Dressings and Condiments

Med House Salad

I am semi obsessed with this dressing. It is really good on so many salads. This one, is the very best. Give it a try. The oregano in the dressing will bring back memories of traditional Greek salads. Serves 6 small or 4 large servingsServing Size: 1/6 or 1/4 of recipePrep Time: 15 minutesTotal Time:… Read more »

Basic Vegetable Stock

Stock is the base of many dishes in the kitchen. This Basic Vegetable Stock, shared with us by our friend Chef Ellen Clevenger-Firley, can be used in any recipe calling for stock. Make in advance and store in your fridge (up to 1 week) or freezer (up to 6 months) to have on hand when… Read more »

Black Bean Salsa

This salsa is great on a salad, as a dip, or with your favorite taco. Vary the ingredients as you like for your taste. If you like it spicy, you can add jalapeno or other chili peppers. You can add different spices to your taste, such as cumin or coriander. Serves 6 Serving Size: 1… Read more »

Cucumber Caper Salad

This dish takes cucumber salad to a new level by bursting with flavor from the addition of capers and lemons! Serves: 6 Serving size: ½ cup Prep time: 15 – 20 minutes Cook time: 0 minutes Total time: 15 – 20 minutes Ingredients 1 English cucumber (remove seeds if not using English cucumber) 1 Tablespoon… Read more »

Green Olive Sauce with Chicken

A versatile sauce that can be paired with not only chicken but salmon, snapper, or other white fish! Make it vegetarian by pairing the sauce with a grain. Serves: 8 Serving size: ½ cup rice, 4 oz chicken, sauce Prep time: 40 minutes Cook time: 5 – 10 minutes Total time: 45 – 50 minutes… Read more »

Balsamic Dijon Vinaigrette

This dressing is from our Quinoa Strawberry Salad recipe. However, this classic dressing can be paired with many different salads. Serves 8 Serving Size: 2 tablespoons Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 5 minutes Ingredients: 6 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 6 tablespoons olive oil Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste Directions:… Read more »

Citrus Salsa

This salsa is easy and quick and goes great on fish tacos, grilled fish, or with beans and rice. The daikon or jicama gives it a great crunch but is optional. Serves 6 Serving Size: ¾ cup Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 4 naval oranges, peeling and white removed, chopped ½… Read more »

Easy Olive Spread

This easy olive spread, also known as tapenade, is so simple and versatile. Have it on pita bread, as a condiment, or in a tuna fish sandwich! Serves: 12 Serving size: 2 Tablespoons Prep time: 15 – 20 minutes Cook time: 0 minutes Total time: 15 – 20 minutes Ingredients ¾ cups olives, drained ¼… Read more »

Sesame-Soy Vinaigrette

This is a great dressing for salad, noodle bowl, poke bowl, or as a marinade for tofu, chicken, pork, or beef. Serves: 4 Serving size: 2 Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 0 minutes Total time: 5 minutes  Ingredients ¼ cup fresh squeezed lime juice 2 Tablespoons olive oil or canola oil 2 Tablespoons low-sodium… Read more »

Citrus Salad Dressing

This dressing is from our Brown Rice Salad recipe. However, it can be paired with any salad. Serves 6 Serving Size: 2 tablespoons Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 5 minutes Ingredients: Juice from 3 limes or lemons 6 tablespoons olive oil Salt and pepper to taste Directions: Combine juice, olive oil and salt and… Read more »

Lime-Ginger Sauce

This is a great sauce to keep on hand to top grilled vegetables, as a dressing for butter lettuce, or a sauce for grain bowls. It is especially great on grilled eggplant. You can add finely chopped Thai or other hot chili if you want some added heat. Serves: 10 servings Serving size: 2 Tablespoons… Read more »

Caesar Dressing

This dressing is from our Brussels Sprouts Caesar recipe. However, it can be paired with any salad.The dressing is a safe (no raw egg yolks) alternative to traditional Caesar dressing. The anchovies are optional but really add a depth of flavor if you are game. You can chop them super fine so you don’t even… Read more »

Avocado Tomato Salad

I love a non-recipe recipe. A recipe that really is just a very simple prep technique with a few ingredients. No need to measure. I recently had a breakfast for our department and wanted to serve one vegetable dish. Not an easy feat for a Westerners that usually don’t eat vegetables at breakfast. We had… Read more »

