Watermelon and feta salad with cucumbers and kalamata olives in a white bowl

5-Ingredient Watermelon Feta Salad

5-Ingredient Watermelon Salad with Feta and Kalamata Olives is a refreshing summer side dish. It’s perfectly portion to serve 2 and takes just 5 minutes to make.

Thai Larb Recipe

This Thai larb recipe is one of my favorites. Larb is a tangy, spicy, delicious dish from Laos and Northern Thailand. It is made of ground meat, seasoned with lots of lime juice, ground chiles, and fish sauce.

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curried chicken salad with apples, raisins, and cashews in a bowl with a plate of bread and lettuce

Spicy & Sweet Curry Chicken Salad

This Curry Chicken Salad takes the classic sandwich filler and turns it on its head. It is loaded with flavor, from spicy curry powder to apples, raisins, cashews, cilantro, and … Read more

Mexican corn salad with limes, jalapeños, and cheese in bowls ready to eat

Mexican Corn Salad with Chiles, Lime, and Parmesan

Mexican Corn Salad contains all the flavors of street stall corn on the cob. Sweet corn is roasted in the husk and then tossed with rich, creamy butter, freshly squeezed lime juice, diced Jalapeño chiles, and red pepper flakes and then topped with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. So. Good.

Mexican corn salad with limes, jalapeños, and cheese in bowls ready to eat

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I love making this corn salad in the summertime when corn is at its peak. I usually roast the corn in the oven, but if the barbecue is going, it’s even easier to throw the unshucked cobs right on the grill.

corn roasted in the husk

Why Roast Corn in the Husk?

Roasting the corn in the oven before shucking it is what makes this Mexican corn salad so irresistible. Roasting gives the kernels a deep sweetness.

If you have a grill going, you could grill the unshucked cobs for a similar effect. The intense sweetness and touch of smoky flavor are what make this dish my hands-down my favorite corn dish. Ever.

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Japanese cucumber salad ready to serve in a black salad bowl

Japanese Cucumber Salad or Sunomono

Japanese cucumber salad, called sunomono in Japanese, is a refreshing side dish that goes especially well with grilled fish and meat or spicy dishes. It is easy to make, light, and uses just a few ingredients.

Japanese cucumber salad ready to serve in a black salad bowl

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Easy Thai Green Papaya Salad

Green Papaya Salad or som tum is a refreshing Thai salad made with long strands of crisp green papaya in a spicy-tangy-salty-sweet lime juice and fish sauce dressing.

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Quick Pickled Turmeric Tomatoes

Quick Turmeric Pickled Tomatoes

The first time I made turmeric pickled tomatoes, I didn’t even own a dinner table. I served an elaborate Indian feast on a blanket spread out on my living room floor.

Quick Pickled Turmeric TomatoesIt was one of my first real dinner parties. The menu included meat-and-veggie-stuffed samosas (recipe coming soon on All Ways Delicious!), various chutneys, curries, rice, and these turmeric pickled tomatoes.

It was full of flavor and spice, and since my guests and I were all young and used to San Francisco apartment living, “floor dinner” seemed perfectly normal.

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Superfood Kale Salad with Miso Dressing

I know kale salads are yesterday’s news, but this one—with miso dressing, toasted almonds, dried blueberries, and sautéed mushrooms—is so good that it has replaced all other kale salads in my book. It has become my go-to healthy salad. So healthy, in fact, that I’m eating it today as a holiday pretox (fill your body with tons of antioxidants and the New Year’s bubbly won’t do a bit of harm!), but the leftovers will be just as useful for tomorrow’s detox. It’s a true superfood salad.

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