Grilled Romaine Salad with Strawberries and Fennel Vinaigrette

This recipe was inspired by a request for a salad with grilled romaine. I had a salad once in a restaurant that had grilled romaine in it, and it was so awesome! But somehow I've just never translated the concept into my at home cooking. So I'm so glad I had this request because it's high time to add grilled ...

Healthy Broccoli Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

This is my interpretation of the classic broccoli salad - but there's no mayonnaise in this version! Not that I have anything against mayo, (I love homemade mayo) but I've never cared for it as a salad dressing. However, I do like things creamy as a general rule, so I used avocado to make this deliciously creamy dressing. I've been ...

Tropical Spinach Salad with Creamy Coconut Lime Dressing

I'm really quite predictable with my seasonal cravings. With every fall that arrives I'm overly enthusiastic about all things apple and of course sweet potatoes. But as the months wear on into winter I start longing for the summer produce again. I know there's things in season for a lot of people, but from where I'm sitting, the world outside ...

Asian Sweet and Sour Cucumber Salad

I had the best lunch last week at a local Thai place that serves incredibly flavorful food. It was one of those meals that you just keep thinking about, and I knew I was going to need to recreate what I had to share with you too. So the thinking about lunch turned into an obsession, and I cancelled the ...

Spinach Salad with Honeycrisp Apples, Pomegranates, and Candied Nuts

Pomegranates have been making their appearance again, and they're always a favorite in our house for fall/winter salads. It doesn't matter what the season is, we love having a giant salad for dinner at least once a week. And since I've just used up the last of my garden tomatoes, (except for a few precious packages of fresh tomato sauce ...

The Best Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

I have several versions of Caesar Salad on the blog, including one buried so far back in the archives, I even forgot about it. But somehow, my favorite of all favorites hasn't been on the blog until now! While I know using the word 'best' seems like a bit or a reach, or even arrogant, I think I can explain. ...

Easy Thai Beef Salad

Do you ever get a preconceived notion in your head before you've even tried something? Well for some reason I've always steered clear of putting steak in a salad until now. My underlying thought being that why on earth would you waste something as delectable as steak by putting it in a salad? Not that I don't love a good salad, ...

Mediterranean Salad with Hummus Dressing

I'm broadening my horizons with this salad, and I'm loving the different flavors! I'll be the first to admit that I'm addicted to cheese, and I find it really difficult not to include it in every recipe. But for this salad I decided to challenge myself, and make it completely dairy free. There's so much delicious flavor going on here, ...

Red Pepper Feta Spinach Salad with Dill Vinaigrette

Let me just start by saying that I've always been pretty sure I don't like dill. The only exception to this rule has been dill pickles, and then since I met my Canadian husband I've added in pickle chips as well, (which is primarily a Canadian flavor of potato chips which luckily we get in the states now). But that all ...