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  • spponing rainbow bean salad into glass bowls

    Rainbow Bean Salad with Sweet and Sour Dressing

    My Rainbow Bean Salad with Sweet and Sour Dressing is always the prettiest salad on the potluck table, but it’s also high fiber and super healthy.  It’s basically a complete rehab…

  • Spooning Charred Corn and Bean Salad into mason jars

    Charred Corn and Bean Salad

    Charred Corn and Bean Salad ~ everybody’s favorite healthy summer salad gets a delicious makeover with sweet corn that’s been blackened on the grill.  There’ll be no rolling back this update!…

  • My colorful and crunchy Mediterranean Bean Salad is the perfect side salad ~ it'll take you through picnic and barbecue season with ease, and you'll want to make up a big batch to keep in the fridge for quick and healthy lunches, too, it's packed with protein!

    Mediterranean Bean Salad

    My colorful and crunchy Mediterranean Bean Salad is the perfect mixed bean salad ~ it’ll take you through picnic and barbecue season with ease, and you’ll want to make up a…

  • Mason Jar 7 Bean Salad

    Mason Jar 7 Bean Salad ~ these healthy layered mason jar salads are the perfect grab and go lunch. Put the dressing on the bottom, and flip them over when you’re…

  • a bowl of corn and cucumber salad

    Corn and Cucumber Salad

    Corn and Cucumber Salad is a classic summer side that goes well with anything off the grill, and makes a nice change from coleslaw and potato salad.  It’s got a mild…

  • Spicy Thai Spaghetti Salad in glass bowl

    Summer Potluck Salad Recipes for the 21st Century!

    Summer Potluck Salad Recipes for the 21st Century! ~ it’s potluck season again and whether it’s the company picnic or a backyard barbecue, you’re going to need a few potluck salads…

  • Balelea Salad, Middle Eastern Chickpea Salad

    Middle Eastern Chickpea Salad (Balela)

    Middle Eastern Chickpea Salad (Balela) ~ You know I love a great bean salad as much as I love Middle Eastern food, and this hearty Mediterranean chickpea salad paired with creamy…

  • 7 Tips for Show Stopping Salads

    Take my Main Course Salad Challenge!

    Take my Main Course Salad Challenge and lighten up your menu for spring ~ join me and eat a hearty healthy salad for dinner once a week during the months of…

  • Edamame Salad in a black bowl with chopsticks

    Edamame Salad

    My Edamame Salad is healthy, vivid, and so crunchy ~ think bean salad meets rainbow slaw, with an Asian twist.  It’s a year round side dish that you’ll adapt to the season…

  • Chickpea Salad with Pesto in a large white bowl 2

    Chickpea Salad with Pesto

    Chickpea Salad with Pesto might just be the perfect salad, perfect for family meals, potlucks and working lunches alike.  This deliciously colorful Mediterranean bean salad should be a staple in any…

  • A Black-eyed Pea Salad in a white bowl with a spoonful of Meyer Lemon Rosemary Vinaigrette

    Lucky Black-eyed Pea Salad for the New Year!

    A Lucky Black-eyed Pea Salad for the New Year ~ this healthy high fiber bean salad is vegan, gluten free, and black-eyed peas are among the very lowest in carbs of…

  • Mediterranean Pasta Salad with Tuna in a white bowl

    Mediterranean Pasta Salad with Tuna

    Mediterranean Pasta Salad with Tuna ~ I know, it’s the end of a long day and you’re starving.  So yes, open that can of tuna, but don’t eat it over the…

  • a bowl of Steak Pad Thai Salad with chopsticks

    Steak Pad Thai Salad

    Steak Pad Thai Salad  ~ a classic rice noodle bowl made into a salad with lots of crunchy veggies and greens topped off with thinly sliced grilled steak.  The noodles are…

  • Chopped ingredients for farmers market vegetable salad in a glass bowl

    Farmers Market Vegetable Salad

    Farmers Market Vegetable Salad is a chunky chopped veggie salad with a tangy tarragon/anchovy/lemon vinaigrette.  Hit the market, raid your garden, or clear out the fridge, this is a summer must-make.…

  • Hands tossing a Shirazi Salad in a white bowl

    Shirazi Salad (Persian Cucumber Tomato Salad)

    Shirazi Salad, or Persian cucumber tomato salad, is a combination of crisp cucumbers, ripe tomatoes, sharp onions, and fresh herbs ~ If you’ve had pico de gallo, Israeli salad, or even…

  • classic potluck salads 2.0

    Classic Potluck Salads 2.0

    Classic Potluck Salads 2.0 ~ Every classic has to start somewhere, right?  These potluck-friendly dishes are just as delicious, just as crowd-pleasing as the originals you know and love. Bring one…

  • Spicy Thai Spaghetti Salad in glass bowl

    Spicy Thai Spaghetti Salad

    This yummy Spicy Thai Spaghetti Salad is an delicious twist on a potluck classic ~ quick to prepare using common ingredients, the Asian flavors in this colorful pasta salad really pop. …

