All posts filed under: Salads

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 […]

Spanisch Orzo Pasta Salad with Potatoes & Green Beans

Spanish Orzo Pasta Salad with Potatoes & Green Beans

This Spanish orzo pasta salad is a delicious way to enjoy a fresh tasting summer salad which takes advantage of in-season-now crisp green beans, sweet cherry tomatoes and baby new potatoes. Tuna adds a little seaside flavor and spices like smoked paprika and cumin add smokiness and depth. Not a fan of tuna? Well, it’s […]

Tomato Avocado Corn Salad

Tomato Avocado Corn Salad

This tomato avocado corn salad is so EASY, so FRESH tasting, and so YUM! Loaded with ripe tomatoes, sweet red pepper, creamy avocado, cilantro, red onion, lime, a little cumin, and sweet, smokey grilled corn, I couldn’t love it more! It’s grilling season, which also means corn on the cob season. And if your summer […]

Thai Watermelon Salad

Thai Watermelon Salad

This Thai watermelon salad is the ULTIMATE refresher salad for a warm summer evening. It has loads of crispy textures, thanks to the irresistible combination of juicy, bright, sweet, red watermelon & baby cucumber, plus there are bright flavours from cilantro, mint and fresh chilli. And what makes it a Thai salad? well…it’s all in […]

Roasted Sweet Potato Lentil Salad

Roasted Sweet Potato Lentil Salad

This recipe combines two of my favorite things, lentils and sweet potatoes! But actually this sweet potato lentil salad is so much more than that. Along with the sweet potatoes, are carrots, red onion and a pinch of dried chili flakes — all roasted together to bring out their sweet and caramelised flavor. The exact […]

Bulgur Salad with Fresh Herbs, Tomato, Pecans and Lemon

Bulgur Salad with Fresh Herbs and Lemon

Here’s a beautiful, insanely delicious and very do-able recipe using featuring bulgur, fresh summer herbs, sweet cherry tomatoes, green onions and toasted pecans. Inspired by Middle Eastern flavors of tabbouleh, this simple summer salad recipe is packed with fresh flavors. Cilantro takes center stage along with parsley and a pretty intoxicating amount of fresh mint. […]

Mediterranean Lentil Salad

Mediterranean Lentil Salad

Meet my favorite Mediterranean Lentil Salad. It’s quick, easy and full of happy sunshine! Sunshine that comes from all those tasty Mediterranean flavors of fresh lemon, sun-dried tomatoes, capers, herbs upon herbs, pine nuts and of course, a nice pile of French green lentils. Don’t forget shavings of parmesan and some salt and pepper. I […]

Tahini-based Vegan Caesar Salad with Mixed Seeds & Herbs

Vegan Caesar Salad with Mixed Seeds & Herbs

I’m feeling a little bit of vegan Caesar salad love. And not for a cashew-based kind of vegan dressing, but rather a tahini-based Caesar salad dressing. Packed with flavor, I am simply in love! This is the kind of dressing that only needs greens. Okay, I added some roasted seeds and fresh herbs. Yes, breaking […]

Lentil, Green Bean and Potato Salad

Lentil, Green Bean and Potato Salad

A green bean and potato salad is a classic. Though this time, I thought I would mix it up a bit by adding some French green lentils and capers, plus some fresh herbs, celery and radishes to give this salad a boost of fresh summery flavors. The new potatoes are boiled and then tossed with […]

Spinach Salad with Roasted Beets, Chickpeas, Bulgur and Feta

Spinach Salad with Beets, Chickpeas, Bulgur and Feta

This power-packed spinach salad with roasted beets is chockfull of lots of good things! There’s cumin and coriander spiced chickpeas and red onion, whole grain bulgur, toasted walnuts, a little mint (a key addition that totally makes this salad!) plus original Greek feta. So tasty! And it provides enough fuel to be considered a main […]

Pasta Salad with Asparagus

Spring Asparagus Pasta Salad

Spring has finally arrived!! And since warm weather is on its way, I thought it would be the perfect time to enjoy a fresh and tasty pasta salad. One that screams springs greens! Which is pretty much means a spring asparagus pasta salad, because I have been dying to jump into asparagus season. Green asparagus […]

Cumin-Roasted Carrot Tabbouleh

Cumin-Roasted Carrot Tabbouleh

Carrot Taboulleh — yeeees CARROT taboulleh. Not just the crunchy stems, but the greens as well. This take on the the wonderfully fresh and light Lebanese parsley salad is made with roasted cumin-carrots, toasted almonds and loads of green goodness from carrot tops, parsley, and mint. All tossed together with bulgur and finished off with […]

Quinoa Salad with Oranges, Mint, Parsley & Almonds

Quinoa Salad with Orange, Mint, Parsley & Almonds

This is a pretty salad featuring quinoa, naturally sweetened dried berries, juicy oranges, fresh mint and parsley in an orange garlic vinaigrette, topped with deliciously toasted crunchy almonds. All of which perk up a simple quinoa salad. It makes for a great side dish, main course salad or perfect to bring to a party or […]

Greek-style Grünkern salad with chickpeas

Greek Grünkern Salad with Chickpeas

This Greek-style Grünkern salad with chickpeas features bold Mediterranean flavors (lemon, herbs, sweet red peppers, cucumber and feta), tossed with warm, whole grains. The key ingredient to this salad, of course, is one of my favorite grains of late — Grünkern. And of course my favorite legume — chickpeas. Since this is one of my […]