Fennel Salad with Tahini, Garlic, Paprika Dressing

Fennel is… strange. The middle of it looks like celery, the top of it (the “fronds”) look like Muppet hair, and the bottom like… fennel. And the whole thing tastes like licorice. And then there are fennel seeds, which also sort of taste like licorice, or maybe like anise? And where do the seeds come from? Anyway, put aside your fennel confusion, because it turns out that chopped fennel makes a tasty, crunchy, vaguely licorice-y salad, especially when dressed in […]

Honey Balsamic Almond Dressing

  Sometimes the simplest salad dressings are the best. This recipe blends balsamic, olive oil, honey and a handful of almonds into a light and delicious dressing you’ll be pouring over every salad. It’ll become your reason to have salad! Honey Balsamic Almond Dressing Recipe Ingredients 4 tbsp. balsamic vinegar 2 tbsp. olive oil 2 tbsp. honey 12 almonds Instructions Combine all ingredients in Magic Bullet and blend thoroughly. Add some chicken, quinoa or tofu and dig in!  

Sun-Dried Tomato Salad Dressing

  Sun-dried tomato! Just mentioning it makes you feel healthy and closer to nature. Tomatoes? Dried by the sun? Count me in! So why not blend this delicious natural treat into a tasty salad dressing that complements its own natural flavors? This simple sun-dried tomato salad dressing is unique, rich, and with help from the Magic Bullet, incredibly easy to make! Sun-Dried Tomato Salad Dressing Ingredients 1/3 Cup Packed Sun-dried Tomatoes 1 Cup Water 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder 1 1/2 […]

Fish Sauce Vinaigrette with Pearled Barley Salad

What is it with grain salads? For decades, we didn’t know they existed, and now they’re everywhere. Here’s a hint: they’re delicious. In this one, I tried out a new grain: pearled barley. It’s sort of like farro, but a little less nutty and a little more… barley-ey? It’s great for a weeknight, since it boils up to al dente in fifteen minutes. This fish sauce vinaigrette, adapted from The Kitchn, pulls everything together nicely with tart, umami, and salty notes. Although […]

Poppy Seed Dressing

So, let’s talk salad dressing. You can buy it and it’s easy and it’s good. But is it good? Well, I often find that I do not want to eat salad when it’s made with store-bought dressing. But when I make my own salad dressing, sometimes I do want to eat salad. Correlation? Causation? Who’s to say? In any event, here’s a great new salad dressing that was really different from anything I’d ever made before. It uses poppy seeds, […]

Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

Are you guys excited that it’s pumpkin season? I love seeing pumpkins in grocery stores right now, because they make me dream of all of the delicious recipes I can make with them! One of my favorite Fall salads is this roasted butternut squash salad. I use my Magic Bullet to quickly mix up a sweet honey balsamic dressing and toss it together with some spinach, pecans and pumpkin seeds, while my chopped butternut squash is roasting in the oven. […]

Chinese Chicken Salad Dressing

A few years ago, I went through this thing where I was eating Chinese chicken salad pretty much every day for a month. It was right after I tried my very first Chinese chicken salad and, I guess you could say I became a little obsessed. What truly makes a Chinese chicken salad superb is the dressing. Minced fresh ginger is one of the essential ingredients in this great-tasting dressing. I like to make a big portion of the dressing and keep […]

Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

One thing I love to make in my Magic Bullet is salad dressings! It’s fun to try new dressings every now and then, and this is the first time I made a lemon poppyseed dressing. It turned out perfect for my chopped apple and pear salad. It’s slightly tangy from the lemon, but also sweet from the sugar and the mustard and onion flavors in it are spectacular, as well. The Magic Bullet makes it so easy to whip up […]

Champagne Vinaigrette

With holidays around every corner, it’s always a great time to capitalize on champagne-themed or flavored dishes. And considering 95 percent of us have made resolutions to be healthier, why not try this champagne vinaigrette dressing on a healthy salad? While we’re still eating them, of course. Champagne Vinaigrette  Ingredients 1/4 cup champagne vinegar 1/4 cup olive oil 3/4 shallot 1 Tbsp dijon mustard 1 tsp. salt pepper Directions Combine champagne vinegar and olive oil. Slightly chop shallot. Add vinegar, […]

Arugula Salad with Ginger-Miso Dressing and Tofu

News flash: it turns out that if you make a salad that has a lot of hearty, filling ingredients and a freshly made, particularly delicious dressing, you can make a dinner that’s mostly vegetables, low in calories, easy to assemble, and completely delicious. Of course, if you’ve been following my blogging up to now – and who hasn’t been? – you’ll know that I’ve already done this with Caesar salad. Twice. So, there’s nothing really new here, except that it’s […]