Salad

Lentil Salad with Roasted Tomatoes

2018-02-17T16:29:16+00:00 Vegetarian|

This is a delicious and healthy salad with lentils, cucumber and roasted tomatoes.  It can be served as a side dish or even as a main dish. This is a simple and tasty lentil salad…it is sure packed with flavors and texture. The flavors are intense…sweet roasted tomatoes to the spicy cumin and the texture are from soft and creamy to crunchy. It can be served as a side dish or as a main meal as I have done many times. The leftover can be stored in the refrigerator for next day lunch… Ingredients: 1 ½ cup dry lentils 1 bay leaf (dry) Salt to taste 16oz sugar/grape tomatoes, washed and cut into half 3-4 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 [...]

Simple Zucchini Ribbons Salad

2018-02-21T09:37:03+00:00 Vegetarian|

This salad made with ribbons of zucchini is so simple and yet so tasty. The zucchini ribbons are layered with Manchego cheese and drizzled with olive oil and apple cider vinegar. Before I get into this week post, today early morning, I received the news that my friend is now resting…I know that she is in peace and there is no more suffering…no matter how I comfort myself that it is better…still hurts a lot…so I will just keep what I had scheduled to post… I really want to share this simple recipe that I learned while in North Carolina with my friend before Autumn arrives… This is a super simple salad…contains mainly zucchini and yet so good…very refreshing. Isn’t [...]

Simple Fennel Salad

2018-03-13T13:11:51+00:00 Side Dish, Vegetarian|

This is a very easy and simple salad using just a few ingredients. The fennel is thinly sliced therefore it is light, crunchy and refreshing. Have you ever used fennel in your cooking? I have been very skeptical since I do not care for licorice and was always reluctant to buy fennel, but after seeing so many nice recipes using fennel, especially in salad I decided to try when I saw it at Trader Joe’s a package of a couple of plump fennel bulbs. The simple shaved fennel salad recipe from Kitchen Riffs just clicked, when I searched for the recipe, I then realized that I have been contemplating in trying this salad for more than a year. I followed the recipe [...]

Citrus Kale and Quinoa

2018-02-01T09:09:01+00:00 Pasta and Grain, Vegetarian|

In spite of many people already feeling Fall, we are still enjoying summer. As a matter of fact, part of July and August were so overcast here that we thought that this year we would not have summer at all…luckily, summer is finally here at the South Bay. We have been spending a lot of time walking at the beach and enjoying the weather…with that being said, I am still in the mood for salad. This is the first time that I made salad with kale. I usually make kale chips or add to soup….after seeing so many kale salads,  I decided to  eat it raw, and I felt in love with it, although I must admit that my husband [...]

Quinoa Salad with Mint

2018-02-01T14:09:21+00:00 Gluten Free, Pasta and Grain, Side Dish, Vegetarian|

I hope all of my friends from US had a great holiday weekend…we had a wonderful time with family and friend with lots of BBQ and to finalize the party we saw the fireworks from the rooftop…it was a beautiful day… I got this idea after having quinoa salad at the Stonefire Grill. Although the one that is offered at the restaurant comes only with lemon, mint and green onion, I decided to dress a little more when making my version of the quinoa salad. This simple recipe for quinoa salad is refreshing and so good…super simple to put together…just prepare the quinoa as described on the package and have cucumber, tomatoes and lots of fresh mint. It is great [...]

Cucumber Salad

2018-02-01T14:23:21+00:00 Gluten Free, Side Dish, Vegetarian|

I Am Back…Cucumber Salad and Some Pictures First of all…ALOHA! Today I want to share a very easy, simple and refreshing salad. You just need a few ingredients and you have a very light, tasty cucumber salad. Ingredients: 2 English cucumbers or 3~4 Persian cucumbers 1 teaspoon salt ½ tablespoon sugar ½ tablespoon sesame oil ½ tablespoon thinly cut fresh ginger 1~2 tablespoons apple vinegar Hot pepper flakes to taste Method: Wash and cut the cucumber (1/2 in), sprinkle with salt and let it sit for 5 minutes. Drain the water from the cucumber. In a small bowl mix the sugar, apple vinegar, ginger and hot pepper flakes. Pour on the drained cucumber, mix gently and serve. And here are [...]

Salad with Strawberries

2018-02-01T14:25:12+00:00 Gluten Free, Side Dish, Vegetarian|

Fast Food? How About Grilled Salmon and a Side Salad? When I heard for the first time the term “fast food”, immediately came to my mind that is a dish that you can prepare really fast. Only later I learned the real meaning of “fast food”. Here is one of my version of fast food. It is really fast if you have handy the ingredients, I promise you that it will not take more than 15 minutes. You can substitute “Old Bay” spice with celery salt, pepper and paprika. Ingredients: 2 filets of salmon Old Bay spice 1 tablespoon olive oil ½ bag of mix greens 1 carrot shredded 3~4 leaves of romaine lettuce ½ cup of strawberries 2 tablespoon [...]

Grill Salmon

2018-02-01T13:48:01+00:00 Fish and Seafood, Gluten Free|

Fast Food? How About Grilled Salmon and a Side Salad? When I heard for the first time the term “fast food”, immediately came to my mind that is a dish that you can prepare really fast. Only later I learned the real meaning of “fast food”. Here is one of my version of fast food. It is really fast if you have handy the ingredients, I promise you that it will not take more than 15 minutes. You can substitute “Old Bay” spice with celery salt, pepper and paprika. Ingredients: 2 filets of salmon Old Bay spice 1 tablespoon olive oil ½ bag of mix greens 1 carrot shredded 3~4 leaves of romaine lettuce ½ cup of strawberries 2 tablespoon [...]

Chicken with Potato Salad

2018-02-01T14:17:29+00:00 Gluten Free, Poultry, Side Dish|

This salad is almost like a potato salad, with some modification. It is great for a picnic or even for a side dish for a backyard BBQ. Makes a hearty meal, with lots of protein in it. Ingredients: 1 chicken breast 4 hard boil eggs cut in small pieces 4 medium potatoes cooked 2 carrots 2 stalks celery finely chopped 20 black olives chopped 2 tablespoons relish 2/3 cup mayonnaise 4 tablespoon finely chopped parsley Preparation: Shred the chicken breast, after being cooked in water, salt, pepper and bay leaf. Dice the carrot and boil for approximately 3 minutes, strain the water. In a big bowl add all the ingredients above, mix gently and serve cold. Make sure that all [...]

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