All posts filed under: Salads

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 […]

simple and healthy recipe for a roasted carrot, spelt and lentil salad paired with classic middle-eastern of flavors like cumin, sumac and za'tar

Za’atar Roasted Carrot, Spelt and Lentil Salad

Oops I did it again. Made another salad I love. Yes, more salad love! A spelt and lentil salad with za’atar roasted carrots, some tasty herbs and toasted almonds — cause every salad needs a little crunch. The dressing is made with eastern Mediterranean spices or shall I say Middle Eastern? Nevertheless, these are three […]

spelt salad with grilled chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, toasted almonds, sweet red onion and baby spinach

Spelt Salad with Chicken, Sun-dried Tomatoes and Almonds

Here’s a super delicious spelt salad. I mean S U P E R delicious! Many of you already know that I don’t eat a lot of meat, so this is an exception. I’ve made this salad a number of times in a vegan version, which is just as tasty. And it’s that simple, just use […]

Roasted Asparagus Salad that features roasted white asparagus, tossed with tender baby spinach in a creamy tahini dressing. Naturally vegan and gluten-free.

Roasted Asparagus Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing

What you are looking at is a spinach and roasted asparagus salad tossed in a tasty lemon tahini dressing. Okay, for some this may sound like an odd combination, but it works. It really works! The inspiration from this salad stemmed from 1) a peek inside my fridge I remembered that I bought some first […]

Recipe for Smoked Char Potato Salad with Capers, Green Onion and Radishes in a Lemon-Dill-Horseradich Dressing

Smoked Char Potato Salad

This smoked char potato salad was DELICIOUS! So good, that it will definitely have it’s place at our Easter table this year. If you haven’t tried smoked char, well let’s just say it tastes like trout upgraded to salmon. Smoked that is. Together with new potatoes, some fresh spring greens and a few other flavor […]

Crunchy Candy Cane Beet and Carrot Slaw with Sunflower Seeds and Sesame Seeds

Crunchy Candy Cane Beet and Carrot Slaw

Loaded with color, texture and crunch. That’s this candy cane beet and carrot slaw is. It is beautifully colored, bright-tasting and nutritious. Yes, there is so much good stuff going on with this salad. The carrots and chioggia beets are finely julienned (cut into matchsticks), then tossed with a splash of my favorite red wine […]

Roasted Cauliflower with Lentils, Almonds and Lemon Caper Dill Vinaigrette

Roasted Cauliflower with Lentils and Lemon Dill Caper Vinaigrette

Roasted Cauliflower with Lentils. I guess you could call it a salad of sorts. A hearty vegan salad with a medley of flavors. First, cauliflower florets are roasted in the oven until the edges get all browned and caramelized and you get a nutty and buttery flavor. Sounds yummy, right? Yes, roasting transforms plain ole […]

Roasted Golden Beet and Barley salad with hazelnuts, fennel, mint. Vegetarian, vegan recipe.

Roasted Golden Beet and Barley Salad

I’ve been a little bit in love with beets lately. Soups, salads, sides, your name it! Hence this roasted golden beet and barley salad. I’m all for red beets, but really the beauty of golden beets or even candy cane beets is — no stains, NO MESS! And I can’t believe there hasn’t been a […]

Healthy Shredded Cabbage Salad with Tahini-Lemon Dressing, Vegan, Gluten-free, Coleslaw

Shredded Cabbage Salad with Tahini-Lemon Dressing

Let’s talk about this shredded cabbage salad with tahini-lemon dressing recipe for a minute. Yes, cabbage salad. Or perhaps I should call it a “coleslaw” to make it sound more appealing. It’s a shredded salad. One I often make using kale but sadly, since the season is over, I’ve traded out kale for a mix […]

roasted chickpea and sweet potato salad recipe with parsley and red onion in a chili-coriander-cumin dressing

Roasted Chickpea and Sweet Potato Salad

I think you all are going to L O V E this roasted chickpea and sweet potato salad. It all starts with crisped cumin-spiced chickpeas and tender roasted sweet potatoes coated in spices and sesame seeds — all baked to perfection, with a flavor and texture that makes your mouth sing… oh yeah. These two […]

Moroccan-Style Quinoa Salad with oranges, pomegranate, almonds, mint, parsley and capers. Vegan and Gluten-free

Moroccan-Style Quinoa Salad

Spices are used extensively in Moroccan food, meaning most Moroccan dishes call for a whole cupboard full of spices, which is why the list is long for the salad dressing. Count ’em. There’s 7 different spices. Though, just imagine, the celebrated Moroccan spice mixture ras el hanout is made up of 27 spices! So comparatively, […]

Spicy Thai-Style Dressing + Coleslaw Recipe

Spicy Thai-Style Dressing (+ 2 Salad Variations)

Thai food. Thai curries, Thai salads. What’s not to love? So here’s a super flavorful, savory, and tart Thai-style dressing (+ a little spicy) so you can make your favorite Thai-style salads at home. I think this dressing combines fantastically with hearty winter vegetables like cabbage as well as with high-water content vegetables like zucchini. […]

Mediterranean Grünkern and Chickpea Salad

Mediterranean Grünkern and Chickpea Salad

This Mediterranean grünkern and chickpea salad is an excellent example of why old world grains are making a come back. If you haven’t tried grünkern yet, you are missing out on what I would call a spectacular grain. When I first starting putting barley in salads, I thought WOW. Then I tried Grünkern, a grain […]

Barley salad with kaki, pomegranate, pine nuts, fresh herbs and arugula recipe

Barley Salad with Kaki, Pomegranate & Pine Nuts

Of course at this time of year, I feel like I should be spending my time baking cookies and holiday treats AND of naturally thinking of what to prepare for this year’s big Christmas meal! But truth be known, I’ve felt more like making wholesome comfort foods and winter salads like this one. A deliciously […]

Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad with Herbed Croutons

Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad with Herbed Croutons

Love them or hate them. That’s how it is. No matter how tasty I think this Brussels sprouts caesar salad is, if these mini cabbages aren’t your thing, then I’m probably not going to be able to convince you otherwise. So this is purely for my fellow Brussels sprout loving friends. Those of you that […]

Roasted Cumin Cauliflower and Millet Salad with Arugula, Parsley, Lemon, Chili and Pine Nuts

Roasted Cumin Cauliflower and Millet Salad

Roasted cumin cauliflower. Yep, I’m becoming ultra-hip. So here it is, I finally found a way to make cauliflower taste great. A year ago with all the cauliflower hype I would never have believed it. But it’s true. Cauliflower, as unloved as it has been in my eyes, can truly taste great. I gave it […]

quinoa salad with roasted eggplant and cherry tomatoes recipe

Quinoa with Roasted Eggplant and Cherry Tomatoes

If it weren’t for the fact that I am the only person in my family who likes eggplant (aubergine), you’d find a whole lot more of it here. Yes, there are those times when I cook it just for me or other times when I sneak it into a dish, just like this recipe for […]

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 […]

Roasted Beet and Sweet Potato Kale Salad with Grünkern spelt (similar to Freekah)

Roasted Beet and Sweet Potato Kale Salad

This roasted beet and sweet potato kale salad screams healthy! The basic ingredients for this salad are just four: chioggia beets with their candy cane stripes, sweet potato, kale and Germany’s own version of freekeh — a grain called Grünkern. This is a nutrient dense autumn salad that is deceptively simple to prepare. The vegetables […]