Kachumber is a great Indian salad waiting to be discovered. Tomatoes, cucumber, onions and the bright tastes of cilantro and mint kicked up with a little green chili. Like a Greek salad jacked up with Indian flavours. Perfect counterpoint to a curry or two.
I love a good creamy potato salad loaded with bits of egg and pickle. But it doesn’t always match the menu. It’s kind of a sledge hammer side. Strong. Assertive. In your face. Warm potato salad with bacon and coarse mustard is a more refined take on potato salad. Chill. Confident. A bit understated. But totally awesome.
Chickpea salad with sun-dried tomato vinaigrette is the perfect side dish for those summer dinners on the deck. Serve it with a nice rotisserie chicken and some tzatziki and a glass of chilled white wine. With anything grilled really. The perfect summer meal.
Caesar salad with roasted garlic croutons is serious business. This is not your run-of-the-mill toss it on the table salad. This is an undertaking. A commitment. But the results speak for themselves.
This Thai chicken buddha bowl makes a great weeknight dinner. Or you can grill the chicken ahead and serve it cold. Makes a great lunch. The spicy miso grilled chicken adds a bit of Korean spice to the mix. The bright Thai flavours from the sauce bring it all together. It’s well balanced. Sweet, salty, spicy, sour. All the southeast Asian flavours are represented. It’s just tasty.
Spinach salad with strawberries, avocado and poppyseed dressing. One of those fruity salads that I don’t usually go for. I’m more into fresh greens and a mustard vinaigrette. Except this one is really good. The creaminess of the avocado against the bright strawberries and the tangy sweet dressing. It just works. For me anyway.