Salads

Salads

Cherry Wild Rice Salad

Be forewarned, the flavor of this salad is rather addictive; it has a satisfying Asian flair but it was uncomplicated and scrumptious. We have prepared this salad with dried cranberries instead of the cherries and it was remarkable also!

Crunchy Beet Salad with Feta and Pear

My nephew and his wife recently brought this salad to a family gathering. It is from a Jamie Oliver cookbook and so quick if you have a mandolin slicer. When we made this last week-end we used apples that someone shared from thier tree so now I've had it with both apple and pear and both are fantastic and raw beets are another nutrition powerhouse.

Cucumbers & Feta Toss with Mint & Dill

The following recipe is from the Fine Cooking Magazine. It is a fabulous way to serve up the plentiful cucumbers that we enjoy in the fall. It is especially delicious with the fresh herbs although the dried dill and mint are good too.

Fattouche

This is one of the standard Middle Eastern salad that used lots of fresh parsley and mint, a nice fresh summery flavour.

Fresh Spinach Salad

This recipe dates back to when Ron & I were first married, it was my first spinach salad and although we make various other salads with spinach we still enjoy this one very much. It is a heavier main-dish salad.

Green Bean and Roasted Onion Salad

This was one of my first non-lettuce salad and a what an introduction to thinking outside the box! This is how we prepare the first fresh beans from the garden. The recipe looks way more complicated than it truly is!

Hale-to-the-Kale Salad

This salad is loaded with crunch. The combination of kale, carrots, cabbage and seeds makes a salad that is audibly delicious. Kale is extremely good for you, but make sure you chop it finely. Makes 8-10 servings Prep time: 30 min

Italian Salad Dressing

The following is the standard salad dressing at our house. It is very flavorful and keeps well in the fridge for a month. For a delcious variation I use pesto instead of the basil and oregano. (not sure about the exact quantity of pesto, probably 2-3tbsp)

Layered Southwestern Grilled Chicken Salad

This was a remake of a Fine Cookiing recipe, we sometimes add a layer of sliced olives, cooked corn kernels or red/green pepper strips to this salad. Improvise and have fun creating and eating it!

Mixed Bean Salad

A marvelous way to use up the fresh beans in season! We also make this in the winter with frozen beans. We freeze packages of mixed yellow and green beans. This salad is prettiest if you use a variety of colorful beans.

Mixed Greens Salad with Apple and Blue Cheese

I can truly say I can't remember where this salad come from but it is a flavourful remake of a Waldorf Salad.

Muskoka Salad

This recipe came in the booklet accompanying our first BBQ. it is a simple salad with a great combination of flavours!

Roasted Eggplant Salad

I had never gotten too excited about eggplant until Janet Johnstone brought this salad to the Harvest Day Potluck. I enjoyed the recipe so much that we grew or tried to grow eggplant. They weren't successful but I wanted you to have this recipe anyway.

Roasted Garden Vegetable Salad

Here another scrumptious way to prepare the garden abundance!

Southwestern Bean Salad

What a delicious change from typical mixed bean salad and the flavor is straight from Mexico! We found that it was delicious the first day and even better the next so now we prepare it the day prior to serving if possible.

Spicy Ginger Lime Vinaigrette

A great flavour combination, with an oriental twist, will keep in the fridge for weeks.

Spinach & Ruby Red Grapefruit Salad

This is Cheryl's recipe using fresh spinach. So simple yet so delicious!

Strawberry Vinaigrette

This recipe is so good that you won't ever look at the bottled fruit vinaigrettes again. We have made it with raspberrries and it is just as successful and now I've just substituted mango for the berries and i think it was the best ever!

Taco Salad

Another traditional 'Stark' family recipe, we made this alot when the girls where growing up.

Tipi Creek "Japanese" Cabbage Salad

The following is our family's adaptation of the Jean Pare Cabbage Salad. Instead of the dry noodle pack, we use cooked noodles in true oriental style. The dressing can be further enhanced by the addition of grated fresh ginger if you want an even more Japanese flair. Both green and red cabbage work for this one and a combination of both is so lovely!

Tipi Creek Potato Salad

This is more of an "in my head-no actual recipe" recipe. So be creative and free to add whatever your family enjoys but the potatoes, onions, celery, eggs, mayo and mustard are vital.

Beets and Salad Greens with Sweet Balsamic Dressing

It's definitely the dressing that makes this salad special, a great combination of sweet and spicy!

Caesar Salad

For as many years as I can remember, I have been making this Caesar Salad for family potlucks. My brothers have renamed it the "Garlic Salad" because the dressing is definitely full of the fresh garlic flavor. Decrease the amount of garlic if you don't like it quite so pungent.