman. I’m not a huge fan of either, so combining […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Black Bean Salsa

A longtime summer favorite, I recently realized that my Black Bean Salad also makes a really good salsa, and just in time for Super Bowl Sunday. Again, as with most of my recipes, if we’re not right in the heart of tomato season I won’t use fresh. Canned tomatoes are picked in-season and offer better flavor during […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Cabbage Salad with Ginger Vinaigrette

This is an easy side dish that works well when served with pork tenderloin or chicken marinated in teriyaki sauce. It’s an easy and unexpectedly light side dish as the season starts leaning towards heavier meals. The salad is slightly less crisp, but more flavorful after a night in the fridge. Ingredients 3/4 cup rice […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Chicken and Stone Fruit Salad

This is a variation on a salad that was served on the specials board at the Nordstrom Cafe last month. It might not be an exact replica — I’ve seen several different “authentic” Nordstrom recipes online, all slightly different — but it’s colorful, flavorful and one of the best main dish salads that I’ve ever […] Read More