Archive of ‘Salads’ category

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…)

Curried Chicken Salad

Easy curried chicken salad recipe is great for everything from salads to sandwiches and easy party appetizers. Get the recipe on

I fell in love with curried chicken salad when I tried it from a small Santa Barbara area sandwich chain called Panino’s. We would order office takeout from them every few weeks, and it was one of the days where I was more likely to purchase my lunch than bring from home because the sandwiches, salads, and soups were delicious! One of my favorite orders was the curried chicken salad salad, where they would basically scoop some of their curried chicken salad on a bed of lettuce and top with a balsamic vinaigrette. It was delicious, simple, and perfect to enjoy on a picnic table outside overlooking the vineyard. That office did have an amazing view. (more…)

My Favorite Broccoli Salad Recipe

My favorite broccoli salad recipe has been updated with new pictures May 2016 as part of the #ThrowbackThursday photography project, where I add new photos to already delicious recipes! 

Creamy crunchy sweet and salty, this broccoli salad is always a hit! Get the recipe on

Today is my ninth wedding anniversary and I’d like to share with you all the most romantic recipe of all… my favorite broccoli salad recipe. Broccoli is very romantic. (more…)

Brussels Sprouts Salad

It takes just 10 minutes to make this easy and delicious fresh Brussels sprouts salad with flavors inspired by the Mediterranean!

I think I have more Brussels sprouts recipes on this blog than any other single ingredient. I know it’s definitely the most frequently featured vegetable, but I’ve always roasted it or cooked it in some way, and this time I didn’t, so it’s different enough to merit ANOTHER Brussels sprouts post. Brussels sprouts are wonderful in any season, even when you can’t bear the thought of turning on the oven. They’re versatile like that. (more…)

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