Healthy Chicken Salad

Chicken salad gets a healthy upgrade with arugula, grapes, cucumber, and a healthy Greek yogurt dressing. Nope, no mayo in sight. Don’t worry though, this salad packs so much flavor, you won’t even miss it. I prefer to use red grapes in a salad like this, but green grapes would work just fine.   Special … Continue reading

Bacon and Corn Potato Salad

I think every 4th of July celebration calls for at least one potato salad to be present on the buffet table (we had two!) This was what I made for our BBQ last Wednesday, and I thought I’d share my recipe with you. Oh, and did I mention it has bacon in it? No? Well, … Continue reading

Watermelon, Feta and Mint Salad

It’s now officially summer. Hooray! And nothing says summer quite like watermelon. Even better if it’s paired with fresh mint and feta cheese. Watermelon sounds especially refreshing, since it’s extremely hot here – and just about everywhere else right now! I’m not sure what it is about these three distinct flavors, but they just seem … Continue reading

Orzo and Green Vegetables Salad

Sometimes you just have to eat your green vegetables. And what a better way than with orzo and goat cheese!? I combined several great nutrient-packed veggies into this easy-to-make and delicious to boot pasta salad. After draining the pasta, I tossed the orzo with olive oil while it was cooling. I don’t normally recommend doing … Continue reading

Radish & Gorgonzola Salad with Avocado Buttermilk Dressing

Avocado is my all-time favorite food. I could probably eat at least three a day, but alas, I must restrain myself. I found a recipe for avocado buttermilk dressing in Real Simple a few weeks ago, and thought I’d give it a try with this healthy, tasty springtime salad of radishes, walnuts, and Gorgonzola cheese. … Continue reading

Tomato & Cucumber Panzanella

Panzanella: it all starts with a loaf of bread. Could be French bread, or a nice baguette. I used a very yummy-looking (and tasting) fresh loaf of whole grain bread. Panzanella originates in Florence, and traditionally is made of stale bread that is soaked. This a delicious way to use up leftover bread loaves from … Continue reading

White Bean Salad

Sometimes I just want something fresh. Something raw, uncooked, filled with tons of veggies, and really, really good for you. Yeah, something like that. The other day was one such occasion, and I just had to make a refreshing salad to go along with some leftover chicken we were having for dinner. This salad kicks … Continue reading

Apricot & Walnut Quinoa

On one of those evenings when I was stuck pondering what to make for dinner, I made up this recipe for a savory yet slightly sweet and hearty quinoa side dish to go alongside chicken and vegetables. While the ingredients seem a bit strange as a combination, the flavor was amazing! Quinoa is a super … Continue reading

Chopped Greek Salad

Can you tell I’ve been on a bit of a salad kick lately? I think it’s because it’s always warm here and warm weather makes me want summertime food. I think this salad would be great any time of year though. It’s an easy twist on what you might think of as a traditional Greek … Continue reading

Israeli Couscous Salad

I think that if couscous and pasta ever had a love child, it would look like Israeli couscous, which isn’t really a couscous at all but is really a pasta in the shape of large couscous. Are you confused yet? Hopefully not. Anyways, I love making this Israeli couscous salad. It’s a great side dish, … Continue reading