Asian Broccoli Slaw

I know all-American cole slaw is very much everyone’s favorite and it compliments most entrees or sandwiches. Here is my version of cole slaw, but this is comparatively very healthy especially because I used broccoli slaw which is a Trader Joes mix and didn’t use mayonnaise which is usually a reason for a high calorie…

Simple Salad

Here is a simple and a quick salad recipe. Ingredients: 3 cups of Sorrento salad mix (Trader Joes) 4 – 5 fresh basil leaves (roughly chopped) 1/4 cup of cherry tomatoes (cut into halves) 6-7 kalamata olives (chopped) 5-6 walnuts (chopped) Dressing 4 tablespoons of Orange Muscat Champagne Vinegar 4 tablespoons of olive oil 2…

Holiday Inspired Salad (With Superfoods)

Here is a recipe of my favorite go to salad, it is perfect for several reasons. The salad contains superfoods such as kale, fresh and dried cranberries, Brussels sprouts, roasted pumpkin seeds or/and walnuts. Moreover, I find it very attractive to be served during holidays. This salad is wholesome and fills you up right away….

Acorn Squash and Mini Pie Pumpkins Stuffed with Curried Quinoa Salad

This healthy fall recipe can be prepared and served for Thanksgiving dinner. You can totally replace Acorn Squash and Mini Pie Pumpkin with Butternut Squash or Spaghetti Squash. Ingredients: One Mini Pie Pumpkin One Acorn Squash Olive Oil (Spray) Salt and Pepper to taste   Curried Quinoa Salad Recipe: 1 teaspoon of olive oil 1/2…

Moroccan Couscous Salad (Whole Wheat)

In my previous blog post I shared a Israeli couscous salad recipe which was a light and a vibrant salad. Here is the recipe. http://www.garnishlifestyle.com/2012/10/08/israeli-couscous/ Now I am sharing a whole wheat Moroccan couscous salad. The difference between both is size, Israeli couscous are bigger grains than Moroccan couscous. Also, the cooking time of Moroccan…

Watermelon, Feta, Herbs, and Citrus Salad

This is a perfect summertime salad. Yes, I love love love fresh fruits and melons are my all time favorite. I love this recipe, as you can enjoy it outdoors as well as indoors. Just perfect. Ingredients: 1 small watermelon (cubed) 1/4 cup of feta cheese (crumbled) 1/2 lemon & 1/2 lime (fresh juice) +…

Spinach, Nectarines, and Herbed Goat Cheese Salad

Well, it is summertime and my theory is enjoy as many fresh fruits as possible. Not that I don’t have fruits during winter. I tend to include atleast three fruits in my meal every single day, but in summer I enjoy them in my cooking as well. I make fresh preserves, salads, popsicles, ice creams,…

Spring Salad with Homemade Thai Peanut Dressing

I love this simple salad and it is very easy to make. Perfect for spring and summer time. Infact it can be served during Easter, as it looks like a nest with bright Easter colors. Also you can serve it with your Thai menu. Ingredients: 1 large Carrot (thinly peeled with peeler) 2 small Persian…

Greek Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 1/2 box of pasta (until al dente) Cold veggies: 2 Persian cucumbers (diced) 15 green or black olives (diced) 2 tablespoons of Capers 2 cups of fresh baby spinach (chopped) 1/4 cup of feta cheese 1/2 roasted bellpepper (jar) 2 roma tomatoes or cherry tomatoes (chopped) 1/4 cup of parsley (chopped) Grilling or roasting…

Jicama Apple Pistachio Cranberry Salad

This is my first recipe with jicama, which is a large root vegetable which is a mexican yam. Ingredients: 1 raw jicama (washed, peeled, and chopped) 1 apple (washed and chopped) 3 tablespoons of pistachios (chopped) 3 tablespoons of dried cranberries (chopped) Few mint leaves (chopped) Vinaigrette: 3 tablespoons of grapeseed oil 4 tablespoons of…