Sauces and Dressings

Spanish Tomato Sauce Recipe

Spanish Tomato Sauce Recipe

This Spanish tomato sauce recipe takes me back to a trip to Spain I took in 2015. During that trip, I noticed a jar of this tomato sauce on the table in every restaurant, much like ketchup one might find on any dinner table here […]

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 […]

Roasted Sweet Potato Fries Recipe with Coriander-Onion Dip

Roasted Sweet Potato Fries Recipe with Coriander-Onion Dip

This sweet potato fries recipe with coriander-onion dip is an easy weeknight side dish or snack that’s easy to love. Reworking a Family Favorite Every Thanksgiving my extended family gets together for our annual celebration, and it’s basically a feeding frenzy. Before the main course […]

Lamb Chops Recipe with Pistachio Gremolata

Lamb Chops Recipe with Pistachio Gremolata

If you’re wondering how to cook lamb chops, this is a perfect starter recipe for you. Rub lamb chops with a simple spice blend and olive oil, and serve alongside an easy-to-make gremolata. This decadent meal will become a weeknight go-to for an easy healthy […]

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. How to Make Peach Salsa While peaches may seem like […]

Brown Rice Salad with Charred Scallion Vinaigrette

Brown Rice Salad with Charred Scallion Vinaigrette

Summer lunch ideas are terrific to have on hand. This easy-to-make main course salad, brown rice salad with charred scallion vinaigrette, holds up well and can provide delicious lunches for the week when made in advance. The flavors of rice vinegar, sesame oil, honey, garlic, […]

Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

Print Recipe Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette A delicious fresh way to use berries at the height of their season! Prep Time10 minsSoaking Time1 hrTotal Time1 hr 10 mins Course: Dressing, SaladsCuisine: Mediterranean Servings: 16 Calories: 8kcal Author: Aliye Aydin Ingredients1/2 cup strawberries (or raspberries)1/2 cup balsamic […]

5 Simple Salad Dressing Recipes

5 Simple Salad Dressing Recipes

Wondering how to make a healthy salad dressing? Look no further than these 5 delicious recipes to add magic to your veggies. 1. Cilantro-Mint Sauce An aromatic mixture of ginger, cumin, garlic, jalapenos, onion and of course, cilantro and mint. Called “new Indian Pesto” by […]

Cilantro-Mint Sauce Recipe

Cilantro-Mint Sauce Recipe

Cilantro mint sauce is an aromatic mixture of ginger, cumin, garlic, jalapenos, onion and of course, cilantro and mint. Called “new Indian Pesto” by Deepa Thomas from her incredible cookbook, Deepa’s Secrets: Slow Carb New Indian Cuisine, you will want to put this sauce on […]

Tahini Dressing Recipe with Parsley

Tahini Dressing Recipe with Parsley

This tahini dressing recipe is one of my all-time favorites. This version tosses parsley into the blender alongside other ingredients. Tahini in the Pantry Tahini is made from toasted ground sesame seeds that are toasted and ground into a puree. It adds creaminess to many […]

Miso Mustard Dressing Recipe

Miso Mustard Dressing Recipe

This miso mustard dressing recipe is ready in 10 minutes. It combines sweet white miso with a few simple pantry ingredients for a unique and delicious dressing that is a welcome addition to any weekly meal prep. Miso in the Pantry Miso is a great […]

Pumpkin Seed Dressing Recipe

Pumpkin Seed Dressing Recipe

I love whipping up an easy salad dressing at the beginning of the week. This pumpkin seed dressing recipe uses pantry ingredients that transform into a creamy, nutty, and tangy dressing that can be drizzled on everything from salads to cooked veggies to scrambled eggs […]

Roasted Broccoli and Snap Pea Recipe with Toasted Sesame Dressing

Roasted Broccoli and Snap Pea Recipe with Toasted Sesame Dressing

I love versatile recipes like this roasted broccoli and snap pea recipe with toasted sesame dressing. Serve it up as a side dish, or as part of a rice or noodle bowl. Cooking with Toasted Sesame Oil The main flavor profile in this dressing is […]

Cabbage Salad Recipe with Sweet Poppyseed Dressing

Cabbage Salad Recipe with Sweet Poppyseed Dressing

In this cabbage salad recipe with sweet poppyseed dressing, thinly sliced cabbage and grated carrots are combined with a sweet and tangy dressing. The resulting dish is a satisfying crunchy side dish salad. Homemade Salad Dressing I am a firm believer in having homemade dressings […]

Turkish-Style Carrot Salad Recipe with Minty Yogurt Dressing

Turkish-Style Carrot Salad Recipe with Minty Yogurt Dressing

The tangy yogurt dressing is this Turkish-style carrot salad recipe is vibrant and delicious. Spiked with red pepper and garlic, the salad is great as a healthy side dish or as part of a traditional Turkish meze spread. Cool and Refreshing Minty Yogurt Dressing I […]

Mediterranean Cauliflower with Tahini Sauce

Mediterranean Cauliflower with Tahini Sauce

In this Mediterranean cauliflower recipe with tahini sauce, spiced cauliflower florets are roasted to perfection and served with a creamy nutty tahini sauce. Another Favorite Cookbook The tahini sauce in this recipe is special as it includes chard stems. The chard stem tahini sauce recipe […]

Chickpea and Butternut Squash Stew Recipe with Cilantro-Lime Gremolata

Chickpea and Butternut Squash Stew Recipe with Cilantro-Lime Gremolata

This chickpea and butternut squash stew recipe with cilantro-lime gremolata combines aromatic spices with butternut squash, ginger and garlic for a warm and fall cozy stew. Topped with the 3-ingredient cilantro-lime gremolata, this creamy stew is perfect for a weeknight dinner and elegant enough for […]

Salmon Patties with Cilantro Stem Aioli

Salmon Patties with Cilantro Stem Aioli

This easy salmon recipe is a delectable option for a quick and satisfying weeknight meal. Made from leftover cooked salmon or canned salmon and a few pantry ingredients, they will become a staple in your regular dinner rotation. Sourcing Salmon I make my decision for […]