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

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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

Broccoli Salad

Broccoli Salad

Broccoli Salad

My final post for Vegetable Side Dish Week is a salad.  Not the usual broccoli salad that everyone makes with variations of Miracle Whip, sunflower seeds and grapes added to the broccoli.  This broccoli salad is like a slaw, one that has a simple glug of olive oil and apple cider vinegar.  If you want to avoid the creamy type of dressing, this salad may be what you are looking for! Continue reading