Basic Quesadillas

Serves 2 to 4.  Prep: 10 min.  Cook: 10 min. This is a meal solution for any time of day.  Add beans and a salad to make an easy dinner, or scrambled eggs for a delicious breakfast. FILLING IDEAS: Finely diced jalapeños Chopped cilantro Chopped fresh tomatoes Chopped scallions Sautéed onions and green peppers Roasted […]

Zucchini Fritters

Serves 2.  Prep: 10-15 min.  Cook: 20 min. Make these great tasting fritters for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  They are delicious any time of day!  Serve with a dollop of sour cream and Salsa Fresca or just the Salsa. Avocado slices are also a good accompaniment. A fried or poached egg on the side makes […]

Raspberry Beet Salad

Serves 4 as a side dish. Prep: 15 minutes. Cook:  30 min. for beets to become fork tender. Beets and raspberries have little in common except color, but when the flavors are paired, they complement each other beautifully.  The goat cheese and balsamic vinegar bring sparkle and richness to this unusual combination! INGREDIENTS: One bunch […]

Summer Meal in a Bowl Salad

Serves 4. Prep: 30 min.  Cook: 20-30 minutes. This recipe will go on your list of easy-to-prepare summer favorites.  To change it up, use garbanzo beans instead of kidney, and add a tablespoon of capers and/or 1/3 cup Kalamata olives. INGREDIENTS: 1 pound potatoes, cut into 1 inch cubes ⅓ pound or a good-sized handful […]

Sweet August Salad

Serves 4-6 as a side dish. Prep: 30-40 min.   No cooking While the grill is heating up, make this refreshing salad to accompany whatever you are cooking.  It is very versatile and makes any meal more festive. INGREDIENTS: 1 ½ pounds tomatoes, a mix of larger tomatoes cut into wedges, and cherry tomatoes cut […]

Sweet Beet Salad

Serves 4-6.  Prep: 15 min.  Cook: 30-40 min. This is the simplest way to enjoy freshly harvested beets! INGREDIENTS: 4 medium beets, more or less 2 ½ Tablespoons cider vinegar 2 Tablespoons finely chopped onion 2 teaspoons sugar ½ teaspoon salt ¼ cup olive oil 2 Tablespoons finely chopped flat-leaf parsley STEPS: Cover beets with […]

Squash Ribbons with Tomatoes, Basil and Mint

Serves 4. Prep: 30 min. No cooking    Zucchini makes a wonderful stand-in for pasta, plus the color is so much more interesting.  Serve this colorful dish alongside grilled fish or marinated, grilled tofu. INGREDIENTS: 4 firm medium-size zucchini 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved 1 bunch scallions sliced on a sharp […]

Spinach, Blueberry and Strawberry Salad

Serves 4. Prep: 15 min. No cooking Berries mix surprisingly well with salad greens, just add a mild vinegar and a little white cheese for richness!  This is one of those salads that should be eaten the day it is made and you will have no trouble doing that! INGREDIENTS: 1 bunch spinach or other […]

Quinoa Salad with Tomatoes, Corn, Mint, Basil, and Scallions

Serves 4. Prep:  30-40 min. Cook: Quinoa takes about 20 min to cook This is an ideal picnic salad celebrating the bright, peak of the summer season flavors. It is colorful, aromatic and delicious! INGREDIENTS: 3 cups cooked and cooled quinoa 1 bunch scallions cut on an angle or 1/4 cup diced sweet onion 1 […]

Lentil Potato Salad with Greens

Serves 6. Prep:  20 min.  Cook:  With pre-cooked lentils, 15-20 min.; lentils require about 30 min. The earthy flavor of lentils and the starchy taste of potatoes are brightened by the addition of orange and lime.  Make this salad ahead except for the greens and let the flavors meld.  Add the greens right before you […]