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Jeweled Wild Rice in a white bowl with pomegranates

Jeweled Wild Rice Salad

My Jeweled Wild Rice Salad is a joyful gluten free vegan recipe and a make-ahead friendly side dish for your holidays.  Bonus: whatever their diet, nobody at your table will feel like a second class citizen.…

Colorful purple cauliflower rice salad in a wooden bowl

Purple Cauliflower Rice Salad

My healthy Purple Cauliflower Rice Salad is gluten free and so colorful ~ it combines roasted and raw veggies for tons of antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber!…

Colorful Winter Pansy Salad

Winter Pansy Salad

My Winter Pansy Salad with blood orange vinaigrette will bring some color to your fall and holiday menus using edible pansies that thrive in the cooler months! …

kale and butternut salad in a wooden bowl with wooden salad servers

Kale and Butternut Salad with Maple Spiced Pecans

Kale and Butternut Salad with Maple Spiced Pecans ~ a simple vegan salad full of superfood nutrients and fall flavors.  This is the way you’re going to balance out all those heavy meals on your holiday menus…no Turkey Pants…

Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh in a wooden bowl

Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh

Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh ~ a twist on the glorious Middle Eastern cracked wheat salad, made low carb and grain free using cauliflower rice.  This is a light, clean, and healthy vegan salad that’s always a conversation starter.…

A plate of pear salad with creamy walnut vinaigrette

Pear Salad with Creamy Walnut Vinaigrette

My Pear Salad with Creamy Walnut Vinaigrette is just about the first thing I make when gorgeous pears show up in my grocery store.   The star of this fall salad is a whole pear that’s been thinly sliced…

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 sink.  This beautiful salad’s got everything you crave:…

Chopped Greek Salad in a bowl with serving spoon

Chopped Greek Salad

My Chopped Greek Salad is a delicately diced version of the classic Greek salad that’s such a healthy mainstay of the Mediterranean diet.  (The chopping makes it even more delicious, imo!)…

summer fruit salad with kefir poppy seed dressing in two glass bowls

Summer Fruit Salad with Kefir Poppy Seed Dressing

Summer Fruit Salad with Kefir Poppy Seed Dressing is one of my favorite ways to cope with the avalanche of fruit that tumbles into my kitchen every year, right about now.  Our eyes are always bigger than our fridges…

avocado and herb salad in a white bowl with lemon and parsley

Avocado and Herb Salad

This Avocado and Herb Salad is a delicious example of the new trend in healthy eating ~  fat (the good kind) is back!  There’s no sacrifice involved with decadent avocados and lots of bright fresh herbs, in fact this…

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 naturally gluten free, and the flavors really pop…

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 a good old Southern tomato salad, you already…

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!…

Peach and Cashew Biryani Salad on a metal platter

Peach and Cashew Biryani Salad

Peach and Cashew Biryani Salad ~ barbecues can be pretty staid affairs what with the same old burgers, potato salads, and slaws, so here’s a thought ~ next time you’re asked to bring something, ditch Aunt Rose’s macaroni salad…

A platter of fried cabbage and bacon slaw, with tongs

Fried Cabbage and Bacon Slaw

Fried Cabbage and Bacon Slaw ~ this warm bacon coleslaw has won our hearts this summer, and I have a feeling it’s going to win yours too.  Simple ingredients, fried up in a little bacon grease, and you’ve got…

Curried Chicken Waldorf Salad in a wooden bowl

Curried Chicken Waldorf Salad

Curried Chicken Waldorf Salad ~ everybody loves chicken salad, but jazz it up with warm Indian spices, crisp apples, celery, raisins, walnuts, coconut, and grapes and it becomes a fork magnet.…

basil marinated mozzarella with sliced summer tomatoes on a white surface

Basil Marinated Mozzarella with summer tomatoes

Basil Marinated Mozzarella with summer tomatoes ~ you already know it, the simplest foods are the best. You know instinctively that ripe tomatoes, fresh basil, olive oil, and fresh mozzarella will taste incredible.  Take awesome ingredients and don’t screw…

a bowl of gluten free pasta salad

How to Make Gluten Free Pasta Salad That Tastes Fabulous

How to Make Gluten Free Pasta Salad That Tastes Fabulous ~ gluten free pasta is a great invention, but it doesn’t perform very well cold, which is  big problem for summertime salads.   I’ve got some tips and tricks…

