All posts filed under: Salads

Kohlrabi Apple Salad with prosciutto and dijon-mustard dressing

Kohlrabi Apple Salad with Honey-Dijon Dressing

This Kohlrabi Apple Salad recipe was ignited by my French friend Magali who continues to inspire me. It’s based on a salad she makes often. Though, her version uses jicama and baby spinach. I’ve searched everywhere in Hamburg for jicama (pronounced hee-cama) — not a chance. Whether the farmers markets or specialty food markets, I […]

Asian-style crispy miso kohlrabi apple salad with baby spinach and sesame seeds, tossed in a miso dressing

Miso Kohlrabi Apple Salad

This crunchy miso kohlrabi apple salad tossed in a Japanese inspired miso dressing is the perfect way to introduce Germany’s darling to your table – although this gnarly looking vegetable may look a little “alien”, don’t let it’s looks deceive you — it’s actually super tasty. I absolutely love it raw in salads or on […]

Mediterranean Bean Salad with red kidney beans, runner beans, navy beans and chickpeas, cucumber, tomato, parsley, mint, roasted seeds/nuts

Mediterranean Bean Salad

Next time you are wondering what to do with that can of beans in your cupboard, go ahead and give this simple, healthy and naturally oh-so tasty Mediterranean bean salad a try. It’s low fat, high in protein and easy to put together with ingredients that you probably already have on hand. Full or fresh […]

Asian-Style Salad with Edamame and Fried Egg

Asian-Style Salad with Edamame

Inspired from a supermarket-bought takeaway salad in Amsterdam, this is a deliciously light main meal salad with edamame that’s full of tasty Oriental flavors, fresh flavors of radish and cucumber, plus strips of omelette for that extra finishing touch. Coming from Vancouver with it’s significant Asian influence, edamame is something I have been enjoying for […]

Citrus Salad with Pistachios and Mint

Citrus Salad with Pistachios and Mint

This, my friends, is a beautiful tasting winter citrus salad. It’s full of the bright colors and the refreshing taste of liquid sunshine — the combination of blood oranges with pink grapefruit, cara cara and navel oranges, together with sweet red onion, mint, pistachios and my personal favorite – something I have been crushing on […]

Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad with Artichokes, Red Pepper, Zucchini, Olives, Sun-dried Tomatoes and Feta

Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad

Nothing beats a good orzo pasta salad recipe and this one is goooood. Quick and easy to make, I particularly love this recipe because not only is it packed full of fresh and tasty ingredients, it also makes for fantastic leftovers. You could really call this a “deliberately-made for leftovers” pasta salad. The next day, […]

Kale Chips with Olive Oil and Salt

Homemade Kale Chips

If you find yourself constantly craving chips, then you’re going to be all over this snack recipe. Made with kale and baked instead of fried, these crunchy gems are a much healthier alternative to traditional potato chips. The first time I made kale chips I remember thinking, wow, these are amazing! When baked properly, they […]

Shaved Brussels Sprout Kale Salad with Crispy Prosciutto, Hazelnuts and Parmesan

Shaved Brussels Sprout Kale Salad

Here’s a Brussels sprout kale salad bursting with flavor! All I can say is this combination of “love-em-or-hate-em Brussels sprouts” and “nothing-says-healthy-quite-like-kale” is a game changer. There’s so much to love about this salad: Italian dry-cured prosciutto di Parma, chopped roasted hazelnuts, intensely flavored Parmigiano-Reggiano, a lemony, grainy Dijon and shallot vinaigrette, ribbons of kale […]

Raw Heirloom Beet Carpaccio (Candy Cane) with dill, pine nuts, shallots, parmesan, frisee

Heirloom Beet Carpaccio

Mainly found at farmers’ markets, the whimsical Chioggia beet (pronounced kee-OH-gee-uh) with its mild flavor and natural beauty is fabulous eaten raw in salads. Also known as the candy cane beet or bullseye beet, this heirloom beet from Italy has a milder flavor than it’s crimson cousins. If you can’t find them, then you could […]