Category Archives: Salads & Dressings

Swiss Green Salad (Nüsslisalat) with Creamy Dressing and Chopped Egg

What is Nüsslisalat, you ask? It’s a tender green, usually grown in the fall in Switzerland and Germany, a type of corn salad. But don’t worry – you can substitute romaine lettuce and spinach and get to enjoy this simple … Continue reading

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Honey Mandarin Orange Vinaigrette

A light and tangy orange vinaigrette sweetened with honey and a touch of ginger. Whip it up quickly, and keep it in your fridge for whenever the salad mood hits. Anyone else out there have a box of shriveled, hardening, mandarin … Continue reading

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Cooking with Kids: Mason Jar Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Beat the lunch-making-blahs with an easy, colourful mason jar salad. Kids will love helping prepare it as much as eating it. And it makes fantastic adult lunches, too! Cooking with Meredith Make up a mason jar salad. It’s: Crunchy. Sweet. … Continue reading

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Summer Herb Vinaigrette and Zucchini Salad

Drizzle this zesty herb vinaigrette over summer salads, plop onto steamed or baked potatoes, or dress up some grilled salmon, chicken breasts, or steak. Serve it with spiralized zucchini salad and you’ll have a feast for your eyes and your … Continue reading

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Citrus Spruce Tip Salad

Toss together a spruce tip salad with bright citrus fruits, crunchy vegetables, and the unique herbal flavour of those tender young tips at the ends of the branches on the spruce tree in your back yard.  I know, I know. … Continue reading

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Green Salad with Spruce Tips – a Springtime Treat

Pick a handful of soft new spruce tips from your backyard tree to add a wonderfully interesting flavour to a spring salad – herby, resiny, and softly citrusy. My yard has been sleeping. I’ve been waiting so patiently for the … Continue reading

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Tuna and Cannellini Bean Salad and Northern Gardening in the Spring

A zesty bean salad stuffed with good things like tuna, red pepper and artichoke hearts makes a great salad-as-a-meal and is easy to make ahead for picnics, potlucks, and packed lunches, so you can get outside and spend time in … Continue reading

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Asian Pear and Chicken Slaw

A light crunchy cabbage, red pepper, and chicken slaw sweetened with crisp Asian pear and rounded out with a zesty, herby dressing. I love having leftover cooked chicken in the fridge. There are so many ways to use it. Aside … Continue reading

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Basil Beet Salad, Sauteed Beans, and Peas on Earth

Meet Eric and Ruby, of Peas on Earth, Alberta producers of exceptional organic produce, and have a taste of Ruby’s fantastic Basil Beet Salad, or a nibble of Sauteed Garlicky Green Beans. Passion and Love. Those are the two emotions … Continue reading

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Macaroni Salad with Two Dressings

Nothing beats a traditional macaroni salad for your summer picnic or barbecue. Customize it with your favourite veggies and dressing to please all appetites. I won! I won! I won! Well, I didn’t really win, but I did win second … Continue reading

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