Salads

Marinated 2-Bean and Green Salad

Marinated 2-Bean and Green Salad

  If you have a perfectly ripe avocado, there is nothing better to do with it than this easy marinated 2-bean and green salad. This dish combines their nutty smoothness with other seasonal ingredients. Cucumbers are refreshing and cherry tomatoes lend their sweet-tart flavors. Then […]

Lemony Garlic-Mustard Vinaigrette

Lemony Garlic-Mustard Vinaigrette

  This delicious dressing gets its tang from white balsamic vinegar and lemon juice, creaminess from Dijon mustard and unique flavor from garlic and fresh herbs. It’s easy enough to make for every day and tasty enough to serve to guests.    A small amount […]

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Capers and Feta – GF and Vegan

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Capers and Feta – GF and Vegan

For this heirloom tomato salad with capers and feta, start with flavorful tomatoes bursting with ripeness. Then, enhance them by a dressing with tart balsamic vinegar, fresh herbs and capers. Garnish with feta cheese for a beautiful and flavorful side with almost no prep.  This […]

Stone Fruit Salad with Citrus Dressing

Stone Fruit Salad with Citrus Dressing

  This wonderful, naturally sweet stone fruit salad is made from the bounty of late summer. Dashes of orange and lime juice combine in a simple citrus dressing. The dressing brings out the sweet flavor of the stone fruit while adding a tart zip that […]

Beet-Feta Salad with Garlicky Crispy Walnuts

Beet-Feta Salad with Garlicky Crispy Walnuts

  This savory, easy beet feta salad with garlicky crispy walnuts takes no more than ten minutes to put together using beets cooked in the Instant Pot (or even faster, packaged pre-cooked beets). To me, it’s the perfect and colorful combo of the earthiness of […]

Mediterranean Quinoa Vegetable Salad 

Mediterranean Quinoa Vegetable Salad 

This Mediterranean Quinoa Vegetable Salad is a delicious celebration of vegetables with tangy flavors of lemon and garlic. An easy potluck dish, it appeals to everyone, regardless of diet, because it is beautiful, flavorful, gluten-free and vegan. I like to garnish with lots of fresh […]

Hawaii-Style Potato Salad

Hawaii-Style Potato Salad

Looking for a way to up the vegetable count in your potato salad? Look no further. This creamy, vegetable-filled Hawaii-style potato salad has crunch, flavor and color. I call it Hawaii-style because it’s the closest to what we make for potlucks when we’re there.  My […]

Tahini-Garlic Dressing: 7-Ingredients

Tahini-Garlic Dressing: 7-Ingredients

This tahini-garlic dressing has a tangy, nutty Mediterranean flavor that you’ll love on any salad. It’s so easy to make and full of flavor, you’ll rarely feel you need to purchase ready-made dressings. With only seven ingredients other than water, I almost always have everything […]

Tangy Ginger-Almond Asian Slaw

Tangy Ginger-Almond Asian Slaw

This Tangy Ginger-Almond Asian Slaw is so easy — the dressing takes only 5 minutes to prep and whizz up in a food processor. It’s a perfect blend of tart, sweet, salty and savory. Sriracha sauce gives a kick of heat, and sesame oil and […]