An ode to the BLT, this breakfast-ready version uses canadian bacon for a meatier twist and relies on watercress for the "L" in the sandwich, which adds a fresh, almost citrus-like crunch to each bite.
Use leftovers to create a substantial sandwich. Together with surplus sliced beef, some Swiss cheese, and a smear of Russian dressing on rye, it can be griddled into melting deliciousness to create this Reuben sandwich.
The renowned nineteenth-century Moscow restaurateur M. Olivier's original recipe has been much copied and varied over the years. This version, a mix of vegetables and lemon mayonnaise, can be changed slightly to allow for all the wonderful choices in the markets. For a lighter touch, use your favorite vinaigrette instead of mayonnaise.
Is it a dressing or a dip? Who cares? Green goddess dressing, the beloved California creation, doubles as a dip for a summertime crudite platter. The creamy concoction is studded with chopped fresh herbs and scallions, and it pairs particularly well with the season's bounty -- here, baby carrots and yellow squash, tender peas and beans, and little tomatoes -- but let the greenmarket (or your own garden) be your guide.This recipe originally appeared in Martha Stewart's Appetizers (Clarkson Potter).