Chicken Tawook Fattoush Salad

Chicken Tawook Fattoush Salad - The Lemon Bowl

My family's favorite Lebanese salad becomes a main dish when topped with tender, juicy chicken tawook and crispy za'atar-scented baked pita chips. Cooking once and eating twice is the name of the game when you work from home with two kids under the age of three! Whenever I cook chicken, pork or steak I always try to double or triple the batch to use throughout the week for a quick lunch. Having … {Read the full article}

Mediterranean Tuna Salad Sandwich

Mediterranean Tuna Salad - The Lemon Bowl

Tuna salad, the lunchtime classic, gets a Mediterranean upgrade in my tasty version made with kalamata olives, roasted red peppers and fresh basil. Tuna salad reminds me of my mommy. Growing up, we always had a few cans of tuna in the pantry for a quick, protein-packed lunch. To this day, nothing is quite as comforting as my mom's homemade tuna salad made with celery, onion and Miracle Whip. Yes, … {Read the full article}

Zucchini Cucumber Ribbon Salad with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

Zucchini Cucumber Ribbon Salad with Basil Lemon Vinaigrette - The Lemon Bowl

This raw zucchini salad is a fun and healthy way to enjoy the fresh flavors of summer. We are in farmers market heaven right now here in West Michigan. Every Saturday I sneak out before my weekly Kickboxing class so that I can beat the crowds and stroll the stands. The farmers pretty much know me as the crazy lady who takes photographs of their fruits and vegetables. I mean, can you blame me?? … {Read the full article}

Spelt Tabbouleh with Jalapeño Vinaigrette

Spelt Tabbouleh by The Lemon Bowl

A twist on the traditional dish, spelt gives this tabbouleh an added chewy texture that pairs perfection with the slightly spicy jalapeño vinaigrette. I have been eating Lebanese tabbouleh for as long as I can remember. It is a quintessential summer salad made with fresh parsley, scallions and plenty of bright lemon juice. If you happen to have mint taking over your garden, this is the perfect … {Read the full article}

Asparagus Pasta Salad with Creamy Peanut Dressing

Asparagus Pasta Salad with Creamy Peanut Dressing by The Lemon Bowl

This Asian inspired pasta salad is made with fresh asparagus and tossed in a creamy, flavor-packed peanut dressing made with lime juice, garlic and ginger. When summer finally arrives in Michigan, it doesn't take much convincing to head outdoors. Fresh air and a little Vitamin D from the sun is exactly what the doctored ordered this time of year. As an added bonus, I've also discovered that … {Read the full article}

Fruit Salad with Honey Yogurt Dressing

Fruit Salad with Honey Yogurt Dressing by The Lemon Bowl

Cool, creamy and slightly sweet, your entire family will love this fresh fruit salad tossed in a tangy honey-yogurt dressing. My mom has been making this fruit salad with a honey yogurt dressing for as long as I can remember. We always had plain yogurt in the house growing up to serve with Lebanese food or to whip up a quick Cucumber Laban Sauce so it only makes sense that she used it in fruit … {Read the full article}

Farro Greek Salad with Feta and Dill

Greek Farro Salad - The Lemon Bowl

Chewy farro is tossed together with classic Greek flavors like fresh dill, kalamata olives and feta cheese to create this healthy and delicious whole grain salad. If you've read my About Page or follow me on Instagram during the summer months, you probably know that Lake Michigan is my favorite place on Earth. While it is technically a lake, you may be surprised to know that it looks like an … {Read the full article}

Wheat Berry Chicken Salad with Artichokes, Asparagus and Creamy Goat Cheese

Chicken Wheat Berry Salad - The Lemon Bowl

This hearty, protein-packed wheat berry chicken salad is full of spring flavors including asparagus, artichokes and creamy goat cheese. Wheat berries make me happy. No really, they do. So happy that they are the reason I started this blog four years ago next month! Fast forward to today I'm still here creating delicious wheat berry recipes. (Old habits die hard?) If you've never tried wheat … {Read the full article}