Beet and Mozzarella Sandwich with Pistachio Pesto

Roasted beets may not seem the obvious ingredient choice for a sandwich, but it's definitely a delicious one. Accompanied with fresh mozzarella slices, delicate pistachio pesto, and crispy watercress this sandwich makes a great lunch. Thinly sliced beets are like a vegan version of cold cuts, especially when dressed with some smoked olive oil along with a drop of wine vinegar and fresh herbs. It's always good to have a few roasted beets in your fridge. Just in a few minutes, you'll be able ... Continue Reading

Mediterranean Style Roasted Potato Salad

The grilling season is around the corner, and that means it's time to find a new potato salad recipe to serve on BBQ parties. We decided to create a healthier version without mayo, but with lots of vibrant ingredients, including sweet shishito peppers, Kalamata olives, and homemade pesto dressing. We like that this salad in not heavy at all, but very satiating and goes exceptionally well with grilled fish and chicken. This dish is definitely staying for our outdoor cookouts. Freshness ... Continue Reading

Modern Garden Salad with Homemade Ranch Dressing

Here is a twist on a classic garden salad with golden-brown potatoes, roasted bell pepper, crunchy snow peas and creamy homemade ranch dressing. It's always great to experiment with traditional recipes and give them a new life. By adding roasted veggies, we could turn a regular salad into a substantial meal and still keep it healthy. We also decided to add a bit of summer freshness with snow peas and fresh dill. That's why our salad feels like a perfect summer dish, except you can cook it all ... Continue Reading

Delicious Salmon Niçoise Salad

Here on Viva La Food, we don't have many salad recipes, but we're about to change that. Today we prepared for you one of our favorite - Salmon Niçoise Salad. Instead of traditional canned or seared tuna, we used juicy roasted salmon, and it tastes absolutely fantastic! Because the salmon is a star of this dish. The main secret is to cook the fish to that perfect point when it's cooked trough but still has that luscious texture. Usually, that happens 5 minutes before most people decide to ... Continue Reading

Roasted Cauliflower Salad

    Delicious and healthy roasted cauliflower salad with shaved fennel and pomegranate seeds is an incredible addition to any menu. I am a huge fan of cauliflower and can eat it grilled, roasted or raw, but sometimes I want to add a bit more of a kick to it. Fortunately, I have tons of cookbooks that could give me new ideas. Inspiration for this recipe was Jerusalem a cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi (author of Plenty) and Sami Tamimi. I sincerely love this book and would ... Continue Reading

Super Simple Arugula-Burrata Salad

If you like mozzarella cheese, then you will definitely love burrata, which is creamier and even tastier counterpart of mozzarella. Try to pick the best tomatoes you can find, and I guarantee your salad will be amazingly flavorful. I highly recommend to visit your local farmers market to buy all the ingredients, I am sure you will find some hidden gems there. The secret of good food it’s just simple but very fresh ingredients!   Continue Reading