Southwestern Black Bean Salad

Southwestern Black Bean Salad

When I visited the southwest of the United States, I fell in love with the food. I was delighted to enjoy the Mexican ingredients I loved so much when I was living in Mexico. Today I want to share with you a great classic of American southwestern cooking, a black bean...
Mango Kiwi Pomegranate & Pear Salad

Mango Kiwi Pomegranate & Pear Salad

This is a highly refreshing fruit salad packed with nutrients. It can be eaten as a dessert or an afternoon snack. I really like the combination of these sweet and sour fruits, plus they are colorful and will bring the sun in your kitchen on a rainy day! Serves 4...
Fennel, Feta & Pomegranate Salad Ottolenghi

Fennel, Feta & Pomegranate Salad Ottolenghi

“This salad is a little festival in itself”, says Chef Ottolenghi. This recipe is adapted from his “Fennel and feta with pomegranate seeds and sumac” recipe in The Cookbook. Colorful and flavorful, we don’t get tired of this salad,...
Laotian Beef Salad with Mint and Cilantro

Laotian Beef Salad with Mint and Cilantro

I first ate this salad in Laos, South-East Asia. It is called lap neua, and features beef. In Laos, they traditionally include a few pieces of chopped tripe to the salad. But “beef only” is delicious, unless you really love tripe 🙂 (this is one of the very...
Barley Salad with Tomatoes and Olives

Barley Salad with Tomatoes and Olives

Tired of rice? Try barley! It’s absolutely delicious in salads and it’s a nutritious whole grain. This is a very simple salad; the idea is that you can come up with endless variations according to what you have on hand. You should know that barley contains...
Vietnamese Beef and Rice Noodle Salad – Bo Bun

Vietnamese Beef and Rice Noodle Salad – Bo Bun

Vietnamese cuisine is a festival of colors, flavors and perfumes. It’s in the South of Vietnam, in Saïgon, that we ate these Bo Bun salads with fried spring rolls. This salad will usually be eaten lukewarm, which is great on a hot summer day. Not the best fare...
Beet and feta cheese salad with walnuts

Beet and feta cheese salad with walnuts

This beet and feta cheese salad makes a delicious and super nutritious dish in autumn or winter. If you can’t get your hands on walnuts, you can replace them with pecan nuts. This salad is packed with nutrients: vitamin A from beets, protein and fat from...
Rocket Salad with Figs, Feta Cheese and Walnuts

Rocket Salad with Figs, Feta Cheese and Walnuts

This recipe was inspired by one of Ottolenghi and is very easy to make. You’ll need ripe figs, fresh basil, and a good quality honey. It will only take you 10 minutes to put the salad together, and it makes a great starter when you have guests and need more time...
Japanese Wakame Seaweed and Tomato Salad With Olive Oil

Japanese Wakame Seaweed and Tomato Salad With Olive Oil

We love Japanese food. My husband is a sushi expert, he has been preparing sushi for about 20 years and he is really good at it. Sushi is not really my thing in the kitchen (I do LOVE to eat them, though), but I enjoy cooking many other Japanese dishes. This salad is...
Moroccan Chickpea Salad

Moroccan Chickpea Salad

This salad is very refreshing on a hot summer day. Here in Madrid it is as hot as central Morocco, Arizona or Las Vegas, with temperatures around 100F (40C), and as we don’t have air conditioning, cooking tends to become a real adventure. Most of the time we eat...