Quinoa Salad with Tomatoes, Cucumber and Alfalfa Sprouts

Quinoa Salad with Tomtoes Cucumbers and Alfalfa Sprouts

It’s been a few days since I last posted a recipe but I promise I’ve got a good excuse. This past Friday was a big day for me. It was my last day of work in Washington DC and the day D and I moved out of our apartment. Yep we are officially no longer… 

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Avocado Chickpea Salad with Vegan Pesto {Gluten-Free, Vegan}

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This is a pretty simple salad I just randomly threw together one day. I’d been seeing a lot of these smashed chickpea avocado sandwich recipes online and figured it would be just as delicious in a salad with some vegan basil arugula pesto as the dressing. If salads aren’t your thing use a potato masher to… 

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Roasted Butternut Squash and Chickpea Salad with Tahini Dressing

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I used to dislike butternut squash. Well actually I just never really gave it a chance. I lumped it into the same group as sweet potatoes and pumpkin — a strange breed of vegetables that instead of being neutral in flavor were actually overly sweet. But I’ve come around a lot – no I still… 

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Vietnamese Summer Roll Salad

I can’t wait to travel to Asia. I’ve never been, but considering my love for Asian flavors and cuisine how could I not fall instantly in love with it? I don’t think I would miss Western food for a second. I’d trade rice noodles for pasta any day. The flavors of lemongrass, fish sauce, soy… 

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Chickpea Salad with Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Red Onion and Herbs

This is a very simple salad to throw together, toss into the fridge and serve 45 minutes later when all the juices and flavors have had time to marinate. You can definitely play around with the ingredients and add different toppings, herbs, etc. I usually make salads with some sort of leafy green (spinach, lettuce,… 

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Cucumber Ribbons with Lemongrass Dressing

There isn’t much to this recipe. Cucumbers and dressing. That’s it. But the dressing is fabulous and the cucumber isn’t just sliced into rounds, it’s peeled into ribbons. And that makes it a whole lot more interesting. This is really easy to make and tastes light, crisp and refreshing. Perfect summer salad. Just make sure… 

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Daring Cooks June 2011 – Potato Salad

I must say this month’s challenge wasn’t as “daring” (or time consuming for that matter) as most of the others and I did actually put it off until the last minute. The mandatory item was to make a potato salad – but you really could pick whichever one you wanted to make. I finally made… 

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Olivie Salad (Салат Оливье)

This is a traditional Russian salad – and it’s one of my favorites. O and the dressing? Mayonnaise – of course! First order of business is a lesson in pronunciation. In English this salad seems to be called “olivier” but that’s not how it’s pronounced in Russian. Phonetically it sounds like this, o-li-v-yea. And salad is sa-lat… 

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