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.  This easy summer side salad recipe will be…

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, or drizzled with honey over creamy yogurt for…

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 on your turf……

horizontal photo of grilled salmon salad with edible flowers

Grilled Salmon Salad with Spring Greens

Want to eat more fish but need a little nudge?  This Grilled Salmon Salad with spring greens is one of my favorite ways to eat fresh fish like salmon, ahi, or halibut.  This meal is low carb, gluten free,…

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, black olives, creamy blue cheese dressing, there’s even…

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 asparagus salad becomes a complete meal with a…

Poached Halibut Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

Poached Halibut Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette ~ the simple idea of poached fish with fresh salad greens is the perfect way to get a spring-ish vibe going in your kitchen ~ it’s healthy, gluten free, dairy free, low…

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, shower, or just because.…

Black Rice Salad with Roasted Vegetables

Black Rice Salad with Roasted Vegetables ~  this clean-out-the-fridge salad can be changed up in countless ways depending on what you have around…and it’s proof that leftovers don’t have to be boring!…

Wild Rice Bowl with Watercress and Hazelnuts

My Wild Rice Bowl with Watercress and Hazelnuts is a quick pilaf of rice and mushrooms served warm over spicy watercress and topped with toasted hazelnuts.  This earthy gluten free vegan bowl celebrates the best fall flavors!…

Wheat Berry Salad with Beets and Feta

Wheat Berry Salad with Beets and Feta ~ this earthy whole grain salad is homey, but festive enough for the holidays, and even if you’re dealing with a mashup of  carnivores, flexitarians, weight watchers, picky eaters, and vegetarians around…

Rye and Carrot Salad

Rye and Carrot Salad ~ I’m all about grain salads in the cooler months, and this one made with healthy rye berries is wholesome, satisfying, and incredibly tasty!  Serve it as a side dish or turn it into a…

Drizzling cider poppy seed dressing on a kale and fall fruit salad

Kale and Fall Fruit Salad with Cider Poppy Seed Dressing

Kale and Fall Fruit Salad with Cider Poppy Seed Dressing ~ this is the queen of fall salads, with pear, cranberries, figs, pomegranate, and grapes, all tossed in a creamy cider vinaigrette.  It’s healthy, hearty, and festive enough for…

New England Style Shrimp Roll with chips

New England Style Shrimp Rolls

New England Style Shrimp Rolls ~ this is the stuff foodie memories are made of…jumbo chunks of wild caught shrimp simply tossed with mayo and lemon and then stuffed into a butter toasted bun ~ life (and lunch!) doesn’t…

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.…

Broccoli Salad with Pineapple, Bacon, and Spiced Pecans

Broccoli Salad with Pineapple, Bacon, and Spiced Pecans ~ don’t be surprised if everybody skips the main course altogether and heads straight for this salad!  This classic broccoli salad gets an extra burst of sweetness from fresh pineapple, and…

Asparagus Salad with Mimosa Vinaigrette

Asparagus Salad with Mimosa Vinaigrette ~ this healthy salad is simple enough for every day, but elegant enough for entertaining, or a romantic date night in.…

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 GOOD!  It’s a multi-tasker that’s always welcome at…

Grilled Baby Bok Choy

Grilled Baby Bok Choy

Grilled Baby Bok Choy is a one minute wonder — a quick stint on a searing hot grill turns an under-appreciated veggie into a rock star — a little bit of honey sesame glaze doesn’t hurt either! *This post…

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 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…

Dill Pickle Potato Salad

Dill Pickle Potato Salad

Dill Pickle Potato Salad ~ this creamy potato salad packed with pickles will become your favorite spring and summer side, perfect for barbecues, picnics, and potlucks ~ better print off lots of copies of the recipe, everyone’s going to…

Firecracker Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Firecracker Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Low carb eating just got a whole lot more interesting with my Firecracker Chicken Lettuce Wraps!  Who needs rice when you’ve got fresh crunchy lettuce leaves?  Everybody’s going to come back for seconds and thirds, and that’s ok because…

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 cukes, hot peppers, and a tangy garlic ginger…

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 just have a flair for putting together simple…

