Roasted Cauliflower and Millet Salad

Roasted Cauliflower Millet Salad

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Roasted cauliflower. Yep, I'm becoming ultra-hip. So here it is, I finally found a way to make cauliflower taste great. A year ago with all the cauliflower hype I would never have believed it. But it's true. Cauliflower, as unloved as it has been in my eyes, can truly taste great. I gave it a try last winter and wasn't totally convinced, so a full spring, summer, and fall...
Asiatischer Krautsalat (Coleslaw) Rezept mit Rotkohl, Karotten, Frühlingszwiebeln, Cashewkerne, Sesam

Asian Coleslaw

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This fresh and flavourful asian coleslaw is the perfect salad to complement any summer BBQ. Its perfect served alongside salmon, as a topping for burgers or even added to a poke bowl. It’s a bright and colourful as it is tasty. Fresh shredded vegetables are tossed in one of my favourite asian style dressings — this one made with toasted sesame oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, lime, ginger and...
Roasted Beet and Sweet Potato Kale Salad

Roasted Beet and Sweet Potato Kale Salad

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This roasted beet and sweet potato kale salad screams healthy! The basic ingredients for this salad are just four: chioggia beets with their candy cane stripes, sweet potato, kale and Germany’s own version of freekeh -- a grain called Grünkern. This is a nutrient dense autumn salad that is deceptively simple to prepare. The vegetables roast themselves while the grain cooks and the only effort you need to put in...
Rote Bete Salat mit Fetakäse und Walnüssen Rezept

Beetroot Salad with Feta & Walnuts

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A simple beetroot salad with feta, walnuts and dill. This salad has the perfect balance of earthy sweet, tangy, and salty flavors! Plus it’s super healthy, easily adaptable and can be made ahead and kept for 3 days in the fridge. This vibrant salad is easy to make (only 6 ingredients, plus salt and pepper!) and makes the perfect healthy side dish. The earthiness of the beets pair perfectly with...
Roasted Vegetable and Chickpeas with Za’atar, Mint and Feta

Roasted Vegetable and Chickpeas with Za’atar, Mint and Feta

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If you are looking for ways to give vegetables a boost of flavour then Roasted Vegetable and Chickpeas with Za’atar, Mint and Feta is the way to go! A combination of sweet potato, red onions and carrots are roasted with a mix of middle eastern spices — called za’atar. Same goes for the chickpeas, but with a pinch of chili flakes. All of which are served with a squeeze...
Tomaten-Bohnen-Salat 

Green Bean Tomato Salad

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This simple green bean tomato salad is one of my go-to summer side dish recipes. It’s quick and easy to make, is packed with fresh flavours and pairs well with grilled meat, fish, potatoes…you name it! Blanched green beans are tossed together with sweet juicy summer tomatoes, along with fresh basil, capers and a flavourful dressing. It’s so simple it almost doesn’t need a recipe. And it’s easy to...
Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apples & Hazelnuts

Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apples & Hazelnuts

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For those of you, that are already convinced of the Brussels sprouts merits, this salad is for you. Yes, a Brussels sprouts salad! One made with toasted hazelnuts, my favorite fall apples, a little red onion, and a tasty dressing made with apple cider vinegar, maple syrup and Dijon mustard. Ooh and let's not forget Italian parmesan cheese. And this combo works. So many taste sensations. It definitely reaches...
Cumin-Roasted Carrot Tabbouleh

Cumin-Roasted Carrot Tabbouleh

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Carrot Taboulleh -- yeeees CARROT taboulleh. Not just the crunchy stems, but the greens as well. This take on the the wonderfully fresh and light Lebanese parsley salad is made with roasted cumin-carrots, toasted almonds and loads of green goodness from carrot tops, parsley, and mint. All tossed together with bulgur and finished off with a little olive oil and sunshiny lemon. Pomegranates give it a pop of color...
Coleslaw recipe for Red Cabbage Orange Salad with Cranberries & Herbs

Red Cabbage Orange Salad with Cranberries & Herbs

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I love simple, raw, shredded red cabbage salads. This red cabbage orange salad with dried cranberries, sweet and juicy citrus fruit, green onions and fresh-tasting parsley and mint is packed with goodness. I guess you could say coleslaw is sort of a North American thing. And as I discovered also a Scandinavian favorite too. Which makes it one of my favorite things about traveling to Stockholm for work. That and...
Karotten-Apfel-Salat mit Joghurt-Dressing

Carrot Apple Salad with Yoghurt Dressing

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This carrot apple salad recipe is simple to make and delivers a fresh taste thanks to a creamy dressing made with yoghurt, crème fraîche, lemon and a touch of maple syrup. Not only is this salad made with carrots and apples, but there is also golden beetroot added to the mix. The result is a tangy “coleslaw” (rohkostsalat) that’s packed with naturally sweet flavours and good for your nutrients....
Pear Fennel Salad with Sumac and Mint

