Salads & Sides

Black Rice Salad with Green Apple and Edamame

The chewy, protein-rich edamame plays well with the tart, crisp apple and briny olives, and you should be able to find most of the ingredients at your neighborhood grocery store.

Quick Braised Lentils with Blistered Tomatoes and Kale

The last of summer tomatoes enliven this dish and, when blistered, add sweetness and brightness. Fall kale is plentiful this time of year, and pairs well with earthy lentils and crumbled goat cheese. To save time with this recipe, buy pre-cooked lentils, which can be found at many upscale markets.

Lentil Salad with Roasted Carrots and Labneh

The earthy taste of lentils goes perfectly with the earthiness of root vegetables. Carrots, roasted to a caramel sweetness, seem to be a particularly felicitous match.

Chilled Shrimp Salad

This flavorful recipe is from Mike Whisenhunt, chef at Brimmer & Heeltap.

Spelt Berry Salad with Honey-Thyme Apples and Pecans

A colorful, flavor-packed salad boasting all the best this season has to offer, this is a great fall picnic or potluck candidate. If you can remember, soak the spelt berries overnight to speed up cook time; if you forget, you’ll simply want to let them cook an additional 15–20 minutes, until tender.

Nectarine, Heirloom Tomato, Beet, and Burrata Salad

In this colorful, Italian-inspired salad, seasonal Northwest nectarines, tomatoes, and beets come together with soft, creamy burrata cheese and fresh basil — a feast for the senses.

Grilled Zucchini Ribbons with Lemon, Sea Salt and Olive Oil

In this recipe, small flavorful zucchini are thinly sliced into long ribbons and just lightly grilled. Simply seasoned with lemon, salt, and olive oil, the zucchini really stands out.

Freekeh and Blackberries with Creamy Feta Dressing and Fennel

Between the blackberries and the freekeh — this is a wonderful salad with killer nutritional stats!

Pea, Mint, and Zucchini Salad

If you’re British like me, freshly-shelled garden peas and mint go together like bacon and eggs.

Cucumber Watermelon Radish Salad with Shiso Ribbons

A light and refreshing Japanese-style cucumber salad with the addition of colorful watermelon radishes and shiso ribbons.