Tuna and White Bean Salad Stuffed Tomatoes

Tuna and White Bean Salad with Tahini and Avocado

For the month of January, I’ve been sharing a new salad recipe every weekend.  Honestly, I could not pick a favourite!  Each one is different, yet simple enough to pull together quickly from pantry ingredients (plus a bit of fresh produce).  Here are the other three, which are well worth trying if you haven’t yet: Pesto-Dressed Three Bean Salad Sesame Black Bean Salad Glass Noodle … Continue reading Tuna and White Bean Salad with Tahini and Avocado

Glass Noodle Salad with Cucumber and Sesame

Asian salads, with their tangy, light dressings and refreshing vegetables are nearly impossible for me to resist. I could eat one every day.  Here on Swirls and Spice I’ve shared several of my favourite salads, including Sesame Orange Napa Cabbage Salad and last week’s Sesame Black Bean Salad. This latest recipe is ultra light, thanks to the potato starch noodles which are filling but low in calories and carbohydrates. … Continue reading Glass Noodle Salad with Cucumber and Sesame

Sesame Black Bean Salad

Sesame Black Bean Salad

Sesame and ginger-infused dressing breathes new life into this black bean salad, taking it in a deliciously different direction. Dive into the flavours of Asia with a salad that can serve as both side dish and healthy lunch. The versatility of bean salads also means that they can be enjoyed in many ways–in pitas, on crostini, as well as plain on a plate.  I also … Continue reading Sesame Black Bean Salad

Pesto-Dressed Three Bean Salad| Swirls and Spice

Pesto-Dressed Three Bean Salad

Three Bean Salad is one of the easiest salads ever!  It comes together in just minutes.   All you need are cooked beans plus a few dressing ingredients swiftly mixed.  Voila!  Flavourful herbs and filling ingredients create a marvelous side dish or lighter lunch.  We enjoyed this salad right away, but the leftover portion was even better on the second day after the rich pesto flavours had … Continue reading Pesto-Dressed Three Bean Salad

Napa Salad with Sesame Orange Dressing

Saturday Salads: A Resolution to Eat More

For the month of January, I am aiming to eat more salads.  Resolutions are something I’m always reluctant to make, especially for a whole year.  But one month at a time seems attainable.  In my holiday baking frenzy, I am afraid that salads were not a frequent part of our family meals, except for a quick plate of sliced cucumbers and tomatoes. So every Saturday … Continue reading Saturday Salads: A Resolution to Eat More

Pomegranate Quinoa Salad with Citrus Dressing

Pomegranate Quinoa Salad

Vibrant red pomegranate contrasts with fresh splashes of green parsley in this quinoa salad with a bright citrus dressing. This salad has everything I am looking for.  Not only is it eye-catching, it’s healthy, crunchy, satisfying, and tied together with a perfectly balanced, tangy citrus dressing.  Salads that are too sweet are not my style.  The beautiful red pomegranate, however, does not take this salad over the … Continue reading Pomegranate Quinoa Salad