Orzo Salad

Orzo Salad with Tomatoes and Basil

This light pasta salad made with orzo, tomatoes, and basil is brimming with late summer flavors and makes a great side dish for grilled chicken and fish dishes.

The salad has a light citrus flavor

Kale Salad: A Perfect Choice for Lunch

I’ve always loved the idea of salad for lunch. Especially a kale salad that is the brightest, most colorful, and healthiest of them all.

Kale salad with lemon dressing

Kale Salad with Lemon Dressing

The light, citrusy flavors of the salad along with the protein of the garbanzo beans, make this kale salad recipe a perfect choice for summertime lunches.

Taco Salad

Taco Salad

With a sweet and spicy dressing, chunks of cheddar cheese, and crunchy chips this taco salad recipe is all about summer picnics and neighborhood potlucks. If you can brown ground beef and chop stuff up, you can make this dish.

Greek Farmers Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes

Greek Farmers Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes

Loaded with bright red tomatoes, crunchy cucumbers, feta, and really good olives this Greek farmers salad recipe helped me learn that fresh ingredients don’t need a lot of dressing up to be delicious.

Panzanella Salad

Panzanella Salad

The fresh basil, capers and toasted bread in this Panzanella recipe provide the salad with a fresh flavor and crunchy texture that will keep you coming back for more.

Breakfast Salad with Egg

Breakfast Salad with Egg

This super simple breakfast salad recipe is a good solution to getting a serving or two of veggies in as the day starts. This recipe uses one egg, cooked anyway, served over a bed of lettuce and reheated leftover vegetables…

Garlicky Refrigerator Pickles

Garlicky Refrigerator Pickles

This refrigerator pickle recipe only takes a few minutes to make and is a tasty way to eat more veggies. We like to eat these refrigerator pickles as a side dish, appetizer, or accouterments to sandwiches, burgers, and BBQ.

Refrigerator Pickles with Fennel and Dill

Refrigerator Pickles with Fennel and Dill

What makes Refrigerator Pickles with Fennel and Dill one of our favorite refrigerator pickle recipes is how the different parts of the fennel add different flavors and textures to the pickles and how the dill evokes a warm summer day.

Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

Vinaigrette

It is the simplest thing in the world to make vinaigrette salad dressing. This easy vinaigrette recipe is delicious and a great way to start making homemade salad dressings.

Creamy Ranch Salad Dressing

Creamy Ranch Salad Dressing

Having a homemade creamy ranch style dressing recipe at one’s fingertips helps make sure everyone eats their veggies. This ranch dressing recipe takes 10 minutes to make and keeps for a couple of weeks in the fridge.

A few good salad dressings help farmers market veggies disappear

How a Few Good Salad Dressing Recipes Can Help You Eat Better

The farmers market can be a challenge during the summer with all those beautiful veggies begging you to take them home. All it takes to make sure everything gets used up before it goes bad, are a few good salad…

Tomato & Mozzarella Caprese Salad

Tomato & Mozzarella Caprese Salad

Tomatoes and mozzarella come together to create a simple late summer caprese salad that is a delicious way to highlight the flavors in heirloom tomatoes.

Fresh summer cherry tomatoes on the vine

Why We’re so Giddy Over Late Summer Tomatoes

I get a little giddy when fresh tomatoes take over my favorite farmers market in late summer. Giddy because it takes tomatoes forever to show up and they’re gone in an instant.

Smokehouse Potato Salad

Smokehouse Potato Salad

The flavors in this smokehouse potato salad recipe come from a smoky mayonnaise and bacon that are perfect for good BBQ or anything from the grill.