Fall Sweet Potato Salad

Fall Sweet Potato Salad Recipe - This fall-inspired sweet potato salad has such surprising and delicious flavors, you'll definitely find yourself going back for more! White sweet potatoes lend tasty sweetness, contrasted by crunchy celery, red onion and fresh thyme. Stir in some cranberries and you've got a hit!

Three words: sweet potato salad. Crazy, right?! Like, is it cold mashed potatoes? Kind of. But in the best way and I swear you’ll love it.

Before you bypass this sweet potato salad recipe, hear me out. If you don’t like regular potato salad, you’re in luck! This side dish is completely different than what you’re probably imagining: no hard-boiled eggs or mayonnaise, which can both be a turnoff to some people. Instead, this fall-inspired side is basically mashed white sweet potatoes dotted with celery, red onion, dried cranberries and finished off with some fresh thyme leaves. Yes, you read that right: sweet potatoes! It’s an indescribable, tasty dish, so I hope you’ll try it yourself! Continue reading

Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing (Vegan)

Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette - This dressing is so easy, there's no need to buy pre-made dressing anymore! Homemade dressing tastes way better than store-bought, plus it's must more healthy.

Tangy, sweet, pungent balsamic vinaigrette. Dang, is it good.

I take a salad for lunch nearly every day and sometimes I also have it for dinner. Bananas, right?! Who wants to eat that much salad? I do. And it’s because I have a secret weapon: homemade dressing.

Word of caution: If you’re trying to get more vegetables into your diet, don’t try to eat a few spring greens with tomatoes and bottled dressing from a shelf. That’s no fun at all and I can pretty much guarantee you’re not going to love it like I love my salads.

I haven’t purchased shelf-stable dressing in pretty much my entire adulthood because I think it leaves a lot to be desired. And when a lot is left to be desired, who’s gonna eat their vegetables?! Not me. Everyone needs more veggies in their life. That’s for certain.

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Corn Salad (Gluten Free, Vegan)

Corn Salad | This easy corn salad recipe has just three simple ingredients (not including s&p!). It's fresh and sweet and smoky and delicious. And you should definitely try it. It's a perfect summer side dish to build upon!

I am obsessed with this corn salad. Per usual, my favorite part about it is that you can build upon it and include your favorite summer staples. I’m imagining fresh grape or cherry tomatoes and some diced avocado. Or maybe you make it Mexican style and add black olives, black beans, tomatoes and some green chiles. You could even add in some fruit to make it a sweet/savory combo, like peaches or pears.

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Zucchini Noodle Salad + Marinated Tomatoes

Zucchini Noodle Salad with bell peppers and marinated tomatoes | This recipe is healthy, vegan, raw, and a great alternative to traditional pasta salad.
Photo by Caitlin Abrams // Styling by Sydney Berry

I just love it when my picky friends enjoy a raw, vegan dish that I’ve made! My taste testers loved this, despite their original skepticism. But, I was skeptical of these faux noodles at first, too.

This zucchini noodle (zoodle) salad is yet another good replacement for traditional pasta salad (just like my broccoli, white bean and spinach salad!) at a potluck or picnic. With these flavors you won’t even miss the wheat. My friends love it and are shocked at how many veggies they can eat when they’re drizzled with a tangy dressing!

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