From Gioia restaurant. delicious  great with just about anything or by itself .

Ingredients:

  • Avocado sliced
  • arugula
  • golden raisins
  • Farro cooked
  • radish sliced thin
  • Pecorino cheese shaved
  • almonds toasted, chopped
  • shallot
  • sherry vinegar (walnut oil if available)

Waldorf salad

June 10, 2019

classic waldorf salad

  • 3 apples chopped
  • ½ C golden raisins
  • ½ C walnuts
  • 1 C celery
  • chicken (optional)
  • ½ C mayo
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

 

 

From Gourmet 1994, County Cork. Let sit a few hours before slicing. 3 hours cook & cool time.  Preheat oven 400° F.

  • 2 C unbleached all purpose flour (plus additional for sprinkling)
  • 1/4 C  flax meal, or toasted wheat germ
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 stick (1/4 C) unsalted butter cut into bits
  • 1 C Golden raisins
  • 1 C Buttermilk or plain yogurt

Whisk together the dry ingredients.

Add butter and toss to coat. With fingers, rub in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add Raisins. Add buttermilk or yogurt and stir until evenly moist.

On floured surface, knead 1 minute, sprinkle with flour to keep from sticking, roll into ball.

Transfer to floured baking sheet or stone, pat into a 6 ” round. Sprinkle top with flour, spread over top with finger tips. Cut shallow “x” on top of round. Bake 35-45 min until golden brown.

Wrap and cool on a rack 1 hour.

Unwrap and cool 1 hour more.

Walnut Pasta Salad

January 22, 2012

California Walnut Pasta Salad. Great as side dish with chicken or ham or as a vegetarian entree. Serves 6.

  • 3 C Rotelle uncooked (cook as per package directions)
  • 1/2 C Golden Raisins (soak in hot water 5 minutes, drain)
  • 3/4 C chopped walnuts (toast 350° for 8 mins)
  • 5 TBs olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 2 1/2 C chopped spinach

In large stainless pan, Heat olive oil & cook garlic 1 minute. Add spinach, cook 3 mins to wilt spinach.

  • 1/2 tsp each: salt, pepper
  • 1/2 C sun dried julienned tomatoes in oil (drained)

Mix, toss all ingredients together.