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Simple South Indian Vegetarian Thali — Fresh Cucumber Salad Recipe

BM# 74: Week 3/ Day 2 Theme: Thalis/ Spreads Dish: Simple South Indian Vegetarian Thali Today I have a simple South Indian vegetarian thali. Coming up with a menu is quite a task — picking dishes that complement each other is an art. So I took the help of my Dakshin cookbook. The author, Chandra Padmanabhan, has…

Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

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…

Quinoa & Pistachio Salad with Moroccan Pesto

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.

Freekeh & Roasted Cauliflower Salad

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.