Salads

Some of the most delicious meals are colorful and fillings salads + easy homemade dressing!

Whipped Avocado Salad

I dreamt up this bright Whipped Avocado Salad on our flight home from Paris. It’s filling enough to serve as a weeknight family dinner – you can add grilled chicken breast or a warm soft-boiled egg if you’re looking for something a little heartier, but it’s not necessary.  

 

Smoked Salmon Tart with New Potato, Egg, and Dill Salad

I’m loving this little cookbook I found a few months ago, “The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook“. All the recipes use almond flour, and are gluten-free. My husband prepared the Smoked Salmon Tart with a Herb Tart Crust, and I paired it with an original salad of with new potatoes, caraway, […]

 

Egg and New Potato Salad

This salad is a new family favorite. Our boys LOVED IT, and asked when we could have it again. Since it couldn’t be any simpler to prepare, I’m happy to add it to our regular rotation! We served it with Celery Root Remoulade.  

 

Celery Root Remoulade

Remoulade is a sauce invented in France that is usually aioli- or mayonnaise-based. In this recipe from Alice Hart’s “Vegetarian” cookbook, the sauce is made lighter by use of vegan yogurt. We had half of a celery root left in our refrigerator from our Simmered Chicken and Vegetables recipe that […]

 

Summer Corn & Tomato Salad

As with so many of our veggie dishes, our mystery farm basket delivery precipitated this recipe. We received a bag of beautiful, ripe and sweet tomatoes. The original recipe, from “Bi-Rite Market’s Eat Good Food“, is a bit more complex than our version. It’s a fresh and delicious salad that […]

 

Chicken Larb Lettuce Wraps

Larb is a classic Lao meat salad served at room temperature, making it perfect hot weather food. The seasoning for the meat is spicy; the lettuce wraps are crunchy and light; and serving the dish with raw vegetables or salad offers beautiful contrast. We served Spicy Sesame String Beans as […]

 

Brussels Sprouts Salad

The first time I tried Brussels Sprouts 20 years ago, I hated them. My husband (then boyfriend) brought home a bag from our local grocer, and proceeded to torture them until they were unedible. Neither of us is sure what he did to them, but they tasted bitter and mushy. […]

 

Zucchini Salad

Last week’s farm basket included some beautiful summer squash, basil, and parsley. Instead of cooking the zucchini, we decided to try a raw preparation. We based this recipe on one we found in The New York Times by Alexa Weibel; her version included pecorino, garlic, and almonds. Ours is vegan […]

 

Sesame Chicken Salad

We found this recipe at Whole Kitchen Sink, and hands down, this is one of my favorite salads ever! The veggies are cool and crisp, the dressing is a wonderful blend of sesame, ginger, and coconut aminos, and the grilled chicken has that awesome warm, slightly charred, flavor. So good! […]

 

Watermelon Salad

My husband made this savory watermelon salad while I was out of town, so I’m sharing his feedback on the recipe. This salad has a lot of nice flavor; it’s a mix of savory and sweet. He added sesame seeds which provide a nutty character as well. To keep the […]