1. Trim the ends of the green beans. 2. Heat a saute pan with a generous portion of olive oil. 3. Place the green beans in the pan so that all of them are against the hot surface — Read on!
1 head butter lettuce * 1/4 cup white-wine vinegar * 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallot * 1/2 teaspoon salt * 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard * 1/4 teaspoon black pepper * 3/4 cup olive oil Read on!
1 cucumber, washed 1 apple, washed and julienned or very thinly sliced 1 large or 2 small cloves garlic, minced 1 or 2 jalapenos or other hot peppers, minced, or 1/2 tablespoon hot pepper flakes, or to taste 1 tablespoon Read on!
1 cup diced cucumbers 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, halved 1/2 cup chopped parsley, leaves only, no stems 1/4 cup chopped mint leaves, no stems 1/2 to 1 green pepper, diced 1 bunch green onions, finely sliced 1/2 teaspoon sumac 2 Read on!
1 large cucumber (1 lb) 1 bunch radishes 1/4 cup cider vinegar 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar or raw agave nectar 1 tablespoon vegetable oil Peel cucumber, then halve lengthwise and slice crosswise 1/4 inch thick. Cut each radish lengthwise into Read on!
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks 1 large onion, preferably red, chopped 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 to 2 tablespoons minced fresh hot chile (jalapeño, serrano) 1 clove Read on!
Slice tomatoes into various shapes—wedges, slices and chopped Layer with slices of mozzarella cheese and basil torn into large pieces. Drizzle with olive oil and red wine vinegar, sprinkle with sea salt and grind black pepper over. I also like Read on!
• 6 figs, cut criss-cross not quite through to the bottom • ricotta cheese • prosciutto (optional) • basil • olive oil • balsamic vinegar • freshly ground black pepper Place figs on platter with prosciutto, basil leaves, and Read on!
• Tomatoes • Olive oil • Salt and pepper • Red wine vinegar • Parmesan cheese • Herbs Slice tomatoes and/or cut into wedges—use a mixture of types and colors if possible. Drizzle with olive oil and vinegar, sprinkle Read on!