Brussels-Farro Salad

There are some dishes that are great because of balance: sweet and sour, fresh and rich, salty and tangy… you get the idea. This is not one of those dishes. This “salad” (if something that’s a combo of grains and brussels sprouts can be called a salad) has strong flavors that all but whack you in the face. I use high heat on brussels to get them good and crispy, a vinaigrette of fish sauce and lime (from David Chang […]

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, […]

Cilantro Lime Dressing

Dressings can add a lot of flavor to simple dishes, like this southwest quinoa dish I made the other night. It wasn’t the most exciting dish without any dressing, so I decided to quickly blend up a cilantro lime dressing for it and it completely changed the flavor! I love this dressing because it is full of flavor and it’s also healthy for you, made with fresh lime juice and olive oil. This dressing is great for salads, too. Try it with chopped […]

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 […]

Tzatziki Salad Dressing

The first time I tried tzatziki was drizzled over a falafel salad one day when I stumbled upon a seemingly popular food truck. It was so delicious as a salad dressing that it instantly became one of my favorite dressings to use on salads. You can use it over a variety of salads, but my favorite is still that cucumber and falafel salad. You can also use it in pitas or as a dip. Tzatziki Salad Dressing  Ingredients 1 cup […]

Creamy Caesar Salad Dressing

A few months ago, I told you how to make not-creamy Caesar salad dressing. I know, you have been waking up in the middle of every night since then, your heart pounding, thinking: What if I want my dressing creamy?! Is that even possible?! The answer is yes and it’s even easier to make than not-creamy dressing. To wit: The secret to not-creamy dressing: you use a whole egg, not just an egg yolk. That’s it! If it seems like […]

Creamy Zucchini Herb Dressing

When I went away to college, one of the first things I learned to make from scratch was salad dressing. I found that is was so easy to make and cheaper than buying it at the grocery store. They always sell salad dressings in large bottles, which go bad before I can use them all up. If I wanted to have different salads during the week, that would mean I needed to buy a few different large bottles of dressing. […]

Easy Balsamic Vinegar

The weather is heating up and summer is quickly approaching! During the summer months, I love to eat different salads. No matter what ingredients I add, my go-to dressing is always a simple balsamic vinegar. It just tastes so good with everything! The Magic Bullet makes it really quick and easy to prepare – just add all the ingredients, pulse a few times to mix up and pour over your favorite salad before tossing. Look no further for a salad […]

Caesar salad with homemade dressing and salt-soaked tofu

There are nights when you want to cook dinner, and there are nights when you want to order takeout, and there are nights when you want to make dinner, but you’d rather order takeout, but you’d rather not reeeally order takeout. This recipe is for those nights. It mostly involves assembly, not much cooking, but it’s homemade and healthy and satisfying. I offer two little tricks here for turning what is really just a salad into something resembling a homecooked meal. The first is […]