Salads

Fresh Herb & Ginger Salad

Fresh Herb & Ginger Salad

  Ingredients 8 c shredded white and red cabbage or two bags of prepared slaw 1 lg carrot, grated 1 daikon radish, grated (optional) ½ red pepper thinly sliced ½ c thinly sliced red onion 1 1/2 c diced fresh papaya, mango, orange or grapefruit 1 c roughly chopped cilantro ½ c roughly chopped fresh mint leaves 1 small hot chili, finely chopped (optional) 2 T finely chopped fresh ginger 3/4 c chopped peanuts 2 c sliced tofu, shredded cooked chicken or medium sized cooked shrimp (optional) Dulcet Toasted Sesame & Ginger Asian Sauce Instructions 1. Prepare the vegetables, fruit and...

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Arugula, Mizuna & Beet Salad w/Mint and Feta

Arugula, Mizuna & Beet Salad w/Mint and Feta

  Ingredients 1 bunch fresh arugula and/or mizuna 2 beets, cooked & sliced 3-4 radish, thinly sliced 1 handful fresh mint leaves ½ c cooked farro 1/3 c crumbled sheep milk feta cheese 3 T Dulcet Essential Balsamic Dressing & Sauce Instructions 1. Place all the items in a large bowl and toss together. Serves 2-4 Printer-Friendly PDF | Arugula & Beet...

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Creole Macaroni Salad

Creole Macaroni Salad

  Ingredients 2 cups elbow macaroni 4 hard-boiled eggs, sliced or chopped ¼ c diced celery ½ c diced onion ½ c diced red or green pepper ½ c diced dill pickles 2 T chopped fresh parsley Salt & pepper ½ c mayo 5 T Dulcet Creole Mustard Instructions 1. Cook the macaroni in salted boiling water for approximately 8-10. It should be firm to the bite. 2. Pour into a colander and rinse with cold water, strain well. 3. Place the macaroni in a large bowl and toss together with remaining ingredients. Serves 6 Printer-Friendly PDF | Creole Macaroni...

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Halibut & Shallot Salad

Halibut & Shallot Salad

  Ingredients 2 c bite size pieces of cooked halibut 1 T chopped shallots 1 T capers 1 T chopped Mama Lil’s peppers 1 small carrot, julienned 4 T Dulcet Lemon Mustard & Dill Sauce Salt & Pepper Instructions Combine ingredients. Serve over a bed of lettuce and cucumbers. Helpful Hint: Serve as an appetizer with crackers. Serves 2 Printer-Friendly...

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Fresh Snap Peas with Radish & Feta

Fresh Snap Peas with Radish & Feta

  Ingredients 2 Generous Handfuls Fresh Snap Peas, washed & trimmed 1-2 Radishes, thinly sliced 1/3 Cup Feta Cheese, crumbled 2 Tablespoons Dulcet Essential Balsamic Dressing & Sauce Instructions 1. Place salad fixings in large bowl and toss with Dulcet Essential Balsamic Dressing. Serves 2 Printer-Friendly...

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Spinach Salad with Blood Orange & Fennel

Spinach Salad with Blood Orange & Fennel

  Ingredients Fresh or Packaged Spinach, 1 large bunch 1 Blood Orange, peeled and cut into segments 1/2 Cup Fennel Bulb, shaved 1/2 Cup Goat Cheese, crumbled 1/2 Cup Salted Pistachios, shelled 2-3 Tablespoons Dulcet Essential Balsamic Dressing & Sauce Instructions 1. Place salad fixings in large bowl and toss with Dulcet Essential Balsamic Dressing. Serves 2-4 Printer-Friendly...

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Avocado & Walnut Salad

Avocado & Walnut Salad

  Ingredients 1 Head of your favorite lettuce, broken into bite-sized pieces 1 Avocado, diced 1 Large Tomato, diced 2 Radishes, thinly sliced 1/3 Cucumber, peeled and diced 1/3 Cup Walnut Halves 1/2 Cup Goat or Blue Cheese, crumbled 3-4 Tablespoons Dulcet Essential Balsamic Dressing & Sauce Instructions 1. Place all ingredients in a bowl and toss with Dulcet Essential Balsamic Dressing. 2. Top with fresh ground pepper. Serves 4-6 Printer-Friendly...

