Summer Lentil Salad (French Lentils, Cucumber, Tomato & Herbs)

All summer long I have been creating different types of summer salads–figuring out how many ways I can use zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes, corn, etc… This recipe is a variation of another lentil salad that I created. I changed it up by adding local, seasonal cucumbers, tomatoes and fresh herbs. Salads can be quite diverse and when adding…

Lemon-Mint Quinoa Salad

The Spring season inspires me to create dishes that feel “springy”.  Lemons are cleansing and refreshing; mint and cucumbers are cooling. Quinoa is a wonderful ingredient–and is on sale this month at Mother Earth’s, so I decided to use this as well.  I tested it out today at work and the customers seemed to really enjoy it….

Avocado Salad with Tomatoes & Cucumbers

Avocados are so nutritious and versatile. To stretch the avocados, I add cucumbers and tomatoes to this recipe. This is another one of my season-inspired creations. Since we have tomatoes and cucumbers in such abundance, I find ways to add them to my dishes. This recipe tastes similar to guacamole, but it’s not mashed. Ingredients 4…

Tomato and Cucumber Salad

I like to make this dish when tomatoes and cucumbers are in season (they taste so much better). We have them in such bounty that I am constantly looking for ways to add them to my recipes. I decided to use lemon balsamic vinegar instead of regular balsamic this time around and I thought it…

Cajun Quinoa Salad with Seasonal Veggies

Another quinoa salad recipe! The price of quinoa has gone significantly down, so I am once again inspired to use this nutritious ingredient. At Mother Earth’s we have quite a wonderful selection of bulk spices. I tend to use the same ones over and over again, so I figured it was time to add some…

Garden-Bean Salad

This is a garden-inspired recipe. During one of our harvests, we had many of these veggies in our garden, which inspired the creation of this dish. It’s always a hit! I attribute that to the fresh veggies and lime juice. Ingredients 2 medium-size cucumbers—diced (If seeds are large and tough, I like to remove them)…