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Vinaigrette Using Leftover Herbs

Vinaigrette to Use Up Leftover Herbs

I love fresh herbs because they’re an easy and cheap way to make almost anything taste better. What I don’t love is food waste. To save fresh herbs from perishing in the crisper, I’ll whir them into a simple vinaigrette to have on hand for a few days. These are perfect for greens, pasta salads, […]

Eggplant Falafel Salad Bowls with Tahini Sauce

Eggplant Falafel Bowls

Roasted eggplant is delicious in its own right, but why not incorporate it into into falafel (along with roasted garlic and onion) for a fun spin on this nutritious plant-based protein option. For a kid-friendly version, serve the falafel with sliced cucumbers, bell pepper and grape tomatoes, with tahini sauce on the side. You can also […]

Winter tabbouleh with zaatar vinaigrette

Winter Tabbouleh with Za’atar Vinaigrette

Tabbouleh, meet winter. In this version, I’m using a base of shredded kale, bulgur and parsley and trading the usual suspects (tomatoes, cuke, green onion) for brinier, punchier ingredients like kalamata olives and pimentos to stand up against the hearty greens. If you don’t have za’atar seasoning I offer swap suggestions in the notes below.

Large bowl containing chopped salad, chickpeas, sliced avocado and tahini dressing

Trader Joe’s Recipe: Cruciferous Crunch Power Salad

I never leave TJ’s without a few bags of Cruciferous Crunch in tow. It’s a balanced mix of, you guessed it, cruciferous greens like shaved Brussels sprouts, chopped kale and cabbage, and pairs perfectly with crunchy chickpeas, all the seeds and lemony tahini dressing. Once you start with this one, you can’t stop.

Smoked Salmon Cobb Salad with Everything Bagel Vinaigrette

Smoked Salmon Cobb with Everything Bagel Vinaigrette

Everything Bagel-style seasoning blends have been trending for the last few years. It’s a mainstay in our pantry and the perfect topper for avocado toast or eggs, but I also discovered it works great to season salad dressings (it contains all the key players – garlic, onion, salt). This is the first time I created the […]

Warm Kale Caesar Salad

Nothing beats the crispness of a big romaine lettuce Caesar salad. But when the temps drop and snow falls, this warm, sautéed kale version is a welcome alternative to the classic. Warm Kale Caesar Salad is a great way to use up leftover chicken or that wilting bunch of kale beckoning you from the veg […]