Romanesco Salad

Romanesco is the little known member of the broccoli family. In my search how to prepare it, I soon realized that there were hardly any Romanesco recipes around, so I decided to create one. It turned out a delicious array of textures and a bright complement to your choice of roast meat. Great as a vegetarian option on its own.

Salade Nicoise

A French Riviera bistro classic named after the city of Nice. In my opinion, one of the best combinations of salad ingredients invented. This sunny dish makes for a fine supper on a hot evening. Accompanied by a crusty bread and a glass of cool rose is just what the doctor ordered.

Seafood and Asparagus Salad with Ginger Vinaigrette

Asparagus stands up quite well with sharp flavors like ginger and chili peppers. They actually accentuate this vegetable’s flavor.

This recipe makes for an eye-catching appetizer or elegant light lunch.

Greek Eggplant Salad

This recipe is an easy, delicious and healthy salad. It can be made in advance. It actually tastes better if eggplants absorb the olive oil marinade overnight. In any case, you need to let it marinade for at least 30 minutes.

Egg and Red Pepper Salad

Ensalada de Huevos Duros y Pimenton is a traditional Tapas dish from Spain. Tapas are certainly Spain’s best food invention, real soul food. Simple ingredients presented with flair, especially appealing in warm weather.

The red peppers gain in flavor when served at room temperature. The substantial amount of garlic and parsley in the vinaigrette, make this salad particularly tasty.

Italian Cauliflower Salad

The mild taste of the cauliflower is the ideal canvas to complement some Mediterranean favorites like olives, capers, anchovies and peppers. Marinating it overnight will allow the flavors mingle and absorb. Insalata de Cavolfiore is great with roasted meats or as an entree.