Recipe Category: Salads

Japanese Cucumber Salad

Japanese Cucumber Salad Recipe
9 Aug

Cucumber plants are really productive. Once they get going in summer, you may be hard pressed to find ways to deal with the quantity. This Japanese Cucumber Salad is very simple and quick to make, and it works well at dinner parties, since the servings are small. Serve it as a side pickle or as…

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Minced Chicken Salad with Fresh Herbs

Minced Chicken Salad with Fresh Herbs
9 Aug

Laab Gai is a traditional Thai minced chicken salad with fresh herbs. Thai cooks depend on the tropical herb phak phai (aka Vietnamese coriander or Persicaria odorata), but this recipe relies on a combination of Thai basil, cilantro, and mint. Culantro is another herb that fits perfectly in this recipe. The sharp tasting herbs balance…

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Kohlrabi Salad with Cilantro and Lime

Kohlrabi Salad with Cilantro and Lime
30 Jul

Kohlrabi salad with cilantro and lime is a refreshing and healthy summer salad made with kohlrabi, cilantro, lime, jalapeño and a citrus vinaigrette This tastes good the next day too. Serves 4-6 Ingredients: 2 medium kohlrabi, cut into matchsticks 1 head very thinly sliced fennel 1 tart (not sweet) apple, peeled and cut into chunks…

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Fennel and Golden Beet Salad

Fennel and Gold Beet Salad with Sliced Almonds, Citrus, and Mint
15 Aug

The elements of this Fennel and Golden Beet Salad really benefit from the use of a mandoline slicer to achieve very thin, even slices. Both the fennel bulb and beet are sliced this way (on the thinnest setting), but they are raw. A thicker slice would do, but the salad would be much crunchier. This…

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Simple Radicchio Salad

Simple Radicchio Salad Recipe
10 Jun

This is one of the fastest, easiest salads we know of, but it looks sensational and tastes great. It is easily adapted by switching out one or more ingredient, but the radicchio is essential. We are always amazed by how unfamiliar this delicious and easy to grow vegetable is in North America. Describing its flavour…

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Korean Soya Bean Sprout Salad

Korean Soya Bean Salad Recipe
15 Feb

Soya bean sprouts are one of the most common and popular vegetables in Korean cuisine. They are known as kongnamul in Korean, and this salad is Kongnamul-muchim. Soya bean sprouts are always cooked before eating, which takes away a musty, fishy odour, and leaves them tasting fresh and nutty. About 1/2 cup of Yellow Soy…

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Quinoa and Edamame Asian Flavoured Salad

15 Sep

This light dinner salad is perfect for those early fall months when you’re too lazy to be in the kitchen. Edamame or baby green soybeans have a mild flavour and offer a great source of protein along with the quinoa. * From the cookbook The Vegetarian’s Complete Quinoa Cookbook by Mairlyn Smith has over 150…

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Tomato Cucumber Salad Recipe

Tomato Cucumber Salad Recipe
15 Aug

Cookbook author Emily Richards loves serving this salad with fresine, a long pasta similar to fettucine. Then, once most of the tomato and cucumber is eaten, you can break up the pasta to soak up all the tasty vinegar dressing. This is perfect to add to a weeknight meal. Using in-season, hearty plum tomatoes adds…

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Tomato and Pine Nut Salad Recipe

15 Aug

Pick red, orange and yellow tomatoes fresh from your garden to create a rainbow of flavour in this colourful tomato and pine nut salad recipe. Use any combination of interesting tomato varieties to serve up in this tasty salad with other antipasti or as an end to dinner. From the cookbook Per La Famiglia: Memories…

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Tunisian Carrot Salad Recipe

16 Jul

Toasted spices add interesting texture to this classic Tunisian carrot salad recipe from Executive Chef Adam Hynam-Smith, co-owner of El gastronomo Vegabundo, Ontario’s first gourmet food truck. This salad can be served on its own or is fantastic with fish or a grilled steak. From the cookbook Curbside by Chef Adam Hynam-Smith, Whitecap Books. Serves…

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Citrus Arugula Salad with Shaved Fennel

citrus fennel salad
31 Mar

If you’ve never tried fennel, now is a great time to get acquainted. Although fennel takes more time than arugula to grow, when the two meet up in a salad, it’s a wonderful culmination of your garden – spicy, juicy, with a hint of anise. Arugula is a nutrient-packed dark leafy green that’s loaded with…

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Beet and Kohlrabi Salad Recipe

Beet and Kohlrabi Salad
29 Sep

When I was growing up, Swiss chard and kohlrabi were completely unfamiliar to me. My aunt served this salad recently, and I was so impressed I begged for the recipe. Colourful, tasty, and full of different textures, it’s also fantastically healthy. This Beet and Kohlrabi Salad Recipe makes an impressive party side, or even a…

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