If you’re looking for a meal on the lighter side, salads are always a great option. All of these salad recipes are nutritious and delicious!

Shirazi Salad

This Persian salad is light and refreshing. Made with fresh vegetables and herbs, this makes a great side dish to serve with any meal. The addition of lemony sumac really makes this salad authentic and even more delicious!

Blueberry Chicken Salad

Jazz up your everyday salads with the delicious and seasonal salad recipe featuring BC Blueberries! This salad dressing is just as impressive as the salad itself as it features the sweet and spicy flavours of Salt Spring Island Kitchen Co.’s Raspberry Habanero Jam.

West Coast Niçoise Salad

Niçoise salad is one of the most enjoyable French salads out there. Made with lots of fresh tasty ingredients, this is perfect for spring and summer. I have switched up the traditional recipe by swapping out tuna for some local sockeye salmon. Trust me, this Canadianized version tastes just as great as the original!

Steak Salad with Roasted Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette

My favourite variety of tomato is the cherry tomato- hands down. These sweet little gems are super flavourful during the summer and just pop in your mouth when you eat them. I enhance the flavour of the cherry tomatoes by roasting them in the oven before blending them up with a few other (very Italian) ingredients. If you like tomatoes, this salad is for you!

Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad

Get your greens in with this light and refreshing Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad. Made with fresh parsley, mint, tomatoes, lemon, olive oil and quinoa, this salad comes together in mere minutes.

Citrus & Mint Salad

Fruit salad just got taken to a whole new level with this Citrus & Mint Salad. This sweet, tangy, and refreshing salad celebrates the wonderful citrus fruits that are in season. I used Blood oranges, Navel oranges, and Ruby Red grapefruit. Topped off with some refreshing sliced mint, crunchy almonds, and sweet maple syrup, you can enjoy this any time of day!

Arugula Salad with Maple & Spice Candied Pecans

If you are looking for the ultimate fall salad, this is it! I use fresh baby arugula as the base of the salad and I top it with seasonal garnishes: red grapes, Parmesan shavings, and my Maple & Spice Candied Pecans. As for the dressing, I keep it simple and tart to balance out the sweetness from the grapes and candied pecans. With these simple ingredients, you can create fall on a plate!

Couscous Salad with Grilled Halloumi

Halloumi is a very firm cheese that originated on the island of Cyprus. It is typically made with a combo of sheep and goat milk (or even cow milk), salt and dried mint. Once made, the cheese sits in brine and gets super flavourful and firm. Now when I say that it is a firm cheese, I mean it. This cheese is so firm that you can grill it, pan fry it, do whatever you want to it over a heat source and it will not melt. How magical and delicious!

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