3 Winning Salad Recipes from Cookie and Kate

There is no bad time for a refreshing salad: salads can fit into your diet either as a side dish or as the entire meal–depending on what suits you best. Some people like to stick to the basic tomato-cucumber-lettuce salad with a squeezed lemon and a grain of salt, and that’s fine. But there are SO many interesting and exotic ways to make salad, it’s a shame not to try and mix things up every now and then.

Food blogger Kate from the Cookie and Kate website has a ton of cool salad recipes you can try. Here are three of them!

Chickpea Salad

Kate’s popular chickpea salad recipe is a solid choice if you feel like having salad as a main course. It can also go well as a side dish, but the chickpeas combined with the vegetables create a sense of a full, satisfying meal. Other than chickpeas, it includes celery, pepper, red onion, and parsley, seasoned with lemon and garlic.

Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Pistachios

Just looking at the name of this salad is sure to make you drool, so just imagine actually eating it! The sweet-and-savory combination of roasted beet and goat cheese along with pistachios and some fresh greens is a true vegetarian winner.

Green Salad with Apples, Cranberries and Pepitas

Yet another one in the sweet-and-salty category is Kate’s refreshing green salad with Granny Smith apples, cranberries, and pepitas mixed with goat cheese. The salty and creamy goat cheese compliments the sweet-sour green apple slice, and together with the other ingredients, it’s just pure perfection.