Salads

Summer's Best Farmer's Market Fresh Vegetable Salad with Tomatoes and Zucchini
Salads, Side Dish, Vegetables

Farmer’s Market Vegetable Salad

Whether you grow your own vegetables at home, visit a local farmer’s market for seasonal produce, or shop at your neighborhood grocery store, you simply must add this Farmer’s Market Fresh Vegetable Salad to your menu list while Mother Nature’s bounty of summertime goodness is at it’s peak of flavor! It is truly what summer is all about when it comes to flavor and freshness!

Large bowl with a kale salad with blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries.
Fruits & Berries, Salads, Side Dishes, Vegetables

Healthy Rubbed Kale Salad with Fresh Berries

Kale recipes are something I find myself drawn to lately as I strive to eat a little bit healthier, and a little bit fresher. This salad is one of my favorites. Not only it a wonderful treat to look at, but it’s also simply scrumptious to eat.

Healthy doesn’t have to be boring. Healthy can also be vibrant, colorful, and exciting. This amazing kale salad is a prime example of just that!

Sunflower Crunch Kale Cabbage Salad - kudoskitchenbyrnee.com @kudoskitchen
Fruits & Berries, Salads, Side Dish

Sunflower Crunch Salad

The reason I call this a “copycat” salad is that it mimics my favorite bagged salad which I purchase in the produce section of the market.

However, if I’m totally honest here (and why wouldn’t I be?), my Kudos Kitchen version is even better than that bagged version because I’ve added dried cranberries to the mix, and I’ve also added apple cider (you can use apple juice if needed) to thin the dressing, and for a little touch of extra sweetness. 

Creamy Chicken Salad Recipe with Dried Apricots & Macadamia Nuts
Chicken, Entrees, Fruits & Berries, Herbs & Spices, Keto and Low Carb, Nuts, Salads

Sweet & Savory Creamy Chicken Salad with Dried Apricots & Macadamia Nuts

I find that a mix of dark and white meat chicken makes the best-tasting chicken salad. Store-bought rotisserie chicken is what I prefer when making a homemade chicken salad recipe.
When using onions in a non-cooked salad, I enjoy a red onion and think it is the sweetest. You can adjust the amount of red onion in the recipe depending on your taste. Chopped shallots may be used in place of the red onion for a slightly milder onion flavor.

Elegant Orzo, Shrimp & Vegetable Salad Stuffed Avocados. - www.kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
Entrees, Kudos Kitchen, Light & Fit, Pasta, Salads, Seafood

Elegant Orzo, Shrimp & Vegetable Salad Stuffed Avocados #SundaySupper

When I learned that this weeks #SundaySupper theme is orzo pasta, I jumped at the opportunity to develop this light and refreshing new dish.

Orzo is probably one of my favorite kinds of pasta. The shape is so tiny and compact that it works well as a filling for a stuffed dish like this Elegant Orzo, Shrimp & Vegetable Salad Stuffed Avocado.

Bacon & Sausage, Fruits & Berries, Light & Fit, Nuts, Salads, Sauces & Dressings, Side Dish, Vegetables

Fresh Healthy Broccoli Salad from Valerie’s Home Cooking Cookbook

The majority of the recipes you’ll find here on Kudos Kitchen are my own original creations. However, from time to time because of my blog I’m approached by publishing houses about doing cookbook reviews. This post (and the recipe for Healthy Broccoli Salad) is one such review. All the opinions I share are 100% my own.