Category Archives: Salads & Dressings

Mediterranean Herb Chickpea Salad with Eggs  

Click here to view recipe. OK, listen up.  If you have any type of herb garden, then put this recipe on the “to make” list, pronto.  On my rooftop deck planter box, I happen to have beautiful basil, parsley, tarragon, … Continue reading

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Yael’s Super Caesar Salad

I end up making this in the summer when I am in the mood for something salty and tangy. Now I sub grapeseed oil for canola (healthier) and I renamed it “Yael’s Super Caesar Salad.”  When my family visited last … Continue reading

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Zucchini Ribbon Salad

Click here to view recipe. I know, I know.  Zucchini doesn’t sound too exciting as a salad, but hear me out.  In early summer there are mounds of fresh, inexpensive zucchini at farmers markets and grocery stores throughout the country. … Continue reading

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Spinach Salad in Seattle

Click here to view recipe. To me, cooking is like fashion.  Things come and go. What is hot and what is not often depends on the season. Heavier stews and hearty soups in winter and light salads or chilled vegetable … Continue reading

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Shrimp & Grapefruit Salad

Click here to view recipe. I love this quick to prepare, fresh tasting and protein-laden salad.  During winter when citrus fruits are fresh and plentiful, this is the kind of salad I often crave. That said, now that winter is, … Continue reading

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Autumn Apple Arugula Salad

Click here to view recipe. AHHHHH.  This recipe is always a hit around my house!  I have been making this salad for a long, long time but forgot about it until this fall.  I’ve had my fill of Caesar salads … Continue reading

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Middle Eastern Carrot Salad

Click here to view recipe. I titled this “Middle Eastern” carrot salad just because…cumin, roasted garbanzo beans, tahini,  lemon, pistachios…need I say more?  This salad was calling my name and originally came from the Smitten Kitchen website.  As always, I … Continue reading

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Early Spring Nutty Citrus Miso Dressing

Click here to view recipe. I am obsessed with all the fresh kale and greens this spring, so every day for the past two weeks I’ve been playing around with different salad dressings and ingredients. My favorite so far?  A … Continue reading

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Deconstructed Vietnamese Spring Roll Salad

Click here to view recipe. I heart Spring Rolls… the fresh, Vietnamese type that are not fried. These little gems are one of my ever enduring favorites for a hot, summer day.  When I think about Vietnamese Spring Rolls, I … Continue reading

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Cauliflower Pilaf

Click here to view recipe. Truth be told, most new recipes or foods I try in my kitchen are inspired by restaurants or food trucks that serve something I eat and then hope to replicate.  Often I do a little … Continue reading

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