All posts filed under: Salads

Mediterranean Bean Salad with Roasted Peppers

Mediterranean Bean Salad with Roasted Peppers

This Mediterranean Bean Salad with chickpeas and white beans is packed with fresh tasting flavors – thanks to market fresh vegetables and herbs, plus a few Mediterranean pantry staples like roasted peppers, olives and capers. All tossed together in a zingy za’atar dressing. It’s the perfect side salad that will get you through the picnic […]

Chimichurri Potato Salad with Green Beans

Chimichurri Potato Salad with Green Beans

This flavor-packed chimichurri potato salad is the perfect choice for anyone looking for a healthy and delicious side dish that is easy to prepare. It’s packed fresh herbs and garlic, plus green beans! My favorite combo with potatoes. It’s the perfect healthy and easy to prepare side dish that’s ideal for anyone looking for a […]

Tomato Nectarine Salad with Chickpeas, Almonds & Herbs

Tomato Nectarine Salad with Chickpeas, Almonds & Herbs

Tomato Nectarine Salad, because juicy nectarines, heirloom tomatoes, chickpeas, red onion, roasted almonds, basil and mint definitely go together, right? Yes! They do. :) Fresh summer ingredients tossed together with a drizzle of your best olive oil and red wine vinegar make an incredibly simple and delicious summer salad. One that can be enjoyed on […]

Tomato-Melon Salad with Crispy Prosciutto & Mint

Tomato-Melon Salad with Crispy Prosciutto & Mint

This tomato-melon salad with crispy prosciutto and mint screams warm weather! Yes, this is the time of year for something fresh, summery, light and quick to prepare. This recipe utilizes simple ingredients, actually just 6 ingredients in all, and only about 15 minutes to prepare. That’s fast. It is made up of the fabulous combination […]

Warm Smoked Salmon Niçoise Salad

Warm Smoked Salmon Niçoise Salad

This salmon Niçoise salad is a little less than traditional, but like the original it is a fantastically tasty and a terrific summer salad. Okay, I did retain a detail or two. There are boiled potatoes and green beans. And instead of tomatoes and hard-boiled eggs, I decided to use green asparagus. And a final […]

Asparagus Salad with Mixed Beans, Lemon and Herbs

Asparagus Salad with Mixed Beans, Lemon & Herbs

Asparagus salad – quick, simple and SUPER delicious. I absolutely love recipes like this…ones made of just a few fresh ingredients prepared in a simple manner. Yes, that’s this! The stars here are: steamed green asparagus, fresh herbs (parley, dill and mint), sweet and crunchy red pepper and a mix of beans (chickpeas, white beans […]

Summer Salad with Strawberries, Tomatoes, Mint & Basil

Summer Salad with Strawberries, Tomatoes, Mint & Basil

Summer in a bowl is what this salad with strawberries, tomatoes, mint and basil is! This salad is loaded with fresh strawberries! And then there are sweet cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, mint, peppery arugula and toasted pine nuts. All of which is tossed together in a super tasty balsamic vinegar dressing. This combination is truly […]

Zucchini Salad with Chickpeas, Lemon, Parmesan, and Fresh Herbs

Zucchini Salad with Chickpeas, Lemon, Parmesan, and Fresh Herbs

This simple and easy zucchini salad recipe takes less than 20 minutes to throw together. It’s packed with fresh Mediterranean inspired flavors: chickpeas, fresh herbs (basil and parsley), sweet red onion, parmesan, pine nuts and a light lemon dressing. You’ll love this healthy and flavorful salad. It’s perfect for a healthy and quick lunch or […]

Vegan Caesar Pasta Salad

Vegan Caesar Pasta Salad

Caesar pasta salad….what a combo! Pasta and crispy salad together? Yeeeess! Lots of crisp romaine leaves and a little radicchio are tossed together in a tasty caesar dressing with pasta, in this case farfalle — plus for a little texture, crunch and flavor a handful of toasted slivered almonds. So good. And a little secret, […]

Asparagus Orzo Salad with Herbs and Lemon

Asparagus Orzo Salad with Herbs and Lemon

To celebrate the spring season, I’m sharing this fresh, bright and irresistible asparagus orzo salad recipe. It’s bursting with fresh and zesty Mediterranean flavors. There are lots of herbs, fresh seasonal vegetables, and all the other things that make a pasta salad great! This salad is delicious as a main dish as well as a […]

