Category: SALADS

Watermelon, Cucumber, and Feta Salad

Watermelon, Cucumber, and Feta Salad

  Don’t you just love refreshing salad? I love salads and eat them all year round, but I know this one is by far the most unique one. Do not discard it, please! I know you are probably looking at these pictures and saying how read more

Full Meal from the Grill

Full Meal from the Grill

— Using Kingsford Hardwood Pellets This post is sponsored by Kingsford. The opinion and text are mine. Cooking a whole family meal on the grill is not only a time-saver but also a very delicious way to prepare food. On top of that, you can create read more

Tangy Beet Salad

Tangy Beet Salad

Tangy Beet Salad

I don’t know if I should even call this tangy beet salad a recipe. It is so freakishly easy that I can’t even explain.

It is well known that I am a beetroot lover. I love beets in any form, texture, and taste.

On top of everything, it is such a healthy vegetable. I believe that I have always loved eating beets, especially picked version.

My kids are not big fans. However, they only are willing to eat my beet mixture or magical elixir, which I’m making before every season.

It boosts our immune systems so they do not complain. I mean it’s not like they have a choice. My magic elixir is a must in my house. Click on the link to read more, of course.

Tangy Beet Salad

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Let me continue talking about this tasty and rather easy beet salad.

It really is as simple as it sounds. The flavor is obviously tangy, savory, and extremely delicious. of course, if you love beets.

Nonetheless, if you do not like them just give beets a chance. Most people hate the earthy flavor, but with adding a bit of citrus and salt the taste is rather incredible.

I have a feeling that you guys going to like it a lot. You could mix it with a peppery, bitter almost prudent taste of arugula.

Tangy Beet Salad

I have seen people adding fruit with the arugula – beet combination, such as mandarine, peaches or oranges.

Now that sounds like an amazing lunch with the addition of pine nuts or walnuts. Don’t you agree?

I can almost taste the sweet fruit, tangy beets, and peppery arugula.

Anyhow, if you get the change to make my Tangy Beet Salad, please tag me on Instagram. @sandraseasycooking with the hashtag #sandraseasycooking.

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Tangy Beet Salad

Yield: Serves 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Additional Time TO CHILL: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Recipe for easy and tasty Tangy Beet Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds medium beets + 1 tbsp salt
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice *optional
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley or 2 teaspoons dried
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Peel and roughly slice beets however you want. I quartered them into bite-size pieces.
  2. In a pot pour about 4 cups of water and add 1 tablespoon of salt, then add beets.
  3. Boil until they are tender between 35 to 45 minutes at medium-high temperature. Drain out once the beets are tender.
  4. Meanwhile, mix vinaigrette or dressing by combing vinegar, lemon juice, olive, parsley, and salt to taste. I always add a bit more salt later and a splash more vinegar because I like it sour.
  5. Toss warm and tender beet pieces with vinaigrette and let it cool down for about one hour at room temperature. You can serve them like that or slightly chilled from the fridge.
  6. Any leftover could be packed in an airtight container or a jar and kept in the fridge for up to 3 days. Allow it to be at the room temp for about 15 minutes before serving.

Notes

You can use any vinegar that you prefer. Some people do not like it with lemon so you can add more vinegar and omit the lemon juice.

Wear kitchen (surgical) gloves if you do not want pink hands and fingers. If you do not, you can rub lemon for a bit all over your hands and fingers to "slightly" remove stains.

Heirloom Tomato Feta Salad

Heirloom Tomato Feta Salad

If I could eat Heirloom Tomato Feta Salad with olive oil and herbs all year round I would be a very happy camper. It is so fresh, sweet, savory, simple, pretty and most importantly delicious salad. One my favorite August salads when tomatoes are at read more

Strawberry Jello Summer Salad

Strawberry Jello Summer Salad

Strawberry Jello Summer Salad is undoubtedly an easy, fabulous and tasty recipe. We enjoy nothing but this incredibly simple and classic dessert all summer long. I heard that every good Southern lady should know how to properly make delicious jello salad. Well, I must say, read more

Cucumber-Tomato and Mozzarella Cheese Salad

Cucumber-Tomato and Mozzarella Cheese Salad

Cucumber-Tomato and Mozzarella Cheese Salad

My delicious Cucumber-Tomato and Mozzarella Cheese Salad. Who does not appreciate a hearty salad?

Needless to say, we eat classic salads all year round, naturally depending on the season, of course.

However, with all the ingredients convenient even during the winter season, we are able now to eat this salad any time we want.

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Cucumber-Tomato and Mozzarella Cheese Salad

I know very well the taste is not the same. After all, freshly harvested fruit and vegetables are indeed the best eaten in season.

However, for the gracious sake of your cravings, we can most certainly eat delicious salads like this 365 days a year.

Above all, Cucumber, Tomato, and Mozzarella Cheese Salad undoubtedly my absolute favorite summer food. We probably eat this on a daily base during hot summer days.

Cucumber-Tomato and Mozzarella Cheese Salad

It is so refreshing and tasty it goes perfectly with any grilled food, even grilled vegetables if you are vegetarian.

You assuredly have a possible option here to include some avocados or grilled tofu even if you do not consume cheese. As you can see it is most definitely versatile salad.

So next time when you have a family gathering or just grilling time, make this salad. I am sure that you will not regret because it is really tasty. I can’t even tell you how much we love it.

Recipe

As I said below in the recipe card, you can add other ingredients and make it your own depending on the season.

