Fresh-Pressed Olive Oil Club

Composed Salad with Apple Balsamic Vinaigrette

Sounds complicated and even more exotic in its original French—“salade composée”—but a composed salad is nothing more than an artful way to arrange your ingredients rather than tossing them together. Salade Niçoise and Cobb salad are two that are typically presented this way, but a composed salad can be made of any ingredients you choose—and […]

Mixed Green Salad with Citrus and Sherry Vinaigrette

This salad received rave reviews when I brought it to a neighbor’s dinner party. I’m sure amazon (dot) com noticed a run on Marcona almonds and Spanish guindillo peppers in the days that followed! Ingredients For the salad: For the vinaigrette: Directions Step 1 Using a small sharp knife, slice the top and bottom off […]

Grilled Pear Salad with Greens and Port Vinaigrette

Peaches or apricots are delicious alternatives to the pears.  Ingredients 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons Pear Balsamic Vinegar 1 tablespoon port wine (or more vinegar) 2 teaspoons honey 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt, plus more to taste  1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper 8 cups mixed greens, such as romaine lettuce, endive, radicchio, […]