All posts filed under: Salads

Roasted Sweet Potato, Quinoa and Arugula Salad

Roasted Sweet Potato, Quinoa and Arugula Salad

This roasted sweet potato, quinoa and arugula salad is filling, fresh and simply delicious. It’s nourishing, sweet, crunchy and tangy combination of fluffy quinoa, tender roasted sweet potatoes, peppery arugula, fresh cilantro, crunchy seeds and deliciously sweet-sour pomegranate tossed in a brightly flavored citrus-honey dressing. Organic is the best choice for sweet potatoes Roasting has […]

Red Cabbage, Cranberry & Orange Salad

Red Cabbage, Cranberry & Orange Salad

I love simple, raw, shredded red cabbage salads. This red cabbage salad with dried cranberries, sweet and juicy oranges, green onions and fresh-tasting parsley and mint is packed with goodness. I guess you could say coleslaw is sort of a North American thing. And as I discovered also a Scandinavian favorite too. Which makes it […]

Simple Kale Salad with Lemon-Tahini Dressing

Simple Kale Salad with Lemon-Tahini Dressing

Here’s a simple kale salad for lovers of dark leafy greens! Yep, that’s me! I crave kale salads at this time of year. And as you might be wondering just about now…”is this a raw kale salad?”. It most definitely is. A massaged kale salad with good-for-you ingredients like carrot and beet, which are tossed […]

Radicchio Salad with crème fraîche dressing recipe

Creamy Wintery Radicchio Salad

Whenever I want to add a “splash of color” to my recipes radicchio does the trick. In this salad, radicchio isn’t just there to flaunt its color–it’s the star! At first glance you might think, oh but boring it’s just a radicchio salad…but this salad is anything but boring. The key is the dressing! This […]

Quinoa with Roasted Parsnips, Carrots and Chickpeas

Quinoa with Roasted Parsnips, Carrots and Chickpeas

Quinoa with roasted parsnips, carrots and love ’em like no tomorrow…chickpeas. Yep, that’s right, all roasted together! But really, this has been one of those midweek meals for when I need to convince myself that carrots are good and not just good for you. Again, here I go trying to hide carrots in food. The […]

Broccolini and Roasted Chickpea Salad with Tahini Dressing, Vegan Recipe

Broccolini and Roasted Chickpea Salad with Tahini Dressing

Guys, there’s so much good going on here! I guess I could have called this broccolini and roasted chickpea salad something like “broccolini bowl”, cause it’s definitely bowl food. Here’s what it’s got going on: tender blanched broccolini tossed in a lemon-tahini dressing topped with Asian-spiced chickpeas roasted in the oven until crispy, a little […]

Roasted Pumpkin and Quinoa Salad with Almonds

Roasted Pumpkin and Quinoa Salad with Almonds

So here it is, the first pumpkin dish of the season! And a simple recipe for a roasted pumpkin and quinoa salad. One packed with crunchy toasted almonds, richly flavored sun-dried tomatoes, fresh green onions and parsley. All of that tossed in a super-good-for-you dressing made with apple cider vinegar, olive oil and cumin. This […]

Quinoa Salad with Roasted Beets, Feta + Pine Nuts

Quinoa Salad with Roasted Beets, Feta + Pine Nuts

Two words to describe this quinoa salad with roasted beets — SUPER YUM! So here’s where the deliciousness starts…quinoa, who doesn’t love it? Second, we have roasted beets, two types — red beet and golden beet. Want to get fancy? Then go ahead and add a candy cane beet to the mix. Throw in some […]

Roasted Corn and Potato Salad with Green Beans

Roasted Corn and Potato Salad with Green Beans

This roasted corn and potato salad with green beans is the perfect thing for a late summer grill party. It pretty much goes with anything else you might serve at a BBQ, is easily transportable and can easily be made ahead of time. Late summer is a great time to take advantage of fresh corn. […]

