Mandy's Gourmet Salads: Recipes for Lettuce and Life by Amanda Wolfe and Rebecca Wolfe and Meredith Erickson

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Notes about this book

  • Frogcake on July 24, 2021

    MISO SALMON AND NOODLE SALAD - this salad is outstanding and my personal favourite! Some people might find the dressing a bit complicated to make as you have to use several recipes to achieve the final product. This should not be a deterrent because it is so delicious, the recipes are easy, and you end up with two very different ready made bottles of dressing- both are delicious. Refrigerated, they keep longer than recommended in the book.

  • Frogcake on July 24, 2021

    PEACH AND PROsCIUTTO SALAD - excellent! I seared the prosciutto to add more crisp. Nice this time of year when Ontario peaches are out.

  • Frogcake on July 24, 2021

    SPRING FARRO SALAD - great salad! The “dressed farro” is genius - this method imparts a lovely flavour to this grain. I serve this with roasted, sliced duck breast on top. My guests loved it!

  • SharpKitchen on April 11, 2021

    MANDY’S CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES —These cookies are fabulous. Made with melted browned butter, these cookies are so easy to make and immediately became a family favourite.

  • coryelizabeth on January 16, 2021

    SHANGHAI SALAD -- This is terrific, especially the sweet & sour dressing. A full serving would make for a generous vegetarian dinner for one; a half serving is more than enough for a lunch.

  • Frogcake on August 08, 2020

    HABIBI SALAD - another great salad in this book, served with the delicious turmeric tahini vinaigrette. There’s a perfect balance of texture and flavours in this salad, which could be served as a filling vegetarian main or a side dish with anything. Absolutely delicious!

  • Frogcake on August 08, 2020

    FANCY PANTS NICOISE SALAD - this is such a great cookbook, developed by two sisters Mandy and Rebecca Wolfe owners of Mandy’s Gourmet Salads in Montreal. Served with Provincial vinaigrette, it’s perfectly balanced. The two lemons make for a perfect citrusy dressing. I used two generous tablespoons of anchovy cream from southern France instead of eight anchovies. For a quick, lunch or supper, you can substitute the salmon for canned tuna in olive oil.

Notes about Recipes in this book

  • Souvlaki salad

    • Jviney on May 04, 2022

      Okay, yes, this is a bit of a project because if you make it as written, it's four recipes plus assembling the salad. I thought it was absolutely worth it - all the components complemented each other so well and it was a super satisfying salad. Will make again for sure.

  • Shanghai salad

    • Jviney on March 17, 2022

      Loved loved loved this salad. It was bright and sweet and sour and crunchy with so many different textures. A couple of the elements can be made early and it was really quick to put together with that done. Don’t skip the ramen crunch. I’d add more avocado next time.

  • Mexi salad

    • Jviney on April 07, 2022

      So good as written. I added some cotija cheese, but the salad didn't really need it. If the lettuce is chopped finely, it's great scooped into whole tortilla chips, or easy enough to crush them up to add them. Loved it.

  • Homemade garlic and thyme pita chips

    • Jviney on May 04, 2022

      Loved these. I experimented a little, baking some that were separated into two triangles and baking some as a double layer. They were excellent both ways, super accompaniment to the Creamy Oregano Chicken.

  • Crispy ramen noodles

    • Jviney on March 17, 2022

      These were so quick to make but they added a lot to the Shanghai salad.

  • Ramen chicken peanut bowl

    • Jviney on March 22, 2022

      This is absolutely delicious, I would eat it for lunch every day if I could. With the chicken roasted and the salad dressing made, it comes together in ten minutes or so and the payoff is great. Loved it.

  • Mandy's chocolate chip cookies

    • Jviney on May 18, 2022

      These are pretty much perfect - since the butter is melted, you don’t have to bring it to room temperature. I used Jacobsen flaky sea salt because I didn’t have Maldon on hand, and it was delicious. Great recipe.

  • Salted pecan shortbread squares

    • Jviney on May 19, 2022

      SUPER buttery. I questioned the shortbread base directions but it worked out perfectly. I’ll make this one again, just a nice pecan bar.

  • Chocolate bombz

    • Jviney on June 07, 2022

      These chocolate cakes paired with the suggested caramel sauce were so good. Next time I would pull them from the oven at 20 minutes rather than the suggested 23 - they seemed dry to me but the caramel sauce covered it pretty well. I’ll try them again.

  • Creamy oregano chicken

    • Jviney on May 04, 2022

      This is essentially chicken salad by a different name, but I loved it on the Souvlaki salad, I loved it with the homemade pita chips, and I loved it when I tasted it by itself for seasoning.

  • Roasted marinated tofu

    • jenburkholder on October 25, 2021

      Very good - extremely flavorful. I was surprised how prominently the citrus flavors came through. The baking instructions are very strange, though - there's no way it would be "golden brown and crispy" in the 13 minutes called for. I think I ended up roasting it for 35-40. Also, it explicitly states NOT to use parchment, but with tofu, that's a recipe for disaster. I did, and it didn't ruin anything at all.

