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    Apple Cranberry Gorgonzola Salad

    So if you missed my two most recent salad recipes, you may have missed my INCREDIBLE new toasted sesame seed dressing. But, no fear – you have another chance to see it! This Apple Cranberry Gorgonzola Salad is a combination of a few of my other recipes. All you need are a few important ingredients! Fresh spinach (or any other fresh green that you enjoy), crisp apple, tart dried cranberries, creamy gorgonzola, and crunchy almond slices – you can toss with any dressing that you’d like, balsamic or red wine vinagrette are delicious, or you can try my new FAVE dressing – Toasted Sesame Seed! Each bite is delicious and…

  • Mint, Feta, and Veggie Noodle Salad | NOMaste Kitchen
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    Mint, Feta, and Veggie Noodle Salad

    Summer is all about fresh food and fun flavors! Lately, I have been challenging myself to use more fresh herbs like mint, cilantro, parsley, oregano, and basil. Every time that I do, I am so please by how delicious and refreshing the final resulting product is! This recipe for Mint, Feta, and Veggie Noodle Salad is the PERFECT example of just that – refreshing, delicious and fun! This recipe was inspired by a salad that one of my dearest friends made and shared with me – the salad was made with zucchini noodles, arugula, and mint – and it was ABSOLUTELY amazing. I originally planned to make this adapted recipe…

  • Spinach Salad with Blackberries and Almonds | NOMaste Kitchen
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    Spinach Salad with Blackberries and Almonds

    THIS SPINACH SALAD! I have been loving fresh fruit on all my salads lately – it honestly makes SUCH a huge difference. Strawberries, blackberries, apples, orange, grapefruit – all of it! I find that the juice and natural sugar from fruit provides so much flavor to your salad! I almost always put dressing on my salad… at least a little oil and vinegar! Because… duh, I am human. BUT with a whole bunch of juicy fruit? You honestly don’t have to! I feel like strawberries and apples are pretty mainstream in the salad world – lets be real. But blackberries, I haven’t had them in nearly as many salads! Trust…

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    Strawberry Almond Goat Cheese Salad

    I have fallen in LOVE with this salad! Fresh spinach, juicy strawberries, creamy goats’ cheese, and crunchy almonds – a classic combination. But what makes this Strawberry Almond Goat Cheese Salad unique? THE DRESSING! This Strawberry Almond Goat Cheese recipe uses an incredibly delicious sesame seed dressing that I was introduced to by my dearest sister-in-law Jess! I love salad dressing as much as the next person – duh. But often its not worth the calorie count for me. So many delicious dressings are extremely heavy and full of saturated fats. Sure, your salad may start out healthy – but once you glob on 300 calories  of creamy caesar, you…

  • This Caprese Pasta Salad is easy and perfect - Al dente orzo, creamy mozzarella, juicy tomatoes, and fresh basil all tossed with a light vinaigrette. | NOMaste Kitchen
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    Caprese Pasta Salad

    I love a good pasta salad. Loaded with veggies and cheese, it is the perfect side to any potluck or barbecue. Top with some fresh herbs – MWA! Delicioso. This Caprese Pasta Salad is so easy yet so delicious. Al dente orzo, creamy mozzarella, juicy tomatoes, and fresh basil all tossed with a light vinaigrette. Better yet? It stores wonderfully! So you can make a big batch and enjoy for multiple nights in a row! Alright – time for me to get up on my soap box. I am not a HUGE fan of dressing. Actually, I’ll take that back. I love dressing! But, its not very healthy. So I…

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    Black Bean and Corn Salad

    CAN YOU BELIEVE IT IS AUGUST ALREADY? I cannot. Where has the time gone?? I don’t know about you all but I am not ready for summer to end. How best can we honor the warm weather and sunshine? Continue to eat our FAVE SUMMER FOODS! Duhhhhhh… This Black Bean and Corn Salad is one of my all-time favorites! I cannot technically take credit for the recipe, because it actually belongs to my mama! Who I believe originally got it from my Aunt – so thank you Aunt Jane!! And mom 🙂 – love you both! Easy, delicious, and FULL of flavor. Seriously, this salad is a home run. Jake…

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    Kale and Farro Salad (V)

    Salads CAN be boring. It’s true. Sometimes I see a salad and its just like bleh – no thank you. I’d much rather eat this cheeseburger. BUT, salads don’t HAVE to be boring! They can be exciting – full of texture and flavor! A salad – exciting? Yes! I promise – THIS Kale and Farro Salad will NOT disappoint! Kale, kale, kale – everyone loves kale. It is absolutely one of the hottest foods to be eating right now. Why? It’s a superfood – okay, but what the heck does that mean?? Kale is a superfood because it is RICH in nutrients – in fact, it packs more nutrition than…

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    Balsamic Cucumber Tomato Salad

    So the other day I was at the grocery store – surprise surprise – and I started craving something fresh. Now this IS a surprise! Usually, I crave carbs, carbs, and more carbs. Yes – I buy the good stuff. But if I was really buying to my cravings, my purchases would most often consist of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes, and french bread. Yes, indeed – I do love me some carbs. Anyway, I must have been low on vitamin C or vitamin K or something – because all I really wanted was a whole bunch of tomatoes! Like who am I? So I got thinking –…

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    Chickpea Feta Salad

    When I was in Israel, I cannot even explain how many chickpeas I must have consumed. Obviously there was the hummus – which was absolutely incredible. I could eat it forever! But chickpeas were also used in all sorts of other dishes – salads, stews, sauces and more. One might think that I would have gotten sick of eating chickpeas while I was over there, but I feel as though the exact opposite happened! Now that I am home, I just want to eat more chickpeas! As I mentioned in my other post, Baked Chickpeas, chickpeas are such a great source of protein!  All our meals were Kosher while in…