All posts filed under: Salads

Roasted Hokkaido Pumpkin and Barley Salad

Roasted Hokkaido Pumpkin and Barley Salad

This roasted hokkaido pumpkin and barley salad is proof that fall has definitely arrived! Which means I have moved on from light summery salads to more substantial ones; salads made from seasonal vegetables like pumpkins, root vegetables, and my favorite… kale. Despite the arrival of autumn, I have yet to reach the soup state. Right […]

Pear Quinoa Salad with Arugula & Roasted Hazelnuts, Parmesan, Orange Dressing

Pear Quinoa Salad with Arugula and Roasted Hazelnuts

Light and healthy this pear quinoa salad with arugula and roasted hazelnuts is not like your ordinary bunny food. Yes, of course it’s a salad, but it’s a salad that’s packed with nutrient-dense, plant-based protein. Yes, we can thank quinoa’s super abilities as a complete protein for that. Plus there’s some hazelnuts in the mix […]

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad Rezept with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Pine Nuts, Basil, Parsley & Capers. Vegan and Gluten-free

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Capers

This Mediterranean quinoa salad features amazing flavors, including lots of fresh basil and parsley, sweet red onion, oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, capers , and pine nuts — all tossed together with a bright and sunny citrus dressing! It’s fresh, light, healthy and delicious — and you are going to love it, it’s summer in a bowl! […]

nectarine lentil salad recipe with cucumber, red onion, feta, lemon, vegetarian

Nectarine Lentil Salad

In my world a nectarine lentil salad is basically this: sweet juicy nectarines, crisp cucumber, sweet red onion, little bursts of minty and lemony flavors together with delicate baby arugula leaves and a little salty feta, all in one bowl with caviar-like beluga lentils. And I couldn’t love it more. Beluga lentils and nectarine really […]

Asian-Style Chioggia Beet and Carrot Salad Rezept

Asian-Style Chioggia Beet and Carrot Salad

What could be prettier than a beet and carrot salad? Both have an amazingly beautiful color, especially chioggia beets with their candy cane stripes. Also called “bull’s eye beet”, the great thing about them is that you don’t have to worry about a mess from those mesmerizing pink rings! I always expected them to look […]

Roasted Cherry Tomato Lentil Salad Recipe with fresh herbs, capers, pine nuts (vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free)

Roasted Cherry Tomato Lentil Salad

It’s time for the best cherry tomato lentil salad ever. One with a delicious array of simple flavors. Summer flavors. Humble little beluga lentils with sweet roasted heirloom cherry tomatoes, garden fresh basil, parsley, zingy lemon, salty capers, sweet red onion and a sprinkling of lightly toasted pine nuts for extra flavor and a little […]

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 […]