Sofrito

Sofrito is a sauce that is used as a base for many Mediterranean dishes, including soups and sauces.  It is a flavorful condiment over chicken, fish, and vegetables. For fans of spicy foods, substitute some or all of the bell peppers in the recipe for hotter peppers. Serves 20 Serving Size: 5 tablespoons Prep Time:… Read more »

Cumin Vinaigrette

This dressing is from our Lentils with Cumin Vinaigrette recipe and our Lentil and Beet Salad recipe. However, it can be paired with any salad. Try it with your favorite salad for a delicious new taste! Serves 12 Serving size 2 tablespoons Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 5 minutes Ingredients: 3 large shallots, finely chopped ¾ cup… Read more »

Caponata

Packed with veggies, Caponata has a wonderfully delicious sweet and sour taste. Serve on slices of Olive Oil Toast for a wonderful appetizer or use as a sauce on your favorite whole grain or pasta. Serves 8 Serving Size: 1/8 recipe (6 ounces) Prep Time: 50 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes Total Time:… Read more »

Homemade Taco Seasoning

The taco seasoning you buy in the pouches at the grocery store can be high in salt and low in flavor. Make a batch of this seasoning and keep it in your freezer. You can use it for tacos, bean burgers, beans and rice, and whatever else you want to give Mexican flavor. It calls… Read more »

White Bean Hummus

Traditional hummus is made with chickpeas (also called garbanzo beans). This recipe uses white beans. It gives it a great mild flavor that lets the blast of lemon come through, and it’s very easy to make. Serve with carrot and/or celery sticks for a great snack or lunch.   Serves 14 Serving Size: ¼ cup… Read more »

Sherry Dijon Vinaigrette

This dressing is from our Summer Green Bean Salad recipe. However, it can be paired with any salad. The sherry vinegar gives a depth of flavor that is unique. Serves 8 Serving Size: 2 tablespoons Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 5 minutes Ingredients: 9 tablespoons sherry vinegar 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 12 tablespoons (¾… Read more »

Mediterranean Bowl

This Mediterranean Bowl is perfect for meal prep. Utilize already cooked brown rice to throw this lunch or dinner together quickly. Make extra dressing and store in the fridge for next time. Serves: 1 Serving size: 1 bowl Prep time: 5 minute Cook time: 0 minutes if utilizing already cooked rice Total time: 5 minutes… Read more »

Peanut Sauce

This versatile sauce is great on noodles, rice, as a sandwich spread in place of mayo, or as a dip for vegetables (grilled or raw). If you want a smoother sauce, blend for a few seconds in a blender or food processor. For a thinner dressing, add more warm water. Serves: 5 Serving size: 2… Read more »

Best Tuna Sandwich

This simple dish is simply the best tuna sandwich! It includes the versatile ingredient, tapenade, to take this sandwich to the next level. Serves: 2 Serving size: 1 pita sandwich Prep time: 10 – 20 minutes Cook time: 0 minutes Total time: 10 – 20 minutes Ingredients 2 pieces of pita bread 2 Tablespoons Easy… Read more »

Ginger Mango Salsa

Make this when you have really ripe mangos. It is a great addition to spicy foods and is terrific on our Mushroom Beef Tacos. Serves 8 Serving Size: ¼ cup Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Ingredients: 1 mango, diced 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 1 jalapeno, minced 2 teaspoons minced fresh mint… Read more »

Honey Roasted Chickpeas

Enjoy these sweet and savory chickpeas as a snack or use as a topping on a soup or salad (such as our Winter Citrus Salad). Sure to bring a burst of sweetness, this flavorful recipe was shared with us by Chef Ellen Clevenger-Firley. Serves 4 Serving Size: 1/2 cup (122 grams) Prep Time: 5 minutes… Read more »

Chili Lime Vinaigrette

This dressing is from our Chili Lime Salad with Grapefruit, Mango and Pineapple recipe. However, it can be paired with any salad to make it tangy and delicious. Try it with your favorite salad. Serves 8 Serving Size: 2 tablespoons Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 5 minutes Ingredients: 6 tablespoons vegetable oil (canola, grapeseed,… Read more »

Yogurt Cucumber Sauce

This is a versatile sauce that can be a dip for vegetables or a topping for grain bowls. It can be thinned with milk or water for a great dressing for salad. Serves: 16 Serving size: 2 Tablespoons Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 0 minutes Total time: 5 minutes  Ingredients 1 cucumber or ½… Read more »