Salads

cilantro lime sauce

Honey Cilantro Lime Sauce

I went to a restaurant recently that is known for its cilantro lime sauce. It was pretty delicious, but I realized that I’ve been making something very similar for years. This is a simple blended sauce that I originally made as a salad dressing. It gets its flavor from cilantro, lime juice, garlic, and honey. [...]

quick balsamic vinaigrette

5 Minute Quick Balsamic Vinaigrette

A salad is only as good as the dressing, but sometimes you just need something fast — like this quick balsamic vinaigrette. I make a lot of kitchen sink salads. You know the ones — you use what you’ve got. Anything and everything goes, and so each salad is never the same. I make these when [...]

raw zucchini salad

Simple Raw Zucchini Salad

A raw zucchini salad? It doesn’t sound as tasty as fried zucchini wedges, or even roasted zucchini. The only thing that might be better is zucchini bread. But, when done right, it can be delicious, I promise. This raw zucchini salad has only a few ingredients, but it comes together quickly, is fresh tasting, and [...]

Carrot Noodle Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

Carrot noodle salad doesn’t sound great, I know. But hear me out. In the last few months, I’ve relied on grocery delivery more than I ever thought I would. Grocery shopping has always been fun for me — I like picking out produce, browsing the aisles to see what kind of new nut butter I [...]

Pizza Salad with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

In an effort to eat better, one of things I’ve been trying to do is eat a salad whenever I eat pizza. Easier said than done, since most pizza shops have terrible salad. So that means I either have to make my own — c’mon — or find a place that has good salad. It’s a struggle [...]

Sunshine Quinoa Salad

I’m currently sitting on my couch wrapped in a cozy blanket and dreaming of sunshine. I guess I’ll have to settle for a quinoa salad instead 😐 Salads are a favorite of mine. Usually my salad has some type of leafy green, but I’m a fan of grain salads as well. Quiona isn’t technically a [...]

Winter Cabbage Salad with Apples and Cranberries

This year has been a rough one all over, but especially when it comes to food. I love food — making it, eating it, sharing it. The sharing it part has kind of gone out the window (although I have started a new trend of dropping off surprise homemade desserts at friends’ houses, so that’s fun) [...]

Crunchy Brussels Sprout Salad

I was always a Brussels sprout hater for as long as I can remember. Then one day I realized there are more ways to eat Brussels sprouts than just steamed and stinky. Like this Brussels sprout salad. Since Brussels sprouts are kinda just tiny cabbages, you get a crunchy and flavorful salad base that is [...]

Stone Fruit Halloumi Salad with Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette

Stone fruit season is in full swing here. Of course that means there are plenty of pies, crisps, and desserts to go round, but sometimes there is more to life than dessert. Like salad. The kind topped with juicy, in season peaches, cherries, plums, or whatever you like or have. In this case, I had [...]

Blackened Shrimp Avocado Caesar Salad

After a holiday weekend, I always feel like I need a salad. Even if it’s not one chock full of veggies, just a big bowl of greens is enough to help feel better after indulging all weekend long. Since my fridge was kinda bare and I didn’t really want to head to the store, so [...]

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