Cucumber Salad

With all of the really good summer cucumbers, it is feeling like the right time to be eating a lot of this salad. Salads where non-lettuce items get some time to shine are a favorite of mine. Not only because they automatically feel different and refreshing, but because they are generally way quicker to make. […]

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Creamy Cilantro Honey Lime Dressing

A simple, homemade salad dressing that will add a big kick to your salad! Lime juice, cilantro, honey, and jalapeño give this salad dressing lots of fresh flavor, and a ripe avocado makes it super creamy! It’s an easy, healthy way to dress your favorite salads.

A go-to for all summer salads! This is citrusy, sweet, and has a spicy jalapeño kick and lots of cilantro flavor. I have made this dressing probably upwards of 30 times over the last several summers, but since my usual method is throwing things into a blender and sampling until it is how I want […]

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White Bean Salad

When thinking about summer potluck side dishes, my requirements are as follows: Easy to make ahead Fresh summer flavor galore No heating/cooling required before serving Not super expensive to make on the large scale Here is an ideal summer side dish. It’s an easy salad that is embodying all the summer freshness for me. Log […]

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Kale Salad with Bacon Croutons

Lemon Kale Salad with Homemade Bacon Croutons

My husband is unafraid to share that he does not like kale. In fact, he wants you to know that he does not like kale. The more popular it becomes, the more adamant he is: Kale has no place on his plate. So when I told him mid-dinner prep that we would be having kale […]

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Winter Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette

Plate of winter salad

Come mid-January, I’m hankering for a good salad. I love my roasts, chilis, and casseroles as much as the next Midwestern gal, but I crave the crisp green goodness that only a big plate of salad can give me. Enter: Winter Salad. All of winter’s bounty tossed in a warm bacon vinaigrette and topped with the […]

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