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Cobb Salad: Iceberg, Tomato, Avocado, Bacon, and Blue Cheese

I usually think of Cobb Salad as being made with greens, tomatoes, bacon, hard-boiled eggs, avocado, blue cheese and perhaps some chicken breast with a red-wine vinaigrette. In Salad as a Meal, Patricia Wells gives her take on Cobb Salad using a creamy, tart, low-fat lemony yogurt dressing.

I love Patricia’s technique for cooking the bacon [...]

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Crab Salad with Lime and Avocado

My next recipe from Patricia Wells’ new Salad as Meal cookbook is a keeper. Crab Salad with Lime and Avocado is light, delicious and insanely easy to prepare. If you can chop, shake your arm and operate a toaster, you can impress your friends with this recipe. The only tricky part may be finding fresh [...]

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Quinoa Salad with Spinach, Parsley and Spring Onions

Raise your hand if you’ve ever cooked quinoa. No one? Okay, raise your hand if you’ve ever eaten quinoa. Hmmm. Well then, raise your hand if you’ve ever even heard of quinoa before. Finally!

Quinoa (say “KEEN-wah”) is one of those “supergrains” that you should be eating. Let’s learn more about quinoa (by reading the back [...]

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