Chopped Italian Greased Pig Salad & The Essential James Beard Cookbook

greased pig salad

You might not think of salads for dinner much in the fall, but this hearty Chopped Italian Greased Pig Salad is perfect for this time of the year.  It’s quick and easy and perfect as a main dish.  It’s also great in small portions for a first course.  The recipe is adapted from The Essential James Beard Cookbook 450 Recipes That Shaped the Tradition of American Cooking.  My Italian version is full of hearty ingredients such as pancetta, cheese, croutons, and onions along with a tomato and basil dressing using California Olive Ranch Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil.… [read more]

Yogurt Broccoli Salad

Broccoli Yogurt Salad

If you saw my Pineapple Teriyaki Pork Cutlets last week you may have noticed the broccoli salad next to it.  I received some emails asking for the recipes, so here you go! Most broccoli salads use mayonnaise, but I thought I’d change it up a bit and use Greek Yogurt and I also gave the salad a slight Asian flavor to go with my pork.  It turned out great and was quite easy to put together and no cooking!

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Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad @

Best ever Buffalo Chicken Pasta salad with a buffalo vinaigrette type dressing (no mayo or heavy dressings), chicken, veggies, and blue cheese. I have lots of “buffalo” type recipes and this is one of my faves! When I asked my Snappy Gourmet friends on Facebook earlier this summer for recipes they’d like to see, someone suggested a Buffalo Pasta Salad. Unfortunately, we’ve been traveling a lot this summer so my cooking has been minimal (how many days until school starts up again??). I finally got around to this recipe this week! This pasta salad has a light taste and would be great as a side dish or main dish. Perfect for dinner, tailgating, or a picnic and it’s great HOT or COLD. It would be great with shrimp, or skip the meat all together for a vegetarian dish. Use your favorite pasta shape and veggies and make it all your own! Have a recipe request? Join my Facebook page or Contact Me and let me know!  Can’t make any promises, but I will do requests from time-to-time.

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