Grilled Eggplant Caprese Salad

Eggplants are a loaded with water. In order to concentrate their flavor, place eggplant slices on a paper towel and lightly salt them. This will force the eggplant to secret water while absorbing the salt, known as degorging. Since there is less moisture in the eggplant, they won’t end up soggy on the grill! Be sure to do this trick roughly one hour prior to using the eggplant.

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Recipe and tips from Chef Justin Kouri. Eggplants are a loaded with water. In order to concentrate their flavor, place eggplant slices on a paper towel and lightly salt them. This will force the eggplant to secret water while absorbing the salt, known as degorging. Since there is less moisture in the eggplant, they won’t end up soggy on the grill! Be sure to do this trick roughly one hour prior to using the eggplant.
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Recipe and tips from Chef Justin Kouri. Eggplants are a loaded with water. In order to concentrate their flavor, place eggplant slices on a paper towel and lightly salt them. This will force the eggplant to secret water while absorbing the salt, known as degorging. Since there is less moisture in the eggplant, they won’t end up soggy on the grill! Be sure to do this trick roughly one hour prior to using the eggplant.
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Servings
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  1. Preheat grill to high. If using a grill pan, place over high heat. Dry the eggplant by patting with a paper towel. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon of olive oil and place on the grill. Cook until dark grill marks appear, about 5 minutes per side. Remove from heat and set aside. While the eggplant cools, whisk together ¼ cup of olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper in a medium size bowl. Construct the salad by shingling components: eggplant, tomato, mozzarella, eggplant, tomato, mozzarella, eggplant. Spoon vinaigrette over and around the salad. Garnish with basil. Serve with crusty bread. Enjoy!
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Arugula, Delicata Squash + Pomegranate Salad

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Arugula, Delicata Squash + Pomegranate Salad
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2-4 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-4 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Arugula, Delicata Squash + Pomegranate Salad
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2-4 people 20 minutes
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20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-4 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place the delicata squash on a sturdy cutting board. Cut the squash in half lengthwise, then then scrape out the seeds and pulp. Although you can peel the squash, it isn’t necessary because the peel becomes tender during roasting. You won’t need to whole squash for this recipe so feel free to cook it all or store half un cooked for another day.
  3. Cut the halved squash into slices about 1/4 inch thick. Arrange the slices evenly in a oiled baking dish.
  4. Bake the squash for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove the baking dish from the oven and set aside
  6. If you bought a whole pomegranate vs buying from a pre-seeded container, cut the pomegranate in fourths, fill a bowl with water, dunk each pomegranate slice under water and remove the arils that way. The pulp will float and the arils will sink making it easy for retrieval. Remove the white pieces floating and strain the arils (seeds). Set aside.
  7. Put the pine nuts in a skillet and cook until lightly toasted. Tip: they are done when they become aromatic or slightly browned. Keep your eye on these because they burn quickly. Put aside.
  8. In a large bowl, add the arugula, avocado, Treeline brand nut cheese, delicate squash, pine nuts, pomegranate seeds, broccoli sprouts and lightly toss with lemon juice and EVOO. Enjoy!
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Rice and Pecan Salad with Orange-Thyme Dressing

Rice and Pecan Salad with Orange-Thyme Dressing
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Created by Chef Alan King for Recipe for Success
Servings Prep Time
10 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
25 minutes 15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
10 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
25 minutes 15 minutes
Rice and Pecan Salad with Orange-Thyme Dressing
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Servings Prep Time
10 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
25 minutes 15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
10 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
25 minutes 15 minutes
Ingredients
For the Rice
For the Dressing
For the Salad
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Cook the rice
  1. Place the rice, stock, and olive oil in a large saucepan. Cover and bring to boil.
  2. Reduce the heat. Simmer for 20 to 25 minutes or until rice is tender.
  3. Remove from heat. Let stand for 5 to 7 minutes.
  4. Fluff with a fork, transfer to a large bowl and set aside
Make the Dressing
  1. Using a micro plane or grater, zest the orange peel being careful to avoid the white pith. Set aside the grated peel.
  2. Cut the orange in half. Squeeze the juice into a bowl.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of the orange zest, 2/3 cup of orange juice, thyme leaves, lemon juice, salt and pepper to a small bowl. Whisk to combine.
  4. Slowly whisk in the oil to form an emulsion.
Make the salad
  1. Dice the celery and scallions.
  2. Combine the cranberries, celery and scallions with the rice.
  3. Drizzle the dressing on to the salad. Toss to combine. Put in the refrigerator to chill for 30 mites.
To serve
  1. Mound salad onto a plate and top with pecans. Enjoy!
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Broccoli and Leek Soup

Broccoli and Leek Soup
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Servings Prep Time
6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Broccoli and Leek Soup
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Cook Time
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Servings Prep Time
6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
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Prepare the Vegetables
  1. Prepare your mise en place.
  2. Cut the green stalk off of the leek. Slice the white portion down the middle, lengthwise, then rinse under running water. Cut into small pieces. Place into a mixing bowl.
  3. Remove the skin and cut the onion into small pieces. Add to bowl.
  4. Cut the celery into small pieces. Add to bowl.
  5. Peel and cut the potato into small pieces and place in a separate bowl.
  6. Cut the stem off of the broccoli and chop into small pieces. Add to the bowl with the potato.
  7. Cut the florets from the broccoli, then slice the stem into half inch pieces. Set aside.
Start the Soup
  1. Place a stockpot over medium heat; add 2 tablespoons olive oil.
  2. Add onions, leeks, and celery and sauté until they begin to turn translucent. Add ½ tablespoon salt.
  3. Add the potato and broccoli stem. Cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the broccoli florets. Cook for 5 minutes
  5. Add the stock and water and simmer 15-20 minutes until potatoes are fork tender. There should be at least an inch of liquid over the vegetables; add water as needed.
  6. Remove from heat. Puree with an immersion blender, blender or food processor.
  7. Stir in yogurt and Parmesan cheese.
  8. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  9. Using the peeler, make long ribbons of purple carrots.
Serve
  1. Ladle soup into individual bowls.
  2. Garnish soup with purple carrot ribbons or sliced radish. Enjoy!
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Mixed Green Salad With Roasted Beets, Goat Cheese, And Pistachios

Mixed Green Salad With Roasted Beets, Goat Cheese, And Pistachios
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Mixed Green Salad With Roasted Beets, Goat Cheese, And Pistachios
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The Dressing
  1. Prepare your mise en place.
  2. Remove the thyme leaves from the stem. Chop the leaves.
  3. Place the vinegar, honey, mustard and thyme in a small bowl.
  4. Slowly add the oil while whisking.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Roast The Beets
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Scrub the dirt from the beets.
  3. Place the beets in a 10 X 10 inch baking pan. Add ½ cup of water.
  4. Cover with foil.
  5. Place the pan in the oven. Roast for 40 minutes or until the beets are tender.
  6. Let cool in the refrigerator.
  7. Peel the beets. Chop into small cubes.
Make the Salad
  1. Wash and dry the greens.
  2. Chop the pistachios into small pieces.
  3. Place a spoonful of beets onto a plate.
  4. Place a slice of goat cheese on top of the lettuce.
  5. Place a handful of lettuce on top of the beets.
  6. Sprinkle the pistachios around the beets and lettuce.
  7. Drizzle with Dressing. Enjoy!
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