One of my favorite meals to create and eat is a jazzed up salad. I know some of you may be thinking, “Really, just a salad?!” But, yup! When a salad is made just right, it can become a satisfying meal that leaves you yearning for seconds. To get you started toward making the most amazing salads ever, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite recipes just for you. Enjoy!
I created this shortly after my favorite vegetarian restaurant in Hong Kong, Life Cafe, closed its doors. Back in the day, I stopped by the eatery often and ordered the same thing every time: Life salad, dressing on the side. Thankfully, the head chef, Carlos, gave me some notes with the famed ingredients. I’ve taken a bit of a creative twist, but it’s just as addicting! Stay tuned because this recipe is featured in my upcoming cookbook with an upgrade!
Perfect Kale Salad
A big thanks to Saskia from Naturally Sassy for sharing this outstanding recipe, plus offering up tips to transform kale salad into a drooly meal. You guys loved this one on Instagram, so here it is again!
The Best Green Salad with Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Brussels sprouts often get a bad rap. But, they’re one of the most nutritious cruciferous veggies on the planet and a little TLC really transforms them into a delectable bite.
Shaved Brussels Sprouts Slaw Salad
A few years ago, Bobby Flay gave me an ingenious idea of how to use Brussels sprouts — RAW! Yup, you heard me, raw! This dish has the texture of coleslaw yet seeps with a robust flavor (thanks to the radicchio and Parmesan). Try it!
The Best Kid-Friendly Salad
Yes, it’s possible to get your kids to enjoy salad — you just have to make it look fun and taste good! The star of the show here is really the sweet yet tangy dressing— it’s bright orange, creamy, and bursting with flavor.