Archive of ‘Salads’ category

Cilantro Lime Coleslaw

Creamy, crunchy cilantro lime coleslaw has just the right hint of creamy with a touch of kick. This is a great recipe to pair with barbecue or bring to a potluck!

Creamy crunchy cilantro lime coleslaw makes a perfect side dish for your next bbq! *

I don’t know if it’s the Southern girl in me, or the picnic lover, or just the part of me that really likes the texture of crunchy vegetables mixed with the right amount of creamy dressing, but I cannot turn down a good slaw. And when circumstances line up where I need to bring a dish to a potluck, there are beautiful cabbages at the grocery store, and I happen to have extra cilantro and jalapenos at home, I get creative and make a cilantro lime coleslaw. Which turned out to be a perfect barbecue side dish, and has an unintended Texas twist! (more…)

Feta Farro Salad

Bright Mediterranean inspired flavors make this feta farro salad a perfect main dish for a light meal, or a refreshing side for a picnic or barbecue. 

Bright Mediterranean inspired flavors make this feta farro salad a perfect main dish for a light meal, or a refreshing side for a picnic or barbecue. It's a great way to try ancient grains in your diet! * Recipe on

I discovered something pretty cool the other day when I was walking around the grocery store… quick cooking farro. Normally, I’m wary of quick-cooking anything, but farro, like barley, is a wheat grain that takes a long time to cook, so the promise of farro ready to use in 10 minutes (more like 15 with getting the water to boil and all) was pretty exciting to me. I knew I was going to make it into a salad to keep with the “simple and quick” theme. I picked up a little creamy feta, and then waited something ridiculous like two weeks before putting this together. And then I made it twice in three days.  (more…)

Crunchy Asian Salad {Guest Post}

Hello, darlings! Today I’m excited to introduce another blog friend of mine, Whitney from That Square Plate. I love her approachable style of cooking, and if you haven’t checked out her blog yet, the New Orleans BBQ Shrimp are really good. Today she’s sharing a crunchy Asian salad that sounds perfect for warmer weather! Enjoy… 

Crunchy Asian Noodle Salad - loaded with flavor and easy to make! Hey y’all (yes I’m a southerner), I’m Whitney and I’m the most southern part of Alabama — like where there are beautiful white sandy beaches. I blog over at That Square Plate and love to share a variety of recipes that feature fresh ingredients. I also am a fan of seafood, breakfast food, and smaller dishes. I appreciate Mary letting me step over here and share an awesome Asian-inspired salad recipe with you guys. (more…)

Chickpea Salad

This easy, flavorful chickpea salad is a healthy make ahead side dish or light lunch!

This past November we took our first “official” family trip to Walt Disney World. The Godfather and I have been blessed to travel there quite a bit previously as my parents are long time DVC members and we grew up just a few hours away. Our wedding was even held around the World Showcase in Epcot! November was a very special trip for us though as it was our first with Princess A. She love the parks, the rides, and this chickpea salad. She really really loved this chickpea salad from the Harambe Market in Animal Kingdom.  (more…)

Fall Harvest Salad


This salad is perfect for fall! Blue cheese crumbles, quick candied pecans, fresh apples, dark leafy greens, and an easy red wine vinaigrette. It's healthy fall comfort food!

Something about the change in seasons makes me crave salad. I don’t know if it’s because I fear winter weight gain and so this is my subconscious attempt to balance preemptively, or because lettuce, arugula, and many of the leafy greens I like to include in my salads are actually in season when it gets cooler. Either way, my salad cravings are strong in Fall. (more…)

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