Warm Potato Salad with Arugula

RV-easy, Warm Potato Salad with Arugula can be served as a meat-free main course, but is equally lovely served with a roast chicken. (I just love it with a roast chicken!) If you are cooking for vegetarians, this is the perfect easy entree – and if you leave-off the cheese garnish, it will be suitable […]

Ginger-Mango Chicken – Two Ways

This recipe is adaptable. Serve the salsa over just-grilled marinated chicken breasts – or cube the grilled chicken after it has chilled, mix-in the Ginger-Mango Salsa, and you have a delicious picnic-ready chicken salad. (I serve it both ways –  the Ginger-Mango Salsa over grilled chicken for dinner for two, and as a salad the […]

Tarragon Chicken Salad

Picnic Perfect and best made ahead – this salad pairs well with champagne too. Easily doubled for a crowd. Use 3/4 cup mayo if you don’t like your chicken salad super creamy. 4 boneless, skinless, chicken breast halves (about two pounds) 1 large handful fresh tarragon sprigs (from a 1 oz. herb package), divided 1 […]

Lemon Artichoke Chicken Salad

An easy recipe. Perfect for a picnic. Serve the salad over a plate of greens for a pretty luncheon plate. The salad isn’t very salty – you may want to use a teaspoon of salt. One pound boneless skinless chicken breast (about two large) 1 teaspoon lemon zest ¼ cup fresh lemon juice (from about […]

Caprese Chicken Salad

Our 32nd Anniversary Picnic on the Oregon Coast I should call this chicken salad “Forgotten Salad” as I made it once to enjoy on a train trip and forgot it at home. Using the same ingredients as a Caprese Salad – with basil-infused chicken breasts added – this make-ahead-friendly salad is just right for dinner […]

Farro Salad

Farro, an ancient grain, is regaining popularity due to its nutty flavor and considerable health benefits from consuming whole grains. Farro fed the Mediterranean for eons, and evidence of farro cultivation has been discovered in what is now Turkey, Syria and Israel dating back thousands of years. Farro (triticum dicoccum) is also known as Tuscany […]

Thai Beef Salad

Take a quick trip to Bangkok with this main-course salad – perfect for a hot summer evening. I do not remove the seeds from the chili – Thai food is spicy hot! There is no additional salt in this recipe, as fish sauce and soy sauce are very salty. Don’t forget to reserve 1/3 cup […]

Watermelon & Feta Salad

Super refreshing and super easy – you will be serving this salad all summer. No measurements for this concept salad – combine as you wish. The combination is also fun to serve as a one-bite appetizer on a toothpick. Watermelon chunks Flaky salt Extra virgin olive oil Crumbled Feta cheese Fresh mint leaves, coarsely chopped […]

Taco Salad

This recipe isn’t so much a recipe as a “concept”. It is completely adaptable and I give no measurements for the ingredients – you will have to know how much your family will eat. It is just an easy, colorful salad to put together, and can be prepared with cooked and chilled meat (shredded chicken […]

Southwest BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad

Another “concept” salad here, folks. You can vary the ingredients as much as you desire – the secret to this salad is the tangy dressing. Use chopped grilled or poached chicken, or chop-up deep-fried chicken tenders. Your family doesn’t like green pepper? Omit it. Want some spice? Add a diced jalapeno. Vegetarian? Don’t add chicken. […]

Spicy Asian Slaw

A very easy and delicious salad recipe – perfect to make in the RV. Make it easy on yourself and buy a bag of shredded cabbage. The 3-color Deli-style with cabbage, carrots and red cabbage is perfect for this salad. Even easier, make the dressing up to one day ahead and mix just before serving. […]

Salad Nicoise

Salad Nicoise is a healthy main dish salad I make several times a year – usually when the temperatures climb. Salad Nicoise is a classic dish from the French Mediterranean, and typically consists of tuna, sliced potatoes, green beans, tomatoes, hard boiled eggs – plus other veggies – with a classic vinaigrette dressing. Don’t feel […]

RV Caesar Salad

I developed this one-dish no-egg recipe so I could make a decent Caesar Salad while we were on the road, but it is so easy – and DT just loves Caesar Salad – I use it at home as well. Anyway, if you read the ingredients on the bottle of your usual Caesar dressing, you […]

Peloponnesian Pasta Salad

Another great make-and-take recipe. This is a nice main dish salad, perfect for a hot summer evening and easy for a luncheon. I like to make it in the morning, so the flavors have time to blend. Save time (and your fingers) by purchasing pitted olives. The recipe calls for no salt, as the olives […]


Italian Tomato and Bread Salad. A great recipe for those hot summer days when you have perfect tomatoes! Panzanella is also a great way to use day-old bread. This is the basic recipe – use your imagination and toss in additional ingredients. I often add fresh buffalo milk mozzarella cheese, but simple is best. Onion […]