  • Tamari [dressing]

    • jenburkholder on October 25, 2021

      Good, but not to my taste as written. I tend to like my dressings with a lot more bite, so I halved the oil, and that was just about perfect for me. Nutritional yeast in a dressing is something I've never done before, but I will again! Used on the Tokyo Salad.

    • cookbook.aficionada on May 16, 2022

      I just made this the other day. I really disliked this recipe. I love Mandy’s House Dressing. This one was very unappealing.

  • Tokyo salad

    • jenburkholder on October 25, 2021

      Nice salad. I subbed radicchio for the red cabbage and only used romaine for the lettuce. The only bit I wasn't fond of was the broccoli, but I tend to find raw broccoli off-putting, so this isn't surprising. Lightly steamed would have been better. I also used less dressing, since 1/3 cup felt generous. Overall tasty but probably not unique enough to repeat (so much chopping!).

  • Roasted marinated tempeh

    • jenburkholder on December 06, 2021

      Quite good. Neutralizes the tempeh's flavor effectively, and the marinade is tasty (if a bit sweet, I might cut that down). Mixed in with the Curry Quinoa Salad instead of the chickpeas.

  • Curry quinoa salad

    • jenburkholder on December 06, 2021

      This was good. I used the roasted marinated tempeh from the same book rather than chickpeas, and that change went well. For the dressing, I did use curry powder and honey rather than paste and chutney. The dressing was great, very retro, but in a nice way. Overall, the salad was quite good, but I'm not convinced that every element is really adding something - the red pepper, for example, could easily be omitted to cut down the chopping.

  • Roma salad

    • jenburkholder on September 20, 2022

      Very good salad, the dressing is delightful and complements the ingredients. I omitted the optional pine nuts but added half a can of chickpeas to make a more well-rounded meal.

  • Wild sage salad

    • halfasleep on June 09, 2022

      I'm mad about savoury sweet flavours, so this salad is right up my alley. It's easily my favourite recipe out of the 5 I have tried from this book so far, with the following modifications: 1) sub hoisin duck for pulled hoisin mushrooms 2) little less balsamic vinegar in the dressing to reduce the tang 3) toast pecans on stove top vs. roasting in oven.

  • Homemade pita chips

    • halfasleep on April 12, 2022

      Amazing homemade pita chips that taste for little to no effort? Yes please. Don't be shy with the salt and pepper and make sure to get the chips nice and lightly browned. These would be lovely with some dip.

  • La belle salad

    • halfasleep on April 12, 2022

      The pita chips get soggy pretty quick, you need to work quickly when mixing the salad and serve right away, and the carrots should not be shredded too thin as they seem to clump together and or get lost in the rest of the ingredients. Otherwise a decent salad.

    • cookingbychapter on December 31, 2021

      Substituted maple syrup for the agave and soy sauce for the tamari given grocery store limitations, and this salad and dressing were both delicious!

  • Sweet sesame [dressing]

    • Thegirlwho on December 05, 2022

      Used avocado oil instead of sunflower. For a kick, I added 1 teaspoon of Korean chili powder.

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  • ISBN 10 0525610472
  • ISBN 13 9780525610472
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  • Published Jul 07 2020
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 256
  • Language English
  • Countries Canada
  • Publisher Appetite by Random House

Publishers Text

From the sisters behind Montreal's sensational gourmet salads comes an overwhelmingly gorgeous cookbook, packed with simple and delicious recipes for salads--and much more!

There's nothing a Mandy's salad can't fix. Want an explosion of colour, texture, flavour and fabulousness? Look no further. Inside the pages of this stunning cookbook (and the Mandy's restaurants it's named after) lies everything you need to take your salad game from a meh-maybe, to wooooah, baby!!

Mandy's gourmet salads are a jewel of Montreal's (jam-packed) food scene. What started as a 3ft counter at the back of Mimi & Coco clothing store is now an 8 location success story, with ongoing expansion in every direction. Behind Mandy's are the irresistable Wolfe sisters, Mandy and Rebecca. Mandy is in charge of menu inspiration and creation; Rebecca leads the design of all their restaurant locations. More is more is the mantra for both: more colour, more texture, more vibrancy, more life!

In The Mandy's Cookbook, Mandy and Rebecca talk you through how to create their coveted salads at home, including easy prep steps for essential ingredients, how to mix their famous dressings, and how to combine flavours and textures to create a salad masterpiece. Also inside are recipes for Mandy's nutritious, filling and fantastic grain bowls (for those who want a bit more sustenance) as well as chapters dedicated to smoothies and sweets (sharing Mandy's famous chocolate chip cookie recipe for the first time...). Perfectly timed for fresh summer living, The Mandy's Cookbook is a feast, for the eyes as well as the tastebuds!


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