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Persian Salad

Persian Salad

Serves: 4

Kid Friendly Tasks: Dressing Shaker

Technically this is a version of Fatoush which is a salad I totally adore. However, my recipe lacks the awesome croutons of the original generally because I don’t have Middle Eastern bread frequently on hand. That said, you could serve this with any stale (or toasted) strong tasting bread and it would be excellent. I could eat this every day and twice on Sundays.

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Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Serves: 4

Time: 5 mins

Kid Friendly Tasks: Adding Herbs

This is one of those recipes I use all the time, but never bothered to write down up until now. I make just as much as I need for one salad on the rare occasions we eat salad and then proceed not to worry about it. As all ranch dressing are, it’s creamy and makes a great dip for just about anything. The good thing about making your own is that you can tweak the fat content by using low fat sour cream and mayo (buttermilk is naturally low fat).

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Creamy Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Creamy Tomato and Cucumber Salad

Serves: 2-?

Time: 10 minutes

Kid Friendly Tasks: Dressing Mixer

It’s easy to make, would taste transcendent with bacon bits (oh yes, bacon) and makes a great, fast side dish to bring to a party. It’s also super simple which makes me love it right there. One thing to keep in mind is that, if you like a lot of dressing, you can double the dressing and it just makes the whole thing creamier still. Also, if you store it until the next day (and it stores well) the cucumbers give up a lot of their juice and dilute the sauce. Bring on summer. The salad is ready. Who needs lettuce leaves?

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Greek Salad

Greek Salad

Serves: 2-4

Time: 20 mins

Kid Friendly Tasks: Mixing

It’s almost farmer’s market season. I am so excited. Now, I know that sounds strange, given how often I complain about the quality (or lack their of) of their produce vs the price, but I still enjoy the experience of shopping around each year. They, more than the unseasonably warm weather we’re having, are the first sign of spring. In honor of said upcoming markets I’m posting one of my favorite tomato glut recipes. This is truly a market recipe because it tastes far and away the best using fresh market tomatoes that cannot be bought at a grocery store.

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