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Wild Rice Salad with Walnut Oil

on Monday, 16 December 2013. Posted in Salads & Dressings, Vegetable & Side Dishes, Pasta & Grains, Recipes

Walnut oil amps up the nutty notes of wild rice in this simple, hearty salad. With apples, dried cranberries and pomegranate seeds, it is practically bursting with fall flavor, but feel free to add or substitute other seasonal fresh or dried fruit as you like. You might even go a little wild and...

Farro & Lentil Salad

on Monday, 16 December 2013. Posted in Salads & Dressings, Vegetable & Side Dishes, Pasta & Grains, Recipes

This recipe is adapted from the NY Times "Recipes for Health" column. This is a great way to bring some bright, fresh flavor into winter. The crisp radishes and scallions bring loads of flavor without any heaviness and the mint and parsley give the salad a taboulleh-like taste.

Black Rice with Shrimp & Herb Vinaigrette

on Monday, 16 December 2013. Posted in Salads & Dressings, Pasta & Grains, Recipes, Main Course

This is a stunningly beautiful dish — plump, pink shrimp and jet-black rice with flecks of green and orange. You'll want to take a picture (send us one if you do!), but there won't be much time before your guests devour it all.

Arugula & Watercress Salad with Dried Apricots, Goat Cheese, Almonds & Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

on Monday, 16 December 2013. Posted in Salads & Dressings, Vegetable & Side Dishes, Recipes

A long name for a quick and simple salad that shows off a harmony of textures and California-grown flavor. Just whisk, toss and enjoy.

Truffle Almond Gremolata

on Monday, 16 December 2013. Posted in Salads & Dressings, Recipes, Sauces & Condiments

This Milanese preparation is classically served atop a long-braised lamb shank, osso buco, but it's great on grilled lamb chops, pork chops or even grilled chicken. And a little sprinkled over pasta is a marvel. We've added almonds, actually Truffle Almonds, to boost the flavor and up the ante...

Basil Watermelon Salad

on Monday, 16 December 2013. Posted in Appetizers & Starters, Salads & Dressings, Recipes

Watermelon salad is super refreshing in the hot summer months, and Basil Oil from Calivirgin takes it to a whole new level of cool.