Salads & Dressings
Avocado, Quinoa, and Edamame Salad
From Yotam Ottolenghi.
Make your own--it's easy
Black Bean & Corn Salad
Freakin awesome summer dish
Blackened Shrimp Pasta Salad
w/ Creole Tomato Dressing
Chicken Salad Stuffed Tomatoes
A great use for an abundance of home-grown tomatoes
Citrus Spinach Salad
A nice mix of textures and flavors and some peppy cinnamon in the dressing.
A basic recipe for classic coleslaw
Creamy Garlic Dressing or Dip
Use this in place of Ranch
Creole Tomato Dressing
A creamy dressing with tomato and garlic flavors.
Crispy Honey Mustard Bacon Salad
A filling salad that could be a meal on its own. From Donna Hay.
A lemony, minty cucumber salad from Tessa Kiros.
Cucumber Salad w/ Smashed Garlic & Ginger
From Yotam Ottolenghi
French Warm Goat Cheese Salad
Tangy dressing paired with creamy on the inside, crispy on the outside warm goat cheese rounds. From Rick Bayless.
Goat Cheese & Tomato "Soup"
Is it a salad? A soup? Up to you.
If you like lemon, you'll want to try this Giada de Laurentiis recipe. Giada uses this on fish--I think it would be a great dressing for many things.
One of my favorite ways to eat tomatoes
Greek potato salad from Tessa Kiros
Pickled Jalapeno Dressing
Make it. Wait a few days before using. It's better that way.
Pink Fruit Salad
My mother-in-law's Easter salad.
Roasted Carrot & Avocado Salad
From Jamie Oliver. Great, creamy texture & a flavorful orange & lemon dressing.
Seared Sirloin with Spinach and Balsamic Vinegar
From Tessa Kiros. Easy, quick summer meal.
From Yotam Ottolenghi. Packed full of lots of green.
Summer Chickpea Salad
From Jamie Oliver. Big flavors, but light enough for summer.
Summer Salad w/ Blackberry Thyme Vinaigrette
Savory & fruity.
Sweet Pea Salad
Hooray for Southern salads
Sandwiches (& such)
Alligator Sausage Po Boys w/ Caramelized Onions
Tastes like chicken!
Beef & Chorizo Burgers w/ Chipotle Sour Cream Sauce
Adapted from Donna Hay
Blackened Shrimp Po Boys
Served with blackened mayo and blackened sweet potato fries
Black Bean Quesadillas
From Yotam Ottolenghi.
Broccoli & Blue Cheese Pie
Fantastic! From Yotam Ottolenghi
Cheese Stuffed Burgers w/ Spicy Scallion Mayo
My all-time favorite hamburger
Chicken, Bacon, & Green Chile Pizza
My favorite way to top a pizza
Chile Relleno Burgers
Heaven on a bun
Crab Au Gratin Pizza
If it's good by itself, it's better on bread.
Creole "Sauced" Sausage Po Boys
Sausage Po Boy with a rich, velvety Creole-beer sauce
Crusty Black Bean & Chorizo Subs
from Rick Bayless
Egg & Sausage Gravy Breakfast Sandwich
Say pashaw to Egg McMuffins.
A less expensive version made with easier to find ingredients for when I need a muffuletta fix and can't drive to New Orleans
Fish Po' Boys w/ Homemade Tartar Sauce
Jazz up plain ole fried fish
Fried Crawfish Po'Boys
Served with Cajun Power mayo
Grilled Vegetable Quesadillas
Easy. Lots of summer produce.
Grilled Vegetable Sandwich w/ Herbed Mayo
A meatless summer sandwich. One of my faves.
Healthier Fish Po'boys w/ Lemon-Caper Yogurt Sauce
Want a po'boy w/ less guilt?
A fun New Orleans spell on burgers
Puff Pizzas w/ Collard Greens
Grown-up pizza that can serve as an appetizer or main dish.
My husband's lunch specialty: chicken sandwiches on focaccia w/ rosemary dijon
Shrimp Po'Boy w/ Remoulade Sauce
A perfectly-fried-shrimp po'boy dressed with spicy New Orleans style remoulade sauce
A summer favorite
From Jamie Oliver. Not exactly a sandwich, but close enough.