Carrot Ginger Dressing

People can be extremely picky about salad dressings. If ever I decide to have a salad for lunch or dinner from a restaurant, my decision on where to eat is basically based on the quality of the restaurant’s vegetables and how much I like their salad dressing. One of the best parts about the Magic Bullet is the ability to control the proportion of ingredients you use, and that benefit is incredibly useful while making salad dressing. This recipe uses […]

Farro Salad with Mushrooms, Leeks, and Cucumbers

It’s Earth Day! I’m not sure what the proper salutation is for Earth Day (Happy Earth Day? Enjoy your Earth Day? We love you and we’re sorry, Earth Day?) but whatever it is, this recipe will make sure you have a good one. Salad is the usual go-to for vegans, and on a day like this, I bet you’re starting to crave salad. On the other hand, who really likes salad? What you’re probably actually craving is a hearty, delicious, […]

Red Cabbage Caesar Salad with Nori

I love Caesar salad, and I’ve given you several recipes for classic Caesars right here, but sometimes, it’s good to mix things up a little. I was reading a review of Mission Chinese Food, a hip place in New York City that I’ve dreamed about, but never been to. The review described “a startlingly well-calibrated, nori-sprinkled salad of red cabbage in a Caesar-esque vinaigrette of soy, miso, sesame and anchovy. Konnichiwa, Caesar!” That sounded mighty good to me, so I […]

Express Egg Salad

Sometimes, lunch has to be quick, easy to make, and easy to grab-and-go. Luckily, you don’t have to sacrifice flavor to make something that’ll satisfy your craving for convenience! This delicious egg salad requires no slicing or dicing and is made of ingredients you already have in your fridge and pantry. Customize it to make it spicy, add your favorite veggies for a more filling meal, or lighten up the recipe by replacing the mayo with more natural, less processed options. […]

Apple Pecan Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing

This healthy mixed baby greens salad includes pecans, chopped apples, and crumbled goat cheese. It’s tossed together with a maple balsamic dressing that is quickly made in the Magic Bullet. Nuts are a tasty and healthy ingredient to add to fresh salads, and they make a great protein source when your salad is your meal. The slightly sweetened maple balsamic dressing goes perfectly with the pecans, and perfectly compliments the sweet chopped apples. Enjoy this Fall-inspired salad as a main dish, or […]

Sweet Potato and Walnut Salad

You know, salads with balsamic vinaigrette are pretty great, but sometimes the same old routine gets a little boring. Here’s a neat little salad, adapted from Serious Eats, that takes things in a different direction with some Japanese ingredients. The primary component is “shoyu-dashi,” which is basically a mixture of soy sauce and dashi, which is, in turn, a brewed broth of kombu and bonito (a type of seaweed and smoked fish flakes, respectively). Got all that? To make things […]

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, […]

Broccoli and Cauliflower Floret Salad

This healthy broccoli and cauliflower floret salad is a refreshing addition to any meal. The light dressing is made of yogurt and light sour cream, so you don’t have to feel guilty eating it! Every week I stock my fridge with broccoli and cauliflower, and toward the end of the week, if I haven’t used it all up, I make this refreshing salad to go with lunch or dinner. It’s made of things you probably already have in your pantry, so […]

Hot Cabbage Salad with Tofu and Lime Dressing

This is one of the craziest salads I’ve ever made, combining a bunch of ingredients that home cooks use only infrequently (or at least this home cook uses only infrequently), such as blackened cabbage and tofu, into a delicious hot salad. Game on. The original recipe, from The Kitchn, grilled the cabbage and didn’t involve tofu, but my grill is closed for the winter and I wanted this to be more of a meal, so I cut the cabbage into […]

Greek Pasta Salad

This Greek pasta salad is a perfect make-ahead meal. You can toss all of the ingredients together, including the dressing, and it will be good for a few days if kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Once you have the noodles cooked and drained, all you need to do is quickly blend up the dressing and toss it together with the noodles, feta cheese, chopped cucumber, tomatoes, red onion and sliced black olives. You can serve this pasta […]