This is a perfect end of summer salad when cantaloupes and tomatoes are at their peak of ripeness. While it seems like an unusual combination of ingredients, I’ve seen versions of this salad in cookbooks dating back as early as 1918. What I love about this dish is its simplicity, with an emphasis on fresh, […]
What makes this green bean salad taste so good is the sweet-tart pickling liquid from the red onions. We marinate thin slices of onions in hot red wine vinegar, sugar, and salt. It’s this simple combination that creates a delicious dressing and brings the whole salad together. The green beans are boiled for 5 to […]
Watermelon gets its bright red color from lycopene, which is a powerful antioxidant, so it’s a perfect choice for a healthy beverage. This refreshing drink combines the sweet taste of watermelon with freshly squeezed lemon juice. It’s simple and satisfying, and a great way to use up that last big piece of watermelon taking up room […]
This side dish is made with fresh corn on the cob, either grilled, or cut from the cob and sautéed on top of the stove. We combine it with mayonnaise, Mexican hot sauce, lime juice, jalapeño pepper, cilantro, and cotija cheese. It’s full of flavor and surprisingly easy to make. Tip Remove the husks and […]
Pinto beans and corn go hand in hand in this easy barbecue side, but the mandarin oranges are my favorite part of this pinto bean salad. They add a delicious, sweet flavor to the vinaigrette, made with red wine vinegar, lime juice, cilantro, and olive oil. It’s one of my husband’s favorite salad recipes. He […]
Sweet mangos add a tropical flavor to this colorful salsa. Balanced with the heat of a jalapeño pepper and a little bit of lime juice, it goes perfectly with meat, fish, and especially anything grilled. It’s also great with tortilla chips or as a topping for hamburgers. Mangos have a soft, fleshy pulp. When ripe, […]
This refreshing salad combines the heat from a jalapeño pepper with the cool, sweet taste of watermelon and cantaloupe. A squeeze of lime adds a little tartness, and the addition of sea salt brings all the flavors together. The result is a delicious melon salad that makes a perfect summertime dish. It’s easy to make […]
This potato salad gets its smoky paprika flavor from cured Spanish chorizo. It has a creamy mayonnaise and Greek yogurt dressing that we combine with harissa (a hot chili paste) for even more flavor and heat. It’s the perfect side for a barbecue or picnic.