Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Blue Cheese and Hazelnuts

Brussels Sprout Salad with Blue Cheese and Hazelnuts. It doesn’t get simpler than this. Three simple ingredients that make such a tasty trio when tossed in a simple honey vinaigrette. This is a salad that is a terrific side dish for the holidays. And yes, these are raw Brussels sprouts, shredded just as you would cabbage for a coleslaw....

Lentil-Rice Salad with Roasted Carrots and Tahini Dressing

This lentil-rice salad is hearty and healthy. Short grain rice and French puy lentils are tossed together with cumin-coriander spiced roasted carrots and hearty winter greens and topped with my favourite go-to lemon-tahini dressing. This simple dish can work as a vegetarian/vegan main course, side dish and is equally delicious warm, cold, or at room temperature. What type of lentils...

Ginger-Chili Oven Roasted Pumpkin and Bulgur Salad

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...
Green Bean Salad with Walnuts, Dates and Roquefort

Green Bean Salad with Walnuts, Dates and Roquefort

Green Bean Salad with Walnuts, Dates and Roquefort – what a delicious combo!! Toasted walnuts and blue cheese are a classic combo, but add naturally sweet Medjool dates marinated with white balsamic vinegar and a little sweet red onion and you have a dream team that elevate blanched green beans to a new and spectacular level. This may just...
Wild Rice Salad with Mushrooms and Herbs

Wild Rice Salad with Mushrooms and Herbs

Rice Salad with Mushrooms and Herbs. Sounds pretty straight forward, right? Well this rice salad is a little different. It has what I can only say “an Asian touch”. There’s cilantro and mint, plus fresh chilis, and the dressing is made – not just with olive oil – but also lemon, roasted sesame oil and soy sauce. Might sound...
Beetroot Salad with fresh Herbs Parsley, Mint, Cilantro)

Beetroot Salad with Fresh Herbs

This simple beetroot salad with fresh herbs makes a great side dish for a BBQ, potluck or picnic…or simply as a fall side dish. This has been my go-to salads lately since I have been getting loads of beets (with fresh beet greens!) from my organic farm delivery. And this time of year, I also love to take advantage...
Mediterranean Bean Salad with Roasted Peppers

Mediterranean Bean Salad with Roasted Peppers

This Mediterranean Bean Salad with chickpeas and white beans is packed with fresh tasting flavours – thanks to market fresh vegetables and herbs, plus a few Mediterranean pantry staples like roasted peppers, olives and capers. All tossed together in a zingy za'atar dressing. It’s the perfect side salad that will get you through the picnic and barbecue season! It...

Pesto Pasta Salad with Peas and Cherry Tomatoes

This pesto pasta salad recipe is full of fresh summer flavours! First there’s homemade pesto (so easy to make!). Then there are super sweet and juicy summer tomatoes. I like a mix of heirloom cherry tomatoes. Plus peas. Yes, peas, they are great in pasta salads. And if you can get them fresh, definitely do so! And what’s a...
Chimichurri Potato Salad with Green Beans

Chimichurri Potato Salad with Green Beans

This flavour-packed chimichurri potato salad is the perfect choice for anyone looking for a healthy and delicious side dish that is easy to prepare. It’s packed fresh herbs and garlic, plus green beans! My favourite combo with potatoes. It’s the perfect healthy and easy to prepare side dish that’s ideal for anyone looking for a bold and flavourful potato...
Orzo Salad with Zucchini and Chickpeas, summer pasta salad

Orzo Salad with Zucchini and Chickpeas

A simple orzo salad with fresh summer produce -- zucchini and tomatoes, tossed together with chickpeas, basil and parmesan cheese. Delicious and healthy! What is Orzo? Orzo, also known as risoni or kritharáki (in Greece), may resemble a grain of rice, but it’s actually a short, rice-shaped pasta. Just like standard pasta, most orzo is made with durum semolina wheat flour,...
Tomato Nectarine Salad with Chickpeas, Almonds & Herbs

Tomato Nectarine Salad with Chickpeas, Almonds & Herbs

Tomato Nectarine Salad, because juicy nectarines, heirloom tomatoes, chickpeas, red onion, roasted almonds, basil and mint definitely go together, right? Yes! They do. :) Fresh summer ingredients tossed together with a drizzle of your best olive oil and red wine vinegar make an incredibly simple and delicious summer salad. One that can be enjoyed on the hottest of days....
Tomato-Melon Salad with Crispy Prosciutto & Mint

