When I make shashlik and naan I make a Central Asian salad to go with it. Since I am breaking with the tradition menu for this meal, I do not feel constrained about the ingredients I put in my salad. There is not a lot of the European dill and fennel in Central Asia, but as a Californian I’m going to add it to my salad anyway.
Karl’s California Fusion Tomato
and Cucumber 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
Miriam has requested a quinoa (kin-wa) salad for her birthday dinner. I have tried to make quinoa before without success; it came out gummy and bitter. I know I have been saying this a lot recently, but Cook’s Illustrated had an article about quinoa a few months ago.
Karl’s Tomato Cucumber Salad with Quinoa
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
When I make shashlik and naan I always make this salad to go with it.
Karl’s Central Asian Tomato and Cucumber Salad