Salads

Make a delicious salad for your next meal!

Turkish-style Tomato Cucumber Salad (Shephard’s Salad)

Turkish-style Tomato Cucumber Salad (Shephard’s Salad)

Shephard’s salad is a tomato cucumber salad that is the essence of summertime eating in Turkey. Called çoban salatasi in Turkish, it is a light and refreshing accompaniment to any meal. Summer Salads I was born in the United States, but have visited Turkey seven […]

Roasted Eggplant with Spiced Chickpeas and Tomato

Roasted Eggplant with Spiced Chickpeas and Tomato

This easy eggplant recipe will become your go-to summer salad this year. Roast eggplant until soft and then combine with the perfect spices for a savory and succulent dish that is a great make-ahead side dish option. How to Cook Eggplant The eggplant in this […]

Spring Panzanella Salad

Spring Panzanella Salad

Looking for a spring salad recipe? Combine asparagus, peas, and greens with crunchy homemade croutons to create this vibrant spring panzanella salad. A Delicious Spring Salad Recipe Panzanella salad uses up old bread by combining it with fresh seasonal ingredients. Bread cubes are oven roasted […]

Easy Asparagus Recipe with Tomato-Olive Salsa

Easy Asparagus Recipe with Tomato-Olive Salsa

This easy asparagus recipe is a delicious side dish. Asparagus stalks are briefly steamed, then topped with a brightly flavored tomato and olive salsa that is seasoned with za’atar spice blend, fresh garlic, and vinegar or fresh lemon juice. How to Choose Asparagus Asparagus is […]

Turkish Meze – Circassian Chicken Recipe

Turkish Meze – Circassian Chicken Recipe

This Turkish meze recipe is an absolute delight. Chicken is poached in an aromatic liquid and combined with a paprika-laced walnut sauce. Circassian chicken is a delicious addition to any meze spread or perfect for a party appetizer. Origins of Turkish Meze Meze refers to […]

Brussels Sprouts Salad Recipe with Apple and Goat Cheese

Brussels Sprouts Salad Recipe with Apple and Goat Cheese

This Brussels sprouts salad recipe is yummy. I made it because I had some leftover over Brussels sprouts kicking around the fridge. I hate food waste, so I knew I had to do something quickly with them. Brussels Sprouts Recipes Brussels sprouts recipes of old […]

Arugula and Apple Salad Recipe

Arugula and Apple Salad Recipe

This arugula and apple salad recipe combines fresh arugula with apples, manchego cheese, and piquillo peppers, and tosses it all with smoked paprika vinaigrette. Flavors of Spain I love the Spanish flavors in this recipe. Piquillo peppers are a sweet pepper, with no heat at […]

Potato Salad with Tangy Cilantro Dressing

Potato Salad with Tangy Cilantro Dressing

This homemade potato salad with cilantro scallion dressing couldn’t be any easier to make. The delicious 4-ingredient cilantro scallion dressing is really the star here. Best Potato Salad Recipe When you’re looking for a twist on the classic potato salad, make this. I love throwing […]

8 Tips For Eating More Vegetables Every Day

8 Tips For Eating More Vegetables Every Day

For most people, eating more vegetables every day is a habit that provides health benefits. From disease prevention to providing nutrients essential for the health and maintenance of our bodies, eating more vegetables can help us feel better and live longer lives. Here are a […]

Kale Salad Recipe with Apple and Dried Sour Cherries

Kale Salad Recipe with Apple and Dried Sour Cherries

If you have one kale salad recipe in your repertoire, this recipe has to be it. I have converted many kale skeptics to actually liking the green leafy nutritional powerhouse (or at least being less skeptical), upon tasting this recipe. Kale Salad Recipe Truth be […]

Sweet Potato Salad with Lentils and Feta Cheese

Sweet Potato Salad with Lentils and Feta Cheese

In this vegetarian Thanksgiving recipe, roasted sweet potatoes mingle with hearty lentils and tangy feta cheese for a dish that will satisfy all eaters at the table. Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipe Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite fall ingredients. I like to include them on […]

Pear and Fennel Salad Recipe

Pear and Fennel Salad Recipe

This Fennel Salad Recipe is a Perfect Fall Salad When fatigue from typical leafy green salads has set in, this fennel salad recipe is the perfect antidote. Crisp and crunchy, it can be made in advance, and will hold up well without browning. I like […]

Carrot Salad Recipe with Za-atar Spice and Parsley-Mint Pesto

Carrot Salad Recipe with Za-atar Spice and Parsley-Mint Pesto

This carrot salad recipe is one of my favorite dishes to bring to a gathering. Crunchy carrots are combined with a a few favorite ingredients for an unusual and delicious salad that will be the hit of the party. The Freshest Carrots The best carrots […]

Crisp Romaine Salad Recipe with Parsley and Mint

Crisp Romaine Salad Recipe with Parsley and Mint

This romaine salad recipe is one of my favorite go-to weeknight recipes. Crispy romaine is combined with refreshing mint and parsley for a twist on a simple salad so good, you’ll find yourself making it again and again. Fresh Herbs I use a lot of […]

Watermelon Feta Salad Recipe with Mint

Watermelon Feta Salad Recipe with Mint

This watermelon feta salad recipe with mint is the perfect summer dish: each bite of cold juicy watermelon paired with salty feta and cooling mint is so refreshing! How to Choose a Watermelon Watermelons come in many sizes, shapes, and colors (such as the yellow […]

Roasted Cauliflower Salad Recipe with Dates and Mint

Roasted Cauliflower Salad Recipe with Dates and Mint

This roasted cauliflower salad recipe cooks cauliflower to nutty sweet perfection. Add sweet caramel-y dates, fresh mint, crunchy pine nuts, and salty feta for a refreshing salad perfect for your next weeknight dinner or friends gathering. Roasting Cauliflower Roasting is my favorite way to prepare […]

Lemon Arugula Pasta Recipe

Lemon Arugula Pasta Recipe

This lemon arugula pasta recipe is the dish you want to make on a hot summer night when you can barely stand the idea of eating, much less spending hours over a hot stove. I like to make this in the morning before the heat […]

Santa Maria-Style Tomato and Peach Salsa Recipe

Santa Maria-Style Tomato and Peach Salsa Recipe

This Santa Maria-style tomato and peach salsa recipe is one of my favorite summer recipes. Fragrant, ripe tomatoes and peaches are combined with celery and peppers for a salsa classically served to accompany beef tri-tip. Peach Salsa While peaches may seem like a strange addition […]