Fresh Fig, Serrano and California English Walnut Salad
Sweet fresh figs, Serrano Ham and a Mediterranean honey-balsamic vinaigrette with California walnuts sing a song of summer when surrounded by good company ,happy music and a glass of California white or a fruity red wine. Only fresh ingredients not only make this recipe healthy but also preferred by customers and my friends, gathering for a cool summer meal in our backyard.
Fennel, White Bean and Walnut Salad
This can be served as a vegetarian entrée, or as a side salad. If refrigerating the salad before serving, take it out of the refrigerator a few minutes before serving. It shouldn't be too cold. I love this salad because it's quick and easy to prepare. Plus, on those days when I don't want to eat meat, I can serve this as a main course along with a great loaf of crusty whole wheat bread. All the fiber and anti-oxidants make it healthy, but it's also delicious - no one will think they're eating "health food."
Curry Chicken Salad with Walnuts
A full-flavored salad blended with curry, cumin, Dijon mustard and pepper cultivates a slightly fiery taste. Combine the sweetness of the grapes with the crunchy texture of walnuts for a unique combination of flavors for your palate. Enjoy as a perfect summery fare for a picnic lunch or savory dinner. Some curry powders pack more punch than others, and the more curry powder you use, the stronger its flavor will be. Start with the smaller amount, knowing you can always add more if it is too mild.
Cranberry and Walnut Coleslaw
A simple dressy coats red and green cabbage, and walnuts and cranberries provide a surprise taste.
Couscous Walnut Cherry Salad
Tiny couscous grains are made from semolina, the same wheat product that is used in making pasta. Like pasta, it is dried, and has a subtle flavor that adapts well to a variety of flavorings and additions, and it is equally good served hot with a sauce or cold in a salad. For this recipe, use a box of plain couscous, without added seasonings. After a brief sojourn in hot water, it is ready to use.