Piña Colada Fruit Salad

Making piña colada from scratch at home is very easy and adds a flavorful touch to a classic fruit salad recipe. All you need is some coconut milk, pineapples and pineapple juice to make the non-alcoholic piña colada mix. Then, toss it with some chopped fruit and mint to create a refreshing fruit salad everyone will love! Piña Colada Fruit Salad Recipe Ingredients 1/2 cup coconut milk 1/2 cup pineapple juice 1/4 cup frozen pineapple 1 cup chopped pineapple slices […]

Thai Noodle Salad

It can be scary to step out of our comfort zones when it comes to cooking. For most of us, the foods and recipes we know are what we stick with in our every day cooking. Once I was experimenting a little and created this delicious Thai-inspired noodle salad. It has cucumbers, carrots, cilantro, and pineapple, all tossed in a peanut sauce. You can use rice noodles or Japanese yakisoba noodles in this recipe. Thai Noodle Recipe Ingredients 1 12-oz […]

Parmesan Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

We rarely buy store-bought salad dressings. Making them at home is so easy, and saves a lot of money in the long run! This parmesan vinaigrette requires few ingredients, and is very flavorful. I used pre-shredded carrots to save time, and threw some bread crisps on top for some carbs and extra crunch. All you need for the dressing is olive oil, garlic, mustard, red wine vinegar and shredded parmesan cheese. Parmesan Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Ingredients ¼ cup fresh grated […]

Thai Kale Salad

A few years ago I was sitting in a Thai restaurant and decided to try one of the salads on the menu. I found the tangy peanut dressing to be amazing, and wanted to see how it fit with a chopped kale salad. This Thai kale salad is now one of my favorite salads. The crunchy carrots and shredded red cabbage pair nicely with the chopped kale and Thai peanut dressing. Thai Kale Salad Recipe Ingredients 2 cups chopped kale […]

Watermelon Arugula Feta Salad

This fresh watermelon, arugula feta salad is inspired by summer. When I saw watermelon at the grocery store on sale, I had to bring one home. While I was chopping it up, I had the idea of tossing it into some arugula, mint and citrus dressing. Feta cheese adds a nice savory touch to this salad, but it can be omitted or substituted with another soft cheese. Watermelon Arugula Feta Salad Ingredients 4 cups arugula 1 small watermelon, sliced into […]

Pimenton Grain Salad with Fish, Farro and Roasted Broccoli

  Recapping 2016, I wonder, is farro going to be the IT grain of 2016?! Farro seems to be getting a lot of buzz! Farro appreciates all the attention, but has it lost touch with its roots? Only time will tell…. Anyway, here I combine farro with another once-trendy ingredient, pimenton, aka smoked Spanish paprika, for a delicious grain “salad” with fish and roasted broccoli. The pimenton makes an appearance in the dressing as well as in the fish. This […]

Scrambled Egg Salad (Insalata Pontormo)

Scrambled. Egg. Salad. I know it’s weird. But, hey, 2016 has been a weird year, so just roll with it. I’ve been on a quest lately for new ways to make salad a satisfying dinner. And while farro salad is my great love, you can’t actually eat farro every night. Trust me. I’ve tried. Plus, sometimes, the Whole Foods bulk bin section is out of farro so you’ll need another plan. That’s what led me to giving scrambled egg salad […]

Light Avocado Ranch Dressing

There are times when you want the tart flavor of a balsamic vinaigrette to dress your peppery arugula, and there are other times when you want a thick, rich salad dressing that doesn’t exactly scream healthy food. For the latter, I present to you this avocado ranch dressing! It’s rich and delicious but, thanks to some sneaky ingredients, it actually isn’t that heavy. Avocados are having a little bit of a cultural moment, and this dressing takes full advantage of […]

Broccoli Slaw Salad with Peanut Butter Dressing

What is it about heat that has us craving salads? I live down the street from a salad place, and the first hot day of summer is always the same: lines down the block. I like salad as much as the next person but, sometimes, it’s nice to vary it up a little. Here’s an interesting salad using broccoli slaw, broccoli’s little brother and coleslaw’s cousin. (Does that also make coleslaw broccoli’s cousin?) Anyway, this recipe has multiple advantages: it’s a […]

Shallot-Corn Arugula Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Here’s an easy, delicious side salad that goes well with almost anything. Bitter arugula contrasts nicely with sweet corn, made flavorful by browning in a pan with rich, fragrant, and sweet shallots – all cut by a simple lemony vinaigrette that’s deliciously tart. This is incredibly easy and hits all the flavor receptacles in your brain. Hat tip to Blue Apron for coming up with the recipe idea. I served this with some salmon “croquettes” from Trader Joe’s, warmed up in […]