side dish

chickpea salad
Salads, side dish

Chickpea Salad

Chickpea salad is an easy and tasty dish, perfect for lunch or dinner. You can replace almond with any other nuts (pumpkin seeds will be great), add more veggies (carrots, red bell pepper). It’s a basic recipe and you can play with the ingredients you have in your pantry and […]

chopped salad
Salads, side dish

Chopped Salad

The ideal chopped salad is a blend of the freshest, most colorful ingredients the produce aisle or farmer’s market has to offer. Summer is the perfect season for this salad. You can easily get fresh romaine lettuce, juicy tomatoes, crunchy cucumbers,  corn and avocados. I found the recipe in book […]

french potato salad
Salads, side dish, vegetarian

French Potato Salad

What makes this potato salad French?  Dressing with white wine, mustard, and scallions or chives. There are so many potato salad recipes, it’s hard to pick the right one, but no matter what you pick,  most of them will be good, because, it’s potatoes, fresh herbs, olive oil and good […]

Quinoa Salad with Corn and Snow Peas
dinner, side dish, vegetarian

Quinoa Salad with Corn and Snow Peas

I love, love and love this wonderful little grain. Even though quinoa doesn’t have any distinct flavor, by adding lime juice, garlic, fresh herbs and veggies, it makes healthy and delicious meal for lunch or dinner. Great thing about this grain is that, it cooks in 10 minutes, you can […]

tabouli
Salads, side dish

Tabouli

Tabouli  is a very refreshing, easy and delicious summer salad that can be served for lunch or dinner with or without any meat or fish. As I was getting ready for the Tuesday evening concert at Bellard park, I quickly prepared it together with  pork and veggie kebobs and didn’t […]

arugula salad
Salads, side dish, vegetarian

Arugula Salad with Strawberries

With very few calories and tons of flavor arugula is a great green to help maintain a healthy weight without sacrificing great tasting foods. As one of the best vegetable sources of Vitamin K, arugula provides a boost for bone and brain health. Centuries ago Romans discovered an unlikely quality […]