Mint, Jicama, & Apricot Coleslaw

Hot days require cooling crunch, don’t they?  I love the crisp, clean flavor of fresh jicama, and when it’s paired with fresh mint and a bright, citrusy dressing, it’s elevated to a simple, yet purely delicious, summertime treat. I wanted to feature jicama in slaw this week and the pairing of colorful, mildly bitter purple…

Carrot Slaw

Coleslaw doesn’t have to be  a cabbage-centered, overly goopy salad.  Shredded carrots in a tangy, spicy, vinaigrette make for a tasty, unexpected change.  It’s kind of funny, too, because as I was enjoying this salad, I thought to myself: “this is what carrot cake would/could taste like if it ever decided to become a salad.” …

Spinach & Artichoke Hearts

I absolutely crave briny artichoke hearts!  With a limited amount of time for salad prep a few weeks back, I found myself relying, as I often do when crunched for time, on Costco.  A hug bag of washed spinach leaves, a 6 pack of red/yellow/orange bell peppers, and a tub of mini heirloom tomatoes served…

Orange Bell Pepper Coleslaw

A little bit of crisper drawer cleaning was required last Saturday; I try to use up the last of the veggies before they are too far gone and I had, as most of us do, a little of this and a little of that from the preceding weeks’ meals.  Plus, a perfectly ripe avocado that…

Minty Slaw with Black Grapes

I could eat a variation on coleslaw any time of the year, but hot summer days seem to demand a refreshing, crunchy slaw, don’t you think? On a recent trip to Lee Lee, I found myself standing over the refrigeration unit that is always jam packed with an amazing variety of mint and its cousins. …