Caesar Slaw with Crispy Chicken.

This is my all-time favorite caesar salad. A slaw-like salad with thin strands of cabbage and kale make the base, topped with my greek yogurt caesar dressing and the crispiest chicken cutlets. Lots of parmesan, please! This is a salad you need to try ASAP!  The crunchiest slaw made with cabbage and kale, tossed in […]

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This is my all-time favorite caesar salad. A slaw-like salad with thin strands of cabbage and kale make the base, topped with my greek yogurt caesar dressing and the crispiest chicken cutlets. Lots of parmesan, please!

This is a salad you need to try ASAP! 

caesar slaw with crispy chicken

The crunchiest slaw made with cabbage and kale, tossed in my homemade greek yogurt caesar dressing and topped with lots of parmesan, sourdough croutons and the crispiest chicken cutlets that you can imagine.

I could probably eat this every day for the rest of my life!

This salad is phenomenal. That is all I have to say. 

crispy chicken cutlets

The base is crunchy cabbage and kale, and while I’ve shared a kale caesar before, adding the cabbage is a game changer. It is SO crunchy and textured. It adds so much bulk to the salad in the best way possible: more crunchiness, more satiety and more staying power.

And this is coming from someone who makes kale caesar salad constantly. It’s one of the most made salads in our house! 

cabbage with caesar dressing

There is something so interesting about the thinly shredded cabbage and kale.

You look at it and think “is it a slaw, or is it salad?!” And you’re just so happily surprised at how delicious it tastes, how incredibly crunchy it is and how filling it is too. You could, of course, use it as a slaw on sandwiches too! In fact, it would probably be wonderful on my grilled chicken caesar sandwich

caesar slaw

Because the cabbage and kale are so hearty, leftovers of this work great too. Even when they are already tossed in the dressing! That makes this a great meal prep salad or one that you can grab for a work lunch the following day. Which is always a huge win. 

caesar slaw with croutons

Now. My favorite part about this salad is that… you don’t NEED the chicken. 

I mean, we love this chicken. Especially me! I love this chicken. I could make it every single day and enjoy it. But the slaw-like salad is so incredibly crunchy and delicious that it can be fabulous on its own. Especially with all of the parmesan and crunchy sourdough croutons. 

The slaw salad can be a side dish for dinner or a party too, if you decide to leave off the chicken. It’s really quite simple and delicious! 

caesar slaw with crispy chicken

And let me just say – while my written recipe below is my favorite, don’t let the ingredient list intimidate you! If you’re in a place where making the dressing seems too overwhelming, use your favorite bottled caesar. You can prep the chicken a day ahead of time or slice your cabbage and kale and store it in the fridge. Definitely take some 10-minute meal prep when making this recipe! 

This will be on maaaajor repeat.

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Favorite Fall Salad

This roasted sweet potato and arugula salad recipe features some of my favorite fall flavors and always tastes so delicious this time of year. Things are finally (fi-na-lly!) cooling off here in Barcelona this week after the summer’s unrelenting heat wave, which of course instantly has me craving all of my nostalgic fall faves…including this […]

This roasted sweet potato and arugula salad recipe features some of my favorite fall flavors and always tastes so delicious this time of year.

Things are finally (fi-na-lly!) cooling off here in Barcelona this week after the summer’s unrelenting heat wave, which of course instantly has me craving all of my nostalgic fall faves…including this yummy roasted sweet potato and arugula salad. ♡

It’s a simple one that you could easily make anytime of year. But the combination of roasted potatoes, tart dried cranberries and toasted pecans always feels so quintessentially “fall” to me. And when combined with fresh peppery arugula, creamy avocado, tangy goat cheese (or whatever cheese you love best), and a zippy lemon dressing, this salad hits the perfect balance between cozy and hearty yet still fresh and light, which feels just perfect for these sometimes-warm, sometimes-cool days we’re enjoying right now as we move into the new season ahead.

Here in our house, we most often serve this as an entrée salad, but it would also make a lovely side dish for a dinner or holiday meal if you’d like. And if you feel like adding in an extra protein, some grilled chicken or bacon would be delicious mixed in too.

Let’s make some salad together!
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Lentil Salad

This lentil salad recipe is helping me ease into a new lunch routine. After a summer filled with picnic leftovers and impromptu farmers market meals, I’m trying to get back in the rhythm of doing at least a little meal prep at the start of the we…


This lentil salad recipe is helping me ease into a new lunch routine. After a summer filled with picnic leftovers and impromptu farmers market meals, I’m trying to get back in the rhythm of doing at least a little meal prep at the start of the week. That way, at lunchtime, I’m not totally stumped by what to eat. Luckily, this lentil salad recipe is simple to make, so it’s a breeze to put together on a Sunday. It also tastes so good that I don’t mind eating it for a few days on repeat. I douse al dente lentils, […]

Greek Salad

GREEK SALADI’ve always loved a traditional Greek Salad. It always taste fresh and I just love the large chunks of juicy tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, briny olives, and so much more! Although Greek salad recipes traditionally don’t include gree…

GREEK SALAD
I’ve always loved a traditional Greek Salad. It always taste fresh and I just love the large chunks of juicy tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, briny olives, and so much more! Although Greek salad recipes traditionally don’t include greens, we threw some chopped romaine into the mix to maintain…

Greek Chickpea Salad

Chickpea salads are my favorite salads. A few of my go-to’s include: Easy Chickpea Salad, Chickpea, Avocado, & Feta Salad, Fall Chickpea Salad, and Roasted Cauliflower Chickpea Salad. I also REALLY love this Greek Chickpea Salad because Greek…

