Category Archives: Salads

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

Watermelon Salad with Apricot Vinaigrette

I had an interesting arugula and watermelon salad at Italian restaurant Stella AlPina Osteria in Burlingame, California a few weeks ago. What was unusual with this salad was the presentation. The chef had tossed the arugula salad in apricot vinaigrette and served the salad with a side of thick watermelon wedges. Continue reading Watermelon Salad with Apricot Vinaigrette

Orange Salad with Olives & Mint Orange Vinaigrette

Orange Salad with Olives & Mint Orange Vinaigrette

Ingredients:

  • 4 large navel oranges, skin removed and cut into big round wedges
  • 4 cups spring greens leaves or any salad greens
  • 1/4 cup olives
  • Orange and Mint Vinaigrette – Ingredients
    • Juice of 1/2 orange
    • Juice of 1 lime
    • 5 mint leaves
    • 1 tbsp finely chopped chives
    • 4 tbsp apple cider vinegar or any white wine vinegar
    • 4 tbsp olive oil
    • Salt and pepper

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Grapefruit Dressing

If you like the flavor of grapefruit and are looking for a nice refreshing salad dressing, this is the one. I made this grapefruit dressing with a lot of grapefruit juice and very little olive oil turning the dressing into a thinner and very light version. Here is the recipe. Continue reading Grapefruit Dressing

Sugar Snap Peas & Micorgreens Salad with Grapefruit Dressing

Thinly cut sugar snap peas combined with microgreens and tossed with grapefruit dressing makes this salad very light yet surprisingly filling at the same time. This is a crunchy, juicy, and refreshing salad that pairs really well with chilled white wine such as a Sauvignon blanc, Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio & Pinot Gris. I buy microgreens from the Farmer’s Market but they can also be found at specialty grocery stores.  If you cannot find microgreens you can use any firm greens such as arugula, mache, or baby kale. Here is the recipe. Continue reading Sugar Snap Peas & Micorgreens Salad with Grapefruit Dressing

Arugula and Strawberry Salad with Candied Walnuts and Goat Cheese

The ingredients for this simple and delicious salad can be bought ready to go at the grocery store. All you have to do is assemble the salad and just make a vinaigrette dressing. The recipe for this wonderful strawberry salad comes from my friend Rose who brought it to share when she came over for lunch.  It can be enough for two people as a main salad or for four people as a side salad. Fresh creamy goat cheese tastes great in this salad but you can leave it out if you prefer.   Continue reading Arugula and Strawberry Salad with Candied Walnuts and Goat Cheese

Iya’s Vitamin Salad with Miso Dressing

My friend Iya brought this delicious and refreshing coleslaw style of salad to our garden party a while back that was enjoyed by all. It was crunchy, sweet and salty, with an Asian inspired dressing. Part of the beauty of this salad is the gorgeous, thinly cut, colourful vegetables. When cut in this way, the veggie flavors come out perfectly in this delicious salad.  I asked Iya for the recipe and also invited her to come over and show me how to make her salad. Here is the recipe.

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Super Easy Super Delicious Super Quick Vegetarian Tacos & Taco Salad

On warm summer days tacos piled high with fresh vegetables and packed with well-seasoned kidney beans is a positively satisfying meal for lunch or dinner. This is the easiest recipe to pull together with the most stupendously delicious results.  These tacos are packed with good for you legumes such as kidney beans, chock full of leafy greens, fresh tomatoes, delicious salsa, sour cream, and a dash of shredded cheese.

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These vegetarian tacos are so good that you will have not just one or two, but three or four. However if you are like me, you will find that this dish tastes even better without the taco shell, as a taco salad.  Try it. Here is the recipe. Continue reading Super Easy Super Delicious Super Quick Vegetarian Tacos & Taco Salad