[1] This potato salad with classic Burmese ingredients can be served warm or chilled. The recipe was developed by Tina of Love Is In My Tummy, for the Idaho Potato Commission (photo © Idaho Potato Commission). [2] Some of the authentic Burmese ingredients that are blended with the traditional potatoes and mayo (photo © Idaho […]

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[1] The Full Circle sushi roll from Bamboo Sushi in Portland, Oregon, places a salad in the center of cut sushi rolls (photo courtesy Bamboo Sushi). [2] Dress the salad with yuzu, if you can. Yuzu is a delicious citrus that combines the flavors and aromas of lemon, lime and grapefruit (photo courtesy J. Patokal […]

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Potato salad as first course? Sure, when it’s as elegant and complex as this Stacked Purple Potato & Cucumber Salad recipe, from the Idaho Potato Commission. The recipe is a fusion of American potato salad and Middle Eastern tabouli (tabbouleh). Of course, you can still serve the potato salad, unstacked, as a side dish.   […]

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[1] For lunch, top hummus with a Greek salad (photo courtesy DeLallo Foods). [2] Another way to plate. You can create variety with chopping techniques: dicing, julienning, shaving, spiralizing, etc. (photo courtesy DeLallo Foods). [3] A “rainbow salad” topped with flavored hummus (photo courtesy Bush’s Beans).   Most Americans enjoy hummus as a dip. That’s […]

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When we first saw this photo (#1) on Angelica Kitchen’s Facebook page, we thought it was a matzoh balls salad. We soon discovered that the matzoh ball look-alikes are actually masa corn dumplings (chochoyotes). In case you’ve never thought about it [and who has?], matzoh balls are a different style of dumplings than pierogi and […]

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[1] Grilled zucchini, given a Moroccan touch with cumin (photos #1, #2, #3, #5 courtesy Good Eggs). [2] Refreshing cucumber-melon salad, accented with serrano chiles and mint. [3] Both dishes on the picnic table. [4] Painted Serpent cucumbers are an heirloom Asian cucumber. You can buy the seeds from Born To Grow. [5] For dessert: […]

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[1] Caprese Casserole (photo courtesy QVC). [2] Another Caprese main course option: Balsamic Chicken Caprese. Here’s the recipe from Cafe Delites. [3] Classic Caprese with red and yellow heirloom tomatoes (photo courtesy Balducci’s). [4] Artistic Caprese arrangement (photo courtesy Great Performances | Facebook).   Caprese Salad—tomatoes, mozzarella and basil, with an olive oil dressing—has become […]

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