Southwestern Couscous Salad

Southwestern Couscous Salad

Southwestern Couscous Salad was born out the the necessity to create a vegan salad to take to work for lunch.  I realize that traditional southwestern cuisine doesn’t contain couscous, but I made use of what I had on hand.  I had wanted to make a more traditional couscous salad that contained garbanzo beans, and a lemon dressing, but the only recipe that I knew contained feta cheese which is definitely not a vegan food option.  I considered what I could use as a vegan substitute for the cheese, but I couldn’t find anything in the house that would be an […]

Cucumber Tomato and Feta Salad

Cucumber, Tomato, and Feta Salad

You know that I love the combination of cucumber, onion, and tomatoes in salads.  This recipe is a variation on that theme, and this variation is loaded with so much flavor that it is guaranteed to wake up your palate.  The Feta cheese ads a hint of tanginess and the crumbly texture lends itself perfectly to this salad.  I even created my own vinaigrette to dress this salad. 

Chicken Salad for Sandwiches

Chicken Salad for Sandwiches

I love chicken salad.  It’s creamy, crunchy, and versatile.  Best of all, I can make it without turning on the stove or oven, as long as I have leftover chicken or some canned chicken in my pantry.    This makes chicken salad perfect for those warmer days.  

Broccoli Salad

Bacon and Broccoli Salad

This delicious Broccoli Salad is very simple to prepare, and it’s loaded with flavors.  It’s a perfect side dish for grilled meats, and it’s a great alternative to potato or macaroni salad.  Once you taste Broccoli Salad, you will wonder why you would ever want to eat any other salad.  It’s that good, or maybe, I’m just really in love with it. 

This simple combination of cucumber, tomato, and onion makes the perfect salad to accompany your meal.

Easy Cucumber Salad

This simple 4 ingredient Easy Cucumber Salad is a great accompaniment to almost any meal.  It requires only 4 ingredients, and is delicious right away, unlike some cucumber salad recipes that require a waiting time.  This is one of my go-to salads when I need to add vegetables to a meal

prosciutto wrapped melon

Prosciutto Wrapped Melon

There’s something absolutely delicious about the combination of sweet and salty.  That tantalizing taste is the reason we put sea salt on our caramel, and it’s the reason why the combination of salty prosciutto, or even deli ham,  goes so well with sweet cantaloupe.

cucmber jicama and mango salad

Cucumber, Jicama, and Mango Salad

What’s better than cucumber and jicama salad?  Cucumber and jicama salad with mango.  This simple and refreshing salad is easy to make and tastes fantastic.  It can even be layered into 3 pint sized mason jars for a pretty and portable salad for a summer picnic, or it can be assembled in a bowl.  One of the things that makes this salad  so easy to prepare is that it contains only 5 ingredients.  The combination is figure friendly, too.  Cucumber, jicama, and mango are cut into bite-sized pieces and drizzled with lime juice before being sprinkled liberally with Tajin or […]

Tomato, Olive, and Mozarella Salad 1

Tomato, Mozzarella and Olive Salad

I am always looking for new recipes to make for my family.  I often pass by the deli counter in my local grocery store to see what’s new in the way of salads.  On one trip, I noticed a very interesting looking salad.  It was a very colorful mixture of red, white, black, and green.  Intrigued, I asked the girl behind the case what it was.  She said it was a mixture of tomatoes, olives, and mozzarella cheese.  I was very interested in what the dressing was, but since I didn’t want to part with $5.79 per pound,  I thanked […]

feta cheese and cannellini beans star in this pasta salad flavored with basil pesto

Chicken Orzo Salad

Basil pesto, olive oil, and lemon are tossed together with melon seed shaped pasta which is also known as orzo,  feta cheese,  cannellini beans, and diced chicken to make this refreshing pasta salad.    The salad was easy to assemble.  It required no chopping or cutting, except for cutting a lemon in half to get the juice.  The end result received Baker’s Man’s seal of approval, and after 22 days of bean recipes, that’s not an easy task. The next time you find yourself wondering what you should make with some leftover basil pesto, consider this recipe.  If you want to […]

kidney bean and corn salad

Corn and Kidney Bean Salad

This salad was supposed to be made with black beans, but I made a little mistake.  When I was preparing the salad, I inadvertently grabbed and opened a can of kidney beans instead of black beans.  With that one error, this salad changed from what I had imagined to something deliciously different.  I used the techniques from my faux homemade salsa recipe to give the illusion that this dish was more complicated to prepare, but there’s a minimum of chopping required for the recipe.  The entire dish can be assembled in about 10 minutes. Many variations of this salad are […]