Shaved Winter Vegetable Salad ~ a beautiful, crunchy, healthy salad for the colder months ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Shaved Winter Vegetable Salad

Shaved Winter Vegetable Salad ~ have you ever seen a prettier salad?  Paper thin rounds of winter root veggies are stacked and then lightly dressed with olive oil and a balsamic glaze.  This is the ultimate winter salad! I’m…

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! This post is is sponsored by Genova Seafood®,…

Ancient Grain Salad made with farro, wild rice, and quinoa ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Vegan Ancient Grain Salad

This pretty vegan Ancient Grain Salad is so versatile, it goes from holiday table to working lunch without skipping a beat, and it’s as healthy as it is stunning. save the recipe! It’s all about the texture!   This…

Chicken Salad with Poppy Seed Mayo ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Chicken Salad with Poppy Seed Mayonnaise

Chicken Salad with Poppy Seed Mayonnaise is an unexpected delight — everybody is going to beg for the recipe for this fun twist on a lunchtime classic, and the mayo is made completely from scratch! This Chicken Salad with…

Salmon and Zucchini Burgers ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Salmon and Zucchini Burgers

Salmon and Zucchini Burgers are tender and juicy atop a fresh watercress and blueberry salad.  This recipe turns leftover salmon into an elegant 30 minute meal, and it’s the perfect way to stretch a delicious but pricey fish. I’m…

Couscous Almondine Salad with a spiced lemon vinaigrette is a complete departure from your everyday pasta salad! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Couscous Almondine Salad

Couscous Almondine Salad is a completely new take on your same old pasta salad ~ this no mayo recipe is perfect for summer barbecues, potlucks, and picnics…it’s an easy side dish that goes with everything!…

Basil Salad with Tomatoes is a clelbration of summer's best produce! | theviewfromgreatisland.com

Basil Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes

Basil Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes is a celebration of mid-summer, when the basil is going gangbusters and heirloom tomatoes are in their glory days.  This is a simple, healthy salad that will delight friends and family with bold flavor…

Spicy Rainbow Slaw recipe | theviewfromgreatisland.com

Spicy Rainbow Slaw

This healthy Spicy Rainbow Slaw with a tangy lemon yogurt dressing is made with red and green cabbage, bell peppers, watermelon radishes, jicama, and a touch of jalapeno complements any summer meal — it’s cooling, crunchy, and crazy colorful!…

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 Thai restaurants and I’ve made it myself lots…

New Potato Salad with 30-Second Aioli is a super creamy, garlicky salad made with a from scratch aioli that takes just seconds to make! | theviewfromgreatisland.com

New Potato Salad with 30 Second Aioli

New Potato Salad with 30 Second Aioli is the potato salad of your dreams, made with an extraordinary creamy and garlicky aioli, from scratch.  Summer is about to get a whole lot better.…

Brat with Sweet Vidalia Onion Slaw --- yum!

Sweet Vidalia Onion Slaw

Sweet Vidalia Onion Slaw is an utterly simple, utterly brilliant side for your next picnic, barbecue, or potluck  — the famously mellow onions are sliced paper thin and tossed with a cool buttermilk dressing — it’s a little bit…

Easy to asemble and healthy Layered Rainbow Salad can be made a head before a picnic, potluck, or barbecue.

Layered Rainbow Salad

This Layered Rainbow Salad with a creamy buttermilk poppy seed dressing is a crowd pleasing layered salad that can be assembled ahead of time so it’s perfect for picnics, potlucks, and barbecues.  It’s colorful and festive, and guaranteed to…

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.…

Shaved Apple and Radish Salad

Shaved Apple and Radish Salad

The pastel shades of this Shaved Apple and Radish Salad just scream spring — it’s perfect for a Mother’s Day or Easter brunch, or maybe a date night dinner for two — I feel lighter and healthier just looking…

Healthy Fattoush Salad

Fattoush Salad

Fattoush salad is a chunky Mediterranean salad full of healthy veggies and crunchy toasted pita bread — a tangy lemon-sumac dressing makes the dish sing.…

Saffron Chicken and herb Salad from Jerusalem

Saffron Chicken & Herb Salad

Saffron Chicken & Herb Salad is a unique and explosive combination of flavors — I guarantee it’s like no other chicken salad you’ve ever had!…