St. John Salad

On a trip to St. John, in the USVI many years ago, I enjoyed this salad at the Caneel Resort in an open-air cafe. Wow!  It was truly delightful. Not wanting to lose that distinct mixture of  flavors, I recreated the recipe shortly afterward, bringing a memorable taste of the Caribbean back home.
This salad is a wonderful and unique combination of flavors that is fresh and delicious, perfect for a summer afternoon or light evening meal. It’s fast and easy, as well. Serve it with a loaf of fresh baguette, lemonade, and chewy chocolate brownies for dessert, and you’ve got a perfect picnic.

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Thai Pasta Salad

This is a versatile cold salad that goes well with any dish — sandwiches, chicken, or beef.  It’s also filling enough to be a vegetarian main dish alone for a light summer meal. It’s very quick to make, but does take a small amount of preparation in the time it takes to cook and chill the pasta.  Well worth the wait, too!

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