Grilled Halloumi, Watermelon and Tomato Salad

Combine salad ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside. Preheat grill to high. Brush halloumi with olive oil on both sides. Grill the cheese for 2-3 minutes per side, or until grill marks form. Once off the grill, squeeze fresh lemon juice over. Place arugula on a serving platter and top with cheese. Garnish with […]

Kale Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

1. Place dressing ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. 2. Place kale in a large bowl and toss with a small amount of dressing until lightly softened. Add cooked pasta, chicken and shredded Parmesan to the bowl. Drizzle the remaining dressing over and toss gently to combine. 3. Transfer pasta salad to a […]

Shaved Asparagus Salad

As I sit here eating a whole pound of asparagus (haha) I’m reminded of what beautiful produce we are provided in west Michigan in the warmer months. The asparagus with thicker stems may not be everyone’s favorite, but in this salad they work perfectly for peeling. Serve this with grilled salmon or chicken and a side […]

Apple Walnut Salad with Maple Mustard Vinaigrette

Today I had the pleasure of visiting a local hydroponic greenhouse (Third Day Produce). The variety of lettuce and the different colors were so beautiful. My clients often ask for salads and it’s fun for me to come up with ways to make them exciting. Since it’s fall and apples are amazing right now, I […]

Kale and Spinach Panzanella with Parmigiano

Greens are in-season right now, so it’s a great time to scoop some up at your local farmer’s market! I’m particularly fond of spinach and kale because they are so versatile and they have a pretty mild flavor, making them great for combining with zesty vinaigrettes like this one. The combination of the olive oil […]

Dill Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

I feel like fresh dill is sometimes overlooked at the grocery store, but it adds incredible flavor to marinades and sauces. I have made a variety of chicken salads and this one is definitely now one of my favorites! You can serve this chicken salad on bread or with crackers, but I like serving it […]

Chopped Romaine Salad with Pepperoncini Vinaigrette

Winter weather normally means lots of soups and stews, but sometimes I just crave a big, crisp salad. This salad has a wonderful blend of flavors and textures. I especially love the edamame and feta, which add the perfect blend of sweet and salty. If you are packing this salad for lunch, I suggest leaving […]

Arugula and Roasted Potato Salad with Warm Pancetta Vinaigrette

I could eat this salad any time of day. The flavors of the peppery arugula, sweet sundried tomatoes and salty pancetta compliment one another perfectly. And the creamy hard boiled egg and crunchy roasted potatoes add great texture. Serve this with crusty bread and butter and a glass of crisp, cold white wine. Cheers! 1. […]

Blue Cheese Wedge Salad with Toasty Breadcrumbs

This cool, crisp wedge salad is the perfect summer lunch or dinner. If you’re a fan of blue cheese like I am, you will love this homemade chunky blue cheese dressing. It pairs wonderfully with the sweet cherry tomatoes and salty bacon. The warm breadcrumbs on top add great crunch and nuttiness. I recommend pairing […]

Grain-Free Tuna Artichoke Pasta Salad

We have officially entered picnic and camping season and most of the time that means some planning ahead in order to make sure everyone has a variety of fun food to try. In recent years, it seems there are at least 1 or 2 people who need some gluten-free items on the menu. While I […]