Posts Tagged ‘Salads’

  • I am a web designer by day and a food enthusiast by night. I'm originally from the Fort Lauderdale/Miami area but moved to the west coast (first Oregon ans now California) three years ago. Prior to that I spent two years in France and Spain. Living in Europe not only made me a much more experimental cook, but also taught me about the importance of improvising in a recipe -- because on most days I could never find all of the ingredients I needed!

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White Bean Salad over Arugula

If you’re like me and eat salads ALL THE TIME, you probably get very bored! This salad is a nice break from the traditional and is filling and packed with protein-rich Cannellini beans. Serves: 2 as a meal, 4 as a side Ingredients: 13 oz. box...

by admin on December 28th, 2014
No Comments  Salads, Vegetarian


Arugula, Watermelon and Feta Salad

This arugula, watermelon and feta salad is the PERFECT salad for summer, by itself or as a side. I served this salad with grilled lamb chops and it complemented it wonderfully. Serves: 4 Ingredients: For the vinaigrette: 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice 1/4 cup...

by admin on July 6th, 2014
No Comments  Salads, Vegetarian


Spicy Sesame Beef Salad

I find salads one of the least boring foods, since there are so many possibilities when making them. Here is a non-traditional salad that is sure to stir up your lunchtime routine. Serves: 2 Ingredients: 1 flank steak, cut into thin strips 1 bag of...

by admin on November 11th, 2013
No Comments  Ethnic, Salads


Chipotle BBQ Chicken Cobb Salad

This is one loaded salad that is full of delicious vegetables and protein. The chipotle BBQ chicken cobb salad pairs wonderfully with a light honey mustard or ranch dressing. Serves: 2 Ingredients: 1 chicken breast, cut into bite-size chunks 3 strips American-style bacon, chopped 1...

by admin on October 28th, 2013
No Comments  Salads


Spinach and Pomegranate Salad

This light Spinach and Pomegranate salad takes a variety of flavors and combines them so well! It is perfect for lunch or as a side dish. Serves: 2 (or 4 as a side) Ingredients: 1 bag baby spinach 1 pomegranate, seeds removed and set aside...

by admin on October 17th, 2013
No Comments  Salads, Vegetarian


Lightly Sautéed Vegetables & Ham Over Fields Greens

I find myself less and less wanting cold salads as summer wanes away so today I decided to get creative by seeing what leftover vegetables I had in the refrigerator to sauté up over some fresh greens I bought this morning. This salad of lightly...

by admin on October 14th, 2013
No Comments  Salads


Spinach Salad with Jamon Curado, Strawberries, Goat Cheese & Walnuts

I came up with salad because I has some leftover jamon curado, and thought the mix of sweet/salty/bitter ingredients would go nicely over some fresh spinach! Serves: 2 Ingredients: 1 bag fresh baby spinach leaves 12 strawberries, halved 1 cup unsalted walnuts, whole or chopped...

by admin on September 30th, 2013
No Comments  Salads


Quinoa and Parsley Salad

I have to admit, I’m kind of against quinoa and I have never actually purchased it until now (Read why here.) But all things aside, many harvested (or killed) foods are problematic to someone somewhere, and it is important to remember to always purchase responsibly....

by admin on September 3rd, 2013
No Comments  Salads, Vegetarian


Tropical Ginger-Lime Tofu Salad

I was feeling creative and decided I would experiment with some different flavors so I came up with delicious sweet, hot and savory (all-in-one!) salad. Somehow the odd mix of ingredients work really well together and this turned out to be a delicious lunch! Serves:...

by admin on September 2nd, 2013
No Comments  Ethnic, Salads, Vegetarian


Asian Sesame Cucumber Salad

If you’re bored with regular “salads”, try this healthy Asian-inspired sesame cucumber salad instead. It is perfect for a light afternoon snack or as a side dish. Serves: 2 Ingredients: 1 cucumber, halved lengthwise and cut into slices 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar 1 tbsp...

by admin on August 26th, 2013
No Comments  Salads, Starters, Tapas & Snacks, Vegetarian