Chickpea salads are my favorite salads. A few of my go-to’s include: Easy Chickpea Salad, Chickpea, Avocado, & Feta Salad, Fall Chickpea Salad, and Roasted Cauliflower Chickpea Salad. I also REALLY love this Greek Chickpea Salad because Greek flavors are always SO good. If you like my Greek Quinoa Salad and Greek Tortellini Salad, I…

Kale & Farro Salad with Sourdough Breadcrumbs

This hearty kale salad is anything but boring: tossed with tangy lemon and flavorful pecorino cheese and topped with nutty farro, crunchy sourdough breadcrumbs, and tart dried barberries. The addition of nutritious farro makes this salad suitable as a meal unto itself, perfect for lunch or a light dinner, though it’s also lovely served as […]

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This hearty kale salad is anything but boring: tossed with tangy lemon and flavorful pecorino cheese and topped with nutty farro, crunchy sourdough breadcrumbs, and tart dried barberries.

The addition of nutritious farro makes this salad suitable as a meal unto itself, perfect for lunch or a light dinner, though it’s also lovely served as a side salad alongside some grilled chicken or seared steak.

As our friend Richard used to say… it’s delicious AND nutritious!

Two dark gray bowls of Kale & Farro Salad with Sourdough Breadcrumbs on a dark gray background, loaf of sourdough bread in the background.

The base of this kale salad recipe comes from the Six Seasons cookbook, and it’s one we’ve made many, many times (it’s one of the few kale salad recipes I actually like).

While the original recipe is near perfect, we wanted to make it a bit more substantial and filling as a meal in and of itself, hence the addition of farro. We also used homemade sourdough for the breadcrumbs, added barberries, and tweaked the process a little bit (adding the cheese separately versus mixing it all together makes for more even distribution and less clumps). Also, twice as much cheese and garlic (as you do).

This recipe works with any kind of kale; the original calls for lacinato (the darker, dino-skin looking stuff); we used curly kale here since I love the texture and lift: it doesn’t collapse under the weight of the farro.

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Couscous Salad

This simple couscous salad is made with loads of fresh veggies, chickpeas, herbs, feta and a zesty lemon dressing. Feel free to add in some grilled meat or seafood if you’d like too. There are many virtues I could point out about this simple, fresh and flavorful couscous salad. But the most notable one for […]

This simple couscous salad is made with loads of fresh veggies, chickpeas, herbs, feta and a zesty lemon dressing. Feel free to add in some grilled meat or seafood if you’d like too.

There are many virtues I could point out about this simple, fresh and flavorful couscous salad. But the most notable one for me is this:

I genuinely get so excited to eat the leftovers the next day. ♡

As someone who rarely looks forward to working my way through tuppers full of leftovers in our fridge, I have to say that this salad is so tasty that I typically make a double batch just to be sure that we have extras for the week ahead. It’s loaded up with many of the usual Mediterranean salad suspects — tender couscous, crisp fresh veggies, chickpeas, sun-dried tomatoes, toasted pine nuts and tangy feta cheese. But I love adding in an extra helping of fresh herbs to brighten it up (highly recommend mint and parsley), and the cumin-sumac-garlic lemon dressing and that brings it all together is perfection.

Feel free to add in an extra protein (such as chicken, shrimp or salmon) if you’d like or play around with whatever other veggies, cheeses, or nuts you happen to have on hand. It’s one of those recipes that is endlessly flexible, so make it your own. And save some extras for me! ;)

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Tabbouleh

Herbs are arguably my favorite fresh ingredients, so it should come as no surprise that I love tabbouleh. Alternatively spelled tabouli or tabouleh, this Middle Eastern salad consists of finely chopped parsley, mint, tomatoes, and bulgur wheat. Don&#82…


Herbs are arguably my favorite fresh ingredients, so it should come as no surprise that I love tabbouleh. Alternatively spelled tabouli or tabouleh, this Middle Eastern salad consists of finely chopped parsley, mint, tomatoes, and bulgur wheat. Don’t let the bulgur’s presence fool you – traditional Lebanese tabbouleh isn’t so much a grain salad as it is an herb salad with grains. The parsley and mint are the real star ingredients, making the salad pungent, fragrant, and intensely refreshing. You’ll find my go-to tabbouleh recipe below. If you love bright, herbaceous flavors, it’s one you have to try. Pack it up […]

Berry Kale Salad

I love a good a kale salad. My simple kale salad is my favorite, but I also love mixing it up. For example, my kale and wild rice salad, roasted grape farro kale salad, and sweet potato black bean kale salad are all loaded with goodness. I also LOVE th…

I love a good a kale salad. My simple kale salad is my favorite, but I also love mixing it up. For example, my kale and wild rice salad, roasted grape farro kale salad, and sweet potato black bean kale salad are all loaded with goodness. I also LOVE this Berry Kale Salad, especially during…

Grilled Skirt Steak Salad

GRILLED SKIRT STEAK SALADOur Grilled Skirt Steak Salad with fresh peaches and creamy burrata is one of our favorite things to serve guests during the summer. It’s so fresh, packed with so much flavor, super satisfying, and the best part? -it&#821…

GRILLED SKIRT STEAK SALAD
Our Grilled Skirt Steak Salad with fresh peaches and creamy burrata is one of our favorite things to serve guests during the summer. It’s so fresh, packed with so much flavor, super satisfying, and the best part? -it’s very easy to make! Skirt steak is so underrated…