A view into a bowl containing a tossed salad. Visible in the bowl is an array of vegetables including lettuce, half cherry tomatoes, halved large blace olives, red bell pepper, and cucumber slices tossed with pieces of crumbled feta cheese. The vegetables are glistening due to being tossed with dressing.

Greek Salad (Salata)

Greek Salad, or Salata, is a recipe that we discovered one Thanksgiving, and we’ve been making it ever since. This Greek Salad is simple and flavorful. It makes a great starter, or side dish to any meal with Mediterranean flavors. It’s also the perfect accompaniment for grilled meat. The combination of flavors are light, fresh, but still robust. I’m telling you. This salad is amazing. […]

A plated portion of Grilled Chicken Caesar

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

Grilled Chicken Caesar salad is a perfect meal for summer. When it’s hot outside, the last thing I want to do is turn on the stove. That means we grill. Frequently, we will grill enough food to last for several days, so all we have to do is reheat the meat and serve up the sides which I will admit are mostly cold salads this […]

Shrimp Louie Salad

Shrimp Louie

Shrimp Louie is another salad that I first learned about during visits to Castagnola’s Lobster House in Santa Barbara.  The salad is simple to prepare, cool, crunchy, and very satisfying.  The combination of the sweetness from the shrimp and the heat from the green onions and radishes tantalizes your taste buds and makes this a perfect dinner salad for a hot summer evening.