Oregon Salad

Oregon grows 90% of America’s hazelnuts, over ten percent of America’s cranberries, plus Oregon is home to the fabulous Rogue Creamery. This southern Oregon dairy produces a blue cheese that is smoked over hazelnut shells. The taste is distinctive and extraordinary. Substitute regular blue cheese if you can’t find smoked blue cheese. Allowing the pear […]

Low-fat Blue Cheese Potato Salad

You won’t miss the fat! Dreamy, creamy and delicious. I used an on-line service to calculate the nutrition for this recipe and it came out to (per serving) 236 calories, 2.5 grams fat, 7 mg cholesterol, 48 grams carbohydrates and 4 grams of fiber! And you didn’t hear it from me, but I bet a […]

Israeli Salad

This salad is served all over the Mediterranean, with all sorts of versions. The main ingredients – tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and onion – are also used in a Greek Salad, and star in the gazpacho of Spain. The big difference is the vegetables in an “Israeli Salad” are diced very small and the dressing often […]

Greek Salad (Horiatiki)

Greek Salad is simple to make, with only a few ingredients – and because it uses no lettuce – Greek Salad is very RV-friendly. Our Greek salad will serve four persons – add a baguette and a bottle of wine and dinner is served! Of course, having the freshest, ripest tomatoes is a must! (If […]

Greek Pasta Salad

All the ingredients of a classic Greek salad, with pasta! Though this recipe is very similar to our Peloponnesian Pasta Salad, the addition of all the vegetables and a lighter-flavored dressing make Greek Pasta Salad a refreshing summer side dish or meatless entree. I especially like to make this ahead for a long driving day […]

Ginger’s Cranberry Mold

A family tradition – it just isn’t Thanksgiving without this pretty salad! 1 – 3 oz. package raspberry-flavored Jell-O ¾ cup boiling water 1 cup sour cream 1 Tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1 can (16 oz) whole cranberry sauce 1 small can (8 oz.) crushed pineapple (drained) Dissolve Jell-O in water, pour […]

Garbanzo Bean Salad

This recipe makes about 3 cups of salad. Try to dice the peppers and onion smaller than the garbanzo beans. Serve a scoop of Garbanzo Bean Salad on a lettuce leaf and garnish with tomato, cucumber and lemon wedges. Serves two for lunch, or 3 to 4 people as a starter or salad course. It […]

Citrus Salad

Always a favorite. Make the dressing at home and bring the salad ingredients in the RV. SALAD – place together in large salad bowl: 1 bag salad greens or spinach leaves (I use spinach) Sections cut from one orange Sliced avocado Slivered red onion – to taste Toasted, sliced almonds – to taste DRESSING – […]

Caesar Salad (without egg)

This recipe is cheating. Traditionally, Caesar Salad is supposed to be made with a raw egg, but we aren’t supposed to eat raw eggs anymore. Many people do not enjoy anchovies either, but if you leave out the egg and the anchovy, it is just a salad. Use any extra anchovies from the tin as […]

BLAT (Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado & Tomato) Salad

This warm-weather salad recipe is flexible and super RV-friendly. Save time by using bagged lettuce and don’t bother cutting the cherry or grape tomatoes. I use an uncured turkey bacon, but use what you will. Omit the bacon, or substitute a soy alternative, if you are vegetarian. I serve this salad as the complete meal. […]

Black Bean Salad

On a hot summer day, a cold black bean salad really hits the spot. This salad is nice served as a main course or as a side dish. A very easy recipe. SALAD: 2 – 15 oz. cans black beans, rinsed and drained 1 green pepper, minced 1 tomato, seeded and minced ½ cup minced […]

Roasted Garlic & Anchovy Pesto

In the September 2011 Bon Appetit – I found a very interesting-sounding recipe for Anchovy & Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette, in a small notation from Alex Harrell of Sylvain in New Orleans. The vinaigrette sounded good, but I didn’t think a few of the ingredients (Dijon mustard, sugar, canola oil) sounded quite right… so I improvised and made my own […]

Blue Cheese Dressing

There is a nearly fat-free blue cheese salad dressing on this website, but if you are looking for something just a tad bit more indulgent, I also offer this mixture. Super awesome with Super Bowl Buffalo Wings. 1/2 cup mayonnaise (I use Best Foods/Hellman’s) 1/2 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 cup crumbled Blue Cheese (I […]

Almost Fat-Free Blue Cheese Dressing

According to my calculations, this recipe – which makes nearly one cup of dressing – has 135 calories and less than 3 grams of fat – for the entire cup! Plus, it is delicious. No one will know it’s actually a very healthy splurge. The taste is fresh. Really fresh. No chemicals! It is best […]