Pea Shoot, Pomegranate and Chevre Salad with Greek Yogurt Vinaigrette

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 pea shoots before, you are in for a treat.  Pea shoots are cut before the pea plants flower, or sometimes include the flowers, which are also edible.  Peas greens grow quickly and this is a way to enjoy the flavor of peas while the peas themselves are growing and […]

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Roasted Butternut Salad with Apples and Thyme Vinaigrette

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.  My house smelled so good as I was making this roasted butternut salad! All of the flavors of fall in one yummy salad. I made this vegan, but if you want to go the extra mile with this salad, a little sprinkling of a flavorful cheese wouldn’t be a bad […]

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

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.  Well, friends, this salad is the salad that ended that for me.  This is my very, very favorite salad.  I’m ready to say my vows and pledge my undying love.  This salad is THE salad. This salad has complete balance of flavor and texture–the arugula is peppery, the […]

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Thai Cucumber Tomato Salad with Mint, Basil and Cilantro

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 (except my son who only eats the rice), it’s a good way to eat up our veggies, it’s delicious, and the most important reason of all–it’s fast.  Dinner can be on the table in the time it takes to cook the rice. This Thai cucumber tomato salad […]

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

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 delicious and will have you going back for seconds and thirds. My friend Amy was in town and in my evil plans to monopolize her whole day, I invited her over for lunch after we’d spent the morning at the park with our children.  We gave them […]

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Salmon Nicoise Salad with Carrot and Yogurt Sauce

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 a big, beautiful fillet in the case that the guy at the counter told me it go very quickly. I told him I already had some at home and would be getting more, but I was doing my best to find all the places I could […]

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Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad

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 sorts of versions of tabbouleh made with quinoa instead.  And we all know that someone (ME) loves quinoa.  I threw this together for a quick late lunch on Saturday afternoon after I got home from the farm and running a few errands. I ate it with a piece […]

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Shaved Radish, Carrot, Cucumber Salad with Tangerines and Microgreens

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 started with beautiful, thinly sliced veggies… Added some other goodies, and ended up with this masterpiece of a salad: Pretty and fresh.  Healthy and tasty.  Win, win.  And it’s a good thing too, because I ate the entire platter by myself. Shaved Radish, Carrot, Cucumber Salad […]

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Homemade Ranch Dressing

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 glorious creamy dressing that might as well be from heaven. My husband claimed to hate ranch dressing until I started making it from scratch.  Truthfully, I didn’t even like ranch dressing all that much until I started making it from scratch. I’m not going to lie to you and […]

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Broccoli Microgreen-Quinoa Salad with Roasted Garlic Dressing

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, really love microgreens and broccoli microgreens are so good.  I thought about how I wanted to use them for my lunch yesterday.  It had been awhile since my last quinoa salad…so that’s what I did.  I went with a garlic dressing here.  You could swap it […]

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