All salads

Zesty Chickpea, Avocado and Feta Salad

Zesty Chickpea, Avocado and Feta Salad

Ingredients: – For the Salad: 3 cups shredded romaine (or Boston) lettuce 1 x 400 g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained 1 small red pepper (orange or yellow), cubed very finely 100 g reduced fat feta cheese 2 avocados, pitted and chopped Salt and black […]

Hawaiian Coleslaw

Hawaiian Coleslaw

Ingredients: 1 cup, shredded red cabbage 1 cup, shredded green cabbage 1/2 cup grated carrots 1 cup fresh pineapple, diced 2 green onions sliced 3 Tbsp. rice vinegar 1 Tbsp. soy sauce 1 1/2 Tsp. honey 1 Tsp. Olive Oil 1/2 lime juice 1 Tsp. […]

Blackberry, Goat Cheese and Honey-Roasted Pecans Salad

Blackberry, Goat Cheese and Honey-Roasted Pecans Salad

Ingredients: For the salad: 8-12 cups salad greens of your choice (ex.: spinach or mixed spring greens) 3 oz. goat cheese 6 oz. fresh blackberries ¼ of a red onion, thinly sliced For the pecans: ¾ cup pecan halves, unroasted 2 Tbsp. of honey (I […]

Shrimp and Endive Salad

Shrimp and Endive Salad

Serves: 6 Ingredients: 1/2 pound cooked shrimp 24 endive leaves (from about 2-3 large heads) A handful of fresh parsley, chopped 3 Tbsp. olive oil, 2 tsp. of Dijon mustard 2 Tbsp. of Red wine vinegar Salt and pepper   Directions: In a large bowl, […]

Brussel Sprouts Caesar Salad with Buttery Croutons & Prosciutto

Brussel Sprouts Caesar Salad with Buttery Croutons & Prosciutto

Servings: 4 Time: 15-20 minutes   Ingredients: 3/4 cups prepared Caesar dressing (I use) (you may make your own if you have more time) 1 tsp. of grated lemon zest 2 Tbsp. of lemon juice 6 cups shredded Brussels sprouts (chopped by knife or use […]

Blood Orange and Beet Salad

Blood Orange and Beet Salad

Ingredients: 5 medium red beets 5 small blood oranges 1/4 med-large red onion, thinly sliced 1 Tbsp. of whole grain Dijon mustard (or regular Dijon mustard) 3 Tbsp. of extra virgin olive oil 1 Tbsp. of red wine vinegar salt and freshly cracked pepper   […]

Chickpea Salad with Yogurt, Lime and Dill Vinaigrette

Chickpea Salad with Yogurt, Lime and Dill Vinaigrette

Ingredients: 2 cans (16oz each) of chickpeas, drained and rinsed (divided) 1 cup plain Greek yogurt 2 Tbsp. of freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 Tbsp. of olive oil 1/4 tsp. of garlic powder 1/2 tsp. of salt 1/2 tsp. of black pepper 1 cup finely […]

Red Endive Salad with Green Apple and Pistachio Crumble

Red Endive Salad with Green Apple and Pistachio Crumble

Ingredients: For the salad: 8 red endives, rinsed, ends removed 1green apple, finely cubed 1/4 cup pistachios, chopped For the vinaigrette: 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil ¼ cup cider vinegar 2 tsp. of Dijon mustard 2 tsp. of honey ½ tsp. of salt ¼ tsp. […]

Brussel Sprout, Apple and Candied Hazelnuts Salad

Brussel Sprout, Apple and Candied Hazelnuts Salad

Ingredients For the Salad: 2 Tbsp. of unsalted butter 2 Tbsp. of olive oil 1 pound brussels sprouts, quartered 1 big apple, sliced Salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste 1 tsp. of fresh rosemary For the Candied Hazelnuts: 1 Tbsp. of unsalted butter 1 […]

Sweet Potato, Lentil and Feta Salad

Sweet Potato, Lentil and Feta Salad

Ingredients: 2 sweet potatoes, medium-sized 1 pinch chili flakes, dried 1/ 2 red onion, thinly sliced 1 x 250g can of cooked lentils, drained 75 g feta, crumbled 2 Tbsp. of Balsamic vinegar 4 Tbsp. of Olive oil 1 tsp. of Dijon mustard 2 Tbsp. […]