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Fennel, Apple & Orange Salad with Moroccan Sauce

Fennel, Apple & Orange Salad with Moroccan Sauce

  Ingredients 1 Granny Smith Apple, cut into matchstick pieces 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 small fennel bulb, thinly sliced 1 Tablespoon fennel fronds, reserved for garnish 1 orange, zested, peeled, and cut into small segments 3 Tablespoons pomegranate seeds ¼ c walnuts, coarsely chopped 2-3 Tablespoons Dulcet Tangy & Peppery Moroccan Sauce  Instructions 1. Place the matchstick pieces of apple in a medium sized bowl, and toss with lemon juice. 2. Add the thinly sliced fennel bulb, orange pieces and zest, pomegranate seeds, and walnuts to the bowl. Toss with the Moroccan Sauce....

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Moroccan Apple & Walnut Quinoa Salad

Moroccan Apple & Walnut Quinoa Salad

  Ingredients 1 c red quinoa ½ c walnuts, toasted & coarsely chopped ½ c dried cranberries 1 apple, diced & tossed with fresh lemon juice 3 green onions, sliced 1/3-1/2 c Dulcet Moroccan Sauce   Instructions 1. Cook quinoa according to package directions. 2. Fluff quinoa with a fork and allow to cool slightly. 3. Toss quinoa with Dulcet Moroccan Sauce. 4. Stir in remaining ingredients. Serve warm, or at room temperature. Serves 4-6 Recipe adapted from New Season’s Dulcet Moroccan Quinoa ShareTweet   Printer-Friendly...

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Moroccan Couscous Salad

Moroccan Couscous Salad

  Ingredients 1 c pearl couscous ½ c chopped red bell pepper ½ c shredded carrots ¼ c chopped celery ¼ c chopped sweet onion ¼ c blanched or slivered almonds ¼ c chopped fresh cilantro ¼ c chopped fresh parsley 1 c of chopped fresh oranges or an 8 oz. can of Mandarin Oranges 1/2 c Dulcet Tangy & Peppery Moroccan Sauce salt and pepper to taste Instructions 1. Prepare Couscous to package directions, cool to room temperature. 2. Place couscous in a medium bowl and fluff with a fork to separate. 3. Add all other ingredients and mix well, season with salt & pepper. 4. Serve over a...

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Fresh Carrot & Currant Moroccan Salad (photo blog)

Fresh Carrot & Currant Moroccan Salad (photo blog)

Sometimes it is the simple things that bring the most satisfaction. This straightforward carrot salad is one of them. Crunchy, fresh, sweet and tangy, this salad serves two hungry adults or four if using as a side salad. And oh so nutritious! High in beta carotene and Vitamin A, carrots are also rich in dietary fiber, antioxidants and minerals. Practitioners of traditional medicine use them for treating digestive problems, intestinal parasites, and tonsillitis among other things. Pretty amazing little morsels!   Ingredients ½ lb carrots (approx 2-3 medium to large carrots) 2 T Zante...

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Salmon Pasta Salad (photo blog)

Salmon Pasta Salad (photo blog)

  Another great pick for leftover salmon and the perfect quick dinner for those rushed days and short evenings. Also, another opportunity to show off Alan Weiner’s amazing food photography. We hope you enjoy!   Ingredients Fillet of one salmon (or leftover cooked salmon) 2 c farfalle (bow tie pasta) 2 T capers ½ c diced red onion Dulcet Lemon, Mustard & Dill Sauce Instructions 1. Bake, broil, grill or poach salmon if you don’t have any leftovers. 2. Cook the pasta until al dente so that it is still firm and not mushy. 3. Strain the pasta, rinse with cold water to...