  • overhead photo of pickled blackerry and grapefruit salad in round bowl

    Pickled Blackberries and Grapefruit Salad

    Pickled Blackberries and Grapefruit Salad ~ yes, you can pickle berries, and they’re amazing!   Serve this refreshing fruit salad as is for a first course, over greens for a light lunch,…

  • Rainbow Chard Salad in a white bowl with spoon

    Rainbow Chard Salad

    This Rainbow Chard Salad is a deliciously smart way to use a vibrant underutilized veggie. Watch your back, kale, there’s a pretty new super green in town and it’s moving in…

  • Fully Loaded Wedge Salad on a platter with dressing

    Fully Loaded Wedge Salad

    The Fully Loaded Wedge Salad is the queen of salads ~ a salad even salad haters can’t resist!  With hearts of iceberg lettuce piled high with goodies like bacon, eggs, croutons,…

  • Chopped Asparagus Salad Recipe

    Make my Chopped Asparagus Salad recipe when the spring asparagus is plentiful and cheap, and you’re craving a bit of fresh crunch in your life after a long winter.  This cold…

  • Pretty Plated Tuna Salad

    This Pretty Plated Tuna Salad is a fun reminder that the simplest foods can provide a feast for all the senses.  Serve this elegant tuna salad platter for a brunch, luncheon,…

  • chicken thighs with beans and wilted greens in blue pot

    Chicken Thighs with White Beans and Wilted Greens

    Chicken Thighs with White Beans and Wilted Greens ~ greens and beans are a superfood duo that’s been around for generations ~ this recipe is easy enough for a weeknight dinner,…

  • Tortellini Salad with Artichokes and Edamame

    Tortellini Salad with Artichokes and Edamame ~  perfect for those busy nights when you want a nice healthy salad for dinner, but crave some protein and carbs along with it.…

  • Summer tomato and tuna salad on a white platter

    Summer Tomato and Tuna Salad

    Summer Tomato and Tuna Salad ~ if you think canned tuna belongs between two slices of bread, think again, this vibrant salad is just as easy to make, healthier, and a…

  • Broccoli and Blueberry Pasta Salad

    Blueberry and Broccoli Pasta Salad

    Blueberry and Broccoli Pasta Salad with a tangy Lemon Buttermilk Dressing ~ spring forward with this colorful and healthy pasta salad made with Chickapea gluten free pasta, lots of fruits and…

  • Thai Beef Salad, a tangy and spicy salad made with sliced steak, fresh herbs, and a spicy garlic and ginger dressing ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Thai Beef Salad

    Thai Beef Salad ~ it’s in a league all by itself, with ribbons of rare steak, tons of fresh herbs like basil, mint, and cilantro, feathery slices of red onion, crunchy…

  • How to Make the Perfect Salad Nicoise ~ a colorful and healthy main course salad ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    How to Make the Perfect Niçoise Salad

    How to Make the Perfect Niçoise Salad ~ this healthy main course tuna salad is one of the best ever invented… it’s colorful, protein packed, and so satisfying ~ the French…

  • Healthy and colorful Tuna Salad Mason Jars ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Healthy Layered Tuna Salad Jars

    Want to make everyone at work jealous?  Pack one of these colorful and super healthy layered Tuna Salad Jars for lunch ~ they’re a delicious cure for the brown bag blues!…

  • Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Lemon Poppy Seed Salad Dressing

    Lemon Poppy Seed Salad Dressing – 5 everyday ingredients that add up to one powerhouse secret weapon in the kitchen – this lemon vinaigrette wakes up almost anything with a blast…

  • Zoodle Pad Thai | theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Zoodle Pad Thai Salad

    Zoodle Pad Thai Salad is a refreshing low carb version of the beloved Thai street food, made with spiralized zucchini. I’m a huge pad Thai fan, I always order it in…

  • 7 Tips for Show Stopping Salads

    7 Tips for Show Stopping Salads

    Take your salad from so-so to stunning with these 7 tips — and when something looks this fabulous and fresh it’s a pleasure to serve, and even more fun to eat.…

  • Deconstructed Hummus Salad

    Deconstructed Hummus Salad

    Deconstructed Hummus Salad is a simple chickpea salad with all the components of a great hummus, and I think you’ll find lots of other uses for the creamy lemon tahini dressing,…

  • Harvest Kale Salad with Pomegranate Allspice Dressing

    Harvest Salad with Pomegranate Allspice Dressing

    Harvest Salad with Pomegranate Allspice Dressing because salad love doesn’t stop when the calendar switches over to fall…this healthy and colorful salad is perfect for the holidays!…

  • Israeli Chopped Salad is a great example of the healthy vibrant cuisine of the Mediterranean

    Israeli Chopped Salad

    Israeli Chopped Salad ~ this healthy Middle Eastern chopped vegetable salad is the perfect dish for summer gatherings because there’s no mayo to spoil, and the veggies retain their crunch for…

  • colorul and super healthy chopped salad

    Chopped Salad with Spicy Tomato Vinaigrette

    Chopped Salad with Spicy Tomato Vinaigrette ~ who in their right mind doesn’t love a great chopped salad?  This one has it all, and then some, making it a light and…

