Asparagus, Grilled Corn, Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Asparagus Vegetable Salad

Asparagus Vegetable Salad

I was going to make a traditional cucumber salad for a party that we threw to celebrate my P.S.’s birthday recently.  Someone else decided to try a new cucumber recipe so I had to find another way to use some cucumbers.  I had just bought asparagus and cobs of corn and thought they’d taste great together with some other vegetables.  I could already taste a lime vinaigrette on the vegetable salad.  I couldn’t wait! Continue reading

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Roasted Beet, Goat Cheese, Egg and Blueberry Salad

Roasted Beet, Blueberry, Egg and Goat Cheese Salad

Roasted Beet, Blueberry, Egg and Goat Cheese Salad

I’ve been sitting on a little pile of beets from the farmers market.  I wasn’t trying to hatch them, although if that worked and produced another pile of beets I might consider that…  but I digress.  Beets!  I wanted a cold beet salad that was different and this certainly promised to be both different and delicious.  I was off to make a new form of vegetable and fruit deliciousness. Continue reading

Asparagus Beet Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

Asparagus Beet Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

Asparagus Beet Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

I love cold vegetable salads with a zesty vinaigrette.  They’re quick to make and can even be eaten immediately if you don’t mind them not being totally chilled.  As most of the vegetables and olives are already in the fridge, the salad is mostly chilled and ready to be a side dish for dinner!  I make them often, more often in the summer to accompany grilled meats. Continue reading