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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…

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 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 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 but…

Chinese Chicken Salad is a classic main course salad that can't be beat for bright flavors and an insane crunch factor! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

How to Make the Best Chinese Chicken Salad

This Chinese Chicken Salad recipe is probably my favorite year round main course salad.  It’s healthy, satisfying, and insanely crunchy! This is the truly BEST Chinese Chicken Salad.  Who does your favorite?  Wolfgang Puck?  The Cheesecake Factory?  Applebees?  Chin…

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

This Couscous Almondine Salad is inspired by one of the pricey pre-made salads at my favorite grocery store — it’s easy to throw together, it’s chocked full of great tastes, it’s healthy as all get out, and it keeps…

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 complements any summer meal — it’s cooling, crunchy, and crazy colorful! I adore coleslaw — it’s right up there with salsa as one of the most perfect foods, especially in hot weather.  It’s as…

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. This simple new potato salad gets…

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 can be assembled ahead of time so it’s perfect for picnics, potlucks, and barbecues. I was on the treadmill the other day and watched The Pioneer Woman put…

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. It dawned on me recently that so many…

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 holiday table or maybe a date night dinner for two — I feel lighter and healthier just looking at it! Have…

Healthy Fattoush Salad

Fattoush Salad

Fattoush is a chunky Mediterranean salad full of healthy veggies and crunchy toasted pita bread — a tangy lemon-sumac dressing makes the dish sing. Let’s start out the week on the right foot — fill your market basket with…

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! Even after several years of food blogging I never find myself bored or out…

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, too… Sometimes you have to tinker with something…

Blood Orange and Jicama Salad is a light refreshing winter salad

Blood Orange and Jicama Salad

Blood Orange and Jicama Salad is a refreshing mix of juicy citrus and crunchy jicama — it’ll make you forget all about the mid-February blues and give you a healthy dose of Vitamin C!…

Jeweled Tabbouleh Salad

Jeweled Tabbouleh

Jeweled Tabbouleh is a joyful cracked wheat salad studded with colorful, gem-like fruits and nuts…if your body is a temple, this is definitely something  you’ll want to invite inside ;) This recipe has been hanging out in my head…

Kale, Lentil and Salmon Salad Bowl

Salmon Bowl with Kale and Lentils

There’s something so tactile and satisfying about dinner in a bowl.. a meal like this Salmon Bowl with Kale and Lentils that you can cradle in your hands and eat cross-legged on the couch.  It’s also incredibly healthy and…

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! Is everybody ready for Thanksgiving?  I hope so, because it’s right around…

Mexican Street Corn Salad

Mexican Street Corn Salad

Mexican Street Corn Salad is a must-try before the summer’s out.  It’s patterned after the popular Mexican street food ‘elote’, which is basically seasoned corn on the cob.  The corn is boiled or grilled, then slathered in a creamy…

Pasta Salad with salami, ham, and bacon

Meat Lovers Pasta Salad

Meat Lovers Pasta Salad ~ yes, real men DO eat pasta, and it’s this hearty pasta salad!   Real women love it too ;) Pasta salads are kind of a late summer staple for me, I like to have them…

healthy summer salad of arugula, figs, and fried goat cheese

Fig and Fried Goat Cheese Salad with Nectarine Vinaigrette

Fig and Fried Goat Cheese Salad with Nectarine Vinaigrette ~ oh wow, where to start?  With the gorgeous fresh figs, or the crispy goat cheese all warm and melty inside?  The nectarine vinaigrette is an explosive flavor bomb, too!…

New Potato and Egg Salad is the perfect side for so many summer meals.

New Potato Salad with Eggs and Mustard

New Potato Salad with Eggs and Mustard ~ this gutsy potato salad will up your hamburger and hotdog game all spring and summer, and will quickly become your new favorite ~ I found this salad at bon appétit and…

Fresh and healthy Grilled Stone Fruit and Kale Salad

Grilled Plumcot Salad with Toasted Walnut Vinaigrette

My Grilled Plumcot Salad can only happen in mid summer, since stone fruits are one of the few holdouts that aren’t imported from some other hemisphere in the middle of January — you’ve got to love them while they’re…

Grilled wild Salmon Salad

Grilled Wild Salmon Salad

Grilled Wild Salmon Salad is a wonderfully fresh and healthy main course salad ~ make it right on the stove top in a grill pan and enjoy all year long! *The post is sponsored by Morey’s®, thanks for supporting…

