Salads

Quinoa salad with Avocado, Tomato and Cucumber

10 comments June 23, 2012
Quinoa salad with Avocado, Tomato and Cucumber

I love this Quinoa salad because it is light, fresh and easy to toss together, yet it’s so delicious that you can serve it at your next party or picnic with family and friends. I don’t add the cucumber until serving time, so they retain their crunch. Buen provecho! Ingredients:
(4-6 serving) Quinoa: 1 tablespoon olive […]

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Cumin, and Cilantro Egg Salad (Ensalada de Huevo con Comino y Cilantro)

11 comments June 5, 2012
Ensalada de Huevo con Comino y Cilantro

This Egg Salad dish is easy and quick to prepare and when a few spices are added to enhance the taste, the simplicity of the dish turns into something exquisite. This is one of those way too easy recipes, but I’ll share it with you anyway, just in case you’re in a bind and need […]

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Ensalada de Repollo con Tomate (Cabbage and Tomato Salad)

8 comments May 31, 2012
Cabbage

It is common practice in the United States to serve the salad before the main dish, rather than as a part of the main meal, as we do in Colombia. This Ensalada de Repollo con Tomate is my mom’s recipe and it was a staple in my house growing up. We ate it every day […]

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Quinoa Salad with Pineapple,Mango and Avocado

19 comments May 24, 2012
Cooked Quinoa

Quinoa, or quinua in Spanish, is a nutritious grain that is popular in South America. The cooking method is similar to rice, where the quinoa is simply simmered in water until the liquid is evaporated. This Quinoa Salad with Pineapple and Avocado is great for picnics and potlucks, and it also makes a wonderful accompaniment […]

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Aguacate Relleno de Salmón (Avocado Filled with Salmon)

15 comments May 16, 2012
Avocado Filled with Salmon

Avocado is one of my favorite ingredients, and I could eat them daily! This was a quick lunch and I enjoyed every bite of it. Easy and simple, yet a gorgeous dish that can be served as an appetizer for dinner, or as a main meal for lunch. The salmon harmonizes perfectly with the avocado. […]

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Avocado Filled with Chicken (Aguacate Relleno de Pollo)

16 comments October 21, 2011
Aguacte relleno de pollo

I made this Avocado Filled with Chicken two weeks ago, but somehow never got around to posting it. This recipe is so simple, yet so delicious. If you have your own homemade roasted chicken…perfect. If not, use your favorite store bought chicken instead. It is also great way to use your leftover chicken. These stuffed […]

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Strawberry Vinaigrette (Vinagreta de Fresa)

3 comments September 16, 2011
Strawberry Vinnaigrete

One of the best parts about the hot summer are the cool salads. I made this Strawberry Vinaigrette about three weeks ago, but I forgot to post it. It is a simple and easy recipe to make using fresh strawberries, so get them while you can and drizzle this beautiful dressing over some nice greens. […]

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