Soba Edamame Salad with Tahini Dressing

Salads like this make for light, refreshing summer meals.  They are the perfect hot weather food, served chilled or at room temperature. They are incredible easy to make and very quick: 30 minutes or less.  Lots of colours and fresh vegetables make them a very balanced nutritious meal.  The addition of edamame and cashews adds richness to the salad and also a good source of plant based protein. Continue reading Soba Edamame Salad with Tahini Dressing

Cucumber Carrot Salad with Sesame Seeds

It is the height of summer and the selection of fresh, local, in season fruits and vegetables is at its peak.   It is the perfect time of year to enjoy your favourites and try some new ways to prepare them.  This salad is fresh and delicious with Asian flavours that really make the dish pop.   The crunchy carrots and cucumbers almost become lightly pickled in the tangy lime juice, chili, rice vinegar dressing.  It is light and refreshing and just perfect for hot summer days. Continue reading Cucumber Carrot Salad with Sesame Seeds

Grilled Zucchini Greek Salad

Summertime…when the living is easy.  Salads like this and summer meals in general often come together almost intuitively, simply by picking what is fresh, ripe, colourful, and appealing.  There is nothing quite like the taste of a tomato or peach or English pea that is picked at its peak, bursting with luscious flavours.  Summer is for savouring these tastes that we have waited a long time to taste again. Continue reading Grilled Zucchini Greek Salad

Roasted Corn, Black Bean and Ancient Grains Salad

I am so excited to join the Recipe Redux Group!   I have been following some of these blogs for a long time and it is just so fun to be part of the group.  I love that the recipes are healthy, delicious and that we all support each other. The June theme is just that, celebrating each other. Continue reading Roasted Corn, Black Bean and Ancient Grains Salad