I love a tangy slaw with lots of lemon and crunch from the cabbage. This one hits the spot, especially eaten along with BBQ beef sandwiches. I like to use less mayo for a lighter version, and this one uses considerably less mayo than many others. If you like your slaw less crunchy let it sit for a few hours before serving.
This dinner salad has a delicious mix of salty and sweet, crunchy and smooth. The salty feta and pungent pickled onions are balanced by the sweet raisins, delicata squash and balsamic dressing, while the smooth avocado contrasts with the crunchy nuts. My kids love this salad and polished off the entire tray – you never know what might happen when you serve a filling salad for dinner…!
I often throw this salad together when I am looking for a cooked veggie or salad with an international flair. The carrots are cooked in lemon juice and then dressed with cumin, garlic and fresh cilantro, turning the ordinary carrot into an exotic salad. This is perfect for a mezze platter with hummus or as a side dish for fish or grilled meats.
The wedge salad is back! When I was growing up, salad meant iceberg lettuce. Now that we have all of these readily available microgreens, we have forgotten how satisfying a bit of crunchy iceberg can be. If you want to mix up your dinner side salad, try this great throwback wedge salad. I like to serve mine with a simple thousand island dressing, but feel free to use a ranch or blue cheese dressing if you wish.
This is our go to salad and dressing, which you can throw together while someone is setting the table. My favorite way to make this dressing (or any dressing) is to put all of the ingredients into a small jar with a lid and shake it well. Once you get the hang of it, you can switch up the vinegars, oils and spices and make it your own!
Cauliflower and Yogurt is a heavenly combination, and the presentation of this dish on a platter is also an eye catcher. The added sweetness and crunch from the golden raisins and pistachios is an unexpected surprise. My daughter has been known to lick the platter clean, making sure to get every last drop of the curry spiced yogurt. If you’ve never had this combination, give it a try!
This bright and citrus-y salad is perfect for the winter when oranges and lemons are in season. The combination or Arugala, fennel and orange is a classic for a reason. Along with the lemony vinaigrette and the peppery arugula, this salad may just become a winter staple in your home.