Easy Beet Salad or Beet Spread

If you like beets, you’ll like this easy beet salad that you can also use as an easy beet spread on crackers and such. Grated beets, lemon juice, plain yogurt and finely chopped toasted walnuts are all you need. Well, and salt. And love. I serve it as a side salad sometimes, and other times…

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Make-Ahead Lentil Salad

make-ahead lentil salad with broccolini, lemon and hazelnuts

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again and again and I’ll never stop saying it, probably, but there is nothing better in the hot, hot summertime than a salad waiting for you in the refrigerator. This make-ahead lentil salad is a prime example. Make it when you have an off moment and it…

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Three Bean Salad Recipe

three bean salad recipe with red beans, white beans, green beans

Everything I love to eat was invented by someone’s grandma. Three bean salad is a good example of “old lady food” but you know what, old lady food is yummy and this three bean salad recipe is a good one. I have an undying devotion to bean salads. They’re wonderful. Make them on a day…

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Gigante Bean Salad

Delicious gigante bean salad with apples, corn, jalapeños and apple cider vinaigrette

Healthy, delicious gigante bean salad with apples, corn, jalapeños, apple cider vinaigrette and Royal Corona gigante beans

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Breakfast Chef Salad

Breakfast salad with lettuce, simple vinaigrette, boiled eggs, sunflower seeds

I first encountered a breakfast salad fifteen years ago. My ex-husband’s sister-in-law was from Japan and she always ate a small salad with breakfast and told me salad was a regular component of Japanese breakfasts. I thought to myself it was a grand idea, but never made it part of my daily breakfast habit. And…

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Kidney Bean Salad

kidney bean salad

This kidney bean salad is going to become a refrigerator staple, I can tell you already. Lately I’ve been SUPER lazy when it comes to making delicious and healthy and original foods for us to eat. Fortunately, neither I nor Chris is terribly picky when it comes to lunch, as long as it’s quick and…

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Swiss Chard Salad

swiss chard salad

Some of you “old timers” may remember this salad from a newsletter sent out a couple of years back, when I was going through a divorce and living with my wonderful mom temporarily. Since my mom goes out a lot more than I do, I got pretty skilled at cooking dinner for myself (granted, that…

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Sweet Potato Salad

sweet potato salad

This sweet potato salad is a great way to have your delicious, potato-y carbohydrates while secretly incorporating some fiber and vitamin A and jalapeños — which are all very healthy. I made a pesto kind of dressing with cilantro and green onions and I have a strong suspicion that a few leaves of mint would…

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Hilah’s Texas Kitchen: Goat Cheese Salad

Episode Two: Blue Heron Farm, Pecan-coated Goat Cheese Salad This episode was one of my favorite to shoot. The owners of Blue Heron Farm, Lisa and Christian, are super cool (as is every small farmer I’ve ever met. I swear that business is a magnet for bad-asses.) and their goats were SO FUN! I’d never…

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