Category: Salads

All types of tasty, fresh salads to serve to family and friends. We have green salads, fruit salads, pasta salads, slaws, and more!

sweet spicy pineapple coleslaw
Fruit, Game Day, Lunch & Dinner, Salads, Sides, Southern US Cuisine, Summer Holidays, Vegetables

Sweet Spicy Pineapple Coleslaw (No Mayo)

Oh my, this sweet, spicy pineapple coleslaw is so good! The sweetness of the pineapple with the heat of the jalapeños, the crunchiness of the cabbage, and the zestiness of the dressing with lemon, lime and agave – absolutely delicious! And this is another tasty, refreshing cold salad you can eat in the heat of […]

triple a summer salad
Lunch & Dinner, Salad Dressings, Salads, Vegetables

Triple A Summer Salad with Ditalini

Triple A Summer Salad combines a lot of my favorite ingredients, but especially the “A”s: arugula, asparagus and artichoke hearts. The asparagus is sautéed to al dente, with a soft outer bite but still slightly crunchy insides. I add the artichoke hearts cold from the refrigerator. The arugula (along with the rest of the salad) […]

Kitchen Basics, Pasta & Noodles, Salads, Sandwiches, Vegetables

Kitchen Basics: Roasting Bell Peppers (or any peppers!)

Roasting bell peppers is an easy way to cook them for adding to sandwiches, salads, pasta or other veggie dishes. There are a few ways to roast peppers, with variations in how to cut the peppers, mostly. You can roast them whole or halved, but I like this method, for a few reasons: 1) It’s […]

Game Day, Gluten Free Option, Italian Cuisine, Lunch & Dinner, One Pot Dishes, Pasta & Noodles, Salads, Summer Holidays, Vegetables

Fresh Crunchy Pasta Salad

For a quick and satisfying meal, try this crunchy fresh pasta salad. The pasta is filling and celery, bell pepper, and onions add a ton of crunch. Mustard, vinegar, lemon juice and dill add delicious, tangy flavor. Try a different type of pasta! Beet, spinach, and chickpea pasta are great alternatives. Many of the healthier […]

Fall & Winter Holidays, Gluten Free Option, Lunch & Dinner, Mother's Day, Salads, Vegetables

Chopped Kale Cranberry Salad with Apricot Jalapeño Vinaigrette

I came across this chopped kale cranberry salad in a local restaurant. The ingredients sounded so tasty, and I found the idea behind the salad to be impressive. But the restaurant chef was a little stingy with the ingredients, and for a pile of chopped kale it seemed a bit pricey. When I got home, […]

Easter, Fewer Than 6 Ingredients, Gluten Free, Lunch & Dinner, Salads, Vegetables

Pear Pecan Arugula Salad

Pear pecan arugula salad is one of my favorites for the holidays. It can be made with any greens and topped with any dressing, but I prefer arugula or romaine lettuce when I make it. You can also make it with a mix of arugula and romaine, rather than choosing one or the other. I […]