fresh tomato and red onion salad :: by radish*rose

fresh tomato and red onion salad

Got tomatoes? Me too! Nothing tastes so much like summer as a beautiful, ripe tomato.  Now, I do love a caprese salad (tomato, basil, fresh mozzarella) as much as the next person, but you might not want all that cheese at times. (I know, I can’t believe I said that.  OK, maybe you just don’t have fresh mozzarella on hand right now. I bet you have an onion, though.)  Anyway, regardless of the reason, here’s a flavorful, healthy dairy-free option that will delight your tastebuds! Continue reading

lemony zucchini zoodle salad with egg and parmesan :: by radish*rose

lemony zucchini zoodle salad with parmesan

Here’s a snappy, crisp, and refreshing summer salad which can become a main course with the optional addition of some protein (I used sliced hard-cooked eggs, but you could use whatever you like, such as sliced grilled chicken or shrimp, or even marinated, grilled tofu).

I used a spiralizer to make the “zoodles” (zucchini noodles), but you can also use a vegetable peeler to make long, fettucine-like ribbons of zucchini. Once you get started with zoodles, it’s kind of hard to stop. You’ll think of all kinds of dressings and toppings and sauces to put on them.  This is the time of year when zucchini is abundant, so knock yourself out!

Confession: I wasn’t even sure if I liked zucchini due to a watery experience with cooked zucchini in my childhood, but prepared raw this way, it’s crisp and fresh-tasting. Continue reading