Peruvian Chicken Salad with Aji Verde

Do you guys have Alpaca where you live? They have the best Peruvian chicken and we love eating there. I also love making any variant of the dish at home. The Aji Verde (green sauce) is really the star, but the chicken is amazing too. This recipe turns the dish into a salad with theContinue reading “Peruvian Chicken Salad with Aji Verde”

Fried Caper Panzanella

This fried caper version of panzanella is pretty much all the things I love. It is best made with fresh summer garden tomatoes, which I did not have, so I used the best store tomatoes I could find. If you have a garden, or know someone who grows them, do yourself a favor and useContinue reading “Fried Caper Panzanella”

Charred Corn Salad

Growing up in the Midwest, sweet corn is pretty much a summer time staple. I absolutely love fresh corn on the cob with butter and salt. I also love any salad made with fresh corn. This is simple but flavorful summer time salad that goes great with anything grilled, as a side dish at aContinue reading “Charred Corn Salad”

Lentil Chopped Salad with Honey Pecan Dressing

This salad is a slightly modified version of the one on Kathleen Ashmore’s site. I LOVED this salad. I hadn’t really thought of putting lentils in a salad, but it really works. They add great texture and it really makes this salad unique. The real star of this recipe is the dressing though. The originalContinue reading “Lentil Chopped Salad with Honey Pecan Dressing”

Romaine Salad with Toasted Pepitas, Blue Cheese and Pickled Red Onion

My favorite kinds of salads are the ones that have lots of interesting flavor, texture and brightness. This salad was simple, but it still met all of those criteria. The romaine is fresh and crunchy, the blue cheese is pungent, the toasted pepitas add good crunch and flavor, and the pickled red onions and radishesContinue reading “Romaine Salad with Toasted Pepitas, Blue Cheese and Pickled Red Onion”

Chinese Chicken Salad Wraps

Chinese chicken salad is one of my favorite salads. Especially the version with peanut dressing. This is a variation on that meal, where it is made into wraps. We really liked the combination of the peanut dressing and the chili mayo. These wraps had tons of flavor and lots of crisp, fresh veggies. It helpsContinue reading “Chinese Chicken Salad Wraps”

Slow Roasted Salmon with Citrus Herb Vinaigrette

This is a variation on a recipe I saw on Wishbone Kitchen, and it is another really flavorful way to eat salmon. I wasn’t sure if slow roasting salmon would be worth it, since it comes out great at higher temps, but I really liked the texture of the fish cooked like this. The marinadeContinue reading “Slow Roasted Salmon with Citrus Herb Vinaigrette”

Grilled Thai Pork Tenderloin with Soba Noodle Salad

This grilled Thai pork tenderloin with soba noodle salad is one of my favorite meals we have had recently. I typically sous vide my pork tenderloin because it is a great method to ensure really tender, juicy pork. This grilled tenderloin was just as good though, and I will be making this often. One ofContinue reading “Grilled Thai Pork Tenderloin with Soba Noodle Salad”

Crunchy Sesame Chicken Salad

Asian chicken salad is one of my favorite salad meals. This recipe was based on one I saw on Ambitious Kitchen. My favorite recipe uses peanut dressing, but I loved the sound of the sesame ginger dressing for this one and had to try it. As usual, I made a few modifications to my ownContinue reading “Crunchy Sesame Chicken Salad”

Turkey Taco Salad with Jalapeno Lime Dressing

This healthier version of a taco salad has Mexican spiced ground turkey breast, lots of veggies, black beans, and a delicious jalapeno garlic lime dressing that really adds tons of flavor. I used both romaine and green leaf lettuce in this salad. Green and red leaf lettuce have more nutritional content than romaine does, soContinue reading “Turkey Taco Salad with Jalapeno Lime Dressing”