Irish Fish Cakes with a homemade Tartar Sauce

Irish Fish Cakes with 30 Second Tartar Sauce

Irish Fish Cakes with 30 Second Tartar Sauce ~ these are traditional, old fashioned fish cakes and they’re a great example of classic Irish country cooking. Packed with tender flakes of just barely poached cod, lots of fork-mashed russet…

a gloriously healthy Meditarranean Tuna and bean salad

Mediterranean Tuna Salad with Tarragon Vinaigrette

Mediterranean Tuna Salad with Tarragon Vinaigrette ~ quick – what do you think of when you hear the words ‘tuna salad’?  Probably a soggy lunchbox sandwich, right?  This gorgeous salad is going to change your mind, guaranteed! *This post…

strawberry jalapeno steak salad

Strawberry Jalapeno Marinated Flank Steak Salad

This Strawberry Jalapeno Marinated Flank Steak Salad is a deliciously gorgeous way to welcome spring, and really packs a punch when it comes to flavor. We had this Strawberry Jalapeno Marinated Flank Steak Salad for dinner two nights in…

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

Israeli Chopped Salad

Israeli Chopped Salad ~ this healthy chunky chopped salad is the perfect dish for summer gatherings because there’s no mayo to spoil, and the veggies retain their crunch for days.  Don’t forget about it during the rest of the…

bulgar wheat and parsley make up a wonderful Tabouleh Salad

Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh is a fresh wheat and parsley salad that has been a fixture of Middle Eastern cuisine for centuries.  This delicious classic salad never gets old… Tabbouleh is the queen of warm weather salads.  I can probably count on…

finger salad cups with rhubarb vinaigrette

Individual Salad Cups with Rhubarb Vinaigrette

Individual Salad Cups with Rhubarb Vinaigrette are perfect for entertaining, whether you’re having a family picnic, throwing a wedding shower, or hosting a spring brunch.  But make a few extra to keep the fridge for healthy snacking, too. Fessing…

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 healthy meal that doesn’t skimp on anything! Hey…

Spring Kale and Herb Salad with edible flowers

Purple Kale and Pansy Salad

Spring has sprung!  And that calls for a celebration.  It’s been a such a long tough winter for so many of us, we deserve some sun, some fresh greens, and some pretty flowers.  I tossed all that together in…

caprese salad with micro basil

Caprese Salad in a Jar

It’s official, we’ve gotten over the February hump — yay!  That’s big, people.  Now all we have to do is over-indulge a little bit on St Paddy’s Day, and when we come to…it’ll be APRIL!   I’m celebrating today…

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Pomelo Salad

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Pomelo Salad from the great Yotam Ottolenghi.  Wake up everybody at your table with this unique salad. Oh my gosh, do you need a little perking up in the kitchen these days?  Are you all…

grapefruit and watercress salald dressing

Pink Grapefruit and Watercress Salad

This unique Pink Grapefruit and Watercress Salad is delicious and packed with nutrition. I grew up with a meat and potatoes kind of mom.  She was a great cook, but she specialized in chops, meatloaf, mashed potatoes, that kind…

citrus, mozarella and basil salad with honey vinaigrette

Citrus Caprese Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

Citrus Caprese Salad with Honey Vinaigrette ~ this is my winter riff on the classic caprese salad, with bright juicy citrus fruit standing in for the tomatoes. Everybody’s mad for caprese salad, and it’s such a painful moment when…

Healthy Wild Rice Salad with Cranberries and Nuts

Wild Rice Salad with Cranberries and Nuts

Wild Rice Salad with Cranberries and Nuts is the perfect fall and holiday salad, it’s healthy and bursting with colorful fruits and nuts in every bite. Why do I only think about wild rice once a year?  Every November,…

Tomato and Pomegranate Salad

Tomato and Pomegranate Salad

The other day I got an unexpected  delivery from Amazon…my thoughtful husband ordered me a copy of Plenty More, Yotem Ottolenghi’s new book!  I couldn’t be more excited…his Jerusalem is the most inspiring cookbook I have ever owned.  Ever. …

Brussels Sprout Slaw

Brussels Sprout Slaw with Maple Cider Vinaigrette

Brussels Sprout Slaw with Maple Cider Vinaigrette is a delicious healthy salad that adds a bit of fresh green to fall and holiday tables. Pumpkin bars and apple cakes are all fine and good, but ‘real food’ can play…

Sweet Bell Pepper and Onion Salad 2

Sweet Bell Pepper and Onion Salad

Sweet Bell Pepper and Onion Salad ~ if you love colorful bell peppers like I do, this is for you ~ it’s crunchy, colorful, healthy, and so yummy! When it comes to what I’m eating, all bets are off…

Tomato Onion and Roasted Lemon Salad 8

Minimal Monday: Tomato, Onion, and Roasted Lemon Salad

Tomato, Onion, and Roasted Lemon Salad ~ this salad was on the cover of  Bon Appétit this month.  I knew I wanted to make it on first sight, only to realize after opening to the page that it’s a…

Micro Caprese Salad 7

Minimal Monday: Micro Caprese Salad

Micro Caprese Salad ~ I planted a cute little individual caprese salad right inside a hollowed out tomato…these are an elegant presentation for a special occasion, or a healthy little lunch for any old day. These Micro Caprese Salads…