All posts filed under: Salads

Avocado 3-Ways

Avocados. Rather supercados, are just the best thing ever! Not only is this tasty green fruit (yes fruit….a berry to be exact) super versatile, it’s also fabulously healthy and a great anti-aging tool for your skin. With all its nutrients, healthy fat and vitamins it feeds your skin from the inside and out. Avocados contain […]

Parsley Tuna Salad

I’m always on the look out for new ideas for creating that perfect mix of ingredients that really make a salad exciting. My recent obsession with using fresh herbs inspired this one, which is truly tasty. The refreshing combination of fresh flat-leaf parsley, cool mint, red sweet pointed pepper, crunchy celery, red onion, and chunky […]

Lemon Anchovy Dressing

On a recent trip to Aix de Provence, I had an amazing yet simple Provencal style salad consisting of Belgium endives in a lemony anchovy dressing. I know anchovies aren’t for everyone but if they are good quality and packed in a decent quality olive oil their taste positively stands out from the rest of […]

French Cucumber Salad with Crème Fraîche and Dill

French cucumber salad with crème fraîche and fresh dill. Mmmm, it reeks of summer. One of the best smells of summer is fresh dill. And why not add the fresh watery crunch of cucumber. Perfect for a hot summer day. Crème fraîche adds a creamy richness with a hint of tang to this crispy and […]

Papaya Avocado Salad in a Lime-Mint Dressing

Now that my favorite Schwabe has come to the realization that papayas are powerfully healthy, he’s been on a bit of a papaya fix. At the market last week we bought a whoppingly huge one for 13€. Bigger than an eggplant but smaller than your average watermelon, that thing was huge! So what ensued was […]

Cucumber Salad with Cilantro & Roasted Sesame Seeds

Cucumbers add crunch and a refreshing flavor to all sorts of salads. This cool eastern-influenced cucumber salad makes for a tasty and refreshing side dish, one with a little kick to it. Choose a milder green chile or skip it all together if you prefer to keep things really cool. If you choose to use […]

Carrot Kohlrabi Salad

I only really discovered kohlrabi a few years–emmm, it’s a vegetable. Heh, I was confused — It only sounded like a foreign word to me. It’s a German term meaning ”cabbage turnip”. Okay, doesn’t sound great and it’s not a looker, but it taste pretty amazing! It took me ages before I actually bought one […]

Zesty Fruit Salad with Chili, Mint & Cilantro

I’ve always had a partiality for salads. Any kind of salad – except those that are absolutely drowning in dressing. You know the ones… I’m not talking coleslaw here. Salads are exactly what I love about summer. Light, fresh salads with endless possibilities for creating them. This week I took home a nice big chunk […]

Salads To Celebrate Tomatoes 3-Ways

3 glorious tomato salads to celebrate tomatoes! Be sure to seek out the freshest, most fragrant tomatoes available, preferably sun-ripened on the vine, as they are incomparable in flavor. These salads, even in their simplicity, are absolutely delicious. Especially the Asian tomato salad – it has definite all star appeal! Feeling Kind? YummlyBufferRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrTwitterFacebookPinterestemailPrint

Lettuce Varieties: What’s What Guide to Leafy Greens

So many different shapes, sizes and flavors. If you’re interested in exploring lettuce beyond “watery” iceberg, then here’s the place to start. Get to know your lettuce varieties from mizuna, to mâche, to tatsoi and everything in between! Try a mix of any of these with a classic French dressing. A RUGULA Also known as: […]

Spicy Tomato Salad

About half the size of a roma tomato, egg-shaped baby roma tomatoes are deliciously sweet with a more intense flavor and aroma than the larger variety. They have an elongated “egg” type shape and a deep color. I love these and I adore this tomato salad. First of all, it’s delicious. The chili pepper really […]

Ramen Noodle Salad with Tender Greens

This simple and delicious Asian noodle salad is topped with toasted sesame seeds, cilantro, red pepper and green onions. I sometimes even through in some baby corn for extra flavor, color and crunch. Yes, Ramen noodles are cheap as dirt, which is the main reason why these suckers have remained so darn popular over all […]

Japanese Daikon and Carrot Coleslaw

This Japanese style coleslaw is seriously simple and seriously delicious. Daikon and carrot pair fabulously together, especially in a tasty Asian-style dressing. Okay, I am biased, I love most any foods with an Asian flair. So if you haven’t already done so, give daikon a try. It’s delicious. If you are not already familiar, daikon […]

Fennel, Radicchio and Apple Salad in a Tangy Lemon Dressing

The relationship with fennel and radicchio is one of either love or hate. Radicchio for its bitter and spicy taste, and fennel for its sweet, perfumy, anise-like flavor. Fennel’s strength may however be its power to blend well and enhance other flavors. It is fabulous when combined with garlic, tomatoes, onion, or as in this […]

Coleslaw with Cranberries and Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

The word coleslaw is derived from the Dutch term “koolsla”, meaning cabbage salad. “Kool” meaning cabbage and “sla” the Dutch abbreviation for “salade”. In the late seventeenth, New York was flooded with Dutch settlers and with them, they brought their recipe for chilled cabbage salad, which today is a mixture of the shredded vegetables with […]