Salads and Soups

Enjoy a salad or a bowl of soup as a side item or as a entrée!  There are many salad and soup recipes to choose from!


Mrs Maltezos Lentil Soup

Mrs Maltezos Lentil Soup is warm and comforting. Its perfect on a cold day with a crusty piece of toasted bread for dunking. This light soup is lightly seasoned with bay leaves and finished with a little tomato juice. Its takes less than an hour to make this easy soup. […]


Nannu’s Sicilian Escarole Soup

Nannu’s Sicilian Escarole soup is a dish that Joe remembers fondly from his childhood. It is simple yet comforting and very easy to make. Joe’s grandfather made this dish for lunch on a regular basis. Nannu is Sicilian for Grandfather. Sicilian is one of the many different dialects of the […]


Butternut Squash, Cherry and Hazelnut Salad

Butternut Squash, Cherry and Hazelnut Salad is a delightful salad filled with a variety of textures and flavors. I like to roast butternut squash and add it to this salad along with dried cherries, chopped hazelnuts and crumbled goat cheese. Dress it with a simple vinaigrette made from sherry wine […]


Classic Fennel and Orange Salad

Classic Fennel and Orange Salad is an Italian classic for a reason. I love the crunchy anise flavor of the fennel and the sweetness of the oranges. This salad is easy to toss together quickly. Try different varieties of Oranges in Classic Fennel and Orange Salad You can use any […]


Margaret’s Light and Refreshing Slaw

Margaret’s Light and Refreshing Slaw is packed full of crunchy vegetables, fresh cilantro, and a bright dressing of just lime juice and olive oil.  All the veggies give this slaw lots of different textures.  The cilantro adds a nice freshness.  If you don’t like cilantro, try another herb in this […]


Tuna and Bean Salad – Italian Style

Tuna and bean salad is a classic Italian dish.  I love to add the tuna and beans to a big bowl of bitter greens lettuces, making it feel more substantial.  I toss it with a  homemade dressing with lots of olives and capers, adding a nice pop of acidity. There […]


Fresh Summer Corn Salad

This Fresh Summer Corn Salad combines grilled corn and zucchini, red bell peppers and fresh basil with crispy bacon in one delicious salad.  When corn is in season we all love to simply eat it on the cob, but there are many other ways to prepare fresh corn and this […]


Kale, Apple and Pomegranate Salad

This Kale, Apple and Pomegranate Salad is always a favorite with our friends and family.  This is a version of salad that I enjoyed a Emeril’s Table 10 restaurant in Las Vegas. Kale, Apple and Pomegranate Salad is healthy and delicious The kale is hearty, while the apple is fresh […]