Category: Salads

salad nicoise with green beans, potatoes, eggs, tomatoes and turkey

Salad Niçoise with Homemade Dressing

Salad Niçoise Salad Niçoise is traditionally made with eggs, green beans, potatoes, tomatoes, olives and fish tossed in a lemony vinaigrette.  It is probably one of my all-time favorite salads. During the summer I have a ton of basil, thyme and oregano growing in the garden to make the vinaigrette.  And fresh green beans are in season so it is perfect for this time of...

A traditional wedge salad made with goat milk blue cheese and a dressing made of goat milk yogurt, Worcestershire, lemon, garlic olive oil, and hot sauce.

Blue Goat Cheese Wedge Salad

A traditional wedge salad made with goat milk blue cheese and a dressing made of goat milk yogurt, GF Worcestershire (Lea & Perrins), lemon, garlic olive oil, and hot sauce. So a few week’s ago we discovered the abundance of goat cheeses at Central Market here in Austin. And of course that opened the door to so many re-inventions of old comfort food favorites. Add...

Summer Salad with Peach Balsamic Vinegar

Summer Salads One of my favorite gifts from my in-laws back in the day, was alot of the most delicious balsamic vinegars and olive oils from Con’ Olio! We made a ton of really great salads when I was into eating alot of kale salads! And lately, I’ve been on the hunt for some really good vinegars again, because all we feel like eating right...

Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing Spinach salad is a great way to eat lots of fresh spinach!  And even better when tossed in this delicious warm bacon dressing from Alton Brown. Bacon Bacon makes everything better, right (uncured, nitrate-, nitrite-free bacon, of course)!  For this salad the bacon fat is reserved to make the vinaigrette.   There are a couple ways to cook the bacon....

southwestern steak salad

Southwestern Steak Salad and Dressing

Summer time = Big Ol’ Salad time! And grilling season! So why not indulge in a steak salad loaded with veggies and a perfectly grilled steak and a delicious homemade southwestern dressing! The nice thing is you can add whatever veggies you like or want to throw on the grill. We usually grill mushrooms and red bell peppers and now corn is in season so...

Eat the Rainbow! 14 delicious and nutritious salads from the weekly menu

14 Delicious + Nutritious Salad Recipes

Time for a round up of some pretty awesome delicious + nutritious salad recipes with a huge variety of veggies, fruits, nuts, seeds, lean protein, and good-for-you fats.  These 14 salad recipes are all gluten-free and have healthified homemade dressings! Eat The Rainbow Indeed! When spring rolls around cravings shift from soups and stews to bright, beautiful salads.  Aren’t all the spring and summer seasonal...

salad with mango, black beans, wild rice, avocado, tomato, and more veggies

Mango Black Beans Wild Rice Salad

Mango, Black Beans and Wild Rice Salad We eat a lot of salads.   There really is no better way to get all that dietary fiber to feed those gut bugs, good fat, vitamins, minerals and all things good for you in a satisfying meal.   And since mangos are in season right now – we must eat them!  Why not make a mango, black...

Leftover Pork Tenderloin Salad

I love to mix up textures in salads but also get as much color as I can for the variety of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and dietary fiber.  Eat the rainbow indeed! Leftover Pork Tenderloin Salad One of my favorite dinners is Apple Cider Brined Pork Tenderloin.  It is so lean and clean and flavorful.   I make an apple cider from organic apple juice...

Mango Chutney Chicken Salad

Mango Salads I love when mangos come into season.   I especially love it in a salad with lots of other goodies like in my mango, black beans wild rice salad or the asparagus mango spring salad with goat cheese croutons.  So good! I found this recipe for mango chutney chicken salad from Martha Stewart and just had to convert it to a gluten-free and dairy-free...