All posts tagged: Capers

Mediterranean Chicken Skillet with tomatoes, olives, capers

Mediterranean Chicken Skillet

Let me start out by saying I love these flavors! Oregano marinated chicken breasts, braised together with Mediterranean flavors of sun-dried tomatoes, kalamata olives, capers, vine-ripened tomatoes and original Greek feta. This Mediterranean chicken skillet is an anytime kind of meal. It’s pure comfort food that’s light enough for a summer dinner. And this dish […]

Purple Cauliflower Salad

Purple Cauliflower Salad

Purple cauliflower. Is it not beautiful? And you may be thinking “is this really natural?”. Yes, it is! As part of the Brassicaceae family, just like red cabbage, it too can be found in this beautiful hue thanks to the antioxidant anthocyanin (also found in red wine my friends!). No dye, no GMO. Just an […]

Lentil Puttanesca recipe with red lentils, olives, capers, anchovies

Lentil Puttanesca Pasta

Lentil Puttanesca! Say what? Here’s the deal. It’s a quick and tasty pasta sauce made with red lentils, puréed tomatoes, garlic, shallots, herbs, chili a few more ingredients that bring it to a high level of flavor: anchovies, capers and olives. I can hear the disappointment. Anchovies! They are not vegan and certainly not vegetarian… […]

Roasted Cherry Tomato Lentil Salad Recipe with fresh herbs, capers, pine nuts (vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free)

Roasted Cherry Tomato Lentil Salad

It’s time for the best cherry tomato lentil salad ever. One with a delicious array of simple flavors. Summer flavors. Humble little beluga lentils with sweet roasted heirloom cherry tomatoes, garden fresh basil, parsley, zingy lemon, salty capers, sweet red onion and a sprinkling of lightly toasted pine nuts for extra flavor and a little […]

Mediterranean Chicken Marbella

Mediterranean Chicken Marbella

Taking inspiration from a classical French cooking plat du jour called “lapin aux pruneauxand” and one of most legendary dishes to ever to come out of The Silver Palate Cookbook in the 1980’s, this mediterranean chicken dish is a guaranteed crowd pleaser! The chicken is first marinated in olive oil, red wine vinegar, capers, olives, […]

Gluten-Free Spaghetti Pasta with Heirloom Tomatoes, Anchovies, Capers & Olives

Pasta with Heirloom Tomatoes, Anchovies, Capers & Olives

The best thing about this ridiculously easy pasta dish is that it packs a ton of fresh flavor. The key is sweet, ripe summer tomatoes! And if you can get your hands on them a mix of heirlooms in all sorts of beautiful colors. Not only are they grown in a stunning array of colors, […]

Spaghetti with Tuna-Caper-Olive Pesto with Tomato

Spaghetti with Tuna-Caper-Olive Pesto

Not only does this dish taste splendid, it’s perfect for when you are simply hungry and are craving something satisfying but don’t have the time (or energy) to cook! Other than preparing the pasta, there is no cooking involved in this dish. It’s a simple pesto that can be pulled together in minutes. For those […]

Smoked Trout and Orzo Salad

Smoked Trout and Orzo Salad

Not everyone is as infatuated with artichokes as I am. I could eat them any possible way imaginable, whether they are fresh, marinated or simply from a can. They are a great addition to, well…as I see it…anything. In this case, their pure sweet and nutty flavor can be enjoyed in this simple orzo dish […]

Mediterranean Orzo with Tuna, Artichokes, Parsley and Mint

Mediterranean Orzo with Tuna, Artichokes, Parsley and Mint

Spring is here, and it’s the perfect time to infuse your table with the tastes of the Mediterranean. There is nothing more Mediterranean, than fresh, sunny, coastal flavors. Simplicity paired with quality ingredients is the centerpiece of this tasty combination of orzo tossed with tuna, artichokes, sweet pointed red pepper, capers and herbs in a […]

Roasted Tomato, Artichoke & Bocconcini Salad in a Lemon Caper Dressing

Roasted Cherry Tomato, Artichoke and Bocconcini in a Lemon Caper Dressing

Roasting tomatoes brings out their rich and sweet flavor, and in this salad, roasted cherry tomatoes are combined with artichokes, the tasty ones, the ones found at your favorite delicatessen or gourmet food store — yes, raise your hand if you love artichokes! All this together with fresh, delicate buffalo mozzarella (bocconcini), tossed in lemon […]

Sicilian-Style Romanesco with Capers and Lemon

Sicilian-Style Romanesco with Capers and Lemon

It may seem new to some of us, but actually romanesco has actually been around forever! Forever as in ages, ages as in 16th century Italy. Like I said, forever. A cross between broccoli and cauliflower, it’s unapologetically captivating. I mean, really, it’s structure is quite a marvel. Such a marvel that I could even […]

Tomato and Caper Salad

Tomato Caper Salad

This is a deliciously simple side salad inspired by a brunch get together at my friend Anna’s place recently. She is an amazing host and an even better cook–right down my alley–fresh, fresh, fresh! With homemade baba ganoush, roasted red pepper spread, market fresh cheese, string bean salad, fresh-from-the-bakery German rolls, and whole host of […]

puttanesca

Puttanesca: Tuna, Olives and Capers in a Tomato Sauce

Traditionally, puttanesca sauce is served with spaghetti in a dish known for being “in the style of the whore”. Oooh so devilish. There is a tale, saying its origins stem from the word “puttana” which in Italian means whore — why you ask? Well they say it’s so quick and easy. Ooooh dear! Although there […]

Puttanesca Chicken with Barbarella Eggplant

Last week I had a serious eggplant (aubergine) obsession. I particularly love it served rustic and simple – roasted with tomatoes, a generous amount of olive oil and fresh mint, making it the perfect accompaniment to anything from a green salad, to a bowl of pasta, to a crusty baguette. Yum. In a moment of […]

Spaghetti with Smoked Salmon and Capers in a White Wine Sauce

This dish is delicious and quick to prepare, requiring only a few ingredients, making it the perfect mid-week meal. And one that remains impressive enough for a spontaneous dinner invitation. The subtle saltiness of the capers and smoked salmon will keep you coming back for more! This spaghetti with smoked salmon and capers in a white […]

Lemon Chicken with Fennel and Artichokes

This is a wonderfully simple dish, filled with an amazing array of bright and briny flavors that create something so simple and wow so good! Artichoke hearts, fennel, capers, garlic, lemon slices plus a generous sprinkle of freshly grated parmesan add so much flavor to juicy and tender braised chicken breasts. I only wish I […]

Olive Tapenade 3-Ways

Tapenade’s name comes from the Provençal word for capers; “tapenas”. It is a popular food in the south of France, where it makes a lovely alternative to butter. Not only is Tapenade simple to make, it can be amazingly versatile. Other flavors can easily be incorporated by adding ingredients such as grainy Dijon mustard, sun-dried […]

Fresh Salmon Tartare

The fabulous thing about salmon tartare is there’s no cooking involved, just a little bit of chopping and adding some ingredients for a light and healthy dish. This is an excellent meal when it’s hot outside and you don’t feel like cooking and want something more than just a summer salad. Be sure to ask […]