Mediterranean Bean Salad

Mediterranean Bean Salad

Mediterranean Bean Salad

When I found this recipe and read white beans, artichoke hearts and black olives on the list of salad ingredients I was eager to try it.  I was looking for something new to make as a tasty side dish to accompany our chicken burgers for dinner.  I love cold bean salads and this one promised to have a good combination of flavors.  Plus I’m always up for anything with artichoke hearts! Continue reading

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Curried Panzanella

Panzanella is s light, summery Tuscan salad made with day old bread and tomatoes.  Other ingredients enhance the dining experience based on your own tastes.  Usually the crusty bread is dipped in water before being added to the salad.  I found that coating the bread with a creamy curry dressing instead of water gave it flavors that were out of this world! Continue reading

Anti-pasta Antipasto

Anti-pasta Antipasto

Anti-pasta Antipasto

We recently received an antipasto dish from our daughter, Emily, that was awesome.  I don’t use that word often but this salad was truly that awesome.  She called it Anti-pasta Antipasto because the noodles she used weren’t actually noodles.  They were zucchini noodles, often called “zoodles”.  I was almost fooled; their texture after being marinated was very similar to pasta noodles.  I begged Emily for the recipe. Continue reading