Pineapple Basil Salad

I first tasted this Pineapple Lemon Basil Salad while sitting on the beach in Oceanside, CA. I was roasting under the hot sun when my sister Allison appeared with a bowl full of freshly cut pineapple. One bite and I knew this wasn’t just any pineapple!

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Mediterranean Salad

If you need a quick-to-prep salad, this is one of my go-to favorites. It combines flavors of home grown sun-kissed summer, but you can make it all year long with its readily available ingredients. It’s as fresh as they come featuring cucumbers, tomatoes, Buffalo Mozzarella and a citrus vinaigrette.  Continue reading “Mediterranean Salad”

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The Best Broccoli Salad


I love salads year-round, but I especially love them during the summer. This salad is my go-to salad for barbecues and potlucks. One thing I really love about this salad is that you can make it in advance and the salad doesn’t wilt like most green salads. And the salad gets better as it marinates in the dressing and other flavors!

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Lemon Tarragon Pasta Salad

I’ll let you in on a little secret: I don’t really like pasta salad. This one is different. I don’t just like it, I LOVE it. It’s just so lemony delicious. I think it’s pasta salad perfection! Just the right amount of crunch meets sweet and tangy. There’s even protein. And, it’s not too heavy.   Continue reading “Lemon Tarragon Pasta Salad”

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Watermelon Salts

We know that salt enhances the flavor of food. Sweet and salty is a winning combination. How about a sprinkle of salt on your watermelon? When I was young, I watched my grandparents in St. Johns, Arizona, salt their watermelon. A little dusting and that flavor really came out!
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