Pear Fennel Salad with Sumac and Mint

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This pear fennel salad is one of my stand by favorites that can be made in a matter of minutes. It’s made with just a handful of ingredients: fennel, pear, mint, and red onion, then tossed with a simple lemony sumac vinaigrette. Fennel’s faint licorice flavor and crisp texture is the perfect complement with pear. And because this dish has such simple and fresh tasting flavors, it’s an any...
Brokkoli Taboulé mit gerösteten Nüssen

Broccoli Tabbouleh with Toasted Nuts

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Broccoli Tabbouleh. Say what? Yes, in this variation, the classic Middle Eastern salad has been upgraded with oh-so nourishing broccoli. And it’s delicious. Some aspects are the same, like herbs, lemon and bulgur. But in this modern take, tomatoes are replaced by pomegranate seeds, and toasted nuts and seeds added for an umami boost. Did you know that tree nuts like walnuts and almonds are a great way to...
Roasted Japanese Eggplant with Tahini Sauce

Roasted Japanese Eggplant with Tahini Sauce

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So I thought it was high-time I share one of my favorite ways to enjoy roasted eggplant. Sweet and tender roasted Japanese eggplant (char-grilled a little at the end) served with sesame tahini sauce. A dream combination. But that's not all. There are garnishes. Pomegranate, pine nuts and parsley. P-P-P. Three important P's. The crème de la crème that pulls everything together for the most perfect, delicious side dish. Are...
Asian-Style Chioggia Beet and Carrot Salad

Asian-Style Beet and Carrot Salad

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What could be prettier than a beet and carrot salad? Both have an amazingly beautiful color, especially chioggia beets with their candy cane stripes. Also called “bull’s eye beet”, the great thing about them is that you don’t have to worry about a mess from those mesmerizing pink rings! I always expected them to look a little prettier on the outside too, but they actually have the same unassuming,...
Carrot Ribbon Salad with Cara Cara Oranges

Carrot Ribbon Salad with Cara Cara Oranges

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A salad is the perfect way to showcase heirloom carrots in all their beauty. They come in an amazing array of colors -- deep purple, yellow, red, white, peach and of course orange. I couldn't resist when I saw the beautiful rainbow of carrots at the farmers market. Shaving them into paper-thin ribbons is a great way to showcase their gorgeous colors. They make a stunning salad -- just...
Rotkohlsalat mit Mango, Koriander und Limette

Red Cabbage Mango Slaw

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Red cabbage mango salad. It doesn’t get easier than this. Red cabbage, mango, lime zest and juice, fresh cilantro — plus a drizzle of olive oil and pinch of salt. That’s it. This simple tropical upgrade transforms modest winter cabbage into a flavorful side dish salad.  Inspired by Anna's salad recipe with Shichimi Togarashi This beautiful creation is from my dear friend Anna. It was her addition (among other delicious creations)...
Shaved Viola Asparagus in a Lemon Vinaigrette

Shaved Viola Asparagus in a Lemon Vinaigrette

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Full of flavor and color, fresh asparagus, whether it be green, white or purple, is a celebration of spring! I love it when asparagus starts flooding the farmer's markets, especially when I get my hands on fresh purple asparagus. The fabulous thing about it is that it's tender enough to be eaten raw. Just use a vegetable peeler to transform it into raw silky strips then toss it together...
Salat mit Räucherlachs, Orange und Fenchel Rezept

Salad with Smoked Salmon, Orange & Fennel

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This salad with smoked salmon is one favourite kinds of salads. It’s light, fresh tasting, and packed with flavor. It’s made with sweet orange, fennel, fresh dill, capers, and pine nuts, which is tossed in an orange vinaigrette and served over a bed of young, spring arugula leaves. And it’s simply spectacular. Inspired from a Sicilian salad The inspiration for this salad comes from our recent trip to Sicily, where we...
Heirloom Beet Carpaccio

Heirloom Beet Carpaccio

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Introducing a candy striped heirloom beet carpaccio. Mainly found at farmers’ markets, the whimsical Chioggia beet (pronounced kee-OH-gee-uh) with its mild flavor and natural beauty is fabulous eaten raw in salads. Also known as the candy cane beet or bullseye beet, this heirloom beet from Italy has a milder flavor than it's crimson cousins. If you can't find them, then you could use golden beets, which are slightly sweeter....

Ginger-Chili Oven Roasted Pumpkin and Bulgur Salad

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Yes to oven roasted pumpkin! That's right, it’s the time of year again. Pumpkin recipes are on the rise! And this one, I have to say is pretty special. First there is oven roasted pumpkin specially prepared with ginger, garlic, fresh chilies, coriander and a little honey (or maple syrup for vegans!). All tossed together with Hokkaido pumpkin (my favourite!) and roasted in the oven to perfection. Then served...