SALADS

A.B.C. Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Posted on Jan 10th, 2011

Around some circles, I have the reputation for throwing together a tasty salad.  Oh, yes.  I do make good salad.  I even wrote a post about it…

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Apple-Blueberry Salad with Apricot Vinaigrette

Posted on Jun 24th, 2008

I bought some awesome blueberries the other day and wish I'd bought more. My little girl has eaten almost all of them by herself. I managed to steal…

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blackberry arugula salad

Arugula Salad with Blackberries and Chevre with Blackberry-Thyme Vinaigrette

Posted on May 1st, 2013

Yesterday for lunch, with the help of my daughter, I made this gorgeous Arugula Salad with Blackberries and Chevre with Blackberry-Thyme…

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avocado, red pepper, citrus cucumber salad

Avocado, Citrus, Red Pepper and Cucumber Salad with Ginger and Lemongrass Dressing

Posted on Mar 5th, 2013

Something I've been trying to do the last little while is sit down and enjoy my meals.  I'm busy.  (You are too.)  And I find myself grabbing…

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vanilla bean vinaigrette

Blueberry, Cucumber, Basil Salad with Vanilla Bean Vinaigrette

Posted on Jul 7th, 2013

Blueberry, Cucumber, Basil Salad with Vanilla Bean Vinaigrette sounds interesting right?  Here's how this salad came to be. :) My little garden…

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Broccoli Microgreen-Quinoa Salad with Roasted Garlic Dressing

Posted on May 9th, 2012

Yesterday I ran up to La Nay Ferme before I took my youngest to her fabulous art class to pick up my pot of broccoli microgreens.  I really, really,…

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Raw Cauliflower Couscous Salad

Cauliflower Couscous Salad

Posted on Mar 3rd, 2015

I love the month of March. It means spring is on its way, though the winter here in Boise was not too bad. It means my birthday is around the corner…

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Chickpea Salad

Posted on Jun 24th, 2008

This was supposed to be a new menu in the Summer Menu series. Alas, I cannot lie. The crab cakes you can barely see in the picture (on the left with…

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citrus salad with lemon mint and honey

Citrus Salad with Lemon Mint and Honey

Posted on Dec 17th, 2012

It's Sunday night and it's late.  My sweet little children have just fallen asleep.  Everyone has been in some stage of sickness with a nasty…

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citrus quinoa salad with cilantro-lime vinaigrette

Citrus, Avocado and Quinoa Salad with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette

Posted on May 3rd, 2013

Yes, it's another quinoa salad.  And you better believe I put avocado in it too.  Can't get enough avocados ever.  Someday I will have an avocado…

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Fall Frisee Salad

Fall Frisee Salad

Posted on Oct 13th, 2014

October is my favorite month. I know I'm not alone in that sentiment - what's not to love? Gorgeous fall colors, beautiful weather, and a bountiful…

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fennel and orange salad with kalamata olives

Fennel Orange Salad with Kalamata Olives and Microgreens

Posted on Jan 31st, 2013

I sit down to write a little something about the recipes I post and sometimes I just don't know what to say.  How many times can I tell you how much…

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From My Archives: Waldorf-Like Salad on Mixed Greens

Posted on Jul 14th, 2008

Update: I realized the mayo statement below seems to have nothing to do with the recipe and post! Usually Waldorf Salad is made with mayo. I prefer…

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Have You Tried: Arugula

Posted on Apr 30th, 2012

I really love arugula, so when my CSA share came with a bag of two different kinds, I was ecstatic.  I planted some in my garden, but it's still…

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salmon citrus avocado salad

Heart Healthy Citrus-Avocado Salmon Salad Recipe

Posted on Feb 21st, 2014

The days are getting longer again and I know this is February fooling me, but the weather has also warmed up a bit. The bite is gone from the chilly…

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Homemade Ranch Dressing

Posted on May 16th, 2012

Remember what I said about salad with ranch dressing a few days ago?  I meant that gloopy, greasy, overly sweet stuff from the bottle.  Not this…

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honey-balsamic roasted fig salad

Honey-Balsamic Roasted Fig Salad

Posted on Aug 26th, 2013

I was in the Seattle area last week visiting with family.  It was so wonderful to have a little break from the hectic summer.  We moved in July. …

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layered chickpea salad

Layered Greek-Style Chickpea Salad Recipe with Oregano Vinaigrette

Posted on Apr 5th, 2013

As promised, the recipe for the Layered Greek-Style Chickpea Salad.  Truly, I haven't met a chickpea salad I haven't loved.  But this one is the…

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loaded raw kale salad

Loaded Raw Kale Salad

Posted on Sep 14th, 2013

My husband and I shared this Loaded Raw Kale Salad yesterday for lunch.  You guys, my life changed the day I first had a raw kale salad.  I don't…

