All posts filed under: Spring

Healthy & Delicious Spring Recipes

Make the most of new season produce: asparagus, spinach, red radish, lettuce, cauliflower, kohlrabi, white radish, celery stalks, scallions and leek, plus fresh fruit such as strawberries and rhubarb.

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 […]

Herb & Spinach Risotto

Herb & Spinach Risotto

Herb & Spinach Risotto! This spring-inspired risotto is super simple and easy to make. It’s made with fresh baby spinach, basil, Italian parsley and parmesan, plus a hint of lemon and chili. The secret to it’s pretty spring green color is that the spinach and herbs are stirred in at the last-minute — retaining their […]

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 […]

Cucumber Radish Tzatziki

Cucumber Radish Tzatziki

Okay tzatziki addicts, this is my new favorite tzatziki — cucumber radish tzatziki. It’s soooo addictive! I absolutely L O V E it! I hope you like GARLIC! Okay, there are two cloves, not enough to really scare off anyone. It is like the classic Greek dip after all. :-) Original Greek yoghurt is what […]

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 […]

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 […]

a healthy vegan summer roasted vegetable pasta salad recipe featuring red peppers, zucchini, eggplant and cherry tomatoes in a balsamic dressing

Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad

This roasted vegetable pasta salad is the epitome of summer in a bowl. Simple and delicious, it’s made with fresh roasted produce from the farmers’ market — sweet red pepper, zucchini, eggplant and cherry tomatoes. The dressing is nothing more than olive oil, balsamic creme and a little lemon juice. Because the dressing is so […]

Pearl barley risotto recipe with dried porcini mushrooms, fresh cremini mushrooms, green onion, parsley asparagus,

Mushroom Barley Risotto with Asparagus

Barley fans! If you haven’t already tried making risotto with pearl barley you should definitely give it a go. It’s of course a little chewier (in a good way!) than Arborio rice, but just like the classic; it has a rich and creamy texture. And with the addition of dried porcini mushrooms, fresh cremini mushrooms […]

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 […]

Recipe for Roasted White Asparagus with Tahini-Lemon Sauce

Roasted White Asparagus with Tahini-Lemon Sauce

I adore simple, healthy recipes that pack a ton of flavor. Just like this roasted white asparagus with tahini-lemon sauce. Topped with fresh parsley and toasted pine nuts, these are flavors to fall in love with. There are two ways I like cooking asparagus. Actually, I stand corrected… three: grilled, roasted or blanched in a […]

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 […]

Wild Garlic Risotto with Goat Cheese Recipe

Wild Garlic Risotto

This wild garlic risotto highlights everything spring to me — spring greens popping up everywhere! And the appearance of fresh seasonal ingredients such as asparagus, rhubarb and bundles of wild garlic. I usually transform these tasty garlicy, oniony greens into a pesto, but this time I wanted to give them a try in a luscious […]