Posts tagged ‘dressing’

2013, August 26

Recipe of the Month: (My version of) Potato Salad

Every time someone mentions potato salad, they tell me a different recipe than what I prepare. It was different in Sicily, too, when my friend and I were there and attended my very first Thanksgiving dinner. It’s interesting to me to see a recipe’s versions vary throughout different regions and countries of the world.

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Potato Salad

6-8 medium sized potatoes
3-5 scallions or onions (depends on the size and on how much of it you want to add, really)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
salt & pepper

Boil the potatoes, then peel and dice them into a large salad bowl. Peel and dice scallions or onions, add them to the potatoes.

Season to taste with salt, pepper, and toss while sprinkling Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Serve as a side dish with basically any kind of meat and fish; or make it into a course on its own.


Depending on the season – we use scallions from Spring to Autumn, and red onions during Winter months.

For a lighter summery version, chop and add some garden-fresh vegetables such as carrots, celery, tomatoes, cucumber, peppers, radishes, and green beans.

When we want this salad as something more consistent but still a meal in and of itself, we usually prepare it with a mix of homemade mayonnaise and a couple tablespoons of sour cream for dressing, and toss with that instead of the oil.

Bon appétit! :)

So this is/these are my versions of Potato Salad. What is yours? Please tell me in the comments, or leave a link to your recipe – I’m looking forward to trying them out!

2013, April 22

Recipe of the Month: Chicken Stir-Fry with Broccoli, Tomatoes and Creamy Feta Dressing

Just when I was thinking salads, filling stir-fries, and creamy dressings, my mom made this stir-fry from a recipe on a cooking show she watched. I really like chicken. And Broccoli. And tomatoes. And Feta!

This was the perfect dish to come home to after a tough day at work! 

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Chicken Breast Stir-Fry with Broccoli and Tomatoes

120 g chicken breast
200 g broccoli florets
100 g tomatoes
1 teaspoon oil
salt and white pepper to taste

Peel and chop the chicken breasts, season with salt and white pepper.

Pour oil in a small saucepan, warm the chicken breasts and fry until the meat turns white. Throw in the broccoli, cover and let simmer at a lower temperature.

When almost done add the tomatoes, cover, and allow to soften with the chicken and broccoli for a few minutes.

Take the lid off and fry for a few more minutes, then serve as is, or with a creamy Feta dressing.


Creamy Feta Dressing

200 g Feta cheese
70-100 g yogurt
lemon juice
white pepper
balsamic Vinegar

Mix all the ingredients together, until light and creamy. I used only about 70 g yogurt. Start with 50 g and work up from there, depending how creamy or flat you like your dressing to be.

Serve with the Chicken Stir-Fry, or with any type of fresh salad.

Bon appétit! :)

PS: stay tuned for next month’s recipe, as I’ll be sharing a recipe my friend Trisha and I made when she visited Romania this April!

2013, March 25

Recipe of the Month: Summer Salad with Creamy Mayo Dressing

I LOVE salads! In any amount. I can not get enough of them over spring/summer when all the fresh ingredients are available to me from the farmer’s market.

So in anticipation of a new spring rolling in with its first fresh vegetables, I’m sharing a salad and dressing recipe. This is our go-to dressing, the Chef’s and mine.

I deliberately left out measurements this time. But only because it all depends on each of our individual taste and family demands ;)

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Summer Salad with Creamy Dressing

Salad: lettuce, tomato, cucumber, onion, radish, capers, chicken strips.

Dressing: homemade mayonnaise of one egg yolk, sour cream, salt, white pepper, grated Parmesan cheese.

Chop all the vegetables, add to salad bowl.

Cook the chicken in a little olive oil, after cutting it up in strips.

Add it to the salad.

Mix together the ingredients of the salad dressing, by adding them all depending on your own taste.

Pour on salad when serving.

Bon appétit! ;)

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