The Deli Dish

September 28, 2022

Cauliflower and Harissa Salad

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A terrific taste of Tunisia to make at home Local heirloom tomato season is coming to an end for 2022, but cauliflower is still going strong! This simple salad is a wonderful way to feature it in these first weeks of the fall season. To make the salad, simply steam or […]

August 18, 2022

Making Greek Salad at Home

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews An August homage to Ann Arbor’s Greek community In his inaugural address as University of Michigan’s president in 1852, Henry Tappan shared a piece of his vision for the still young university town: “Here a new Athens shall arise.” Tappan was speaking about the commitment to learning, philosophy, and art that […]

July 9, 2022

Better Red – A Smoky-Sweet Strawberry Salad

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews An early-summer strawberry salad with Piquillo peppers I mentioned this super simple and tasty summer strawberry salad last week, and I’ve made it more than a few times since then to take advantage of the all-too-short Michigan strawberry season. It’s easy to put together, and a lovely blending of sweet and […]

July 9, 2022

Radicchio with Balsamela Apple Vinegar

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A wonderful warm salad for a chilly autumn evening It’s been ages since I made this dish for the first time back when I was cooking for a group of twenty somewhere, best I can recall, in the mid-90s. I’ve only rarely made it since, though I’m not sure why since […]

July 8, 2022

Walnut Mustard Potato Salad Recipe

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Vegan and very good! Along with wild mushrooms, one of my favorite parts of moving into the autumn market season is all the great local potatoes that come in. I like to make this salad with Yukon Golds, but any top-notch local potatoes will work well. The second key ingredient is […]

July 8, 2022

Portuguese Piri Piri Salad

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers dressed with Portugal’s spicy piri piri sauce As I was thinking about good ways to take full advantage of some of the last of the heirloom tomatoes we’ll be getting around here this year, I remembered this salad that I learned many years ago from Jasper White, […]

July 7, 2022

Watermelon Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A pairing of two of the season’s super tasty red fruits The other evening Tammie mentioned something to me about putting tomatoes and watermelon together in salad. Falling back, as we all can do to unconscious biases, I pushed the idea aside. It “sounded strange.” A few days later I gave […]

February 12, 2022

A Tunisian Salad of Tuna, Radicchio, Fresh Herbs and Harissa

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Savor by the Light of the Winter Moon I was emailing this past week with my long-time Tunisian friend Majid Mahjoub. He and his family are, without question, following their soul’s calling; everything about their work—the quality of the products, the design of the labels, their dedication to Tunisian tradition—is inspiring. […]

July 1, 2021

Recipe: Summer Salad with Dates and Parmigiano Reggiano

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A summer salad makes a whole meal in a matter of minutes The idea for this summer salad came to mind the other day walking through the Farmers Market, looking at the new season arugula coming in. You can grab good local arugula there or at Argus Farm Stop here […]

April 1, 2021

Bayley Hazen Blue Cheese from Vermont

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Raw milk, handmade, and marvelously delicious One of the tastiest blue cheeses in our Deli cases right now is the Bayley Hazen from Vermont, handmade by Mateo Kehler, Andy Kehler, and the caring crew at Jasper Hill Creamery. You’ll know why we get along so well when you see their slogan: […]

June 27, 2018

Corn Salad

From our friends at Épices de Cru! The ingredients in the salad dressing seem surprising, but trust us: toasted cumin, fish sauce, cilantro and Merken is a delightful combination. INGREDIENTS 1 red pepper 2 cup cooked corn kernels ½ cup black or red beans DRESSING ¼ lime juice 4 scallions, sliced ¼ cup cilantro, chopped […]

August 1, 2017

Yunnan Cucumber Salad Recipe

This crisp cucumber salad is best eaten very fresh. Make it, mix it at the table and eat it at once. Recipe courtesy of Épices de Cru Ingredients: 3 small cucumbers 2 garlic cloves, sliced ½ inch ginger, julienned 3 Tbsp regular soy sauce 3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar or rice vinegar 2 tsp sugar 1 […]

July 1, 2017

Mexican-Style Chickpea Salad Recipe

A wonderful, nourishing salad that’s actually better when prepared ahead of time. Since the Tlatelolco Rub already has a little salt (as do canned chickpeas, if that’s what you use) and is pretty hot, taste and adjust according to taste. Recipe courtesy of Épices de Cru Ingredients: 3 cups chickpeas, cooked 1 Tbsp Tlatelolco Rub […]

July 1, 2016

Pasilla de Oaxaca Chiles Pineapple & Jicama Salad Recipe

  This Mexican recipe deliciously combines jicama with pineapple, lime juice and chiles. In its native Mexico, jicama (aka: ‘Mexican Yam’) is often combined with chili powder, fresh citrus fruits, red onion and ginger in salads, soups and cooked dishes. Recipe courtesy of Épices de Cru Ingredients: 1 small pineapple peeled and cut into ½ […]

May 25, 2016

Spring Salad with Poached Eggs Recipe

This is the perfect salad which allows us to take full advantage of the first spring vegetable harvest. We prefer not to mix the ingredients before serving – one of the charms of this recipe is the contrasting tastes and textures of the various ingredients. Serve accompanied by a chilled glass of white wine and […]

August 29, 2012

Ventresca Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Ingredients: 1 tin Ortiz Yellowfin Ventresca Tuna 1 bunch arugula or spicy greens 1/3 cup Meski olives, pitted and quartered 1/4 cup Marcona almonds, toasted and roughly chopped Half of a grapefruit 1/8 cup freshly squeezed orange juice 1/8 cup Agro Dulce white wine vinegar 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil Peel grapefruit with a […]