Friday, June 29, 2012

Salade Nicoise

When is a salad a meal?  When it's Salad Nicoise.  Nicoise is French for "meal in a salad bowl."  Just kidding.  But served with a toasted baguette or a gluten-free flatbread, this does make a perfect summer meal.  I've tweaked the classic ingredients here, using cherry tomatoes instead of sliced tomatoes, fresh tuna steaks (not pictured) instead of canned tuna and adding small potatoes.  To simplify preparation, the green beans and the potatoes can be made ahead of time.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Chickpea and Dried Cherry Salad

The key to summer is to have a few go-to salad recipes at the tips of your fingers.  If you have them on your phone, that's even better because then you can access them when you shop!  This is a nice fresh salad that us a bit off the beaten path of summer salads.  You can substitute raisins or dried cranberries for the cherries if desired.