Category Salads

Peas-of-Cake Lunch for Monday

When the ingredients are fresh, making lunches is an art project: an experience full of color, fun, and creativity.


Tomatoes Take Stage

I got a great surprise from a friend this week: desert-grown, garden-fresh tomatoes and basil. I ate half of the gift at dinner and saved the rest for a leading role in my lunch. The Menu: Blueberry-Mango Smoothie with Coconut Milk and Basil Simplicity Salad (chopped snap peas and white beans) On sourdough toast, “Some Assembly Required” Bruschetta […]

Did Someone Say Spring?

Spring! It’s here. My CSA box this week was full of color to prove it. There were purple, yellow, and orange carrots, grapefruits, new potatoes, broccoli, and spring onions. Trying to use up some leftover potatoes from last night’s dinner, I decided to make a colorful potato salad for lunch. The Menu: Colorful Potato Salad Mint […]

Salad as Finger Food

Sometimes, it’s nice to have a salad for lunch. With the right combination of ingredients, a salad can be completely satisfying. Sometimes though, it’s nice to break the routine. Good thing it’s easy to freshen up a favorite salad by turning it into a wrap. The Menu: Collard Green Wraps with Lemony Artichoke Spread & Root Vegetables Chia Seed Pudding with Honey […]

Back in the Saddle

After a two-month hiatus, it’s time to get back in the writing saddle. Today’s recipe is a quick, easy, and crunchy combination of pantry staples. Chickpea-and-Almond Salad in Romaine Saddles: 4 leaves of romaine, rinsed and dried 1 cup of chickpeas 1 green onion, chopped (white and green parts) 1/3 cup of slivered almonds 1 […]

To Top It Off

When  fluffy green carrot tops come with my carrots, I know exactly what to do, and I look forward to adding them to my lunches.  I found some easy ways to celebrate the bitter carrot top flavor. Splitting every bunch I get into thirds, I make pesto, a week’s worth of pre-rinsed salad greens and […]

Wardrobe Update: A New Dressing

It’s time to toss out the old mayonnaise and update your chicken salad’s wardrobe with this spicy hot sweet potato dressing. It is delicious, creamy, colorful, and nutrient rich (potassium, folate, fiber, vitamin E, vitamin C!). Since it will keep for 1-2 days, you can make it ahead and make your morning lunch assembly a […]