Blue Cheese and Citrus Dressing

Blue cheese dressing is usually made using lots of mayonnaise and other dairy products, such as sour cream and half and half, but this dressing is made without using extra dairy products. It’s just as good as regular blue cheese dressing and is so easy to make. Please try it if you have some leftover […]

Curried Quinoa and Edamame Salad (Vegan and Gluten-Free)

I posted a curried quinoa risotto recipe a while ago. This time I made a curried quinoa salad. As you can see, I really love curry. This salad, however, doesn’t have an intense curry flavor, so even if you are not a big fun of curry, I think you will like it. I served this […]

Tahini and Ginger Dressing

This is one of my favorite salad dressings. I don’t know how many times I made this, but I never get tired of it. It doesn’t contain any oil other than the oil from tahini and is very low in fat (about 35 calories per tablespoon). It certainly beats commercial salad dressings that contain a […]

Cauliflower and Pesto Salad

My husband’s friend gave us a bag full of fresh basil the other day and I made a large quantity of pesto, so I am trying to come up with a series of recipes using pesto this week. This is a salad using raw cauliflower. Please feel free to use different ingredients for mixing in […]

Vegan Creamy Pear and Macadamia Nut Salad Dressing

Here is a salad dressing you can make in 5 minutes in a blender that is very versatile. It is very refreshing. For the salad in this picture, I used tomatoes, daikon radish, avocado, pea sprouts, and nori seaweed strips, but please feel free to use this dressing for any green salads or other types […]

Vegan Tropical Coleslaw

My husband and I love the summer and beaches and visit Florida almost every year or every other year. I recall that most restaurants we went for lunch in FL served coleslaw on the side. The taste and ingredients vary from restaurant to restaurant but we like the one with pineapple chunks in it, so […]

Sliced Tomatoes with Honey Balsamic Dressing

This is a very simple yet pretty looking tomato salad. It’s perfect when you have dinner company since it doesn’t take long to prepare and you can concentrate on the other time-consuming dishes. If you eat dairy products, you could sprinkle some goat cheese crumbles on top of tomatoes to make it look fancier. Ingredients: […]

Mojito Salad

Last summer we attended Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s outdoor picnic concert called Ravinia Festival where thousands of people have an elaborate picnic feast before the concert. They set up a table with a real table cloth, wine in real wine glasses, all kinds of food, and flowers in a vase. A dear friend of ours with […]

5 Minute Salad

This literally takes 5 minutes to make and is a perfect lunch when you don’t have time or don’t feel like making anything. Adding some gluten free bread and cheese will make a complete meal! Ingredients: 1 avocado (small), diced 1 tomato (medium), diced (I also added a tiny yellow tomato for color) 1/8 onion, […]

Chinese Napa Cabbage Salad (Gluten-Free)

This recipe was inspired by California Pizza Kitchen’s Chinese Chicken Salad. I made it gluten-free and eliminated the chicken, but if you eat chicken, you can add a barbecued chicken on top and make it a main dish. When you chop an entire napa cabbage, it may seem like a lot, but once you add […]

Green Salad with Cashew Dressing with Curry, Lemon and Pesto

One of my favorite local pizza restaurants that serves gluten-free pizzas has a green salad with cucumbers, red peppers & shrimp tossed with garlic sauce, pesto sauce, curry & lemon on their menu. The dressing is delicious, so I wanted to create something similar. I must say the end result is pretty close to the […]

Raw Vegan Wedge Salad

The other day I got cravings for a wedge salad, but I didn’t want to go to Outback Steakhouse or TGI Friday’s to order one, so I created a healthy version (raw vegan). Yes, it’s doesn’t have the richness that a blue cheese dressing can bring, but it satisfied my cravings. Ingredients: 1 iceberg lettuce […]