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Shaved Zucchini and Parmesan Salad

Shaved Zucchini and Parmesan Salad

Ingredients 1 lb zucchini, the thinner the better for using a peeler for shaving 1 T Dulcet Essential Balsamic Sauce & Dressing 10 cherry tomatoes, cut into halves 2 T pine nuts, toasted Parmesan or Pecorino Romano Cheese, shaved with vegetable peeler or freshly grated 8 fresh basil leaves, julienne sliced flaked sea salt (optional) fresh ground black pepper Instructions 1. Cut off the ends of the zucchini, and then using a vegetable peeler, carefully slice long thin strands from one end of the zucchini to the other end. 2. Place the zucchini in a bowl and toss with the Essential...

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Grilled Peach Salad w/ Balsamic

Grilled Peach Salad w/ Balsamic

Ingredients 1 peach, ripe but firm 2 generous handfuls mache, or your favorite salad greens 2 oz soft crumbed goat cheese 2 T marcona almonds Dulcet Essential Balsamic Sauce & Dressing Fresh ground black pepper Instructions 1. Cut the peach into quarters, and brush the cut sides with 1 t of the Essential Balsamic Dressing. 2. Place on a pre-heated grill and cook for 2 minutes per side. 3. Toss the greens with a small amount of the Essential Balsamic Dressing. 4. Arrange the greens, grilled peach, cheese and almonds on salad plates on top with fresh ground black pepper. Serves 2...

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Grilled Treviso

Grilled Treviso

Ingredients 1 head Treviso 3 T Dulcet Essential Balsamic Sauce & Dressing Pecorino Romano or Parmigiano Regiano Cheese Freshly ground black pepper Instructions 1. Cut the head of Treviso in half lengthwise. 2. Drizzle the outside and the cut side with the Essential Balsamic Sauce & Dressing. 3. Place on grill and cook for 3-4 minutes per side. 4. Remove from grill and serve with shaved cheese and fresh black pepper. Serves 2 Printer-Friendly PDF: Grilled...

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Slow Roasted Tomatoes and Orzo Salad (photo blog)

Slow Roasted Tomatoes and Orzo Salad (photo blog)

   The sweet juicy tomato is nature’s candy and summer’s party favor. How do we love thee? Let us count the ways! First on our list has to be the slow roasted roma or cherry tomato. The long, slow heat caramelizes the sugar and intensifies the rich tomato flavor making these morsels a foodie mainstay.  And if that weren’t enough, they can be added to countless dishes for instant flavor impact and vibrant color including in salads, with crusty breads and creamy cheeses, tossed with pasta and fresh herbs, or all by themselves on a white sparkling plate served with our rich balsamic dipping...

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Grated Carrots and Currants with Moroccan Mustard Vinaigrette

Grated Carrots and Currants with Moroccan Mustard Vinaigrette

  Ingredients ½ lb carrots (approx 2 lg carrots) 2 T currants 2 T olive oil 1 T unseasoned rice vinegar 2 T Dulcet Moroccan Mustard ¾ t cumin seed-toasted & crushed Freshly ground black pepper and sea salt to taste Instructions 1.  Wash the carrots well with a vegetable brush. 2.  Peel carrots (optional) and grate with a coarse grating blade or you can also use a food processor. 3.  Place the grated carrots and the currants in a bowl and set aside. 4.  To make the vinaigrette, whisk together the oil, vinegar and mustard. 5.  Toss the carrots & currants with the vinaigrette. 6. ...

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Fresh Carrot & Currant Moroccan Salad

Fresh Carrot & Currant Moroccan Salad

  Ingredients ½ lb carrots (approx 2 lg carrots) 2 T currants ¼ c toasted slivered almonds 2 T chopped fresh cilantro A couple of pinches of sea salt for seasoning 3 T Dulcet Tangy & Peppery Moroccan Sauce Instructions 1.  Wash the carrots well with a vegetable brush under running water. 2.  Peel carrots (optional) and grate with the coarse grating blade of your food processor. 3.  Toss the grated carrots with the currants, toasted almonds, cilantro and salt. 4.  Stir in Dulcet Moroccan Sauce & refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving. Serves 2-4   Printer-Friendly PDF To...

