Fennel-Cabbage Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

Fennel Cabbage Salad

This simple salad uses some winter staples including orange, cabbage and Friday’s new food, fennel. While winter may not exactly scream “salad time!”, this one makes the short days a little less bleak. It’s tangy, peppery, and satisfyingly crisp and fresh, the perfect antidote for those times when I simply cannot eat another roasted root […]

Buffalo Chickpea Salad

buffalo chickpea salad

As a firm believer that hot sauce makes almost everything better, it was only a matter of time before this salad came about. I made this salad on a day when I really wanted buffalo wings, but had no time or energy to actually go get said wings and no chicken with which to make […]

Fall Slaw

This slaw makes use of fall favorites like cabbage, apples and pumpkin seeds.

I love making big batches of salads to eat all week, and a cabbage slaw is perfect because it stands up to dressing and stays crisp for days. This Fall Slaw recipe is inspired by the cabbage, apple and walnut salad from Smitten Kitchen. I made some modifications based on what I had on hand, […]

Steak Salad with Homemade Steak Fries

Steak salad...because the best kind of salad is topped with fries.

This is hands-down one of the best ways to eat potatoes. Possibly the best. At the very least, it’s right up there with gnocchi and pierogies in my book. Now, technically, these potatoes are not deep fried so you might argue I can’t call them “fries.” Instead, they’re roasted at a high temperature with a […]

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

mediterranean chickpea salad

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  This recipe started as a mashup of a niçoise salad and a chickpea salad from Solo Suppers. I didn’t have all the ingredients for either recipe, so I compromised by using elements of both. I incorporated the tuna recommended from the chickpea salad for some additional protein, […]

Mustardy Four-Bean Salad

This summery salad combines kidney, pinto, black and green beans with a mustardy vinaigrette.

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  Here’s another salad that’s perfect for summer. It works as a refreshing side dish or a main course, and while it’s completely delicious on its own with just vegetables and beans, you can also upgrade it to a grain salad. I made this salad to eat for […]

Bulgur Salad

A grain salad makes a great cold lunch in the summer. Here's a recipe for an easy bulgur salad, which you can use as a template for other grain salads.

Grain salads are one of my favorite summer lunches to take to work. You can make them in huge batches and eat them all week, stuffed full of whatever produce happens to be available. They’re cool and refreshing on a hot day, and you don’t have to jockey for time at the microwave. Plus, it’s […]

Italian Salad

Toss to combine.

I’m not sure where the recipe (or maybe just the idea) for this salad originally came from, but I do remember it on the table at nearly every family gathering held at my great aunt’s house. At some point it was christened “Italian salad” and the name stuck. It’s a simple salad featuring broccoli, cauliflower, […]

Grilled Summer Vegetable Couscous Salad

 A tasty summery salad! In my last post, I wrote about a little bit about my eating habits over the course of the day. I’ve been trying to focus my lunches on vegetables as much as possible, so I’ve been making a lot of different salad combinations. This is my most recent. It’s certainly good […]