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Karl’s Carrot and Spinach Salad with Orange Tarragon Dressing

This week I wanted a fast weekday meal. Fried salmon, a quick starch dish, and a simple salad. This does not mean that I could not be creative. In a burst of inspiration, I came up with a new way of  making salad dressing.

Karl’s Carrot and Spinach Salad with Orange Tarragon Dressing

Karl’s Carrot and Spinach Salad
with Orange Tarragon Dressing

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Karl’s Cellophane Noodle Salad with Shrimp

The NYTimes sends me emails with recipes several time a week. A recent email was all about cold noodle dishes. As I read through them I got a hankering for cold noodles, but none of their dishes really suited me. I borrowed a few ideas from their cellophane noodle salad, but mine is based more on my Vietnamese summer rolls.

Karl’s Cellophane Noodle Salad with Shrimp

Karl’s Cellophane Noodle Salad with Shrimp

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Karl’s California Fusion Marinated Artichoke Hearts

Adapted from a Serious Eats recipe

I like marinated artichoke hearts, but they get a bit pricy for a tiny little bottle. When I saw baby artichokes for 5 for one dollar, I thought I would try making them for myself. It turned out not to be a simple task, but it was well worth the effort.

Karl’s California Fusion Marinated Artichoke Hearts

Karl’s California Fusion Marinated Artichoke Hearts

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Karl’s Tunisian Mechouia (Grilled Vegetable Salad)

Adapted from a America’s Test Kitchen recipe

Miriam requested grilled vegetables for her birthday dinner and gave me a list of vegetables she wanted. I could have just thrown them on the grill, but ATK recently did a show on Tunisian Mechouia. Looking at other recipes on-line, this dish can vary from a vegetables puree to the chunky salad produced by chef Julia Collin Davison at ATK.

Karl’s Tunisian Mechouia (Grilled Vegetable Salad)

Karl’s Tunisian Mechouia
Grilled Vegetable Salad

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Karl’s Asian Apple Cabbage Salad II

This seems to be my week for trying to improve recipes I have made recently. Last week I made an Asian influenced salad to go with my salmon teriyaki. I am making salmon again and the salad was good enough that I wanted to try and make it better.

Karl’s Asian Apple Cabbage Salad II

Karl’s Asian Apple Cabbage Salad II

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Karl’s Asian Apple Cabbage Salad

I had decided to have salmon teriyaki for dinner on a week night. Usually I would serve rice and Japanese pickles with this. I decided that I wanted something different, maybe some kind of Asian salad.

Karl’s Asian Apple Cabbage Salad

Karl’s Asian Apple Cabbage Salad

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Karl’s Lightly Pickled Carrots and Spinach Salad

Eilene requested carrot salad and some kind of green thing as the vegetable to go with the chili dogs for her birthday meal. I had bought a bottle of Champaign vinegar for another meal a few weeks ago and that seemed like a likely place to start. Thinking about what herbs and spices would compliment this rather expensive ingredient, I started grabbing bottles out of my spice rack. This is what I came up with. Giving the carrots a bit of time to pickle a bit also seemed like an obvious idea.

Karl’s Lightly Pickled Carrots and Spinach Salad

Karl’s Lightly Pickled Carrots and Spinach Salad

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Karl’s Greek Artichoke Salad

I am making lemon rice to go with my Greek lamb. Starch is not on my son-in-law’s diet. I need a substantial vegetables salad, so he does not go hungry. Throwing out the orzo in my Greek salad and replacing it with artichoke hearts struck my fancy.

Karl’s Greek Artichoke Salad

Karl’s Greek Artichoke Salad

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Karl’s Tabouleh Stuffed Mini Bell Peppers

I was shopping with Jan and she saw these mini bell peppers. She wanted them stuffed for her Mother’s Day meal. I decided that I would fill them with taboulah.

Karl’s Tabouleh Stuffed Mini Bell Peppers

Karl’s Tabouleh Stuffed Mini Bell Peppers

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Karl’s Turkish Artichoke, Tomato and Cucumber Salad

Adapted from a Whole Spice recipe

When Jan went to Sonoma a few months ago, she bought me some Istanbul Turkish Salad Seasoning from Whole Spice. I was planning to make a typical tomato and cucumber salad with it, but in searching the Whole Spice site I found their posted recipe. Of course, I could not make it the way they did, but it gave me ideas.

Karl’s Turkish Artichoke, Tomato and Cucumber Salad

Karl’s Turkish Artichoke,
Tomato and Cucumber Salad

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