Category Archives: Salads

GREEN SALAD

When you hear “Green Salad” you’re probably thinking lettuce, spinach, avocados… Today,  I’m introducing  Green Onions Salad. I especially love making this salad for my kids. They devour it without picking green onions out. This salad is so fresh, so tasty, and filling. I can easily have it for lunch as is or top my toast with it… Continue reading »

BEET SALAD

Roses are red, Violets are blue… We love Beets, and you should too! How’s my poetry? All I’m trying to say is that highly nutritious beets are good for you! Due to it’s richness in nutrients, vitamins and minerals, beets have a wide range of health benefits. First of all, beets are very good energy boosters,… Continue reading »

QUINOA SALAD WITH POMEGRANATE

This Quinoa Salad with Pomegranate is super easy yet delicious quick lunch fix that is perfect, especially during holiday season. It is healthy, light salad that has all the nutrients needed to fill you up during the day, leaving room for a nice indulgent dinner. Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa 1+3/4 cup vegetable or chicken stock… Continue reading »

DAD’S VEGETABLE SALAD

This Vegetable Salad is not just ordinary Salad. Its made out of garden-fresh ripe vegetables that are full of flavors, and my dad is the one who thought of this perfect combination! He flew from East Coast for my sister’s wedding this summer, and we had some great time exploring our beautiful Northwest outdoors, as well… Continue reading »

GET TO KNOW YOUR GREENS

Salads are at their best in summer months. While we eat them year-round, flavors are at their peak during the summer, when greens and other salad ingredients come fresh from the garden to the table.   A variety of fresh greens are the basis of any leafy salad. Mild greens such as baby spinach, romaine, iceberg,… Continue reading »

PICO DE GALLO

With Cinco de Mayo just around the corner, this Pico de Gallo recipe is the one to hang on to if you’re planning a Mexican Fiesta. It is a fresh salad that is full of flavor and is very quick and easy to put together. Pico de Gallo can be enjoyed not just with corn chips on the… Continue reading »

CARROT SALAD AND A BEAUTIFUL TULIP FIELD

This Carrot Salad is a perfect salad to serve at your Easter Brunch or Dinner. It is very easy to make, very flavorful and healthy. Also, it was a perfect way to use up a big bag of organic carrots. Make sure to scroll down for some pictures of a beautiful tulip field that we have… Continue reading »

GREEN SALAD WITH POPPY SEED DRESSING

When it comes to salad, for me, it has to be healthy, well dressed and satisfying. Most of the time I would turn to romaine lettuce, Ranch or Caesar dressing (homemade of course), but this time I really wanted to try going beyond usual lettuce and try something more interesting. This Green Salad with Poppy… Continue reading »

GERMAN RED CABBAGE SALAD

I have first tried this Red Cabbage Salad in one of the German Restaurants. It was literally, a love at first bite. Last time we were there, I was convinced to recreate this recipe at home. Everyone, even my kids (picky eaters) loved it. What’s good about this salad is that it stays fresh-like the second, and even the… Continue reading »

PASTA SALAD

This Pasta Salad is a perfect dish for summer picnics. It is quick and easy, and very tasty at the same time. The addition of fresh basil, and balsamic vinegar, and fresh tomatoes make a perfect combination of flavors. It is that kind of dish that you can improvise any way you’d like. You can use any… Continue reading »

POTATO SALAD WITH BEETS

POTATO SALAD WITH BEETS

This Potato Salad with Beets is another classic Slavic dish that I would like to share with you. It is very easy to whip up, 100% vegetarian, and simply delicious. This Salad is better “the next day”. It develops a great flavor if left in the refrigerator overnight. Plus, it will become a beautiful color… Continue reading »

SPRING SALAD

This Radish and Cucumber Salad has a hint of spring in it. Back in Ukraine, fresh vegetables were available mostly in springtime. So the only time we got to enjoy it was spring and summer. Here, in United States, fresh fruits and vegetables available all year round, so we can enjoy this blast of vitamins anytime… Continue reading »

POTATO SALAD

This Potato Salad is very popular among Slavic people. It is a traditional dish in Russian cuisine. No holiday or gathering wouldn’t be the same without this salad. In Russia and Ukraine its called “Olivye”.  It appears, that the original version of this salad was invented by Belgian Lucien Olivier, and included veal tongue, caviar,… Continue reading »

BEST COLESLAW

Salads are great for serving all year round. Most are quick and easy to make and take little or no cooking. This tempting variety of color and texture full of vitamins salad is a Slavic version of Coleslaw. This is the best Coleslaw recipe yet. Ingredients: 1 small  head green cabbage 1 small head red cabbage 2 large carrots 1 or 2 large green… Continue reading »