Salade de Tomates et Fromage #ProgressiveEats

We traveled to France for our April Progressive Eats’ dinner party and this simple Salade de Tomates et Fromage was my contribution. Composed of perfectly ripe tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, basil and a balsamic vinaigrette, I took a cue from the French and used top notch ingredients which is imperative for the most delicious results. Heirloom Tomatoes and Buffalo […]

Salmon Salad Niçoise #SundaySupper

This Salmon Salad Niçoise is a scrumptious twist on the French classic. The Omega-3 fatty acids in the seafood make it a heart healthy dish that doesn’t taste like health food! Salad Niçoise Typically made with canned tuna, I  actually prefer my version with rare ahi tuna or grilled salmon.  Niçoise translates to “prepared in Nice,” […]

Hélène’s All-White Salad #FrenchFridayswithDorie

I typically love the visual appeal of a bright salad, with ruby red tomatoes, contrasting greens and along with colorful veggies. But Hélène’s All-White Salad was anything but that. Pale Napa cabbage, peeled Granny Smith Apples, sliced mushrooms and celery ribbons were a far cry from typical vibrant salad ingredients. And the pale yellow mayonnaise based […]

Salade Niçoise #FrenchFridayswithDorie

When we toured France last summer, I ate a Salade Niçoise at every port…and they were all different save for the inclusion of tuna, haricot verts, hard boiled eggs, Niçoise olives and potatoes. I fell for each and every version. I have even made the “modern” version, as Dorie called it, with rare slices of […]

Mozzarella, Tomato and Strawberry Salad

Due to the wacky spring weather, our local strawberry season was barely a week long…so I made this salad when these tiny beauties were at their peak.  We were having company for dinner, so instead of slicing a fresh mozzarella ball, I purchased the smaller bocconcini….and made a composed salad versus plating individually.  I served […]