Best Classic Chicken Salad

Chicken salad in a speckled pottery bowl on a white background with sliced almonds around it and a blue and white linen behind the bowl.

This Chicken Salad is the best classic recipe made in the traditional way with grapes and toasted almonds. There’s also a variation made with dried cranberries perfect for the winter months as well. It’s naturally gluten free, dairy free, paleo, and there’s no mayo options as well. It’s a healthy chicken salad made with all real food ingredients, and perfect served over a bed of green for extra veggies!

Chicken Salad in a speckled pottery bowl with a gold serving spoon and a blue and white linen behind the bowl.

Sweet juicy grapes, crunchy celery, toasted almond all combine together with the chicken and savory dressing to make the best chicken salad ever! I already have an Avocado Chicken Salad recipe on the blog which is super tasty. However the avocado doesn’t keep as well, and so we definitely need the classic recipe here too.

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Garlic Sautéed Spinach

A white bowl with Garlic Sautéed Spinach with a wooden serving spoon on a white background.

This Garlic Sautéed Spinach is the easiest and tastiest way to cook any kind of greens. It comes together in just minutes and is gluten free, dairy free, paleo, and a healthy side dish. We make this non-stop year round, and it’s such an easy recipe I just had to share it with you. With just 3 ingredients you’ll be off and running for the best tasting greens of your life. Also be sure and check out our favorite variations, especially the bacon and onions.

Garlic Sautéed Spinach in a white bowl with a wooden spoon on a white background with a tan linen napkin draped behind it..

Sautéed Spinach is such an easy side dish, it hardly qualifies as a recipe. But since we make this a lot, I wanted to share it with you. It’s just a few ingredients, but this spinach is so tasty. And it pairs well with just about anything you could think of for dinner!

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Best Broccoli Salad (Classic Recipe)

Broccoli Salad in a speckled pottery bowl with a blue and white striped linen, gold serving spoons, and dressing and sunflower seeds by it.

Did you grow eating Broccoli Salad? This classic recipe was at pretty much every bbq and potluck I ever went to growing up. There’s lot’s to love with this best Broccoli Salad from the sweet-tart cranberries to the salty savory bacon, and crunch of sunflower seeds all combined together with a creamy dressing. This salad keeps well for days in the fridge, so we like to make it for meal prep to have during the work week. It pairs well with simple main dishes from the grill, or even a roast chicken for Sunday dinner.

A speckled pottery bowl filled with Broccoli Salad with sunflower seeds and dressing alongside and gold serving spoons.

Broccoli Salad was one of those classic recipes I grew up eating all the time. It was everywhere, kind of like 7 layer salad. My mom made it often, and so did all of my friends moms. It was also at pretty much any kind of get together I can remember from birthday parties to backyard bbq’s.

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Perfect Roasted Asparagus

Finished roasted asparagus on parchment paper.

This easiest side dish is so great for spring, and goes well with almost anything you can think of for dinner. The Perfect Roasted Asparagus comes together with just a few ingredients plus the right oven temperature that give you the best tasting asparagus. Try it will all of the extra variations below as well! Whichever way you choose to serve this recipe, it’s perfect with everything from pasta to simply prepared meats, and alongside every cuisine from Indian, to Italian, and Asian as well.

Roasted asparagus on a parchment paper lined gold baking sheet on a white background.

We eat so much asparagus every year when it’s in season, it’s downright embarrassing! We’re simply crazy about it, and never get enough during it’s short seasonal window. In fact, I just bought 6 pounds of it while grocery shopping yesterday, and the 2 of us will easily polish it right off this week.

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Fresh Mango Salsa (5-Ingredients)

Finished Mango Salsa in a black bowl with a black spoon with lime wedges and cilantro around it.

This Fresh Mango Salsa is just 5 ingredients, and all sweet-spicy flavor. It’s perfect served with salmon or chicken, and it makes the most incredible fish tacos. It’s super easy to make, and a great way to add so much flavor to your dinner. Try serving it alongside your favorite taco bowls, burrito bowls, or quesadillas. Mango Salsa also keeps well for a few days in the fridge which is another bonus!

Mango Salsa in a black bowl with cilantro and lime wedges around it.

Mango salsa is my favorite fruit salsa because it makes everything it touches so good! That sweetness combined with the savory flavors and touch of spicy from the jalapeno is an unbeatable combination. You’ll always find me looking for ripe mangos when I’m grocery shopping because I will change up our entire menu to fit in some mango salsa!

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