Thai Noodle Salad

This crunchy, savory, spicy noodle salad is so refreshing that it is sure to become a summer standby recipe for post-pool lunches and too-hot-to-turn-on-the-oven night dinners. Sautéed shrimp make a main course out of what otherwise could pass as an appetizer or side dish. Knife skills are all it takes to turn out this delightful bowl of Thai-flavored confetti. We scarfed this salad down and felt satisfied and healthy! To make a main-course salad that serves 2-3 people, begin by … Continue reading

Thai Shrimp and Grapefruit Salad

This salad is awesome. It is refreshing but filling and features complex Thai flavors that balance sweet, sour, savory, and spicy. Even better are the many different components that keep each bite of salad varied and interesting. This salad is more commonly made with pomelo and crab, but I prefer shrimp because it provides a more substantial texture. I ate this salad as a main course, but a smaller portion would also make a nice appetizer. It’s a really delicious … Continue reading

Crisp Fennel Salad with Oranges and Olives

My friend made this delicious fennel salad and brought it to our Italian supper club dinner. Amid all of the rich foods on our table, this fresh, crisp salad was a welcome oasis. I craved it afterwards and had to make it myself, but a snowstorm was coming and I didn’t have the motivation to go out and get the proper ingredients- blood oranges and those black, wrinkly olives from the olive bar. I took the easy way out and … Continue reading