My daughter loves Avocado so we always add it, especially if we are out of cheese. It just gives you a bit of creaminess which would be perfect for vegan. Sometimes red onions, and green peppers

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Cucumber, Tomato and Mozzarella Cheese Salad Recipe

Cucumber-Tomato and Mozzarella Cheese Salad

Yield: 4 SERINGS
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Easy. healthy and tasty salad recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2 Medium Tomatoes on the Vine, sliced
  • 1 cup Snacking Tomatoes, orange, but sweet golden would work as well or multicolored
  • 1 Organic English Cucumber, diced
  • 6 oz Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, cubed or Fresh Mozzarella Pearl Cheese
  • 3 Organic Green Onions, sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dried Oregano

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the sliced tomatoes, diced cucumber, chopped green onions.
  2. For the simple vinaigrette: in a small bowl, whisk the oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper and herbs such as oregano or parsley. Pour over salad; toss well to coat.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes. Just before serving, stir in cheese. Serve with a slotted spoon.
  4. This is a perfect salad with anything grilled or with fish.

Notes

You may add avocado or red onions in this salad It is very delicious. Also, if you by any chance do not have any mozzarella but Feta is in your fridge, use it. It is so tasty in this salad.

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Boiled Potatoes with Butter and Parsley

Boiled Potatoes with Butter and Parsley

What is your favorite way to eat potatoes? I feel like that I don’t have a favorite way. I simply love potatoes. Just like pasta, potatoes are a staple of my household. Potatoes are important in my life and in lives so many people…

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

I feel like everyone loves quick, easy and fun pasta recipes. So this fall-inspired Mediterranean Pasta Salad falls right into quick, and easy dishes. We love this delicious DaVinci Pasta, you can really taste the quality with each bite you take. I have decided to read more

Creamy Summer Pasta Salad

Creamy Summer Pasta Salad

Creamy Summer Pasta Salad
Creamy Summer Pasta Salad

I have been making a lot of pasta salads lately. I really love how we have so many options and variations that we can create with pasta.

This one was one of those pasta salads that reminded me greatly of summers that I used to spend in the rural countryside where the meadows were still untouchable by humans.

You would see never-ending open sunny fields thrive with the most beautiful wildflowers, and sometimes your eye would catch the sight of trees.

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So, as I was putting together this salad, it just reminded me of some childhood memories spent in beautiful countrysides.

This salad was beautiful, and very delicious as well. It would be perfect to share with your family and friends over a good ole BBQ.

I would imagine that this pasta salad would be outstanding if paired with a delicately grilled juicy steak. Oh, that sounds so mouthwatering right now!

Creamy Summer Pasta Salad

One thing about me is that I cannot resist grilled food, as well as pasta. I am a huge carb lover, even though I am trying to cut it down as much as I can.

Nowadays we can find so many options such as veggie pasta, or gluten-free so you feel less guilty. With that being said, you can most definitely use GF pasta for this.

 

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS

Creamy Summer Pasta Salad

My family loved this salad since everything works very well together and the vegetables are raw so my boys like it as well.

Also, if I have any leftovers, I just store them in a jar and refrigerate them. It holds very well in the fridge for 3 days. I do not like keeping cooked food in the fridge for more than 3 days, but I assume it would be okay to keep it up to 5 days.

I hope you guys like this recipe, and if you do happen to make it please tag me on Instagram @sandraseasycooking. I would love to see it and with your permission share it!

Creamy Summer Pasta Salad

Creamy Summer Pasta Salad

Yield: SERVES 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Simple and delicious pasts salad.

Ingredients

  • 1 pounds Pasta
  • 3 Boiled Eggs
  • 5 Asparagus blanched
  • 1/2 Orange Bell Pepper
  • 1/2 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1/2 English Cucumber
  • 1 small Zucchini
  • 2 cups Broccoli
  • 1 tbsp. chopped Parsley

DRESSING

  • 1/2 cup Mayo Light
  • 2 tbsp. Sour Cream or Yogurt could be used
  • 1 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp. Oregano
  • Salt to taste
  • Chili flakes optional

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredinets for the dressing. I usually use a jar with a bitter lid. shake it and use it within a week.
  2. Boil pasta until al dente. When you are making pasta salad you do not want to overcook pasta so keep it a bit firmer. After pasta is cooked, drain it under cold water and allow it to cool down. I like drizzling it with olive oil just to make pasta easier to work when it is cooled, but it is optional.
  3. Chop all the vegetables into smaller pieces, dice or slice, it is up to you.
  4. Peel the eggs after boiling. 
  5. Eggs are optional as well, but they taste amazing with this salad. I cook them on high for 5 minutes in the boiling water, then I submerge them under cold water for 5 minutes, peel and allow them to cool down. 
  6. After the pasta is cooled add a tablespoon or two of dressing to pasta then mix.
  7. Add veggies and eggs, toss it with pasta then add remainder of dressing and toss again to coat.
  8. Store it in the jars or container with fitted lid.

Notes

How to Blanch Veggies?

  • Boil a pot of water, add a good pinch of salt, add vegetables and boil for 20 to 30 seconds. 
  • Drain and submerge in cold water, preferably ice cold.

 

Colorful Pasta Salad with Italian Dressing

Colorful Pasta Salad with Italian Dressing

One of my favorite ways to enjoy stress-free, delicious lunch us by making this amazing, Colorful Pasta Salad with Italian Dressing. Photo-shoots require some serious brainstorming. I know many photographers that go through Pinterest for example and see what theme would be the best for read more