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Greek Panzanella

It’s been about a year since I last posted a recipe for a Panzanella – that would have been during our last glut of tomatoes. This year I wanted to change things up a bit and go Greek style.

Greek Panzanella with Seasoned Oven Roasted Pita Triangles
Greek Panzanella with Seasoned Oven Roasted Pita Triangles

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Cold Asian Peanut Noodle Salad

Cold Asian Peanut Noodle Salad by Frugal Hausfrau

With the holiday coming up, I’m craving what seems to be commonly dubbed Cold “Asian” Peanut Noodle salad. This is a great dish for a party, cook out or a potluck, Really, you never know who might show up at a party and this is popular with vegetarians and meat eaters, alike.

Cold Asian Peanut Noodle Salad
Cold Asian Peanut Noodle Salad

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Cucumber Salad with Asian Flavors

When I made Momofuku’s Bo Ssam last week, I was looking for something cool and refreshing to go with it. I came across this simple Cucumber Salad from the New York Time’s recipe file.

Cucumber Salad with Asian Flavors
Cucumber Salad with Asian Flavors

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Greek Chicken Salad Sandwiches

This is a fun little Chicken Salad recipe with a few Greek twists! Full of lean chicken, a lightened dressing and crunchy vegetables, this is a great recipe for early spring through summer. I like to serve these in a Pita, just for fun.

Greek Chicken Salad
Greek Chicken Salad

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Grilled Sesame Chicken Salad with 3 Dressing Options . about $5.75

These salads with an Asian flair seem to be all the rage these days and it’s no wonder: crisp lettuce, chicken and dressings that are almost addictive. And if you’re lucky, you’ll find one with a few little fried won-ton strips, just in case all that health is too much for you! Make them at home, though, and you’ll spend a fraction of the money, up the nutritional value and lower the calories.

Grilled Sesame Chicken Salad
Grilled Sesame Chicken Salad

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Falafel Sandwiches

I can’t remember the last time I had Falafel – college maybe? It seems there is always some wonderful place near a college in every city I’ve lived in…but who wants to take a drive just to have the experience? Surprisingly easy to make at home, you can customize them just the way you’d like.

Falafel Sandwiches - customizable at home!
Falafel Sandwiches – customizable at home!

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Mango or Papaya Salsa

There is something about a Mango or Papaya Salsa with spicy foods, like my Jerk Chicken – it lends just the right cooling effect. Add a little spice or hot pepper and it turns fiery, itself. Either way:  delicious, easy and cost-effective.

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