Salad

Peach Panzanella Salad with Halloumi and Blueberry Balsamic Dressing {Vegetarian}

Juicy peaches, ripe tomatoes, briny halloumi cheese, and crunchy rustic bread come together in this Peach Panzanella Salad, a twist on a classic Tuscan summer dish.   Jump to Recipe One of my fondest memories of studying abroad in Florence, Italy when I was in college was the food. Italian food is undeniably delicious, but even more so when you’re in Italy. I remember in the winter months when I first arrived, I enjoyed bowls of ribollita, a hearty Tuscan soup made with bread and vegeta… read more »

Roasted Cherry Farro Salad {Recipe}

Roasted Cherry Farro Salad is a sweet and savory dish hearty enough for a light lunch and perfect as a side dish next to your favorite entrée. For months, my girls have been asking me for fresh cherries, and I’m so excited that I can finally fulfill their requests now that cherry season is here! There’s nothing like sitting on the patio munching on a bowl of ruby red cherries in the summer. Despite the cold, rainy, and gloomy weather we’ve been having so far this June, we’re s… read more »

Beet and Goat Cheese Quinoa Salad {Recipe}

Beet and Goat Cheese Quinoa Salad is a quick and easy recipe you can put on top of a bed of greens for lunch or serve as a side dish at dinner.  Jump to Recipe By now you probably know that I don’t pack my girls the typical school lunch you’d find in most kids lunchboxes. Soynut Butter (no PB allowed in our school) and plain old tuna sandwiches are rarely on the menu, but Lentil Chickpea Vegetable Salad, Smoked Salmon Cucumber Roll Ups, and Tuna Edamame Salad often are. And so is this Beet and Goat… read more »

Quick & Easy Tuna Edamame Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette {Recipe}

Ready in less than 10 minutes, this Easy Tuna Edamame Salad is a healthy, delicious, and balanced lunch for the kids’ lunchbox or on top of a bed of greens.  Hmmm…what should I pack the kids for lunch today? That’s a question I am sure many parents ask themselves every day of the week. It’s certainly one I am faced with, although usually it plagues me over the weekend when I am putting together my Menu Plan Monday for the week. Back in August before the school year began, I provid… read more »

Spinach Pear Salad with Goat Cheese and Lemon Thyme Vinaigrette {Recipe}

Say goodbye to boring salads with this fresh and flavorful Spinach Pear Salad with Goat Cheese!  Iceberg lettuce, mealy tomatoes, and a couple pieces of cucumber all topped with a thick and creamy dressing. Does that salad sound enticing to you? Do you know the number one complaint I hear from people about why they don’t eat salad? “It’s boring!” And if you envision salad the way I’ve just described above, then you might be right. Sure, day after day it can be mundane to si… read more »