cowgirl salad with apple-miso vinaigrette
i used to order this salad — their house salad — every single time i ate at browns. it was just too good to pass up — look at all the yumminess going on in here: grilled chicken breast, plump edamame, roasted corn, juicy tomatoes, sweet dates, crunchy pecans and tangy feta! and the dressing! yum! so of course you can imagine my delight to find this recipe in an online magazine. hello and yes please!
salmon with roasted red pepper & hazelnut salsa + red quinoa & arugula salad
i figure by now you know i love ottolenghi. i own all but one of his cookbooks and, as soon as it’s out (in four months!!), will be purchasing his latest! these recipes come from two of his cookbooks and are incredibly straightforward to make. as a bonus, the ingredients from both dishes require a similar amount of cooling/chilling time so making them together works out perfectly. the salmon is super simple, just seasoned with a bit of salt & pepper and then roasted in the oven. but it’s the salsa that is to die for! i could eat it by itself!! the salad is equally amazing; the slightly pickled shallots with a touch of sumac are crazy yummy! this meal is fancy enough for company but totally doable for a weeknight too.
carrot, daikon & rice noodle salad with miso dressing
hi! it’s me again with the noodles! i can’t stop! rice noodles are my absolute fave, especially when paired with asian flavours — like these ones. edamame, crispy carrot and daikon matchsticks — we’re all familiar with carrots roses, but you know when you order sashimi and it comes with a pile of shredded white stuff as garnish? that’s daikon! and then of course the miso dressing — it’s even got minced pickled ginger in it. super fresh salad — perfect for summer.
turkish kofta platter
hello tasty!!! tiny little lamb meatballs with toasted pine nuts and mint served on a bed of luscious cannellini bean puree, which is kinda like hummus but a bit milder and tangy-er thanks to the addition of greek yogurt. this whole platter is beyond delicious; it was hard not to polish off the entire platter between the two of us!
grape, avocado & arugula salad
i love summertime meals. i mean, i love each season of eating but there is something about grilling your food on the bbq — a piece of chicken, or a nice steak, maybe some peppers &/or baby potatoes, and then sitting down outside to eat it with family & friends. super simple, super tasty. and then of course all the salads to go with. this is eeeeeasily my favourite side salad — so incredibly full of flavour, goes with everything and is dead easy to make too.