Cold Veggie Pizza

My absolute favorite summer food is cold veggie pizza. I’m not sure what the real name of this dish is and I’m not going to research it. Although it doesn’t have a pizza crust and the vegetables are raw, not baked, it will always be cold veggie pizza in our house. It’s a 40 year tradition, a family favorite of all ages.  It was a very popular dish in the 80s.  At least one person brought it to every church potluck. Continue reading

Mediterranean Chopped Salad

Mediterranean Chopped Salad

Mediterranean Chopped Salad

My favorite way to eat cauliflower is simply mashed with potatoes and butter.  Close behind would be cauliflower in a salad with black olives, tomatoes and a zesty vinaigrette.  This Mediterranean chopped salad recipe was good but I had to do a few substitutions and tweaks.  I added carrots and subbed orzo for Israeli couscous.  I omitted the feta as I didn’t have any on hand. Continue reading

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