Crispy Chickpea Tomato Salad

Crispy Chickpea Tomato Salad

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Chickpea tomato salad. Simply in love with it. Fresh summer tomatoes, crisp cumin-coated chickpeas, sweet red onion, and parsley, tossed with just the right amount of olive oil and sunshiny lemon juice has the makings of becoming my absolute favourite summer salad! The best part about it is that you can make this recipe in less than 10 minutes! It’s that fast and easy. And it makes for a...
Asiatischer Gurkensalat mit Koriander und Sesamkernen

Asian-Style Cucumber Salad with Cilantro & Roasted Sesame Seeds

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Cucumbers add crunch and a refreshing flavor to all sorts of salads. This cool eastern-influenced cucumber salad makes for a tasty and refreshing side dish, one with a little kick to it. Choose a milder green chile or skip it all together if you prefer to keep things really cool. If you choose to use the seedless kind, like persian or japanese cucumbers then be sure to let the salad...
Roasted Hokkaido Pumpkin with Grünkern and Yoghurt Dressing

Roasted Hokkaido Pumpkin with Grünkern and Yoghurt Dressing

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Ahhh, pumpkin season has just arrived. I adore pumpkin. And this friends, is the first pumpkin recipe of the season. It's a delicious dish made with spiced roasted Hokkaido pumpkin and Grünkern, roasted walnuts, a little red onion, and a lemony herbed yoghurt dressing. To keep things interesting, the pumpkin is spiced with ground coriander, cumin and cinnamon, then roasted to perfection. Choose Grünkern or your favorite grain of choice I...

Mango Insalata Caprese

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Insalata caprese (meaning, the salad from Capri) is the perfect summertime dish. I first experienced how delicious mangos in a caprese salad could be while enjoying a Thursday night (a.k.a. "little Friday") get together with friends at a neighboring café that serves up authentic Italian slow food. Mango Insalata Caprese -- a perfect summer salad The great thing about this salad is that you can throw it together in minutes. Though,...
Panzanella mit Steak (Tomaten-Brotsalat)

Grilled Steak Panzanella Salad

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This grilled steak panzanella salad recipe embodies the flavors of summer! It’s made with marinated grilled steak which is served over a salad made with juicy tomatoes and grilled ciabatta and zucchini. And then tossed with fresh spinach leaves and basil in a simple Dijon vinaigrette dressing. What is a panzanella salad? Essentially, a panzanella salad consists of stale bread (in this case grilled ciabatta), fresh tomatoes, basil and oil and...
Persian Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Persian Cucumber and Tomato Salad

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A Persian cucumber and tomato salad, served with some crumbled feta or sliced avocado, a crusty baguette, and a crisp glass of wine makes for a fantastic summertime meal. Plus this recipe comes together so easily, there's just a little bit of chopping to do and that's it! Then it's back to enjoying the summer sun with a light and refreshing meal. Less time in the kitchen = more...
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...
White Asparagus Salad with Fennel, Dill, Pine Nuts

White Asparagus Salad with Fennel

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This recipe for asparagus salad with fennel also works well with green asparagus if you fancy this salad outside the asparagus season. “White gold” or “edible ivory” – considered a spring delicacy, white asparagus makes it way to produce markets and grocery stores only one season a year. During the German “Spargelsaison” or “Spargelzeit” (“asparagus season” or “asparagus time”), the season usually starts in late April and finishes in...
Kohlrabi Apple Salad with Honey-Dijon Dressing

Kohlrabi Apple Salad with Honey-Dijon Dressing

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This Kohlrabi Apple Salad recipe was ignited by my French friend Magali who continues to inspire me. It's based on a salad she makes often. Though, her version uses jicama and baby spinach. I've searched everywhere in Hamburg for jicama (pronounced hee-cama) -- not a chance. Whether the farmers markets or specialty food markets, I have yet to stumble across this delicious tuber. Okay, let it be known, jicama originates...
French Cucumber Salad with Crème Fraîche and Dill

French Cucumber Salad with Crème Fraîche and Dill

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French cucumber salad with crème fraîche and fresh dill. Mmmm, it reeks of summer. One of the best smells of summer is fresh dill. And why not add the fresh watery crunch of cucumber. Perfect for a hot summer day. Crème fraîche adds a creamy richness with a hint of tang to this crispy and refreshing cucumber salad. Serve it on it's own as an elegant side dish with hearty...
Sumac Roasted Eggplant and Tomatoes with Quinoa