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Mixed Greens Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

Posted on Jul 4th, 2008

Mixed Greens Salad with Poppyseed Dressing Serves 4 Ingredients: For salad: 1 bag mesclun greens (can use spinach instead) 1-2 tart apples,…

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fresh strawberry-herb dressing

Mixed Greens with Fresh Strawberry-Herb Dressing

Posted on May 11th, 2013

If you have plans for a Mother's Day get together this weekend, I have a recipe for you.  A GREAT recipe.  It's so good that everyone will…

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Mixed Greens with Pears, Dried Black Currants and Apricot Vinaigrette

Posted on Jun 12th, 2008

This is a play on a recipe my husband's Aunt Robin made a few summers ago for a family party. It was such a huge hit that several of our family…

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Nectarine, Fennel, Arugula Salad with Ricotta Salata, Red Onion and Honey Wine Vinaigrette

Posted on Sep 13th, 2012

Every once in awhile you meet a salad and you think, "This is my very favorite."  Then you come across another salad and the same thing happens. …

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Orange Miso Vinaigrette

Posted on Apr 26th, 2012

One ingredient that I see over and over again in my vegan cookbooks is miso.  As a kid I hated miso with a passion.  Could not stand it.  We had a…

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Pea Shoot and Stone Fruit Salad with Brie and Walnuts

Posted on Sep 18th, 2013

The other day a dear friend came over to my apartment to spend the morning with me.  She was interested in seeing how I work -  the creative…

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pea shoot chèvre salad with pomegranate

Pea Shoot, Pomegranate and Chevre Salad with Greek Yogurt Vinaigrette

Posted on Dec 2nd, 2012

This salad...is amazing. I have been patiently awaiting the arrival of pea shoots in my CSA share.  And this is the week!  If you've never had…

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Peach + Rosemary Two Ways

Peach + Rosemary Two Ways: Fruit Salad + Iced Tea Fizz

Posted on Sep 11th, 2014

Peaches and rosemary were made for each other. It's as simple as that. I love peaches. I love rosemary. Put them together, and I'm head over heels…

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Peach Balsamic Vanilla Vinaigrette

Posted on May 8th, 2012

Salad is my favorite food, I think.  I eat salad almost every single day.  I even wrote a salad guide on Make and Takes a few years ago.  I like…

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buckwheat salad

Quinoa Buckwheat Salad with Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Bell Peppers and Fresh Mozarella

Posted on Aug 30th, 2012

This salad is the love child of tabbouleh and caprese salad.  All of the greatness comes together for a rockin' salad that is as healthy as it is…

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Quinoa Salad with Chickpeas and Avocados

Posted on Apr 24th, 2014

It's been a little while since I posted a quinoa salad recipe. But that doesn't mean I've stopped making and enjoying them! Sometimes I think if…

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Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad

Posted on May 27th, 2012

We love tabbouleh salad, but I haven't made it since going gluten-free because it is made with bulgur wheat (which I love so much).  I've seen all…

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Quinoa Grapefruit and Golden Beet Salad

Quinoa, Grapefruit and Golden Beet Salad

Posted on Feb 9th, 2015

I'm always on the lookout for new healthy recipes to make for my family. My friend, Kelly Pfeiffer who writes the food blog, Nosh and Nourish, just…

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kale berry salad with fennel and hemp

Raw Kale Salad with Berries

Posted on Aug 12th, 2014

Well, my love affair with raw kale salad continues. This time I've added some thinly sliced fennel, raspberries, red onion, and a sprinkle of hemp…

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meyer lemon vinaigrette

Recipe for Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

Posted on Feb 6th, 2013

Meyer lemons are the hybrid of mandarin oranges and true lemons. Also, they are my favorite citrus fruit. I look forward to these sweet lemons all…

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roasted butternut salad

Roasted Butternut Salad with Apples and Thyme Vinaigrette

Posted on Oct 14th, 2012

Besides soup, my favorite way to eat butternut squash is roasted.  I like it in salads especially.  It goes well with roasted apples and thyme. …

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Salmon Nicoise Salad with Carrot and Yogurt Sauce

Posted on Jun 13th, 2012

I was at Whole Foods in Downtown Salt Lake City last week, and guess what I saw?  A big ol' sign announcing they had Copper River Salmon.  They had…

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salmon-thai-pineapple-cucumber-salad

Salmon with Thai Pineapple-Cucumber Salad

Posted on Jul 3rd, 2013

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw the gorgeous Copper River Salmon we enjoyed for dinner on Sunday night. The color of the salmon is…

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asian pear salad

Shaved Fennel Asian Pear Salad with Pomegranate and Watercress

Posted on Nov 25th, 2013

Becky of Project Domestication and I have teamed up again this month to share one more Thanksgiving recipe just in case you needed another item to…

