Watermelon Radish & Cannellini Beans

It’s time for watermelon radishes again! Their cheerful magenta centers, cool crunch, and slightly sweet-hot flavor means spring is coming and I was thrilled to see them last weekend at the farmer’s market.  I love to pair them with other fresh spring-like flavors, like mint & peas.  To show them off in this week’s salad,…

Roasted Parsnips with Lemon Curry Dressing

“SuperFoods” Baby Lettuces Blend: Spinach, Chard, & Kale Oven roasted parsnips (salt, pepper, coriander, nutmeg & lemon zest) Baked, marinated tofu (Balsamic vinegar, Maple syrup, soy sauce, blueberries) Shallots (roasted with parsnips) Dried wild blueberries Dried, salted peas Sugar snap pea pods Dressing Non-Fat Greek yogurt Lemon juice Cilantro Mint Maple Syrup Fresh ginger Salt…

Artichoke Hearts & Blood Oranges

I’m not sure if there are many other combinations of flavors that can surpass briny, tangy artichoke hearts (water packed) and bright, fresh, sweet orange.  And the opportunity to use blood oranges, with their cherry/berry intensity; well, it was too good of a salad-making opportunity for me to pass up. Spinach Oven roasted carrots Marinated,…

Golden Beets with Creamy Horseradish Dressing

Sweet, mildly earthy, and warm – golden beets are a true favorite.  Their bright orange hue provides a fantastic range of minerals & vitamins but also a brightness on the plate of sunshine captured, stored underground, and available in an unassuming, delicious root.  Roasting brings out the sweet flavor of just about any vegetables, yellow…

Green Papaya Salad with Avocado

I’ve made lots of variations of  green papaya salad over the years (I’ve shared 10 on this site to date). Before it becomes the bright orange tropical fruit, an unripe papaya reveals itself as a crisp, light, mildly-cucumberesque vegetable that is most often seen at Thai restaurants as som tam salad.  On a recent night…

Mint Chutney Coleslaw

Green cabbage Granny smith apple Sugar snap peas Quorn chicken cubes Salted peanuts Cilantro Dressing: Mint chutney (Mint, cilantro, serrano chile, coconut, salt, lime juice) Tangerine juice & zest Rice wine vinegar Agave Salt Cayenne

Papaya & Cabbage Slaw with Creamy Thai Green Curry

Green papaya Green cabbage Purple cabbage Marinated, pan fried gluten rolls (Thai green curry paste, Bragg’s liquid aminos, rice wine vinegar, mustard seeds, ginger, apple cider vinegar) Snap peas Green onion Dried apricots Toasted, salted pecans Cilantro Rau Tia To / Purple perilla (Vietnamese mint) Dressing: Sour cream Rice wine vinegar Soy sauce Thai green…

Minted Dijon Coleslaw

Red cabbage Green beans Cucumber Orange bell pepper Hardboiled egg whites Avocado Mint Crunchy peas Dressing: Rice wine vinegar Sunflower oil Shallot Dijon Honey Mint Salt Meyer lemon oil

Spinach with Thai Yellow Curry Dressing

Spinach Carrots Cucumbers Garbanzo beans Red onion Crunchy peas Ginger Dressing: Thai yellow curry paste Dijon mustard Rice wine vinegar Olive oil Agave syrup Bragg’s Fish sauce Salt

Thai Papaya Salad with Tangy Peanut Dressing

Green Papaya Carrots Red cabbage Green beans Grape tomatoes Extra firm tofu Cilantro Serrano chile Peanuts Dressing: Rice wine vinegar Lemon & lime juice Garlic clove Sugar Peanut butter powder Amchur Fish sauce Salt Cayenne