Marinated Shrimp and Olives

I love shrimp and I love olives. It seemed like a natural combination when I saw this recipe. I’d planned to serve it at a small family gathering but that didn’t work out. So I decided to make a smaller batch for me. Why not treat myself? I did have a whole lot of frozen shrimp I needed to start using. Marinating the shrimp sounded fun and delicious. 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