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Friday, December 26, 2014

Artichoke, Spinach, and Sun-dried Tomato Balls


 Artichoke, Spinach, and Sun-dried Tomato Balls


1 cup of chopped artichoke hearts
2 cups of frozen spinach, thawed
1/2 cup of chopped sun dried tomatoes
2 packages of cream cheese
salt to taste
freshly ground pepper to taste
1/4 tsp of Italian seasoning
2 cups of breadcrumbs
1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese




In a medium bowl, add all the ingredients together and mix well.  Roll the mixture into small balls. 
Add 2 cups of breadcrumbs and the parmesan cheese into a small bowl.  Mix well.  Dredge the balls into the breadcrumbs.  
Serve and enjoy!

Salmon and Artichoke Salad



Salmon and Artichoke Salad



1 lb. of poached salmon
1 cup of chopped artichoke hearts
1/2 cup of chopped sun dried tomatoes
1 cup of celery
1/2 cup of lemon
1/2 cup of chives, finely chopped
1 cup of plain yogurt
2 tbsp. of mayo
salt to taste
freshly ground pepper to taste
1/2 cup of Grated Parmesan cheese


In a medium bowl, add all the ingredients together and mix well.  Serve and enjoy!

Tuscan Roasted Potato Salad


Tuscan Roasted Potato Salad

Ingredients

18-20 small rose potatoes, cut into small 1 inch pieces 1 cup of green onions, chopped
1 cup of chopped Italian parsley

1/2 cup of chopped dried tomatoes

1/2 cup of sliced white onion

1 cup of black olives, chopped

1 cup of Italian dressing 


1/2 cups of olive oil

1/2 cup of parmesan cheese


Instructions



1. In a medium bowl, add the potatoes and 1/2 cup of olive oil and mix well. Spread the potatoes evenly on a baking sheet.  Roast the potatoes in the broiler for 15 - 20 minutes.  

2. Cool the potatoes on top of the stove.  When the potatoes are cool,  add them  to a medium bowl with the rest of the ingredients and the Italian dressing. 


3. Mix well.   Serve and enjoy.

Lebanese Salad Dressing and Marinade


Lebanese Salad Dressing





1 clove of grated garlic
1 cup of lemon juice
3/4 cup olive oil
1/4 teaspoon of salt
black pepper to taste



Instructions:

In a small bowl,  add all the ingredients and mix well.




Lebanese Chopped Salad



Lebanese Chopped Salad


6 cups of iceberg lettuce 
1 head of romaine lettuce
1/2 cup of sliced white onions
1 cup of chopped tomatoes
1 cucumber sliced
1 cup of Lebanese dressing


Instructions:

In a large bowl, add all the salad ingredients.  Mix well and enjoy!



Lebanese Salad Dressing:

1 clove of grated garlic
1 cup of lemon juice
3/4 cup olive oil
1/4 teaspoon of salt
black pepper to taste


In a small bowl, add all the ingredients for the salad dressing and mix well.

Lebanese Potato Salad


Lebanese Potato Salad

Ingredients

18-20 small rose potatoes, cut into small 1 inch pieces and boiled until tender
1 cup of green onions, chopped
1 cup of chopped Italian parsley

2 tbsp of chopped savory

1 cup of Lebanese dressing



Instructions



1. Drain the potatoes, place them in a large bowl,  and allow them to cool on the counter.


2. When the potatoes are cool,  add the rest of the ingredients and the Lebanese dressing into the bowl.


3. Mix well.   Serve and enjoy.



Lebanese Salad Dressing:


Instructions:

1 clove of grated garlic
1 cup of lemon juice
3/4 cup olive oil
1/4 teaspoon of salt
black pepper to taste
In a small bowl, add all the ingredients and mix well. 

Greek Chopped Salad

Greek Chopped Salad


6 cups of iceberg lettuce 
1 head of romaine lettuce
1 cup of pitted black olives
1/2 cup of sliced white onions
1 cup of chopped tomatoes
1 cucumber sliced
1 cups of Greek dressing
1/2 cup of Feta cheese (garnish)


In a large salad bowl, add all the ingredients together and toss.  Garnish the salad with the Feta cheese by sprinkling it on the top.  Serve and enjoy!


Greek Dressing 

1 cup of lemon juice
1 cup of olive oil
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/2 tsp of dried oregano

In a small bowl, add the ingredients for the salad dressing and mix well.




Fresh Italian Salad


 Italian Chopped Salad


6 cups of iceberg lettuce 
1 head of romaine lettuce
1 cup of pitted black olives
1/2 cup of sliced white onions
1 cup of chopped tomatoes
1 cucumber,  sliced
2 cups of Italian dressing
1/2 cup of Grated Parmesan cheese (garnish)
3 cups of croutons

In a large salad bowl, add all the ingredients together and toss.  Garnish the salad with the Parmesan cheese by sprinkling it on the top.  Serve and enjoy!