Spinach Quinoa Salad with Feta and Herbs Rezept

Spinach Quinoa Salad with Feta and Herbs

So here it is. My new go-to weeknight power meal… Quick, easy, nutritious and delicious. A spinach quinoa salad packed with fresh herbs — parsley, dill and mint — plus original Greek feta, sweet summery cherry tomatoes (just enough to give it a pop of color and flavor), and roasted pine nuts. Take all of […]

watermelon kohlrabi salad recipe, low-calorie, low-carb

Watermelon Kohlrabi Salad

This watermelon kohlrabi salad what I call a “blitz recipe”. For me, this is the kind of thing I like to serve with breakfast so that I get that extra dose of vegetables with my fruit salad. Plus with this kind of hydrating low-calorie and low-carb recipe, you can eat a ton of and still […]

green bean and cherry tomato salad recipe with capers, olives, anchovies, mozzarella, red onion

Mediterranean Green Bean and Cherry Tomato Salad

This Mediterranean green bean and cherry tomato salad makes a great warm-weather side dish. It’s so quick and easy to prepare and full of fresh flavors. For a light meal, I like to serve it with some fresh crusty bread and a chilled bottle of rosé while I sit back and enjoy the summer sun. […]

Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe

Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta Salad

Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta Salad. It’s the perfect portable, easy-to-make summertime crowd pleaser. And what sets this pasta salad apart from the rest is the dressing; it’s made by blending together a mixture of sun-dried tomatoes, capers, garlic, and olive oil. Then it’s tossed together with cherry tomatoes, fresh buffalo mozzarella, tender young arugula leaves, […]

Purple Cauliflower Salad

Purple Cauliflower Salad

Purple cauliflower. Is it not beautiful? And you may be thinking “is this really natural?”. Yes, it is! As part of the Brassicaceae family, just like red cabbage, it too can be found in this beautiful hue thanks to the antioxidant anthocyanin (also found in red wine my friends!). No dye, no GMO. Just an […]

Middle Eastern Roasted Tomatoes and Chickpeas with Bulgur Recipe with Cilantro, Cucumber and Pine Nuts

Middle Eastern Roasted Tomatoes and Chickpeas with Bulgur

I love simple salads that simply taste good. I when I say good, I mean good with a capital “G”. And guess where the awesomeness starts… in the oven. Imagine this… roasted sumac tomatoes AND roasted cumin-spiced chickpeas. Together… side by side! Then this delicious duo is tossed together in a simple bulgur salad with […]

Morroccan-Style Millet Salad with Chickpeas and Carrots recipe with roasted pine nuts and a subtle sweet flavour from dried cranberries

Morroccan-Style Millet Salad with Chickpeas & Carrots

When I think of Moroccan food I think of fragrant spices, bright colours and sweet, savory flavors. And in my world, this translates to a dish that is full of warm spices (like cumin, cayenne and paprika), fresh herbs, some toasted nuts and sweet dried fruit. And in this case, carrots for color and chickpeas, […]

Persian Cucumber and Tomato Salad Recipe with Sumac

Persian Cucumber and Tomato Salad

A Persian cucumber and tomato salad, served with some crumbled feta or sliced avocado, a crusty baguette, and a crisp glass of wine makes for a fantastic summertime meal. Plus this recipe comes together so easily, there’s just a little bit of chopping to do and that’s it! Then it’s back to enjoying the summer […]

Chickpea salad recipe with carrots and zucchini, vegan

Vegan Chickpea Salad with Carrots and Zucchini

Healthy, flavorful, filling and fast! There’s so much good going on here with this simple chickpea salad. The carrots and zucchini get julienned into little matchsticks, then tossed with freshly podded green peas, sun-dried tomatoes, toasted seeds and a simple roasted sesame oil dressing (oh yeah… and a little garlic – cause I think everything […]

Healthy recipe for potato and green bean salad with prosciutto and fresh herbs in a lemony dressing

Potato and Green Bean Salad with Crispy Prosciutto

If there is one thing I love about spring and summer, it’s all the fresh produce. Which means there are endless options for salads and I am not just talking green salads. I’m thinking BBQ and picnic salads, which for me mostly brings up thoughts of potato salad, coleslaw and pasta salad. The classic pack […]

chickpea tabbouleh salad with millet, chickpeas, tomatoes, cucumber, green onions, parsley, dill and mint

Herb-Loaded Chickpea Tabbouleh Salad

Say hello to an awesome herb-loaded chickpea tabbouleh salad – my kind of pure healthy food that’s light but filling, full of vibrant flavors and colors AND it is simply delicious!! In this variation, the classic Middle Eastern salad has been upgraded with chickpeas, fresh dill, millet rather than bulgur, and an ooh so tasty […]