Tomato, Shallot and Goat Cheese Salad

Tomato, shallot and goat cheese salad by chef alexis hernandez

Ingredients:    Serves 6 3 lb of tomatoes 1  tablespoon of dried tarragon plus 2 teaspoons 1 tablespoon of sugar 3 tablespoons of chopped shallots (about 2 medium shallots) 2 tablespoons of lemon juice (about 1 lemon) 1/4 tsp fresh black pepper 2 tablespoons of Extra Virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon of salt 4 oz […]

Summer Wedge with Blue Cheese

Summer wedge with blue cheese by chef alexis hernandez

Ingredients: Serves 4 1/4 cups sour cream 1/4 mayonnaise 1 bunch of green onions tips removed and sliced thinly (white parts only) 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon of cumin 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard 1/2 cup of crumbled blue cheese 1/4 teaspoon of fresh black pepper 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt 2 medium […]

Quick and Easy Ranch Dressing

Quick and easy ranch dressing by chef alexis hernandez

Ingredients:  1 cup mayonnaise 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 teaspoon dried chives 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper Whisk all ingredients together in a large bowl.  Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes […]

Home Made Blue Cheese Dressing

Home made blue cheese dressing by chef alexis hernandez

 1/4 cup sour cream 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 5 green onions chopped (white parts only) 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 cup of crumbled blue cheese Combine all ingredients in a bowl and allow to sit in the refrigerator.  When ready to serve […]

Watermelon and Feta Cheese Salad

Watermelon and Feta cheese salad by chef alexis hernandez

Ingredients: Makes 35-40 pieces 5 lb of seedless watermelon cut into 1 inch cubes 1 cup crumbled Feta cheese 1 teaspoon of sugar bunch of mint leaves Kosher salt and black pepper Combine watermelon, sugar and allow to sit at room temperature for 1/2 hour.  Take watermelon and place on plates and place a mint […]

Cucumber and Carrot Salad

Cucumber and carrot salad by chef alexis hernandez

Ingredients:   5 celery stalks sliced 1/4 inch thick with with ends removed 3 English cucumbers cut in half, peeled  and sliced 1/4 thick 3 carrots shredded about 1/2 cup 1/4 cup red onion sliced thinly (about 1 small red onion) Add all the ingredients above into a bowl. Salad Dressing 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard […]

Arugula, Toasted Walnut and Roasted Pear Salad

Arugula toasted walnut and roasted pear salad by chef alexis hernandez

Ingredients:  Serves 4 3 Anjou pears 2 lemons juiced 4 oz of crumbled blue cheese ¼ cup of toasted walnuts chopped ½ cup of orange juice plus two tablespoons 1 clove of garlic minced 4 tablespoon of brown sugar ¼ cup olive oil 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard 6-8 oz of arugula Kosher salt Preheat […]

Tomato and Watermelon Salad with Brown Butter

Tomato and watermelon salad with brown butter by chef alexis hernandez

Ingredients:  4-6 heirloom tomatoes cut in 1 inch cubes 1 yellow watermelon cut in 1 inch cubes 1  stick of unsalted butter 1 teaspoon cracked coriander seeds 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt Take the coriander seeds and place them on the cutter board.  With the back of a saute pan crush the […]

Green Beans with Sesame Seed Shallot Dressing

Green beans with sesame seed shallot dressing by chef alexis hernandez

Ingredients: Serves 4 Green Beans Prepare a bowl of cold water filled with ice to shock the green beans. 1 1/2 lb of green beans with ends cleaned Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook the green beans for 2-3 minutes or until cooked but still crisp, then shock the in […]

Beet and Goat Cheese Salad

Beet and goat cheese salad by chef alexis hernandez

Ingredients:  5 medium beets 1 1/2 tablespoon of canola oil 2 tablespoons of white wine vinegar 3 teaspoons of zested ginger 1 teaspoon of chopped fresh dill 2 oz of goat cheese 3 tablespoons of kosher salt In a medium stock pot, place beets and salt in the pot and cover with water.  Bring to […]

Easy Coleslaw Salad

photo easy coleslaw salad by chef alexis hernandez

 Ingredients: 3 lb of red cabbage or green cabbage sliced thinly 1/4 cup of olive oil plus 1 teaspoon 1/2 cup of chopped cilantro stems included 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion ( I small red onion) 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1/2 a lime juiced 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon of honey 1 […]