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Shaved Fennel Asian Pear Salad with Pomegranate and Watercress with Vanilla Bean Vinaigrette

Shaved Fennel Asian Pear Salad with Pomegranate and Watercress

Posted on Nov 15th, 2016

Oh my goodness! What can I say about this festive Shaved Fennel Asian Pear Salad with Pomegranate and Watercress? It's such a mouthful of a title for…

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Shaved Fennel Salad

Shaved Fennel Salad with Parmigiano-Reggiano and Balsamico

Posted on Feb 21st, 2013

Fennel is in season right now and with it, my love affair continues.  I just can't seem to get enough of the crisp, fresh, anise-y flavor.  I crave…

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Shaved Radish, Carrot, Cucumber Salad with Tangerines and Microgreens

Posted on May 25th, 2012

I keep seeing these gorgeous raw vegetable salads all over the web and I wanted one for myself.  So that's what I made for lunch the other day.  I…

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Spinach Salad with Pork, Avocado and Oranges

Posted on Aug 4th, 2007

Spinach Salad with Pork, Avocado and Oranges Ingredients: One 3-pound boneless pork roast (shoulder or butt are great) 1 bag baby spinach 1…

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strawberry cucumber spinach salad

Strawberry Cucumber Spinach Salad

Posted on Mar 20th, 2013

Last summer I fell head over heels in love with cucumbers.  I always loved pickles, but fresh cucumbers were not my favorite veggie.  I think it…

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strawberry fennel salad with cacao nibs

Strawberry, Fennel and Arugula Salad with Cacao Nibs

Posted on Jul 31st, 2013

After I took the pictures, I pretty much ate the entire platter of this Strawberry, Fennel and Arugula Salad with Cacao Nibs by myself.  And as much…

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Strawberry-Pear Salad with Creamy Mustard and Fennel Pollen Dressing

Posted on Mar 2nd, 2012

I'm ready for Spring.  Anyone with me? The past week has been a foggy blur of fevers and coughing so hard I wet my pants too many times to count.…

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Thai Coconut Salmon Salad from Superfood Weeknight Meals

Superfood Weeknight Meals: Thai Coconut Salmon Salad

Posted on Dec 6th, 2016

This year I finally got to meet my dear friend, Kelly Pfeiffer, in person. She's the brilliant and talented cook and photographer behind the Nosh and…

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vegetarian taco salad with tempeh and black beans

Tempeh Black Bean Vegan Taco Salad

Posted on Aug 29th, 2014

A little while ago I confessed that I was in my twenties when I first tried tofu. Hmm. Funny thing. I'm in my thirties and I only just tried tempeh…

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Vegan Thai Cauliflower Rice Salad

Thai Cauliflower Rice Salad

Posted on May 18th, 2014

The other day I was walking through Trader Joe's and as I passed by the produce section, I could smell summer. You know that smell? The ripe berries…

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Thai Cucumber Tomato Salad

Thai Cucumber Tomato Salad with Mint, Basil and Cilantro

Posted on Aug 31st, 2012

If you're been reading for awhile, then you know that I love Thai food.  We eat Thai several times a week because most of the family loves it…

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Fresh Tomato Juice Dressing Recipes

Tomato Juice Dressing and Vinaigrette Recipes

Posted on Dec 8th, 2015

You may remember earlier in the year when I teamed up with award winning Natalie's Orchid Island Company to create a new recipe using one of their…

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Warm Potato Salad with Sausage, Apples and Mustard-Shallot Dressing

Posted on Jun 12th, 2008

I originally published this recipe over two years ago. I came up with this recipe because I happen to dislike creamy potato salads with mayonnaise,…

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Watercress Citrus Salad with Olive-Caper Vinaigrette

Posted on Feb 10th, 2012

I don't know what to write about this salad other than it's probably the prettiest salad I've ever made, and definitely one of the tastiest. I get…

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White Bean, Goat Cheese, and Sun-Dried Tomato Salad

Posted on Jan 25th, 2011

I allow myself a few cheats when it comes to the new eating regimen.  Goat cheese is one thing that I can't live without.  That's why I will never…

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White Bean, Roasted Red Pepper and Proscuitto Salad

Posted on Jul 2nd, 2008

Make this salad to your own tastes--as little or as much of each component as you like. I think you will like it as much as we did. White Bean,…

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Wilted Arugula Salad

Posted on Apr 30th, 2012

Can we just talk about how much I love arugula?  SO much. Can we also talk about how excited I was to get a bag of arugula with my CSA share last…

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wilted chard salad

Wilted Chard Salad with Polenta Croutons and Warm Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette

Posted on Apr 10th, 2013

Let's talk about wilted salads.  Do you like them or hate them?  Does it depend on the leafy green you use?  I love wilted salads--just barely…

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