All posts tagged: Cilantro

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kürbissuppe, Ginger Chili Hokkaido Soup with Coconut Milk, Pumpkin, Squash

Ginger Chili Hokkaido Soup

Love them or loathe them, pumpkin and winter squash are a sure sign that fall has arrived. Close relatives, there are hundreds of varieties, and they come in endless shapes, sizes, colors and patterns. One of my absolute favorites is a cute little pumpkin (actually a squash) that goes by the name of “Hokkaido”. And […]

Jeweled Couscous Salad with radishes, oranges, arugula, cilantro, red cabbage

Couscous Salad with Radishes and Oranges

Oh my. How can a salad jeweled with so many beautifully vivid hues be anything but utterly delicious? It is. It’s magical. Actually, what is truly magical is couscous. It’s so easy. It almost does all the work itself. Of course there are a few special methods for preparing it. One of which I stumbled […]

Vegetarian Barley Salad with Roasted Corn, Zucchini and Red Pepper

Barley Salad with Roasted Corn, Zucchini & Red Pepper

Here we are again, just me and what looks to be just another big bowl of salad. But wait, this one is different. A few veggies and a whole lot of grain. What I love about grains in salads is their ability to deliver an all-in-one healthy, filling meal — this time with barley. This […]

Mango, Avocado and Prawn Salad with Coriander, Chili and Lime

Avocado and Prawn Salad with Cilantro, Chili and Lime

Light and highly flavored, consider this salad a guilt-free indulgence! This south-of-the-border inspired salad is absolutely terrific. It really brings me back to holidays spent in Mexico soaking up the sun and enjoying fresh ceviche served in beach cafes. With the combination of prawns, lime and cilantro this salad is fresh, vibrant and reminiscent of […]

Summer Quinoa Salad with Honey-Lemon-Ginger Dressing‏

Summer Quinoa Salad with Honey-Lemon-Ginger Dressing‏

Sometimes salads can be so so good. Quinoa has been a long-time staple in my kitchen, but it’s only this summer that I have really rekindled my passion for it. Once again, it is becoming one of my favorite thing for adding to salads. Grain-like, but not really a grain, I love it’s wonderfully nutty […]

Cucumber Salad Rings with Cilantro-Honey-Lime Dressing

Cucumber Salad Rings with Cilantro-Honey-Lime Dressing

Yes, we already know that I love the fresh combination of cucumbers and cilantro. With the addition of creamy fresh mozzarella, peppery arugula, crisp apples and crunchy peanuts, this refreshing and tasty starter makes a wonderful accompaniment to any summer menu! The inspiration for this recipe came from my friend Denise. It’s based on a […]

Papaya Salad with Avocado and Sweet Red Onion

The combination of papaya, avocado, sweet red onion and cilantro is a perfect match. It’s what I call a summer papaya salad of the highest calling. It’s a fantastic salad to serve as a main with grilled jumbo tiger prawns or as a sumptuous side. Not only does it taste great; it’s also pretty. Choose […]

Spicy Thai Carrot and Zucchini Ribbon Salad

Spicy Thai Carrot and Zucchini Ribbon Salad

Zucchini is one of those vegetables that is extremely versatile and whether eaten raw or cooked can be completely yum-worthy. This is a great example of that — zucchini ribbons tossed in a Thai inspired, tangy and spicy dressing. For good taste and attempts to disguise another dreaded zucchini dish from my favorite Schwabe, I […]

Salmon and Asparagus Ceviche

White Asparagus and Salmon Ceviche

Simplicity itself. Thin slices of raw, ultra-fresh salmon and white asparagus are marinated in a mixture of sweet red onion, lime juice, and chili before being served with avocado and fresh cilantro. Ceviche makes a fabulous starter or light dinner – perfect for a sunny spring or summer evening. Ceviche is seafood dish popular in […]

Red and White Belgian Endive Salad with Grapefruit

Belgian Endive with Pink Grapefruit Salad

In winter and early spring, grapefruits are plentiful and can be a refreshing addition to any salad. Sweet-tart pink grapefruit transforms slightly bitter endive into a delicate, well-rounded, and delicious salad. I love Belgian endive (a.k.a escarole or witloof chicory) raw, for it’s crunchy, faint bitter taste that is at the same time tangy and […]

Miso Soup with Shiitake Mushrooms and Baby Bok Choy‏

Miso Soup with Shiitake Mushrooms and Baby Bok Choy‏

Not only does miso paste give everything an umami blast, but using it to make miso soup is so easy — it’s virtually impossible to mess up. What I love most about miso soup, aside from its salty and rich flavor, is it’s wonderful versatility – you can make it with noodles, mushrooms, seafood, tofu, […]

Chicken Mango Red Thai Curry

Oh how I love sweet happy mangos! Yes, with all their B vitamins, they help boost the production of serotonin, a natural mood elevator. Mangos make you happy! Together with tender chicken breasts, in a red thai curry full of warm flavors, with tastes of ginger, garlic and lemongrass – utterly delicious and healthy too! […]

Beluga Lentils with Proscuitto, Baby Green Beans, Cilantro & Mint

Beluga lentils resemble caviar, hence the name. Not only do they make for a beautiful garnish, they are absolutely splendid to eat, especially in a salad. I can’t begin to tell you how delicious this salad is. The flavors of lemon accompanied by “al dente” green beans and the delicate saltiness of prosciutto are an […]

Spicy Black Bean and Roasted Corn Soup

Roasted sweet, ripe summer corn with black beans makes for a richly satisfying soup. When fresh corn isn’t in season just use thawed frozen corn. I also like to use dried black beans rather than convenient canned beans. Yes, they may take a surprising amount of time to cook, but they are little bombshells of […]

Pasta with Smoked Sardines and Lemon

This was one of those unintendedly successful dinners. I had planned to make a nice homemade corn chowder, however that takes time. Yes, the kind with real corn and soaked black beans. The no shortcuts kinda corn chowder. And actually the kind of chowder, sans the chowder, since what defines chowder is that’s it’s actually […]