Mushroom Roast Pumpkin Salad @MirabeauWine
Mirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesSaladTaste: Food & Drink

Marinated Mushroom and Roast Pumpkin Salad for Autumn Weather

Often, as the weather turns cooler the tendency is towards warm, slow-cooked meals, and roasted meats. These menus beg for a table of good friends and great wine. However, you don’t want the meal to be too “heavy” this tasty combination of autumn vegetables – marinated mushroom and roast pumpkin salad – is a perfect starter course

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Grilled Calamari Radicchio Salad
François de MélogueProvencal RecipesSaladTaste: Food & Drink

Grilled Calamari and Radicchio Starter Salad

This starter salad of grilled calamari and radicchio is easy to prepare once your guests have arrived. The marinade of olive oil, garlic and herbes de Provence is light and does not overpower the ingredients. Best of all, this dish is really (almost) too pretty to eat. But, don’t resist it’s best consumed warm.

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Summer Salad Heirloom Tomato White Nectarine
Mirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesSaladTaste: Food & Drink

Summer Salad Heirloom Tomato and White Nectarine

Building on a classic Italian salad this variation combines heirloom tomatoes, white nectarines, mozzarella and fresh basil on a plate. Serve as a starter course or a lunchtime salad along with crusty baguette.

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Fig Tomato Salad Recipe @AtableenProvence
Paula KaneProvencal RecipesSaladTaste: Food & Drink

A Fig and Tomato Salad Combining the Flavours of Summer in Provence

This simple salad recipe combines slightly tart tomatoes with sweet, fresh figs (from your own tree if you are lucky enough). The figs counter-balance the acidity in the late-season tomatoes, and the cheese although optional adds some extra, creamy roundness to the flavours.

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My Provençal Salade Recipe Chef Anne Challier
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesSaladTaste: Food & Drink

My Provençal Salad the Tastes of Eating Local in Provence

This salad plate is a cross between carpaccio and salad. Prepare the tapenade and pesto in advance. Shop for the fresh melon, lettuce leaves and tomatoes at the market in the morning and then plate the ingredients in time for lunch.

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Barley Salad Roasted Tomato and thyme
Mirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesSaladTaste: Food & Drink

Summer Salad: Barley Salad with Roasted Tomato and Thyme

Tender beads of barley dancing among roasted tomatoes, garlic, onions and thyme then topped with salty black olives,

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Prawn Avocado Mango Salad @Masdaugustine
Gary and Jane LangtonProvencal RecipesSaladTaste: Food & Drink

Summer Salad: Prawn, Avocado and Mango Salad

This is a lovely light seafood starter for a summer dinner party, the colour combination (prawns, mango and avocado) looks very pretty on a white plate and most of it can be prepared ahead of time. You will need individual metal rings to create the stacked presentation.

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Red Pepper Summer Chicken Salad @Masdaugustine
Gary and Jane LangtonProvencal RecipesSaladTaste: Food & Drink

Summertime Calls for a Chicken Salad Recipe

A lovely summer salad that’s really easy to make and is even tastier if you make it the night before. Basil and parsley are the key herbs for the recipe but, living in the South of France, I often add verveine to give it a more lemony taste.

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Fresh Asparagus Season photo credit Tasha Powell
Barbara SchuerenbergProvencal RecipesSaladTaste: Food & Drink

The Tastes of Spring a Salad with Fresh Asparagus and Parmesan

When the almond blossoms fill the sky with a pink hue, you know that Spring produce will quickly follow. Bright green asparagus seems to be the harbinger of the longer, warmer days ahead. This simple salad highlights the flavours of the fresh green asparagus with a tangy bite of citrus and hint of parmesan.

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