Category: Salads
Gluten-Free Chicken, Mango, and Avocado Salad with Candied Pecans Recipe

In partnership with CA Grown Print Our editor, Erika Lenkert, crafted this recipe after enjoying something like it at a restaurant in San Francisco. When salad is just the thing for dinner, you’ll find great satisfaction in its sweet, savory, and spicy flavors, which leverage deliciously fresh mango and avocado that we can get nearly all year round thanks to California growers.  Servings 4 people Ingredients 2 tablespoons unsalted butter […]

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White Caesar Salad Recipe

  Print White Caesar Salad This show-stopping salad by our friends at San Francisco’s amazing Foreign Cinema restaurant celebrates winter greens and one of the best Caesar dressings we’ve had. If escarole isn’t available, sub radicchio. Or just go with good old romaine, if you like. Don’t be afraid to use the raw egg in the dressing—just be sure it’s fresh, make the dressing right before you serve it, and […]

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Gluten-Free Seared Honey-Chili Ahi Tuna Salad with Oriental Dressing, Avocado, and Mango Recipe

  Print Seared Honey-Chili Ahi Tuna Salad with Oriental Dressing, Avocado, and Mango A quick sear of good-quality tuna steak and a coating of honey and chili powder results in ahi with mild, “blackened” flavors that mimics the tasty poolside dish we enjoyed at Cancun’s Marriott Cancun Resort. (They coat their tuna with a vibrant-colored chili candy powder called Miguelito chamoy powder.) Add a lettuce, avocado, mango, and tangy-sweet ginger […]

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Chef Jessica Koslow’s Gluten-Free Brussels Sprouts and Leeks Cacio e Pepe Recipe

SERVES 8 You’ve never had brussels sprouts like these by Jessica Koslow of LA’s famed Sqirl restaurant. From the looks of them, you’d anticipate a light salad-like side—but they’re the exact opposite. The sprouts are shaved, cooked al dente in a generous coating of leek-flavored butter, then seasoned with poppy seeds, Parmesan, and black pepper. FYI, you can shave the brussels sprouts in a food processor fitted with the shaving attachment or […]

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Must-Make Gluten-Free Pea Pasta Salad Recipe

SERVES 6 This dish is likely to incite a love affair with pasta salad and peas— even if you’re a fan of neither. It’s that good. Don’t be surprised at the thin sauce; it thickens as it cools. To make it dairy-free, skip the ricotta salata or feta–easy-peasy! Kosher salt 1 (16-ounce) package gluten-free shells, fusilli, or penne pasta 1⁄4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 (10-ounce) bags […]

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Warm Root Vegetable Salad with Fish Sauce and Mint

This superstar winter salad by Chef Yoni Levy is just one of the reasons we fell in love with James Beard Award–winning chef Daniel Patterson’s San Francisco restaurant, Alta CA. A hearty, complex-flavored showstopper, it includes a fried shaved-vegetable garnish that you can enjoy in any number of other recipes. Serves 4 2 bunches baby carrots 2 medium parsnips, peeled Canola oil, for frying (about 2 cups) 1/2 large celery […]

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