Creamy Green Tahini Dressing

Creamy Green Tahini Dressing

Creamy green tahini dressing is a delicious, flavor-packed homemade salad dressing, that’s vegan and so easy to make! And it’s pretty much good on EVERYTHING! This is a dressing recipe that you will want to make again and again! Yes, my friends I LOVE tahini dressings! Which is why I am now sharing yet another […]

Bulgur Salad with Sweet Potato, Chickpeas & Herbs

Bulgur Salad with Sweet Potato, Chickpeas & Herbs

This simple recipe for bulgur salad with sweet potato, chickpeas, herbs and almonds makes the perfect side dish or main meal salad. I love the simple ingredient list and complexity of flavors and textures this combination makes. Bulgur, chickpeas, fresh parsley, mint and lemon are a dream team together. And ground cumin is right at […]

Pear Fennel Salad with Mint & Sumac

Pear Fennel Salad with Mint & Sumac

This pear fennel salad is one of my stand by favorites that can be made in a matter of minutes. It’s made with just a handful of ingredients: fennel, pear, mint, and red onion, then tossed with a simple lemony sumac vinaigrette. Fennel’s faint licorice flavor and crisp texture is the perfect complement with pear. […]

Beet Salad Hazelnuts, Goats Cheese and Poppy Seed Dressing

Beet Salad with Hazelnuts, Goats Cheese and Poppy Seed Dressing

Not only is this beet salad gorgeous, it also has a delicious poppy-seed dressing that makes it sing! Then there’s the roasted hazelnuts, creamy goat cheese and fresh herbs that transform an earthy root vegetable into something simply glorious. I know that not everyone likes beets but when cooked right, and paired with the right […]

Kale Tabbouleh with Quinoa

Kale Tabbouleh with Quinoa

Fully of bright flavors, this kale tabbouleh is my new salad triumph. Made with just a few simple ingredients, it delivers lots of flavor and textures, and is well… simply GOOD. Super nutritious Tuscan lacinato kale is tossed together with fresh parley and mint, sweet cherry tomatoes, green onion and protein-packed, gluten-free quinoa instead of […]

Asian-Style Kale Salad with Brown Rice and Smoked Tofu

Asian-Style Kale Salad with Brown Rice and Smoked Tofu

This Asian-style kale salad recipe is actually more about one of my favorite dressings that I adore with kale. I have so many different versions of this recipe ’cause it’s actually a winter staple that we eat in some variation once or twice a week for the entire Tuscan Lacinto kale season. Which sadly is […]

Kale Salad with Roasted Vegetables, Lentils and Tahini Dressing

Kale Salad with Roasted Vegetables, Lentils & Tahini Dressing

Okay are you ready for it? This kale salad with roasted vegetables, lentils and tahini dressing is my new go-to winter salad. Really it’s the salad of my dreams! It’s influenced by Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine (what’s not to love about that!?)… which in my mind, I can simply sum up as “extra delicious”. […]

Bulgur Salad with Halloumi and Lemon-Caper Dressing

Bulgur Salad with Halloumi and Lemon-Caper Dressing

Yes, the weather is chilly, but fresh-tasting dishes like bulgur salad with halloumi still find a way into my kitchen. This salad is packed with lots of wholesome, fresh flavors — ones that take you back to warmer days. As a barbecue staple, halloumi doesn’t often make its way into my kitchen, but sometimes it’s […]

Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apples & Hazelnuts

Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apples & Hazelnuts

For those of you, that are already convinced of the Brussels sprouts merits, this salad is for you. Yes, a Brussels sprouts salad! One made with toasted hazelnuts, my favorite fall apples, a little red onion, and a tasty dressing made with apple cider vinegar, maple syrup and Dijon mustard. Ooh and let’s not forget […]

Tuscan Kale Salad with Hokkaido Pumpkin, Cranberries & Feta

Tuscan Kale Salad with Roasted Pumpkin, Cranberries & Feta

So the thing about this kale salad with roasted pumpkin is that you really need to enjoy a little bit of everything in every bite. This is a salad with sweet, tart, salty and nutty flavors, so it tastes best if you get a mix of two, three or all of these flavors together. There’s […]