Salads & Dressings

Avocado, Quinoa, and Edamame Salad
From Yotam Ottolenghi.  

Balsamic Vinaigrette
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.

Cucumber Meze
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.

Lemon Vinaigrette
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.

Marinated Tomatoes
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.

Spring Salad
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. 

Faux Muffuletta
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?

Muffuletta Burgers
A fun New Orleans spell on burgers

Puff Pizzas w/ Collard Greens
Grown-up pizza that can serve as an appetizer or main dish.

Saturday Sandwiches
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

Tomato Pie
A summer favorite

Welsh Rarebit

From Jamie Oliver. Not exactly a sandwich, but close enough.