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Moroccan Orange Quinoa Salad

Moroccan Orange Quinoa Salad

Fresh, fast and oh so tasty. Ingredients 1/2 c quinoa ½ c chopped red bell pepper ½ c shredded carrots ¼ c chopped celery ¼ c chopped sweet onion ¼ c blanched or slivered almonds ¼ c chopped fresh cilantro ¼ c chopped fresh parsley 1 c of chopped fresh oranges or an 8 oz. can of Mandarin Oranges 1/2 c Dulcet Tangy & Peppery Moroccan Sauce salt and pepper to taste Instructions 1. Prepare quinoa to package directions, cool to room temperature. 2. Place quinoa a medium bowl and fluff with a fork to separate. 3. Add all other ingredients and mix well, season with salt & pepper. 4. Serve...

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Pea and Peanut Cole Slaw with Creole Mustard Dressing

Ingredients 1-16 oz. package of shredded Cole Slaw Mix 1 c of grated Carrots 1 Red Bell Pepper, julienne 1 Yellow Bell Pepper, julienne 1 c of frozen Petite Peas, thawed ¼ c chopped Green Onions Creole Mustard Dressing: 3.5 oz Dulcet Creole Mustard 2 T Orange Juice 1 T Sugar ½ c Mayonnaise or Yogurt Splash of Tabasco (optional) ½ c Roasted Spanish Peanuts (optional) Instructions 1. Combine the first group of ingredients in a bowl and set aside. 2. Whisk together the Creole Mustard Dressing ingredients. 3. Toss the salad with the dressing and top with the roasted peanuts. Serves 6-8...

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Niçoise Salad

Niçoise Salad

  Ingredients 1 head butter leaf, red oak or your favorite lettuce ½ lb small new potatoes ¼ lb haricot vert ½ lb cherry tomatoes, cut into halves 4 hard boiled eggs, sliced into rounds ½ c Nicoise olives 1 can albacore tuna 4 anchovy fillets, coarsely chopped (optional) Dulcet Lemon, Mustard & Dill Sauce Freshly Black Pepper Instructions 1. Cut the potatoes into halves or quarters depending on their size and steam until just cooked through. 2. Prepare the haricot vert and steam until just cooked, rinse with cold water and drain. 3. Place the prepared lettuce, potatoes, haricot vert...

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Fennel and Orange Salad

Ingredients 1 fennel bulb 1 orange ½ c fresh pomegranate seeds ¼ c Dulcet Lemon, Mustard & Dill Sauce Instructions 1. Thinly shred the fennel and cut the oranges into segments. 2. Place the fennel, orange and pomegranate seeds in a serving dish. 3. Toss with Dulcet Lemon, Mustard & Dill Sauce, season with fresh ground pepper. Serves 2-4 From our test kitchen: Use a mandoline to shred fennel bulb. Printer-Friendly PDF...

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Refreshing Egg Salad

Refreshing Egg Salad

  Ingredients 4 hard boiled eggs ½ c celery, diced (optional) ¼ c onion, diced (optional) Dulcet Lemon, Mustard & Dill Sauce Freshly ground black pepper Instructions 1. Chop eggs, add celery and onion if using. 2. Add Dulcet Lemon, Mustard & Dill Sauce to desired consistency. 3. Season with fresh pepper. 4. Place on your favorite bread. Makes 2-3 sandwiches From our test kitchen: Try grating the hard boiled eggs to create a different texture. Serving Suggestion: For a super healthy version, we put our egg salad on a rice cake and topped it with fresh kale! Printer-Friendly PDF...

