Sauces and Dressings

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 […]

Brown Rice Salad Recipe with Charred Scallion Vinaigrette

Brown Rice Salad Recipe with Charred Scallion Vinaigrette

This brown rice salad recipe with charred scallion vinaigrette is an easy-to-make main course salad. It holds up well, and can provide delicious lunches for the week when made in advance. The flavors of rice vinegar, sesame oil, honey, garlic, ginger, and of course, charred […]

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 […]

Easy Asparagus Recipe with Tomato-Olive Salsa

Easy Asparagus Recipe with Tomato-Olive Salsa

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

5 Simple Sauce and Dressing Recipes

5 Simple Sauce and Dressing Recipes

We all want the flavor magic that a good sauce or dressing recipe can bring to a dish. Truth is, there are MANY MANY sauce and dressing recipes out there there. And for me, honestly, they change from week to week. Here I have put […]

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 just […]

Tahini Dressing Recipe with Parsley

Tahini Dressing Recipe with Parsley

In this tahini dressing recipe with parsley, an all-time favorite gets dressed up with parsley, boosting its color, nutrient density, and flavor. Tahini in the Pantry Tahini is a paste made from toasted ground sesame seeds, and a great ingredient to keep on hand. It […]

Miso Mustard Dressing Recipe

Miso Mustard Dressing Recipe

This miso mustard dressing recipe comes together in ten minutes, and 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 rotation. Miso in the Pantry Miso is an […]

Pumpkin Seed Dressing Recipe

Pumpkin Seed Dressing Recipe

I love whipping up a simple salad dressing recipe at the beginning of the week. This pumpkin seed dressing 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. Served up as a side dish, or as part of a rice or noodle bowl, it is a delicious way and unusual way to enjoy these vegetables. Toasted Sesame […]

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 salad, topped with toasted almonds, which can be made into a main course by adding […]

Turkish-Style Carrot Salad Recipe with Minty Yogurt Dressing

Turkish-Style Carrot Salad Recipe with Minty Yogurt Dressing

This Turkish-style carrot salad recipe is spiced with red pepper and garlic, and tossed in a tangy minty yogurt dressing. Enjoy as a side dish to your favorite main, or as part of a traditional Turkish mezze spread. Either way, this carrot salad recipe is […]

Roasted Spiced Cauliflower with Chard Stem Tahini Sauce Recipe

Roasted Spiced Cauliflower with Chard Stem Tahini Sauce Recipe

This roasted spiced cauliflower with chard stem tahini sauce recipe is a simple dish with a long title. It is a great way to use up chard stems, and the spice rub can be used on anything from fish to potatoes to chicken, or whatever […]

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, Salmon Patties with Cilantro Stem Aioli, 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 […]

Tomato Chutney Recipe

Tomato Chutney Recipe

This tomato chutney recipe is a spicy, piquant sauce best made with freshly picked tomatoes. My local urban farmer has incredible tomatoes every summer, and I knew I would regret it if I did not put some up for when tomato season ends. The recipe […]

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 every table, much like ketchup one might find on any dinner table here in the United […]

Sweet Potato Salad with Nasturtium Pesto Recipe

Sweet Potato Salad with Nasturtium Pesto Recipe

This sweet potato salad with nasturtium pesto recipe is a delicious hearty salad that utilizes a common plant you may have growing in your garden. The entire nasturtium plant is edible, include the leaves, stems, flowers, and the nasturtium pods, which are leftover after the […]