Category Archives: Salad

Red Cabbage Feta and Candied Almond Slaw

Red cabbage feta and candied almond slawYes, that is right.  We are making slaw with cheese and nuts today.  This red cabbage feta and candied almond slaw is almost more like a salad.  It has a sharp and savory vinaigrette like a salad, but the red cabbage really eats more like a slaw.  Whether you think it should be called a slaw or a salad is up to you.  Once you try this recipe, you will be hooked!  Continue reading

Balsamic Asparagus Barley Bowl

Balsamic Asparagus Barley Bowl for twoAbout a month a ago, I started my Asparagus Mini Series, where I highlighted recipes using asparagus.   Asparagus is my favorite spring-time vegetable that I only get when it is locally available.  Asparagus is sooooo much better when it is fresh!  This balsamic asparagus barley bowl recipe was developed shortly after I completed the mini series, but was still worthy of sharing before next spring! Continue reading

Asparagus Artichoke Millet Bowl

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This is post #2 for my Asparagus Mini Series! Bowl meals are all the craze right Alison's AllspiceAsparagusMini-Series2016now.  And rightfully so.  They are very easy for both prep and clean up! Mix it together in a big bowl, and serve in little bowls. Easy-peasy!  I love them because they include whole grains, with lots of veggies.  Asparagus is the star in my asparagus artichoke millet bowl.   Continue reading

Blue Cheese Wedge Salad with Veggie Bacon

Blue Cheese Wedge Salad with Veggie Bacon

I love to eat salads at restaurants.  They are always so much more indulgent than the salads I tend to make at home.  After trying blue cheese wedge salad at many restaurants,  I couldn’t resist remaking the recipe at home.  This salad recipe is made with iceburg lettuce.  This is the only time I use iceburg in my kitchen.  Other lettuces don’t hold up to my standards for a wedge.  The crispness and texture are perfect, and I can indulge in my blue cheese obsession.  The only true down side to iceburg lettuce is that it is not nutritious like other leafy greens. Continue reading

Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing

Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing

Some girls are over the moon chocolate fans.  Or they swoon over a slice of decadent cake, or a soft and chewy cookie.  I’m not that well acquainted with my sweet tooth.  It’s there, but when I crave something indulgent, it is usually savory.  This blue cheese dressing comes to the rescue for me.  Sharp, salty and creamy, and all the more, ready and waiting to dress a salad or dunk a veggie stick! Yum! Continue reading

Roasted Potato and Trout Salad

I didn’t grow up eating a lot of salads.  But boy do I love them now!  Anything can be tossed together and called a salad.  This salad is traditional in the sense that I use greens to bulk it up.  Roasted potatoes and flaky trout make this dish incredibly filling, which is rare to find in a salad.  Pair it with the creamy dilled dressing and you have a winner!

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Greek Wheat Berry Salad

Greek is one of my favorite salad types.  Greek salads always include bold flavors and lots of color!  This salad is perfect for the summertime using fresh and widely available produce, like cucumbers and tomatoes.  I like to make a big batch to take to work all week long.  Everyone is jealous at lunch time when I open up my mug!

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Double cabbage and peanut noodle salad

This recipe has become a favorite that we eat almost every weekend.  Its fast, fresh, and delicious! Welcome, my friends, to the joy of a tasty peanut noodle salad with not only one, but two cabbages!

Merge Cabbages

Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable (along with others like broccoli and kale) and is full of nutrients that are beneficial to health.  I love that cabbage lasts a while in the refrigerator and is easy to toss into just about any salad.

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Sesame Soba Noodle Salad with Tofu

Salads are awesome.  In any shape or form.  Combining simple ingredients with a flavorful sauce or dressing is pure genius.  Today’s salad is made with Japanese soba noodles, broccoli, and tofu.  It is very simple, then you add the sauce and voila!  It’s an awesome salad.

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You can swap in your favorite veggie or protein source to customize this salad.  I love the texture of a good pan seared tofu bite, with the crunchy broccoli, but you may prefer some chicken with snow peas.  Go with the flow, do as your heart desires.

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