Lemony Kale Salad with Olives, Golden Raisins, Parmesan, and Sunflower Seeds

Lemony Kale Salad with Olives, Golden Raisins, Parmesan, and Sunflower Seeds

This kale salad is studded with Castelvetrano olives, golden raisins, parm and toasted sunflower seeds to make a side salad full of flavor or texture. Dressed with a super simple lemony dressing sweetened with just a touch of honey, it is as easy to make as it is delicious. Salads might seem simple or basic [...]

Roasted Eggplant and Bell Pepper Arugula Salad with Ramp Vinaigrette

Roasted Eggplant and Bell Pepper Arugula Salad with Ramp Vinaigrette

Ramps! Every year I cannot wait to get my hands on em'. They work AMAZINGLY as the star of the vinaigrette in this salad featuring arugula, roasted red bell pepper, crispy roasted eggplant, and torn fresh mozzarella cheese. The ramp vinaigrette was the starting point and the salad was built around it - it is [...]

Little Gem Lettuce, Pea, and Pickled Onion Salad with Lemon-Basil Avocado Dressing

Little Gem Lettuce, Pea, and Pickled Onion Salad with Lemon-Basil Avocado Dressing

Little gem lettuce means spring is here and it is here to stay y'all. This little gem lettuce salad looks and tastes like a big bowl of springtime sunshine and I'm obsessed! Peas are the easiest spring ingredient ever because you can just buy the frozen ones and steam them. Of course you could always [...]

Broccoli Greek Salad with Crispy Falafel Spiced Chickpeas

Broccoli Greek Salad with Crispy Falafel Spiced Chickpeas

I am a sucker for a classic greek salad, but sometimes you gotta switch things up a bit, know what I mean? Enter this delicious broccoli greek salad with crispy falafel spiced chickpeas. Think your good ole' classic greek plus thinly sliced broccoli florets which soften as they absorb and marinate in the herb-spiked vinaigrette. [...]

Farro with Roasted Beets, Sautéed Beet Greens, Balsamic, and Goat Cheese

Farro with Roasted Beets, Sautéed Beet Greens, Balsamic, and Goat Cheese

When you get a bunch of beets with some beautiful, fresh greens in tact you get two veggies in one! Don't throw em' away - use those beet greens to make this warm farro-based salad. This dish combines the earthy flavors of beets and their greens with chewy, nutty farro. A sweet balsamic reduction adds [...]

Chipotle Black Bean, Sweet Potato, and Kale Salad with Cilantro Pepita Sauce

Chipotle Black Bean, Sweet Potato, and Kale Salad with Cilantro Pepita Sauce

Chipotle goes so well with the bitter notes of kale, the sweetness of sweet potatoes, and the creamy, nuttiness of black beans. This warm salad capitalizes on the complimentary notes of chipotle with all three ingredients in one dish. I have been combining them in different ways for a while now, and this purple kale, [...]

Bacon and Egg Breakfast Salad with Sumac Vinaigrette

Bacon and Egg Breakfast Salad with Sumac Vinaigrette

Breakfast salads are one of the most satisfying ways to start the day IMO. Packed with protein, fat, and veggies, I feel fuller for longer with less cravings than I feel when I start the day with lots-o-carbs. These benefits aside, this bacon and egg breakfast salad with sumac vinaigrette is freaking delicious!  Bacon and [...]

Cheddar, Apple, and Crispy Prosciutto Salad with Pecans and a Rosemary-Maple Vinaigrette

Cheddar, Apple, and Crispy Prosciutto Salad with Pecans and a Rosemary-Maple Vinaigrette

Apples and cheddar cheese are like PB&J; a classic couple that never gets old. Apples happen to be at their peak currently, so I could not resist celebrating the greatness that is apples and cheddar cheese with this salad! How do you make this classic combo better? Add crispy prosciutto, duh! All it takes is [...]

Celery Root, Fennel, and Apple Salad with Manchego and Sunflower Seeds

Celery Root, Fennel, and Apple Salad with Manchego and Sunflower Seeds

This celery root, fennel, and apple salad with Manchego cheese and sunflower seeds is tossed with a slightly sweet, tangy dressing made with lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, honey, salt, and extra virgin olive oil. It is a simple side or light meal that epitomizes how a handful of ingredients, in their natural state, can [...]