Autumn Harvest Chicken Salad

Autumn Harvest Chicken Salad

Ingredients: 3-4 small boneless skinless chicken breasts salt and pepper, to taste 1 Tbsp of paprika ½ tsp. of garlic powder 8 cups of baby spinach 1 apple, thinly sliced into Julienne ¼ red onion, thinly sliced ½ cup pecans ⅓ cup crumbled feta cheese […]

Artichoke and Radicchio Orzo Salad

Artichoke and Radicchio Orzo Salad

Ingredients for salad: 1 cup of uncooked orzo 2 cups of radicchio, shredded 1 – 7.5 oz. jar marinated Artichoke Hearts, coarsely chopped. Reserve liquid. 1 cup of cherry tomatoes, halved 3 Tbsp. of red onion, chopped Directions: Cook the orzo according to directions listed […]

Caprese Pesto Pasta Salad

Caprese Pesto Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 2 cups packed fresh basil leaves 1 lb dry penne or fusilli pasta ⅔ cup extra virgin olive oil, plus some for sprinkling ½ cup white balsamic vinegar 1 shallot, chopped 2 cloves of garlic, chopped 1 tsp. salt, plus more to taste 1 […]

Beet and Orange Carpaccio with Parsley Sauce

Beet and Orange Carpaccio with Parsley Sauce

Beet and Orange Carpaccio: 3 beets, peeled, boiled and sliced as thin as possible (I recommend using a mandolin). 2 juicy oranges, peeled and sliced as thin as possible Handful of pine nuts, roasted 150 grams goat cheese Olive oil, for drizzle Directions: Arrange the […]

German Cucumber Salad

German Cucumber Salad

Ingredients: ⅓ cup sour cream ½ tsp. Dijon or German mustard 1 Tbsp. of white wine vinegar 1 Tbsp. of milk ¼ tsp. of coarse salt ¼ tsp. freshly cracked black pepper 2 Tbsp. of fresh chopped dill 1 English cucumber, washed and thinly sliced ½ […]

Green Radicchio and Pear Salad with Black Cumin Vinaigrette

Green Radicchio and Pear Salad with Black Cumin Vinaigrette

Ingredients: For the salad: 9-10 green radicchio leaves, torn into small pieces 2 ripe pears, cored and thinly sliced 1 Tbs. lemon juice For the dressing: 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1/4 tsp. fine sea salt 1 Tbs. honey […]

Spicy Mexican Coleslaw

Spicy Mexican Coleslaw

Ingredients: 2 cups of red cabbage, shredded 2 cups of green cabbage, shredded 3/4 cup of corn 1/2 cup minced cilantro 1/2 cup of green onions, thinly sliced 1 tsp. of red pepper flakes 3 Tbsp. olive oil 2 Tbsp. lime juice Salt and pepper, […]

Purple Potato and Egg Salad

Purple Potato and Egg Salad

∙ Serves 4   Ingredients: 2 lb purple potatoes (skin on) 3 scallions (green onion) 1/2 bunch fresh Dill 4 Eggs 3 tbsp Olive oil + more 1 Tbsp, of Dijon mustard 1 Tbsp. of red wine vinegar 1/2 tsp Sea salt + more Black […]

Navy Bean Salad with Lemon and Dill

Navy Bean Salad with Lemon and Dill

Ingredients: 5 cups navy beans, rinsed and drained ¼ cup of fresh chives, chopped 3 Tbsp. of fresh dill + a little more for garnish 2 Tbsp. of lemon juice + lemon zest for garnish ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 1 Tbsp. Of Dijon […]

Salade Cuite (Moroccan Metbouha)

Salade Cuite (Moroccan Metbouha)

Ingredients: 2 large cans diced or whole tomatoes, drained (I prefer whole ones) 2 large green peppers (roasted – will describe in directions) 1-2 large clove of garlic, finely chopped or pressed 1 tsp. of salt (or more to taste) 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 […]

Green Tomato, Ricotta and Herb Salad

Green Tomato, Ricotta and Herb Salad

Ingredients: 6-7 green ripe tomatoes, thinly sliced 1 1/2 Tbsp. of sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar 1/2 Tbsp. of Old Style Dijon or regular Dijon mustard 100ml olive oil 1/4 cup fresh dill and chives 150g ricotta Salt and black pepper   Directions: Place […]

