All posts filed under: Summer

Healthy and Delicious Summer Recipes

Fresh summer produce: tomatoes, eggplants, zucchini, peas, green and broad beans, lettuce, chard, cucumber, carrots, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, snow peas, fennel, kohlrabi, corn, leek, garlic, early season potatoes, mushrooms and don’t forget about fresh fruit and berries. Apples, pears, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, red currants, cherries, plums, mirabelles, melons, peaches, apricots and nectarines.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Roasted green beans recipe with fresh dill, lemon, red onion, and pine nuts.

Roasted Green Beans with Lemon and Dill

Hello fellow green bean loving friends! If any of you have had to endure some a childhood of very mediocre limp green beans (or worst canned ones!), then I am telling you now, forget those days. Green beams done right are awesome. Of course, blanched, crisp-but-tender beans are fantastic in a salad, BUT if you […]

Apricot Tart Recipe with Buttermilk and Cardamom

Summer Apricot Tart

No swinging from chandeliers is required for making this delicious apricot tart. It’s super EASY! As an “occasional” baker, I like easy. There’s no kneading or beating or fancy equipment needed here. Just a couple of bowls, a whisk and a spatula. And about 10… make that 15… minutes of your time. That’s it! Sweet […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tahini Green Beans and Potatoes

Tahini Green Beans and Potatoes

Green beans and potatoes are a classic combination, reminding me once again that the simplest recipes are often the best. The magic of this side dish is the tahini dressing. A lemon-tahini-cumin dressing to be exact. Oh and lets not forgot about fresh parsley. it’s a key ingredient to making the overall flavor magical. We […]

Grünkern (Spelt)-Lentil Chili with Kale Recipe

Lentil Chili with Grünkern & Kale

Lentil chili is this simple. It requires just one pot (hallelujah!), some basic ingredients, is totally flexible and comes together in less than 1 hour. And most of that time you can sit back and enjoy a glass of wine… ahem, I mean cup of tea. Yes, this one-pot wonder is that easy, plus it’s […]

za'atar roasted carrots and chickpeas

Za’atar Roasted Carrots and Chickpeas

Enter stage left for it’s grand debut; za’atar roasted carrots and chickpeas. There are those occasions when I get stuck on a new flavor. Sumac is one of them, but there is also something new (new to my kitchen) that I have been wanted to experiment with. Za’atar. I’ve been waiting for fall to roll […]

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad Rezept with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Pine Nuts, Basil, Parsley & Capers. Vegan and Gluten-free

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Capers

This Mediterranean quinoa salad features amazing flavors, including lots of fresh basil and parsley, sweet red onion, oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, capers , and pine nuts — all tossed together with a bright and sunny citrus dressing! It’s fresh, light, healthy and delicious — and you are going to love it, it’s summer in a bowl! […]