Horizontal Wedge Salad with Miso-Sesame Vinaigrette

When I was a kid, I would always order a wedge salad. I loved iceberg lettuce because it is consistently crisp, unlike that limp and earthy romaine. Well, times have changed, and I couldn’t tell you the last time I ate a wedge salad, cut into a large triangle and doused with russian dressing. When I was least expecting it, I came upon these inspired wedge salads in the prepared foods section at Wegmans. The iceberg lettuce was sliced vertically … Continue reading

Flavorful and Crunchy Egg Salad (Sans Mayo)

Egg salad is underestimated. It is tasty and pretty, and if deviled eggs can come back in style, then hope is not lost for an egg salad renaissance too. My ideal egg salad has chopped egg (no slices) and lots of crunchy bits. I am also not a huge fan of mayo, so this mustard/yogurt binder is the perfect replacement. I made this batch of egg salad for a celebratory breakfast picnic with David and Stella- a wonderful way to … Continue reading

Standout Balsamic Vinaigrette

Here is another winning recipe from my cooking class. I thought this balsamic salad would be so boring, after all, it’s just a mesclun mix. How wrong I was. I make this salad dressing all the time because it is really easy to whip up and its tangy sharpness brings a great counterbalance to rich foods. One bite of cheesy lasagna, followed by one bite of bright salad to break up the heaviness. It’s a match made in heaven. To … Continue reading