BM# 71: Week 2/ Day 2 Theme: Seasonal Special Produce — Winter Squash Dish: Roasted Butternut Squash Salad For the second day for this week’s ‘Cooking with seasonal produce’, I have another winter squash recipe. This is a simple, but very tasty salad made with roasted butternut squash, baby greens and candied pecans. This recipe is from Minimalist…
Thanksgiving is less than a week away and I’m sure most of you must have started the preparations for the big day. In case you are still looking for a vegetarian/ vegan side dish, here’s an absolutely delicious Roasted Sweet Potato Pecan salad with grapes, pomegranate and raisins. The best thing about this salad is that…
BM# 70: Week 3/ Day 1 Theme: Cooking for One Dish: Thai Quinoa Salad with Peanut Dressing My theme for this week’s blogging marathon is ‘Cooking for One‘. I mostly cook for 1 because I cook during the day when the kids are in school and my husband is usually traveling for business. When I saw the theme, I…
Cucumbers are smashed (a perfect excuse to take out your frustration after a long day) and then tossed with some garlic, sesame oil and some seasonings. No soy sauce or other strong flavors — simple, clean salad that is just delicious. Serve it right away or chilled.
Wild rice takes quite a bit of time to cook, almost an hour, so plan accordingly. Original recipe used Fuju persimmon in the salad, but I added some apple instead. This is a simple, yet tasty salad that is sweet, tangy, nutty and earthy.
Tabbouleh with roasted tomatoes. Bulgur is rather bland by itself, but adding roasted tomatoes and fresh herbs adds much needed flavor.It tastes tastier as it sits. This salad is great for summer parties and barbecues. It can also be served in a Middle Eastern platter.
Quinoa & Pistachio Salad with Moroccan Pesto is easy and quick to put together. While the quinoa is cooking, you can make the pesto and prep the veggies, then toss everything together. It can be served right away or chilled until ready to serve. It is great to make ahead for picnics or to pack for lunchbox.
This salad combines freekeh with crispy roasted cauliflower and is flavored with lemon, fresh mint and other bright seasonings. If you can’t find freekeh, then broken wheat or coarse bulgur is a fine substitute. Roasted cauliflower is one of my latest favorites and it tastes amazing in this salad.
Farro is an ancient grain that looks similar to wheat. This farro salad with chickpeas and feta cheese is very easy to put together and is hearty, filling and delicious.
Healthy & Nutritious Summer Salad made with Whole Barley. A great make ahead dish for picnics or pack for lunches.