Simple Red Leaf Salad

28 May 2021

My daughter loves everything sour-vinegar and lemon in particular-so I made her this tart salad dressing with 2 types of vinegar and lemon juice. It goes great with red leaf lettuce or other mild salads. She will eat the whole bowl by herself.

Warm Caprese Zoodles

15 September 2020

Caprese salad meets sauteed zucchini noodles in this super easy dish filled with basil, tomatoes, and gooey cheese. Make sure all your ingredients are ready to go, because this will be ready fast. Take care not to overcook the zucchini noodles to prevent them from becoming mushy. Adjust the basil to your liking.

Mediterranean Salmon Pasta Salad

13 September 2020

This quick and easy pasta salad features mezze penne pasta, tomatoes, cucumbers, shallot, salmon, and a lemon-pepper-dill vinaigrette. You can use leftover salmon if you like, but those new handy pouches of salmon are great to have on hand in the pantry for salads like this!

Zucchini Noodle Salad with Lemon-Garlic Vinaigrette

8 September 2020

This is a healthy, simple, and easy zucchini noodle (or zoodle) salad that is suitable for your personalization. For variation, feel free to top with feta cheese, parmesan, chopped walnuts, chile flakes, whatever suits your palate.

Korean Potato Salad

10 August 2020

Korean potato salad is an adaptation of America’s most popular potato salad, but has its own identity when using Korean mayonnaise. It’s creamy with a hint of sweetness, yet tangy and savory with layers of flavor and a variety of textures.

Shrimp and Orzo Salad

30 July 2020

There are so many shapes of pasta out there. One of my favorites is orzo: rice-shaped pasta. I do not see it used as often as its more popular relatives like spaghetti, penne, linguine et al, which is a shame. I love the fact that orzo can be treated like rice and used to make tomato-based (jollof) or stir-fried dishes. It can be creamy like a risotto or made like rice and served with a stew or sauce.

Here I use it to make a cold salad with shrimp and sweet cherry tomatoes. Use a lot of garden-fresh herbs to elevate this salad and feel free to add more vegetables if you want.