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

Radish and Fennel Orzo Salad with Parsley-Lemon Vinaigrette

I’d never had fennel until last year during my nutrition assessment to try 5 new foods.  Fennel has a slightly sweet licorice taste when it’s raw, and is then deliciously sweet when roasted.  So for this salad, I took the best of both, and roasted half of the fennel and left the other half raw.Read more

Thai Cabbage Salad

Thai Cabbage Salad (A Seat at the Table)

This was a big hit at last month’s Carroll Cafe.  I even had people coming back for seconds.   So I’m apparently not the only one that loves Thai food.  And while this might not be a traditional dish, it is packed with flavor, texture and crunch.  Cabbage is great for mixing up the usualRead more

Emperor’s Rice Salad

Forbidden Rice Salad (A Seat at the Table)

I’m a bit obsessed with Pinterest.  I can spend hours browsing on there, and love all the inspiration that it provides.  It’s especially useful for salad inspiration.  Salads can be a little boring, and aren’t exactly something I crave in these cold months.  But I’m a firm believer of eating your veggies, so with aRead more

Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad

Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad (A Seat at the Table)

I’ve been seeing quite a few raw brussels sprout salads, so it was finally time to try making one.  This salad is refreshing, tart and tangy, salty, and crunchy.  It’s absolutely delicious.  It’s a simple and fantastic winter salad.  Since kale is hearty I think leftovers would hold up pretty well.  The dressing makes quiteRead more

Moroccan Roasted Vegetable Salad

Moroccan Roasted Vegetable Salad with Chickpeas (A Seat at the Table)

A lot of people in my life are vegetarians, so I’m pretty aware of vegetarian options when I go out to eat.  Even though I’m not always ordering a vegetarian option, I have a lot of sympathy for vegetarians when restaurant options are sparse and/or uninspired.  Vegetables are delicious and just because an entree doesn’tRead more

Asian Cabbage and Kale Slaw

Asian Cabbage and Kale Slaw (A Seat at the Table)

Lots of people have mixed feelings about coleslaw.  With the watery, mayo-laden minced versions out there, I can understand the less than enthusiastic response that slaw gets.  However, here’s a new take on your average cabbage coleslaw.  This version has just a hint of mayo, combined with some fresh ginger and other Asian flavors for aRead more

Vegetable Wheat Berry Salad

Veggie Wheat Berry Salad (A Seat at the Table)

This is one of my new go-to salads.  I love the combination of whole grains and veggies.  This is super easy to throw together and can be easily adapted to whatever vegetables you have on hand.  The dressing is a simple, fresh, tart dressing that goes nicely with the fresh vegetables and slight nutty flavorRead more