Asparagus Wheat Berry Salad with Pistachio Pesto

Asparagus Wheat Berry Salad with Pistachio Pesto (A Seat at the Table)

Wheat berries are a delicious option for grain salads.  They’re super chewy and can hold up to dressing so you don’t have to worry about them turning to mush.  They complement the tender asparagus nicely.  This recipe takes you through a simple pistachio pesto, but if you’re not in the mood you could easily use aRead more

Colorful Lentil Salad with Walnuts

Colorful Lentil Salad with Walnuts (A Seat at the Table)

The summer is always a good time for eating salad.  While this isn’t a completely cook-free salad recipe, the small amount of heat and time that it takes to sauté the vegetables helps meld the flavors together.  Although, I bet this salad would be delicious with raw vegetables too.  I love using legumes in saladsRead more

Apple Lentil Celery Salad

Apple Lentil Celery Salad (A Seat at the Table)

Lentils are a fantastic source of protein, iron, and fiber.  I love making lentils salads because they’re easy, convenient, and filling.  I love using the precooked lentils from Trader Joe’s, it’s not that cooking lentils is hard, but I love the convenience of having a package of lentils ready when I need a quick, easyRead more

Mediterranean Chicken Salad

Mediterranean Chicken Salad Thumbnail (A Seat at the Table)

  This is a fantastic new salad.  Perfect for summer, it’s filling, packed with veggies, and so refreshing.  While I made this with chicken I think it could easily be made vegetarian by substituting in chickpeas for the chicken.  This is also great for mayo-haters.  It’s easy to throw this together and can easily beRead more

Soba Noodle Bowl with Sesame Ginger Dressing

Soba Noodle Bowl with Sesame Ginger Dressing (A Seat at the Table)

I have definitely been in a cooking low spot.  My new home doesn’t have air conditioning in the kitchen, and it is totally enervating to even be in the kitchen.  So this summer has been an experiment in how to make quick and satisfying meals without having to spend a lot of time in theRead more

Black Rice Not-Tabbouleh Salad

Black Rice Not Tabbouleh Salad (A Seat at the Table)

Tabbouleh is a Middle Eastern salad that’s typically made with bulgur, parsley, mint, tomatoes, onion, and lemon.  It’s not one of my favorite salads because I usually find the parsley to be overbearing.  But since I had some black rice in the cupboard leftover from this Emperor’s Rice Salad, and some sumac I’d been wanting toRead more