Magazine article Sunset

International Tastes

Magazine article Sunset

International Tastes

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Great reader contributions, tested in Sunset's kitchens

Greek Tortellini Salad

Marilou Robinson, Portland

Marilou Robinson combined some of her favorite flavors in this main-dish salad. As a shortcut, use a purchased salad dressing instead of the lemon-herb vinaigrette.

PREP AND COOK TIME: About 30 minutes, plus at least 2 hours to chill

MAKES: 8 servings

Spaghetti with Black Beans and Clams

Theresa Liu, Alameda, CA

Theresa Liu combines salty Chinese fermented black beans with clams and pasta in a simple, innovative take on spaghetti with clam sauce. Fermented black beans can be found in Asian markets and many well-stocked supermarkets.

PREP AND COOK TIME: About 30 minutes

MAKES: 4 servings

Eggplant Salad

Cindy Wu, Sunnyvale, CA

This garlicky eggplant salad was a favorite recipe of Cindy Wu's mother. Asian eggplants are long and thin; use either the deep purple Japanese variety or the sweeter, amethyst-colored Chinese eggplant. …

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