Orzo, Eggplant and Feta Salad

Orzo, Eggplant and Feta Salad

It doesn’t take a lot of ingredients to prepare this light and rewarding vegetarian dish. It’s rather a main course than a salad on the side and I get the same reaction from anyone who tries it – more, please!

Creamy Jalapeno Cilantro Sauce Recipe

Creamy Jalapeno Cilantro Sauce

A gratifying recipe for a creamy jalapeno sauce with lots of flavors and not overly spicy. A versatile sauce that works well with grilled meats and fried fish. A zesty dipping for empanadas. Once in a while, I use it as a salad dressing.

Squid and Potato Salad with Aïoli Recipe

Squid and Potato Salad with Aïoli

This colorful squid and potato salad is perfect for a light lunch or picnic. Few items are required and done in a pinch with lots of flavors. Spain is, without a doubt, a great place to vacation, especially if you are a foodie like me.

Green Bean and Tomato Salad Recipe

Green Bean and Tomato Salad

Roquefort cheese or any firm, sharp blue vein cheese gives this dish the special kick. If you decide to make this a main dish – ideal for a light lunch – you need to double the amount of the ingredients.

Gremolata Recipe


A classic garnish from Italy, indispensable when serving Osso Bucco. Three simple ingredients which together transform the dish into a mouthful of flavors and take only a few minutes to make. Gremolata is best used the same day.

Panzanella Salad Recipe

Panzanella Salad

This recipe is a variation of the Insalata di Pane or Tuscan Bread Salad. Simple to make, but success depends on the quality and freshness of the ingredients and the type of white bread.

Orzo and Shrimp Salad with Feta Cheese Recipe

Orzo and Shrimp Salad with Feta Cheese

A different twist on a pasta salad. No mayonnaise or any creamy dressing.  Refreshing with a salty kick of feta cheese and a garlicky oregano sauce. I got a lot of compliments when I brought it along to an outdoor party with friends in Miami. I made sure to drain the orzo pasta thoroughly, spreading it on paper towels. This resulted in a  pasta salad that did not clump together but was light and airy.

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