Warm Moroccan Carrot Salad

Warm Moroccan Carrot Salad

Ingredients: 2 cups of carrots, peeled and sliced into thin rounds (1/2 cm) 2 cups of water 2 cloves of garlic, minced 2 Tbsp. of olive oil 1/2 tsp. of ground cumin 1/2 tsp. of paprika 1 pinch cayenne pepper or a little bit of […]

Strawberry Caprese Salad with Lemon-Basil Vinaigrette

Strawberry Caprese Salad with Lemon-Basil Vinaigrette

Ingredients Caprese Salad: 2 cups sliced strawberries 5 ounces fresh mozzarella bocconcini, cut into slices Few small basil leaves (for garnish) Ingredients Lemon-Basil Vinaigrette: 1/4 cup olive oil 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 1 Tbsp. white balsamic vinegar Zest from […]

Azteca Salad

Azteca Salad

Ingredients: 1 large ripped avocado, peeled, sliced or cubed (I like to take avocado slices and place them all around the salad, like in the picture) 1 can of Red kidney beans 3/4 cup fresh Cilantro, chopped and a few leaves whole 1 can of […]

Cauliflower Israeli Couscous Salad

Cauliflower Israeli Couscous Salad

Ingredients: 1 medium head cauliflower, broken into florets 1/2 c. pitted and halved kalamata olives 1/2 cup of feta, crumbled 1 c. Israeli (pearl) couscous 1/4 c. chopped parsley 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil (and a little more for drizzle) 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice […]

Chorizo, Caperberries and Smoked Paprika Potato Salad

Chorizo, Caperberries and Smoked Paprika Potato Salad

Ingredients: 1 lb of potatoes, peeled and cut into 3 cm cubes 1 small red onion, finely sliced 1/2 lemon, juiced 3 Tbsp. red wine vinegar (I used Sherry vinegar) 2 tsp smoked paprika 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped 3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 250g […]

Mini Insalata Caprese in Flower Phyllo Cups (with basil-pistachio vinaigrette)

Mini Insalata Caprese in Flower Phyllo Cups (with basil-pistachio vinaigrette)

Salute to the Italian summer you’ve always dreamed of! Phyllo Cups: Ingredients: 1 package frozen phyllo dough, thawed 1/2 cup olive oil Directions: Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease muffin cups lightly with olive oil On a flat surface (I use a baking sheet as a […]

Maria’s Famous Summer Potatoes

Maria’s Famous Summer Potatoes

But who is this mysterious Maria you ask?  She’s my aunt and she is truly a delightful cook! She can make pretty much anything! I just love this dish. It’s really nothing fancy or complicated (you know me, I like to keep it simple). She […]

Once Upon A Plum Salad

Once Upon A Plum Salad

This my friends is a work of art! Now I see you rolling your eyes and be all like: “Pfff!Please, this is just a salad!” I understand, you might not see it right away, so let me show you. Close your eyes. I’m serious, close […]

Sassy BLT Pasta

Sassy BLT Pasta

This intensely flavorful sassy pasta dish is quick and easy to prepare! This recipe is just bursting with flavor from the crispy, salty pancetta, sweetness of sun-dried tomatoes and peppery kale!   Ingredients: 12 oz. pasta of your choice 1 small onion, chopped 1/2 pound […]

Berry Peachy Salad with Feta and Roasted Almonds

Berry Peachy Salad with Feta and Roasted Almonds

When things are peachy, they’re wonderful! Which is the exact definition of this gorgeous salad. I just love the combination of orangy, navy and white colors. Feels so summery…makes me think of a sexy bathing suit a beautiful woman would wear on a beach in […]

Sicilian Orange and Onion Salad

Sicilian Orange and Onion Salad

This salad is absolute heaven! So simple but packed with flavour and freshness! Just perfect for a hot summer day! You may also try orange and fennel!   Ingredients: 4 oranges, 1 small white onion, finely sliced 1 Tbsp. of fresh parsley, finely chopped 90 […]

Parsley and Capers Potato Salad

Parsley and Capers Potato Salad

Ingredients: 4 russet potatoes 1/4 cup of fresh flat-leaf Italian parsley, chopped ½ c. extra-virgin olive oil 4 anchovy fillets, chopped coarsely 2 Tbsp. of lemon juice 2 tsp. of Dijon mustard 2 Tbsp. of capers Salt and freshly ground pepper   Directions: In a […]