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Chicken Salad presented in a cucumber wrap

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Green Salads

ARUGULA:

Arugula, Pear & Asiago Cheese
in a stemmed martini glass or serve over sliced pears.

Arugula or Baby Spinach
with mushroom stuffed Salmon Lox balls


MESCLUN:

Mushroom-Hazelnut
Mesclun, Shiitakes & hazelnuts

Mesclun and Lemon Vinaigrette
with asparagus "Lincoln Log" spears, beautiful presentation.

Mesclun in Parmesan Baskets
with shrimp and cocktail sauce.

Mesclun Greens
uniquely served over stuffed Rigatoni Pasta

Mesclun & Camembert Cheese
with Truffle Oil and Fleur de Sel

Mesclun, Strawberries & Chives
with Balsamic and Raspberry Wine vinegar

Mesclun, Brie & Beet "Star"
Salad served with an herb filled Brie wedge beautifully presented for any dinner

Herbed Goat Cheese Mousse with Tuille Cracker
herbed goat cheese between tuille crackers served with Mesclun greens



ROMAINE:

Caesar Salad Chiffonade
shredded Romaine lettuce
with Shrimp and Chives.

Hearts of Romaine
wedge with balsamic glaze, spiced pecans, aged Stilton cheese

Romaine with Radish-Zucchini Garnish
easy gourmet dinner course, use any lettuce of your choice

Caesar Salad in a Wonton Basket
serve with the main entree or a sandwich... cute!

SPINACH:

Baby Spinach Salad
with Toasted Pine Nuts and sweetened dried Cranberries


Chicken Salads



Chicken in a Tomato Shell

spectacular presentation.. good as an appetizer also.

Chicken in a Cucumber Ring
a beautiful and unique way to serve chicken salad wrapped in a cucumber ring.

Chicken Luncheon Salad
with fresh fruit and banana bread wedges.. a must see!

Chicken Salad, First Course
attractive salad served on cucumber slices with toasted baguette

Pasta Salads


Rotini Pasta
green beans, toasted walnuts and dill weed, take to a special gathering

Macaroni Pasta
with shrimp and freshly cut vegetables, great for buffets, picnics

Mesclun Greens
served over stuffed Rigatoni pasta, a unique gourmet serving



Seafood Salads


Crab, Mango & Cucumbers
with fresh lime juice.... excellent!

Crab Louie in a stemmed glass
a gourmet presentation - crab layered in a long stemmed glass.


Macaroni Pasta with Shrimp

and fresh vegetables, great for picnics, buffets.

Cauliflower Shrimp Salad
fresh cauliflower and shrimp


Fresh Green Pea
with Shrimp
with toasted almonds, olives and curry.

Salmon Lox Balls
stuffed with mushrooms served with arugula greens

Crab Avocado Timbale
crab mixed with avocado, chives and lemon juice served over seasoned tomato slices


Fruit Salads

Gourmet Fruit Salad
grapes, apples, toasted pecans or walnuts, delicious and crunchy!

Honeydew Melon with Green Grapes 
and chopped mint, perfect for breakfast.


Crab, Mango & Cucumbers
with lime juice.. a classic!

Perfect Waldorf Salad
fruit recipe ... apples, celery, walnuts and raisins with mayonnaise

Peach Caprese Salad Tower
stack peach slices, mozzarella cheese slices and fresh basil leaves high, drizzle with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.

Vegetable Salads

ASPARAGUS:

Asparagus and Fennel
julienne vegetables tossed together

Mesclun and Lemon Vinaigrette

with asparagus "Lincoln Log" spears ..beautiful presentation.


BROCCOLI:

Broccoli Salad
with sunflower seeds, raisins and green onions, easy to make.

Carrots & Broccoli Stems  
julienne carrots and broccoli stems  tossed with a rice wine vinegar. delicious!


CABBAGE:

Coleslaw
Kosher Style

creamy Kosher Style with horseradish and celery seeds.

Coleslaw Vinaigrette
tossed in lime juice, Tabasco sauce and mint leaves.

Red and White Coleslaw Vinaigrette
red and green cabbage tossed with vinaigrette, green peppers and onions


CAULIFLOWER:


Cauliflower with Shrimp

fresh cauliflower and shrimp, a tasty combination, the colors are great.


CUCUMBER:

Crab, Mango & Cucumbers
with lime juice.. delicious.

Salad on a Stick
fresh vegetables on wooden skewers drizzled with dressing


GREEN PEA:  

Fresh Green Peas and Shrimp

with toasted almonds, olives and curry.


POTATO:

Classic Potato Salad
potatoes are firm, not mushy, great for picnics, buffets, etc.


RADISH:

Red Radish Julienne

tossed with Truffle Oil... serve with the main entrée.


SPINACH:

Baby Spinach Salad
with Toasted Pine Nuts and sweetened dried Cranberries.


TOMATO:

Insalata Caprese (Tomato, Mozzarella Cheese)
Vine ripened tomatoes with Mozzarella Cheese & Olive Oil.

Lemony Smoked Chicken Salad
served in scalloped tomato shells



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Salad Dressing Recipes

Bacon Dijon Salad Dressing
excellent recipe for Romaine lettuce... one of my favorites!

Balsamic Vinegar Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette

great with spinach salads

Caesar Salad Dressing
easy recipe... no raw eggs

Coleslaw Creamy Style
Kosher with horseradish

Coleslaw Dressing
refreshing with mint and lime juice

Curry Dressing
serve with fresh peas and shrimp

Fruit Salad Dressing
easy dressing for mouthwatering fruit

Lemon Vinaigrette Recipe
the best recipe ever...

Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing
good with Mesclun greens

Red Wine Tarragon 
great with Mesclun and Mushrooms

Rice Wine Vinaigrette
good with fresh carrots julienne

Thousand Island 
the best recipe for Crab Louie Salads

Truffle Oil Dressings
easy and very elegant !!!

Vegetable Dressing
great for Broccoli salads

Vinaigrette Dressing
a simple quick salad dressing

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