Salad

Herbed Chickpea Salad

We have gotten to that time of the year where cold dishes are so satisfying (and it keeps us from having to turn on the oven). I’m sure a lot of you have a good variety of herbs growing in your garden and this is the perfect way to enjoy those. Fresh dill is often Herbed Chickpea Salad

Shaved Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad

The kickoff to summer has finally arrived and I’m ready to enjoy some picnic foods! This delicious salad is the perfect combination of sweet, salty and nutty. It’s naturally gluten-free and can easily be made vegan if you want to skip the cheese. Serve this with grilled meats, seafood or veggies. Whisk dressing ingredients in Shaved Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad

Rainbow Quinoa Salad

Picnic season is right around the corner and I like to have some great go-to salads that hold up well in a cooler. This salad is so delicious and colorful and can easily accommodate a lot of different diets since it’s naturally vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free. If you want to add cheese, I would recommend Rainbow Quinoa Salad

Italian Chopped Salad

These winter months can be brutal – especially when the snow just won’t seem to let up! A lot of the time I find food can take me to another place. This salad reminds me so much of summer with it’s sweet heirloom tomatoes and basil. Serve this with a side of soup and a Italian Chopped Salad

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 Kale Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

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 Shaved Asparagus Salad