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Mushroom Gruyere Cheese Salad

Mushroom Gruyere Cheese Salad

Ingredients 2 c very thinly sliced Crimini Mushrooms ½ c shaved or largely grated Gruyere Cheese 1 T chopped Italian Parsley ¼ c Dulcet Lemon Mustard Dill Sauce Salt & Pepper to taste Instructions 1. Toss ingredients in a bowl and season to taste. 2. Chill before serving. Place over Butter Lettuce as a first course or top a toasted baguette slice for a unique appetizer. Printer-Friendly PDF  

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Lemon, Mustard & Dill Potato Salad

Lemon, Mustard & Dill Potato Salad

Ingredients 2 lbs red new potatoes 4 eggs, hard boiled, peeled & sliced ½ c diced celery ½ c chopped red onion 1/2 c chopped fresh parsley ¾ c Dulcet Lemon Mustard & Dill Sauce sea salt & fresh ground black pepper Instructions 1. Wash the potatoes well, leaving the skins on, cut into ¼” slices 2. Steam, until just cooked through but still firm. 3. Once cooked, place the potatoes in a bowl and add the Dulcet Lemon Mustard & Dill Sauce. 3. Toss in the remaining ingredients and season with salt & pepper. Serves 6 Printer-Friendly PDF...

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Curry Chicken Salad

Curry Chicken Salad

  Ingredients 1 lb cooked chicken, cut into bite size pieces 1 c diced celery ½ c diced sweet onion ½ c currants, raisins, diced apple or grapes cut into halves ½ c raw peanuts or cashews ¼ c mayonnaise ½ c Dulcet Mild Indian Curry Sauce Toasted coconut (optional) Instructions 1. Combine the chicken, celery, onion, fruit, nuts, mayonnaise and Dulcet Mild Indian Curry Sauce in a bowl. 2. Serve on a bed of greens, topped with the toasted coconut or put between two slices of fresh bread for a delicious sandwich. Serves 4 From our test kitchen: For ease, use boneless, skinless chicken...

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Spinach Salad with Strawberries, Goat Cheese & Balsamic

Spinach Salad with Strawberries, Goat Cheese & Balsamic

Ingredients 1 large bunch fresh spinach, washed well ½ c Chèvre, crumbled ¼ c Slivered almonds, toasted ½ pint fresh strawberries, sliced Dulcet Essential Balsamic Sauce & Dressing Fresh black pepper Instructions 1. Toss spinach generously with Dulcet Essential Balsamic Sauce & Dressing. 2. Top with remaining ingredients, season with freshly ground black pepper. Serves 2 Printer-Friendly PDF: Spinach & Strawberry...

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Spring Mix with Bleu Cheese & Sundried Tomatoes

Spring Mix with Bleu Cheese & Sundried Tomatoes

  Ingredients 6 oz spring greens ¼ c sundried tomatoes packaged in olive oil, julienne slice ¼ c toasted hazelnuts* 1/3 c bleu cheese, crumbled Dulcet Essential Balsamic Sauce & Dressing Instructions 1. Toss greens with Dulcet Essential Balsamic Sauce & Dressing. 2. Top with remaining ingredients and fresh black pepper. Serves 2 From our test kitchen: *To toast hazelnuts, place nuts on a baking sheet in a 350 degree oven for 10-15 minutes, tossing occasionally, until skins blister. Remove from oven and place in a clean kitchen towel. Rub the nuts inside the towel together...

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Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad

Ingredients 1 lb ripe tomatoes, sliced 1 lb fresh mozzarella, sliced * 1 bunch fresh basil, julienne slice fresh black pepper Dulcet Essential Balsamic Sauce & Dressing Instructions 1. Arrange the tomatoes slices alternately with the cheese slices on a serving platter. 2. Drizzle with Dulcet Essential Balsamic Sauce & Dressing. 3. Top with basil and fresh black pepper. Serve with your favorite crusty loaf of bread. Serves 4 From our test kitchen: Our favorite mozzarella is *Buffala Mozzarella found in specialty grocers. Fresh mozzarella made from cow’s milk works well too....

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Quick and Simple Asian Slaw

Quick and Simple Asian Slaw

  Ingredients 4 c packaged prepared coleslaw greens 1/4 c Dulcet Toasted Sesame & Ginger Asian Sauce ¼ c slivered almonds, toasted Instructions 1. Combine the slaw and Dulcet Toasted Sesame & Ginger Asian Sauce. 2. Top with toasted almonds. Serves 4 From our test kitchen: This is a great side dish to seared tuna, grilled chicken or pork tenderloin. ShareTweet Printer-Friendly PDF  ...

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