  • Super Salad 4

    Detox Salad

    My gorgeous Detox Salad is a collection of uber healthy super foods, all meeting together in one delicious salad! Who doesn’t dream of an easy shortcut to perfect health?  Maybe it’s…

  • Mixed Citrus Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

    Mixed Citrus Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette ~ the perfect salad to throw together when life gives you lemons…and oranges, and tangerines, and grapefruit……

  • Smoked Salmon Nicoise Salad

    Smoked Salmon Nicoise Salad, jazzed up with a delicious pesto dressing! The perfect crisp, summer salad.…

  • Spring Vegetable Salad with Miso Dressing

    This lovely Spring Vegetable Salad with Miso Dressing is from Harumi Kurihara — the Japanese Martha Stewart.  She is a superstar in her native Japan, riding the wave of the nation’s…

  • Crunchy and healthy Asian Slaw in a bowl

    Asian Slaw

    My vibrant vegan Asian Slaw comes with an awesome crunch and a killer creamy peanut dressing.  (It tastes so good you don’t even realize how ridiculously healthy it is.)  Make it…

  • Classic Side Dish Recipes

    Classic Summer Sides 2.0

    Classic Summer Sides 2.0 ~ your side dish game is about to get a big boost, these upgraded recipes are bright, bold, and just a whole lot better.  You (and your…

  • TVFGI’s 10 Most Popular Summer Recipes

    Do you ever get overwhelmed by all the recipes out there?  With so many choices and so little time this season, I’ve gathered together tvfgi’s 10 most popular summer recipes to…

  • Cowboy Caviar ~ whether you call it Texas caviar, black bean salsa, black eyed pea salad, or Southwestern bean salad, this cross between a salsa and a salad is just plain GOOD!

    Cowboy Caviar Recipe

    Cowboy Caviar ~ whether you call it Texas caviar, black bean salsa, black-eyed pea salad, or Southwestern bean dip, this all-American cross between a salsa and a salad is just plain…

  • 10 Best Packable Lunches

    Beyond the Sandwich: 10 Best Packable Lunches

    We’re a nation of sandwich eaters, and while I have nothing against them,  I just think they’re a little…boring.  I’d so much rather have real food for lunch.  Here are a…

  • spiced peaches

    Old Fashioned Spiced Peaches

    Old Fashioned Spiced Peaches is a retro recipe poised for a comeback.  These easy classic Southern pickled peaches were always on our Thanksgiving table when I was growing up, and I…

  • Greek meatballs in lemon sauce

    7 Easy Weeknight Dinners ~ the Meatball Edition!

    7 Easy Weeknight Dinners ~ the Meatball Edition! Meatballs are always welcome at the table, and here are some of my favorite creative meatball recipes to inspire you. So tie a…

  • herb marinated goat cheese on slices of toasted bread

    Herb Marinated Goat Cheese

    Herb Marinated Goat Cheese makes a nice season spanning appetizer because it takes the abundance of late summer herbs in such a rich, comforting sort of direction. This tangy marinated cheese…

  • quick pickled onions

    How To Quick Pickle (almost) Anything!

    How To Quick Pickle (almost) Anything!  Today I’m exploring the vibrant world of quick and easy refrigerator pickles ~ these crisp and colorful homemade quickles are more complex in flavor than…

  • Greek tzatziki dip with pita bread triangles

    How to Make Tzatziki Dip

    How to Make Tzatziki Dip ~ a refreshing and healthy Mediterranean appetizer that is absolute heaven on sweltering nights… if you’ve OD’d on hummus lately, (and who hasn’t?) this garlicky yogurt…

  • The Best Farmers Market Totes

    The Best Farmers Market Totes ~ we Americans are finally getting hip to the market culture.  We go to discover, taste, stock up, people watch, and look chic while we’re at…

  • Rhubarb Vanilla Bean Shortbread Tart, sliced

    Rhubarb Shortbread Crumble Tart

    Rhubarb Shortbread Crumble Tart ~ this  juicy rhubarb tart recipe is warmed up with vanilla bean and a buttery oatmeal crumble topping.  After you make it for Mom this Mother’s Day,…

  • Cottage Pie with serving spoon

    The Best Cottage Pie Recipe

    The Best Cottage Pie Recipe ~ ground meat with veggies and gravy under a crust of golden potatoes ~ Cottage Pie and its cousin Shepherd’s Pie are the crown jewels of…

  • Trader Joe's marcona almonds

    12 Things I Never Leave Trader Joe’s Without!

    12 Things I Never Leave Trader Joe’s Without ~ TJs sparks foodie passions like no other store, and our favorites list is as unique as our fingerprints.  How does my list…

  • Roasted Veggie Winter Bliss Bowl

    Roasted Veggie Winter Bliss Bowl and 15 other blissful recipes ~ just because it’s yucky out doesn’t mean you can’t have a beautiful, healthy, vibrant meal…in a bowl, of course.  …

  • A round platter ofRainbow Crudités with Fire Feta

    Rainbow Crudités with Fire Feta

    Rainbow Crudités with Fire Feta ~ an oasis of freshness and crunch in a season full of comfort foods and holiday treats, people will flock to this colorful healthy appetizer!…