Gluten Free Pesto Caesar Salad (Egg-Free)

Gluten Free Basil Caesar-Style Salad

A chef at the Pelicano’s restaurant at Hyatt Zilara Cancun created this twist on Caesar salad dressing as a solution for my citrus allergies. I fell in love with it and so has my family/guests. Traditional Caesar salad dressing contains lemon juice, olive oil, raw or coddled egg yolk, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, and black pepper. This version contains only basil pesto sauce and a little additional olive oil. It is much more figure-friendly. This dressing is extremely easy to prepare and will impress your guests. You’ll hear reactions such as, “I never thought about this before!” and “I have plenty of pesto sauce at home!” and “It’s much healthier than Caesar dressing!” and even, “I like this better than Caesar salad!” Continue reading “Gluten Free Pesto Caesar Salad (Egg-Free)”

Arugula Salad with Grapes & Candied Pecans with Maple Vinaigrette

Arugula Grapea and Candied Pecan Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

I recently found a bunch of arugula growing in my garden that sprouted up from last year, I decided to make a salad to use it up. Well, I have found a new love, arugula salad! Arugula is slightly peppery. So, adding sweet grapes, red grapes for color, and a sweet and tangy salad dressing, really balances out the flavors. Then, when you throw in the three different textures, arugula, grapes, and candied pecans, you have yourself a sensation! Continue reading “Arugula Salad with Grapes & Candied Pecans with Maple Vinaigrette”

Greek Cucumber Dill Sauce or Dip (Tzatziki Sauce)

Greek Yogurt Cucumber Dill Sauce
Tzatziki sauce is a Greek cucumber sauce served with meat or used as a dip. Tzatziki is primarily made of strained yogurt, in this case, Chobani Greek Non-Fat Yogurt. It’s gluten-free! They sent me some coupons for a few free yogurts so that I can create a tailgating recipe for them. Though this sauce is …
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Gluten Free Chinese Rice Noodle Salad and Dressing

Gluten Free Chinese Noodle Salad
Have you ever heard of Chinese rice noodles? They’re different than gluten free rice pasta, but you can easily substitute them for whatever you can find locally. I’ve added some to this fresh and crisp gluten free Chinese salad. The dressing is tasty, as well. Note: If you don’t have access to mung beans or …
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Peach and Mozzarella Gluten Free Pasta Salad & Peach Vinaigrette

Peach and Cheese Gluten Free Pasta Salad
Summer heat already gotcha down? Try a refreshing salad instead of hot meal. Many people have trouble making gluten free pasta salad in advance. Rice pasta gets hard when refrigerated overnight. There are a couple of tricks to get you to succeed,though. Don’t use rice pasta. Try pasta made from other grains such as corn, …
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Red Quinoa Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Red Quinoa Salad with Pomegranate Dressing
If you’ve been wondering about the difference between golden and red quinoa, there is none, other than the color. In this red quinoa salad, I chose the red variety just to add more color. It’s easy to throw together. You don’t even need a recipe, but I did write down everything so you’d have some …
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Gluten Free Sorghum Salad

Gluten Free Sorghum Salad
You’ll find that whole grains are trending in the finest of restaurants nowadays. Impress your family or guest by whipping up this delicious whole grain sorghum salad recipe with little effort. Sorghum grains contain more antioxidants than most other grains and may help you manage cholesterol levels, prevent or help diabetes and dark sorghum (more than …
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