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

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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…

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This tomato salad with ranch dressing is one of my favorite summer meals. Juicy sliced heirloom tomatoes, flaky salt, buttermilk ranch dressing, crispy shallots and tons of fresh herbs. It’s light, delicious and the epitome of summer. Could tomato season be any more perfect?! This heirloom tomato salad is drizzled with a homemade buttermilk ranch, […]

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This tomato salad with ranch dressing is one of my favorite summer meals. Juicy sliced heirloom tomatoes, flaky salt, buttermilk ranch dressing, crispy shallots and tons of fresh herbs. It’s light, delicious and the epitome of summer.

Could tomato season be any more perfect?!

This heirloom tomato salad is drizzled with a homemade buttermilk ranch, topped with crispy, crunchy shallots and sprinkled with tons of fresh herbs. The flavor combination is incredible – you will love the texture, crunch, sweetness and overall summer-on-a-plate feeling.

Right now, here in Pennsylvania, tomatoes are super juicy, sweet and almost candy-like. They taste fabulous on their own, they’re perfect for BLTs and salads and we just can’t get enough.

If you have a copy of Everyday Dinners, you know that I have an easy tomato salad in the book – it’s called My Mom’s Tomato Salad because she made it every summer. It’s her take on a caprese but with blue cheese. She would make it nearly every night in the summer and while I couldn’t get on board with tomatoes back then, she and my dad would eat it constantly. 

Now, I make it all the time!

heirloom tomato salad with buttermilk ranch and crispy shallots

And this is somewhat of a variation on that. Good, ripe heirlooms tomatoes. My ranch dressing, made with buttermilk. Some crispy crunchy shallots. Lots of fresh herbs and that is it.

It’s so flavorful. Super refreshing, lots of texture from the shallots and just an all around feel good summer meal. It’s light and pretty easy.

heirloom tomato salad with buttermilk ranch and crispy shallots

Here’s how it goes down!

I make my ranch dressing and use buttermilk instead of regular old milk. I LOVE THIS RANCH. It’s true, I didn’t even enjoy ranch until I started making this one. Would I dip anything in ranch before this recipe? No. Now I want to drench all my food in ranch forever and ever. Anyway, you can make this ahead of time and store it in the fridge. This is another recipe that I use my nutribullet for. It comes together so so fast. 

Crisp up the shallots! I add a bit of olive oil to a pan and thinly slice the shallots. Then I cook them right in that skillet – no deep frying. Don’t leave the skillet, stay right on top of it, and toss the shallots a bit. They become so golden, crisp, crunchy and savory. The perfect topping for sweet and juicy tomatoes! 

Lots of herbs. I mean, lots. I like to do fresh chives, basil, parsley. You can really use whatever you have in the garden! Those are my favorites. 

I slice perfectly ripe heirloom tomatoes into ½ inch slices. Not too thick, not too thin. Lots of flaky salt. Drizzle with the ranch, sprinkle with the shallots, throw on the herbs. Then EAT. 

heirloom tomato salad with buttermilk ranch and crispy shallots

My mouth is watering just looking at this gorgeous salad. It’s salty and crunchy, juicy and sweet. You get a fresh bite from the herbs and it’s just incredible. All these flavors work together to create summer heaven. It’s a salad I wish I could have everyday!  (more…)

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