Salads

Ensalada de Zanahoria y Remolacha (Carrot and Beet Salad)

3 comments July 6, 2014
Ensalada de Zanahoria y Remolacha (Carrot and Beet Salad)

One of my mom’s favorite side dishes is this Ensalada de Zanahoria y Remolacha. This is a very simple salad and very popular in Colombian homes and restaurants. My mom served it at least twice a week for lunch but I didn’t like it when I was a kid. A month ago I got an […]

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Lentil, Arugula, Mango and Quinoa Salad

6 comments June 29, 2014
Lentil, Arugula, Mango and Quinoa Salad

Summer is the time for potlucks, backyard parties, barbecues and picnics on the beach. A satisfying salad like this Lentil, Arugula and Quinoa Salad is a meal in itslef. Mangoes, red onion, lemony green arugula, lentils, quinoa, and a tangy dressing, this salad is full of healthy and delicious ingredients. If you’re going to a […]

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Aguacate Relleno de Atún (Tuna Stuffed Avocado)

5 comments June 19, 2014
Aguacate Relleno de Atún (Tuna Stuffed Avocado)

Stuffed avocados are a popular appetizer in Colombia and other parts of Latin America. We stuffed them with shrimp, fish, chicken, crab or tuna salad in Colombia. This Aguacate Relleno de Atún (Tuna Stuffed Avocado) recipe is very easy to make and a fantastic lunch, appetizer or summer dinner. The avocados are cut in halves […]

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Chuyaco (Colombian Orange Salad)

7 comments May 21, 2014
Chuyaco (Colombian Orange Salad)

If you’re looking for salad recipe for Memorial Day weekend, try Chuyaco, a traditional orange salad from the department of El Valle del Cauca in Colombia. This orange salad is a perfect appetizer to start your meal, or a side dish for grilled meats and seafood. Eat it as is or with a light meal, […]

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Stuffed Avocado with Shrimp and Mango Salad

15 comments July 25, 2013
Stuffed Avocado with Shrimp and Mango Salad

This month’s Creative Cooking Crew challenge is “stuff it!” By now my readers know my love for avocados (aguacates), and I always have avocados at my house. So when the Creative Cooking Crew challenge theme was revealed, I decided to stuffed one of my favorite ingredients with a fresh salad to enjoy during the summer […]

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Quinoa, Salmon and Avocado Salad

6 comments June 4, 2013
Quinoa, Salmon and Avocado Salad

It seems everyone is talking about, and cooking, Quinoa these days, also known as “quinua” in Spanish. The name is derived from the Quechua Spanish word “Kinwa” or “Qin-wah” and originates from the Andean region of Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and Colombia. I love quinoa because is a versatile ingredient that serves as an excellent base […]

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Quinoa, Shrimp and Chimichurri Salad

16 comments May 20, 2013
Quinoa, Shrimp and Chimichurri Salad

The Creative Cooking Crew this month is going to a “virtual picnic” and I’m bringing a delicious and simple Quinoa, Shrimp and Chimichurri Salad. When I found out that the challenge for this month was a picnic dish, I knew I would make something fresh and simple, but full of flavor. This Quinoa salad was […]

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