Salads & Dressings


Gluten Free BLT Pasta Salad

Gluten Free BLT Pasta Salad
It may be September, but it is full on summer tomato season in my garden which means it’s BLT season. In my opinion, BLT season is one of the best things about late summer and about gardening in general. Homegrown tomatoes are one of the most delicious things to grow, and growing them has definitely made me a tomato snob. I really only want to eat...

Kale Quinoa Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette

Kale Quinoa Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette
Summertime means salads in the garden with white wine and good conversations. With these hot summer days, I look forward to later dinners outside around 8pm or so once the sun is about to set and the air has cooled off. Eating a delicious salad outside with a glass of sauvignon blanc is a perfect way to end the day. Enter this blueberry kale and quinoa...

Chicken Salad Mason Jars with Coconut Poppyseed Dressing

Chicken Salad Mason Jars with Coconut Poppyseed Dressing
Chicken salad on a salad is one of my favorite meals of all time. As a girl from North Carolina, this salad was my go to almost anywhere I went growing up. I wanted to come up with a dairy free, paleo version of the salad for the blog. So Delicious has recently come out with an unsweetened coconut milk yogurt, so I thought it would be fun to do a...

Cucumber, Tomato & Avocado Salad

Nothing quite feels like summer more than a cucumber and tomato salad. Growing up in the South we would mix cucumbers, tomatoes, mayonnaise and lemon together. Add salt and pepper and call that a salad. I dressed up my favorite childhood version with a basil vinaigrette as the dressing, sheep’s milk ricotta instead of mayonnaise, and added avocado,...

Grilled Asparagus & Avocado Salad

Looking for a light summer salad as a dinner or a side for your favorite grilled dish? This salad can definitely do the trick. I love it as is for a light summer dinner, or with a grilled piece of fish for added protein.  The mint and butter lettuce combo is super delicate and refreshing.  I am growing both mint and butter lettuce this year which is where...

Beef Quinoa Taco Salad

With Cinco de Mayo just around the corner, I wanted to make a gluten free, corn free taco option to share.  Since I don’t usually have the option of tortillas, I have fallen deeply in love with the quinoa taco salad option.  For a vegan version, check out my Coconut Quinoa Salad with Mango vinaigrette recipe.   For this recipe, I feature grass fed...

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