Tomato-Melon Salad with Crispy Prosciutto & Mint

This tomato-melon salad with crispy prosciutto and mint screams warm weather! Yes, this is the time of year for something fresh, summery, light and quick to prepare. This recipe utilizes simple ingredients, actually just 6 ingredients in all, and only about 15 minutes to prepare. That’s fast. It is made up of the fabulous combination of sweet cantaloupe with...
Warm Smoked Salmon Niçoise Salad

Warm Smoked Salmon Niçoise Salad

This salmon Niçoise salad is a little less than traditional, but like the original it is a fantastically tasty and a terrific summer salad. Okay, I did retain a detail or two. There are boiled potatoes and green beans. And instead of tomatoes and hard-boiled eggs, I decided to use green asparagus. And a final detail. My Niçoise salad...
Asparagus Salad with Mixed Beans, Lemon and Herbs

Asparagus Salad with Mixed Beans, Lemon and Herbs

Asparagus salad – quick, simple and SUPER delicious. I absolutely love recipes like this...ones made of just a few fresh ingredients prepared in a simple manner. Yes, that's this! The stars here are: steamed green asparagus, fresh herbs (parley, dill and mint), sweet and crunchy red pepper and a mix of beans (chickpeas, white beans and kidney beans). All...
Watermelon Salad with Feta, Cucumber, Avocado & Mint

Watermelon Salad with Feta, Cucumber, Avocado & Mint

Watermelon Salad with Feta, Cucumber, Avocado & Mint – a summer classic made with just a few ingredients and ready in less than 15 minutes. It’s a simple salad made with cubed watermelon, cucumber, avocado, mint and crumbled feta. And because I love my greens, there’s a handful or peppery arugula. Healthy and delicious watermelon is such a wonderful...

Summer Salad with Strawberries, Tomatoes, Mint & Basil

Summer in a bowl is what this salad with strawberries, tomatoes, mint and basil is! This salad is loaded with fresh strawberries! And then there are sweet cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, mint, peppery arugula and toasted pine nuts. All of which is tossed together in a super tasty balsamic vinegar dressing. This combination is truly irresistible. And summer salads...
Zucchini Salad with Chickpeas, Lemon, Parmesan, and Fresh Herbs

Zucchini Salad with Chickpeas, Lemon, Parmesan, and Fresh Herbs

This simple and easy zucchini salad recipe takes less than 20 minutes to throw together. It’s packed with fresh Mediterranean inspired flavors: chickpeas, fresh herbs (basil and parsley), sweet red onion, parmesan, pine nuts and a light lemon dressing. You’ll love this healthy and flavorful salad. It’s perfect for a healthy and quick lunch or dinner, take to work...
Vegan Mediterranean Potato Salad with Sumac Dressing

Mediterranean Potato Salad with Sumac Dressing

If you’re looking for a simple and tasty--no-mayonnaise--best potato salad…here it is! This Mediterranean potato salad with sumac dressing is sure to please! New potatoes are tossed with lots of fresh parsley, kalamata olives, capers (my favorite part!) and red onion in a dressing made with one of my favorite spices – sumac. As a lighter potato salad, the...
Caesar Pasta Salat with radicchio, almonds, tahini dressing (vegan)

Caesar Pasta Salat (vegan)

Caesar pasta salad....what a combo! Pasta and crispy salad together? Yeeeess! Lots of crisp romaine leaves and a little radicchio are tossed together in a tasty caesar dressing with pasta, in this case farfalle -- plus for a little texture, crunch and flavor a handful of toasted slivered almonds. So good. And a little secret, this version is vegan...
Asparagus Orzo Salad with Herbs and Lemon

Asparagus Orzo Salad with Herbs and Lemon

To celebrate the spring season, I’m sharing this fresh, bright and irresistible asparagus orzo salad recipe. It’s bursting with fresh and zesty Mediterranean flavors. There are lots of herbs, fresh seasonal vegetables, and all the other things that make a pasta salad great! This salad is delicious as a main dish as well as a side and of course...

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