Category Archives: Salads

Kale, Fennel & Apple Salad with Dubliner Cheese and Honey Mustard Dressing

I had this awesome kale salad when I went over to my friend Devi’s for lunch to celebrate her birthday a while back. Our friend Rose joined us too and we had a delicious and healthy fall-inspired lunch. Rose brought this wonderful kale salad with fennel and apples. Continue reading Kale, Fennel & Apple Salad with Dubliner Cheese and Honey Mustard Dressing

Roasted Fennel & Chickpea Salad

The cool thing about this chickpea salad is how the roasted fennel, peppers, and onions add such wonderful flavors to this dish that it requires no dressing. Just fresh mint, lemon juice, salt and pepper.  My friend Shalini made this fennel and chickpea salad for lunch one day that was positively outstanding. Here is the recipe.
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Greens Salad with Apples & Pickled Onion Vinaigrette

Greens Salad with Apples & Pickled Onion Vinaigrette

Ingredients:

  • 8-10 cups spring greens salad mix
  • 2 medium apples cut into thin slices
  • 1 bell pepper cut into thin slices or 4 small peppers cut into thin circles
  • 1/2  small red onion cut into slivers
  • 1 avocado cut into thin slices
  • White cheddar cheese cut into small cubes – as much as you like (optional)
  • Ingredients for pickled onion vinaigrette
    • 1/4 cup pickled onion vinegar
    • 4 tbsp olive oil
    • Salt and pepper
    • 1 tbsp honey

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Pickled Onion Vinaigrette

Hey folks, have you had a chance to make easy pickled onions yet? Wondering what to do with the vinegar after the pickled onions have been consumed? Guess what? That same vinegar can be used to make a vinaigrette salad dressing. An added bonus is that the vinegar is now an onion and coriander flavored vinegar. Pretty cool!

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Lemon Walnut Oil Vinaigrette

Using walnut oil in a salad dressing vinaigrette is a new ingredient for me.  My friend Rose suggested walnut oil as an alternative to olive oil when making vinaigrette and I thought I would give it a try. I made a lemon and walnut oil vinaigrette and tossed the dressing in a green salad for the family, everyone wondered what that unexpected flavor was.  It was walnut oil. Walnut oil has an earthy mild toasted sesame seed-oil type of flavor profile. Give it a try in your next vinaigrette dressing for a toasted nutty flavor.   Continue reading Lemon Walnut Oil Vinaigrette

Fresh Herbs Salad with Radish, Cucumbers & Pickled Onions

I’m a huge fan of herbs, I love them in the garden, in cuisine, the way they look, how they taste, and their lovely fragrance. So when my friend Rose said she was bringing an herb salad for lunch when she came over to celebrate my birthday back in July, I got intrigued. I have never had an herb salad before and wasn’t sure what to expect. This salad was outstanding. It was refreshing, crunchy, juicy, packed with delicate herb flavor, with a hint of citrus dressing all topped with tangy feta cheese. Just delicious!

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Tossed Green Salad with Mango, Peppers & Onions with Honey Vinaigrette 

What makes this salad pop is the honey vinaigrette dressing. Because this salad has sweet ripe mangoes the honey vinaigrette really enhances the sweetness of the fruit.

Tossed Green Salad with Mango, Peppers & Onions with Honey Vinaigrette 

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe mango cut into cubes
  • 1/2 small red onion cut into thin slices
  • 4 small peppers cut into little rings
  • 6 cups salad greens
  • 1 ripe avocado cut into small chunks
  • 2 tbsp Feta cheese or parmesan shavings (optional)
  • Roasted pistachios or roasted cashews or any nuts of your choice or sunflower seeds
  • Honey Vinaigrette.  Here is the link to the recipe for  Honey Vinaigrette

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Green Apple & Sugar Snap Peas Salad

The inspiration for this salad came from my garden, in an effort to use up a few of my garden Anna apples in a savory dish, I decided to make a salad with apples and sugar snap peas. Both have similar texture and color, and both look good together. With a fruity vinaigrette and a dash of feta cheese or goat cheese this is a wonderful salad that tastes sweet, savory, and crunchy. It is also the perfect salad to make ahead. Continue reading Green Apple & Sugar Snap Peas Salad