Sumac Roasted Eggplant and Tomatoes with Quinoa

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What better way to celebrate the end of summertime than with a delicious quinoa salad with sumac roasted eggplant and cherry tomatoes. If you love eggplants, then this dish is for you. This Middle-Eastern influenced dish is seasoned with sumac -- one of my favorite spices -- one that closely resembles a lemon flavor. Take all that goodness and toss it together with a little fresh mint and roasted...
Spicy Thai Carrot and Zucchini Salad

Spicy Thai Carrot Zucchini Salad

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Zucchini is one of those vegetables that is extremely versatile and whether eaten raw or cooked can be completely yum-worthy. This is a great example of that -- zucchini ribbons tossed in a Thai inspired, tangy and spicy dressing. For good taste and attempts to disguise another dreaded zucchini dish from my favorite Schwabe, I first switched out green for a golden yellow. Do you think he knows there...
Knuspriger asiatischer Ramen-Nudelsalat Rezept mit Kohl, Karotten, Mie Nudeln

Crunchy Ramen Noodle Salad

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This crunchy ramen noodle salad recipe is quick and easy to make, tossed with a simple Asian-style vinaigrette, and perfect for picnics and BBQs, or to serve with dinner any day of the week. Crunchy ramen noodle salad — an American favourite A ramen noodle salad may sound a little unfamiliar, however it’s actually quite a popular summer BBQ salad where I come from. You won’t find it on any restaurant...
Roasted Asparagus Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing

Roasted Asparagus Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing

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Hier seht Ihr einen Spargelsalat mit Zitronen Tahin Dressing. Vielleicht finden manche, dass das eine komische Kombination ist. Aber sie funktioniert wirklich (vor allem wenn Ihr den Spargel im Ofen röstet). Das kann passieren, wenn ich einen Blick in den Kühlschrank werfe und zwei leckere Zutaten vorfinde, die ich einfach so gekauft hatte: frischen Spargel vom Markt (8 Euro für 500 g ist zwar teuer, aber ich wollte das...
Tomato Caper Salad

Tomato Caper Salad

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This is a deliciously simple side salad inspired by a brunch get together at my friend Anna’s place recently. She is an amazing host and an even better cook--right down my alley--fresh, fresh, fresh! With homemade baba ganoush, roasted red pepper spread, market fresh cheese, string bean salad, fresh-from-the-bakery German rolls, and whole host of other fresh and tasty bites that can only be indulged in along with a...
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...
Miso Kohlrabi Apple Salad

Miso Kohlrabi Apple Salad

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This crunchy miso kohlrabi apple salad tossed in a Japanese inspired miso dressing is the perfect way to introduce Germany’s darling to your table – although this gnarly looking vegetable may look a little “alien”, don’t let it’s looks deceive you -- it’s actually super tasty. I absolutely love it raw in salads or on its own cut up like carrot sticks, and surprisingly, if you add it to...
Carrot Kohlrabi Salad

Carrot Kohlrabi Salad

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I only really discovered kohlrabi a few years–emmm, it’s a vegetable. Heh, I was confused — It only sounded like a foreign word to me. It’s a German term meaning ”cabbage turnip”. Okay, doesn’t sound great and it’s not a looker, but it taste pretty amazing! It took me ages before I actually bought one since I had absolutely no idea what to do with it. So my kohlrabi...
Simple Tomato Avocado Corn Salad

Tomato Avocado Corn Salad

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This tomato avocado corn salad is so EASY, so FRESH tasting, and so YUM! Loaded with ripe tomatoes, sweet red pepper, creamy avocado, cilantro, red onion, lime, a little cumin, and sweet, smokey grilled corn, I couldn’t love it more! It's grilling season, which also means corn on the cob season. And if your summer is anything like ours here in Hamburg, then it's been hot, hot, hot which for...
Spring Radish Salad with Orange, Mint & Pine Nuts

Spring Radish Salad with Orange, Mint & Pine Nuts

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With the abundance of fresh local spring radishes picked at their height of freshness and flavor, I’ve been trying to think of other ways to use then rather than just have them play second fiddle as a mere garnish in a green salad. Why? Because I love these little root vegetables. Fresh and crunchy, they are a real treat. Especially in this spring radish salad where tasty sweet citrus...