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Karl’s  Argentinean Ensalada Mixta (Mixed Greens Salad)

I am barbecuing Argentinean beef and I wanted a salad to go with it. While some Argentinean salads are more Mediterranean  influenced—filled with eggs, potatoes, or fruit—the salad commonly served with asado—barbecue—is almost Japanese in its simplicity. A few high quality ingredients, simply dressed. The flavors of the ingredients should stand proudly on their own.

Karl’s  Argentinean Ensalada Mixta (Mixed Greens Salad)

Karl’s  Argentinean Ensalada Mixta
(Mixed Greens Salad)

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Karl’s Mesclun Salad with Lightly Pickled Vegetables

I wanted a salad to go with my bean soupMesclun greens are a combination of baby greens. While these, by themselves, make a perfect acceptable salad it is always better to add a few crunchy veggies for interest. Today, I am using green beans, red radish, and red onion.

Karl’s Mesclun Salad with Lightly Pickled Vegetables

Karl’s Mesclun Salad with Lightly Pickled Vegetables

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Karl’s Mesclun Salad with Fig Balsamic Dressing

Our garden produced another spectacular cucumber and a few red and yellow tomatoes. I went to the farmer’s market and picked up some mixed baby greens (mesclun).  We are having company this week end, so I did not want to use a bottled dressing. A few weeks ago Jan had bought fig balsamic vinegar at the farmer’s market, a few herbs, some olive oil and garlic and you have a dressing.

Karl’s Mesclun Salad with Fig Balsamic Dressing

Karl’s Mesclun Salad with Fig Balsamic Dressing

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Karl’s Tabouleh

Long before you could easily find recipes on the Internet The Complete Middle East Cookbook by Tess Mallos is my go to book for Middle Eastern cuisine.  Like many of my best cookbooks I bought this one at a library discard sale.  It had seen much use before I bought it 25 years ago, but as tattered as it is, it has some great recipes in it. I have made a few changes to her recipe over the year’s but not as many as I make to other dishes.

Tabouleh

Karl’s Tabouleh with
a Bed of Mesclun

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Karl’s Wild Rice Pilaf

This is one of those recipes where I took a cooking technique from another recipe that completely changes the dish.  I have been making variations of this dish for most of my cooking life, but it rarely came out how I knew it should be.  For me this has been a dish in constant evolution, I do not think I have ever made it the same way twice.  This is the first time I have even written it down.

Karl’s Wild Rice Pilaf

Karl’s Wild Rice Pilaf

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Karl’s Mesclun, Heirloom Tomato and Cucumber Salad

Tomato and Cucumber Salad

Our garden produced another spectacular cucumber and I did not want to make the same salad as the last time so I had this in mind when I went to the farmer’s market.  One of the sellers had bags of mixed baby greens and vine ripe heirloom tomatoes. What I came up with is this salad.

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