Salads

Keep it Cool I: Asian Broccoli Salad

The best summer recipes in my opinion make use of the abundance of this season’s produce, require a minimal list of ingredients, and don’t involve the oven!  Follow this month’s series to Keep it Cool in your kitchen and add four fantastic main dish salads to your repertoire. I personally think broccoli is at its…

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Lauren’s Kitchen: Roasted Beet and Quinoa Salad

There is not a holiday meal that would not be honored to share the stage with this first course beauty! The vibrant colors of this Roasted Beet Salad pales only in comparison to its taste. While this is a gluten free and dairy free recipe it will please all the guests at your table even if it…

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Lauren’s Kitchen: Charred Corn and Avocado Salad

School may be back in session but the heat is still on and corn is still plentiful. This corn salad certainly celebrates all of the last tastes and textures of summer and would be a welcome addition to any Labor Day celebration. 5 ears of corn 1 poblano pepper, cut into small pieces ½ red onion, thinly…

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Lauren’s Kitchen: Cucumber Peanut Salad

Yes, it is anther cucumber recipe but seriously they are the fruit of the season and are so cooling for the body which is welcome this month. This is a salad that will bring all of your favorite tastes together in each bite; spicy, sweet, crunchy, and salty. While the ingredients for this salad can be prepped ahead you…

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Lauren’s Kitchen: Cucumber Corn Salad

So my husband, Joachim, and I share the grocery shopping as well as meal prep at our house. It is a unique divide however. He manages and maintains the fruit inventory because he makes the family morning smoothies and knows what he needs. You will recognize him as the guy at HEB or Whole Foods…

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Lauren’s Kitchen: Cocagne Bean and Artichoke Salad

I seem to be drawn to cooked veggie salads lately and why not? I believe these hearty salads are perfect during our wonderful warm days and cool evenings. The native Californian in me absolutely could not resist Heidi Swanson’s gorgeous Cocagne Bean and Artichoke Salad. Growing up we didn’t do a lot of gourmet eating, to…

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Lauren’s Kitchen: Potato, Green Bean and Asparagus Salad

Ok I admit I have a salad thing going but seriously with these sultry spring days I don’t think anything sounds better in the evening than a bowlful of spring veggies tossed in the perfect vinaigrette. Enter Green Valley Kitchen’s Potato Salad with Grean Beans and Asparagus – a heavenly match. So heavenly that I’ve made it…

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Lauren’s Kitchen: Ana Jones’ California Miso Avocado Salad

It is definitely coming. We’ve moved our clocks forward, there is sunshine in the forecast and we are 11 days from the official start of SPRING! Let’s celebrate and bring on the salads, chock full of the season’s beautiful produce. This gorgeous Avocado Miso salad is just the right place to start. Bursting with broccoli, seasonal…

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