Grape, Garlic & Greens Warm Winter Salad

A warm winter salad consisting of brussel sprout leaves, tatsoi, kale, garlic, red grapes, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, goat cheese and raw honey. Warm salads have always been a slightly strange concept to me. The first time I had one was in a restaurant a number of years back and I was pleasantly surprised by how…

Key Lime Honey, Radish, Golden Beet & Blood Orange Salad

A colorful and delicious salad made of mixed greens, blood oranges, French radishes, watermelon radishes, goat cheese, pistachios, golden beets and a key lime honey drizzle. This is, undoubtedly, the salad of my dreams. The colors alone fulfil that. Add in taste and you have a totally different dimension! I am not a lover of…

Sweet Corn, Tomato, Goat Brie and Pepper Salad

Fresh and Easy Salad of Plum and Heirloom Tomatoes, Sweet Corn, Banana Pepper, Goat Brie, Fresh Basil and Balsamic Reduction Hip Hip Hooray! It is FINALLY Friday and Labor Day Weekend is upon us! Whether you have a busy weekend ahead or a more laid back one, it’s nice to have some fresh and easy…

Avocado & Arugula Greek Salad

Greek Salad of Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Chickpeas and Black Olives Paired with Arugula and Slices of Fresh Avocado, Topped with Feta and Fresh Basil, Drizzled with Balsamic Reduction and Olive Oil, and Sprinkled with Black Pepper There are some days I definitely don’t want to turn on my oven. I just want something quick, easy and…

Breaded & Baked Green Tomato Salad

Pieces of Green Tomato Breaded in Flour and Crispy Onion Pieces, Served with Mixed Greens, Microgreens, Greek Yogurt Dressing and Black Pepper I remember I had green tomatoes for the first time last year on a vacation down in North Carolina. They were SO delicious and tasty! They were served deep fried with a creamy…

Quick and Easy Colorful Caprese Salad: Simple Italian Salad of Red Tomatoes, Cherry Sungold Tomatoes, Mozzarella, Green & Purple Basil, Olive Oil, Balsamic Reduction, Nasturtium Flowers, Salt and Black Pepper

Who doesn’t love a good caprese salad?! Especially given the fact that tomato season is HERE! 🙂 My version of caprese salad uses organic basil, red slicing tomatoes, and cherry sungold tomatoes all from Taproot Farm! I also used purple basil and nasturtium flowers (yes, they are an edible variety – and a bit spicy in…

Simple Blistered Green Bean, Cherry Tomato & Fried Halloumi Salad: Green Beans and Halloumi Cheese Fried in Olive Oil, Served with Fresh Halved Cherry Tomatoes and Dill, Paired with a Sweet Balsamic Glaze

I like the idea that a “salad” doesn’t necessarily mean your base has to consist of leafy greens. In fact, I have seen menus at a lot of restaurants in recent years include salads made from other things like different vegetables and fruits. This salad inspiration stemmed from that idea. Taproot Farm has included incredibly tasty green…

My Version of the “Science Salad”: Apple Slices, Baby Spinach, Walnuts, Capers, Fresh Basil, Longhorn Cheese Crumbles, and Bleu Cheese & Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressings, Sprinkled with Black Pepper

Spicing up one of my all-time favorite salads ~ The “Science Salad”! Granted, you probably don’t know of this salad unless you ordered it at The Periodic Table (Ele’s Café) while studying at Susquehanna University. The original salad is pretty simple – mixed greens, red onion, walnuts, bleu cheese crumbles, apple hunks and a creamy balsamic dressing with…