I like it Raw – raw cabbages salad

It is beautiful in Philadelphia, sunny, breezy, early-summery and also sometimes hot and humid. The vegetables are overflowing the raised beds and tumbling out of the CSA box and my fridge is packed. And I’m loving every minute of it. But I need to eat a lot of vegetables to keep up, and lately I just haven’t really felt like curries or stirfry or braises … Continue reading I like it Raw – raw cabbages salad

Bulgar Salad with Baby Heirloom Tomatoes, Swiss Chard and Goat Cheese

Perhaps you’ve noticed that it’s too hot to cook. But I wasn’t going to let my beautiful swiss chard, soon to wilt, go to waste. I made this quick salad with bulgar (or cracked wheat) that is an easy-to-cook whole grain. Much like couscous, you just have to cover it with hot water and let it soak until it gets soft (between 15 and 30 … Continue reading Bulgar Salad with Baby Heirloom Tomatoes, Swiss Chard and Goat Cheese

Roasted Red Pepper, Garbanzo and Chipotle Salad

I’ve been meaning to post this salad I made for a work lunch, but since I originally made it for 30 people, it took some motivation to decide to cut the recipe down. Michelle, the assistant to the director, says it tastes just like a Chipotle burrito, but without all the fat! Warning – it’s spicy! roasted red pepper, garbanzo and chipotle salad serves 5 … Continue reading Roasted Red Pepper, Garbanzo and Chipotle Salad

Roasted Pear Salad with mixed greens, arugula, goat cheese, and tarragon

I have to keep shaking the salads up for the lunch programs I make at work, otherwise our guests (and our staff, and me!) will get bored.  This salad was made with baby greens, some arugula, pears roasted in the oven for 10 minutes with fresh tarragon and just a sprinkle of sugar, toasted walnuts (also sprinkles with sugar), a hard, rosemary crusted goat cheese … Continue reading Roasted Pear Salad with mixed greens, arugula, goat cheese, and tarragon

Korean-Style Cucumber Salad with Soy and Ginger, on Romaine

The secret to this cucumber salad from How to Cook Everything is to peel the cucumbers, scrape out the seeds inside before slicing them, and then let them drain, salted, in a colander before rinsing. I used the Korean-style variation, adding chili sesame oil. The recipe is for the dressed cucumbers alone, but I laid them on a bed of very thinly sliced Romaine and … Continue reading Korean-Style Cucumber Salad with Soy and Ginger, on Romaine

lunchtime salads

I prepare lunch buffets for work at least once a week, and try to keep them delicious, healthy, vegetarian-friendly, and budget conscious. Since I’m often eating these lunches, too, I also don’t want to feel bored, either preparing them or eating them, especially when I have multiple lunches to prepare in one week. I’ve started making more exciting salads to keep me entertained, and happy … Continue reading lunchtime salads