Cuisine: Salad Dressing

North Wood’s Inn Cabbage Slaw

This North Wood’s Inn Cabbage Slaw is from a small, local Southern California restaurant chain called North Wood's Inn. This cabbage slaw is one of their most popular items on the menu. This is my version of the slaw.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

California Quinoa Salad

Yesterday at work, I wandered into the staff kitchen to find several people surrounding this California Quinoa Salad. They said it was the best salad ever. Of course, I had some, and yes, it is truly delicious. My friend Kristi made it. It has so much flavor and perfect for a weekday lunch. 

Quinoa (pronounced ‘keen-wah’) is a superfood, which is a complete protein. It has the perfect ratio of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats and is one of the best sources of protein you can get from a plant source. It is gluten-free and one of the few plant foods that contain all nine essential amino acids. ​

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Cabbage and Carrot Slaw with Walnut-Za’atar Pesto

Cabbage and Carrot Slaw with Walnut-Za’atar Pesto is such a colorful salad, which gets a modern upgrade thanks to a salty-cheesy walnut pesto.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Yields: 8 Servings

Quinoa, Sweet Peppers, Arugula & Fig Salad with Orange Muscat Champagne Vinaigrette

While no single food can supply all the essential life sustaining nutrients, quinoa comes as close as any other in the plant or animal kingdom. Quinoa is gluten-free, high in protein and one of the few plant foods that contain all nine essential amino acids. This Quinoa, Sweet Peppers, Arugula & Fig Salad with Orange Muscat Champagne Vinaigrette is a great way to try quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah).

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings

Chicken & Broccoli Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

This Chicken & Broccoli Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing is a great salad to serve on a hot summer's night. I've always loved things you can made ahead.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings

Artichoke-Dill Dressing

Marinated artichokes kicks this dressing up a notch. This Artichoke-Dill Dressing has many uses - crostini, potato salad, dip, dressing, etc. The possibilities are endless.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Yields: Makes 1 cup

Southwest Chicken Salad

This Southwestern Chicken Salad is so easy to throw together using a store-bought rotisserie chicken. The dressing is sweet and tangy and made by mixing equal parts ranch dressing with your favorite bbq sauce.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Mixed Green Salad with Strawberries & Pecans

This Mixed Green Salad with Strawberries & Pecans is my new favorite salad. I used a hard boiled egg slicer to cut the strawberries, which makes it fast and easy.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Radish and Jicama Salad

This Radish Jicama Salad, which is a very fresh tasting Spring salad, is loosely based on a recipe from Real Simple magazine. I changed a few things. Instead of red onions, I used 2 green onions and I left out the cilantro. I despise cilantro!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Arugula & Belgium Endive with Balsamic-Glazed Prosciutto

This Arugula & Belgium Endive with Balsamic-Glazed Prosciutto is really good. All the ingredients and flavors balance well together and truly complement one another. The Balsamic-Glazed Prosciutto would be very good on chicken!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings