Very Good Recipes of Salad from Out of the Ordinary

There are 19 Salad recipes on the blog Out of the Ordinary. (2974 on all the blogs)

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Roasted beet and red pepper salad with pistachios and goat cheese Roasted beet and red pepper salad with pistachios and goat cheese By Out of the Ordinary 10/09/13 19:00 People rarely ask me what I do. At the parties we attend–the fairly constant stream of casual gatherings, galas, brunches and luncheons—very few people say, “And what do you do, Claire.” Perhaps this is because I’m so obviously a bon … Continue reading...
Corn, avocado, french feta and cherry tomato salad Corn, avocado, french feta and cherry tomato salad By Out of the Ordinary 09/10/13 20:30 We’re just coming out of summer…floating up through the thick moist august air into the cool days of autumn, and I feel as though I’ve got the bends! I’m forgetful and moody and I’m having a hell of a time … Continue reading →
Arugula salad with roasted carrots, beets, pecans and shaved goat cheese Arugula salad with roasted carrots, beets, pecans and shaved goat cheese By Out of the Ordinary 07/16/13 19:36 “Hey, Claire,” I hear you say, “Why the hell have you never mentioned the ‘kitchen sink’ films of the sixties? Aren’t they perfectly Ordinary?” And then I slap myself on the forehead and say, “OF COURSE! Of course they are! … Continue reading →
Roasted beet and arugula salad with farro and smoky pecan-rosemary sauce Roasted beet and arugula salad with farro and smoky pecan-rosemary sauce By Out of the Ordinary 06/13/13 18:38 When my brother and I were little, we had our own country. It was called Bouse, and it was top secret, so don’t tell anybody about it. Bouse was shaped like our dog, Tessie (her eye was a lake.) All … Continue reading →
Roasted beet and butterbean salad with spinach, arugula and smoked gouda Roasted beet and butterbean salad with spinach, arugula and smoked gouda By Out of the Ordinary 05/01/13 18:21 When I was younger–shall we say early twenties?–I wrote a screenplay about a man who wouldn’t leave his front porch. He’d travelled the world, and then something happened, but I don’t remember what, or maybe nothing happened–I’ve always been a … Continue...
Creamy vegan salad dressing that Isaac likes Creamy vegan salad dressing that Isaac likes By Out of the Ordinary 02/17/13 17:31 At 5:30 this morning, Isaac had a nightmare. He stood outside our door and quietly said, “mommy.” Of course we heard him. Of course we were both suddenly wide awake, and I told him to go back to sleep, and … Continue reading →
Warm salad with roasted mushrooms and tiny roasted potatoes and tarragon-white wine dressing Warm salad with roasted mushrooms and tiny roasted potatoes and tarragon-white wine dressing By Out of the Ordinary 01/11/13 19:16 Isn’t it funny how big events seem to go so quickly in other people’s lives? They fly by in bright fleeting flashes of significant moments. You hear somebody is pregnant, and next you know they have a baby. None of … Continue reading →
Roasted radish and beet salad Roasted radish and beet salad By Out of the Ordinary 09/28/12 18:04 Whenever I hear the word “radish” I think of the Simpsons. Other things that make me think of the Simpsons: oregano, doughnuts, convenience store hot dogs, very long sandwiches, skateboards, saxophones, tramampamolines, clouds in a blue sky, Mitt Romney,...
Tomato steaks au poivre; Semolina dumpling baked in tomatoes; roasted red salad stuffed heirloom Tomato steaks au poivre; Semolina dumpling baked in tomatoes; roasted red salad stuffed heirloom By Out of the Ordinary 09/13/12 18:56 It’s hard not to become defensive when you grow up in New Jersey. From an early age, you’re aware that you’re the butt of jokes – not just the jokes of snarky Manhattanites, but of pretty much everybody, everywhere. You … Continue reading →
Two summer salads with feta Two summer salads with feta By Out of the Ordinary 08/17/12 21:46 We find ourselves in the delightful position of having too much to tell you about! I can’t keep up! I’ve also been talking too much lately. So, first of all, I apologize for posting several times in one day. Second … Continue reading →
Toasted hominy and avocado salad Toasted hominy and avocado salad By Out of the Ordinary 06/14/12 18:48 It seems to me that we usually have a string of days in June that are perfect. The air is creamy and cool and full of sweet wildflower smells and sharp lemony grassy ferny smells. It’s a little warm in … Continue reading →
Arugula salad with apricots, pecans and french feta Arugula salad with apricots, pecans and french feta By Out of the Ordinary 06/08/12 19:37 As you are no doubt aware, I am the esteemed authoress of a wildly popular series of books about the marked similarities to be found in the writings of Tolstoy and the rappings of many rappers. Weighty volumes. I am, … Continue reading →
Avocado, olive & basil salad Avocado, olive & basil salad By Out of the Ordinary 05/17/12 19:48 [I apologize for posting a couple of times today. We're going away for the weekend, and I don't want to fall too far behind!] My boys have a book called Mixed-up Animals. Each page has a picture of an animal … Continue reading →
Two spring salads Two spring salads By Out of the Ordinary 05/02/12 19:32 A big part of my brain is telling me to “just post the damn recipe, Claire!” But when have I ever listened to my brain? Rarely! So here we go…Yesterday I rambled on about nutella and sweets and American’s eating … Continue reading →
Honey roasted potato salad with arugula and pecans Honey roasted potato salad with arugula and pecans By Out of the Ordinary 04/21/12 16:49 I had the strangest moment yesterday. I went to buy a loaf of bread on a balmy spring evening. A time of year and a time of day that you can feel things changing all around you. I saw a … Continue reading →
Napa cabbage salad with raisins, cashews & capers Napa cabbage salad with raisins, cashews & capers By Out of the Ordinary 04/19/12 17:49 Can cooks concoct comestibles containing cabbage, cucumber, carrots, cashews and capers? Certainly they can! And it will be mother-flippin delicious! And kid-flippin, too as it happens, because my boys both went crazy for this salad. That’s right, my…boys…went…crazy…for…a…salad....
Arugula salad with asparagus and herbed hazelnut crusted goat cheese Arugula salad with asparagus and herbed hazelnut crusted goat cheese By Out of the Ordinary 02/29/12 17:05 You know how they’re saying now that certain stores secretly monitor your buying habits? I have a suspicion that the grocery store is spying on my vegetable-buying patterns! Last week I just couldn’t bring myself to buy “winter” vegetables. I … Continue...
Salad with warm roasted mushrooms and smoked gouda Salad with warm roasted mushrooms and smoked gouda By Out of the Ordinary 02/12/12 00:49 Looking at this picture (which breaks all the food picture rules, apparently, because they don’t like sunlight and they don’t like shadows!) reminds me of these forts my boys make in the summertime. They’ll crawl under the branches of some … Continue reading...
Salad of warm greens, french lentils and wild rice Salad of warm greens, french lentils and wild rice By Out of the Ordinary 02/05/12 17:43 We’ve had a reprieve in the weather lately. In the afternoons you actually feel the warmth of the sunshine, and there’s a hopeful light that makes you forget we’ve got all of February to get through. And then you buy … Continue reading →

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