My Favorite Recipes

These recipes are a collection of my favorite recipes featured in the CHEFBear app. Each of them has been curated and thoroughly tested so they are guaranteed to be both simple and delicious. These recipes are like having me in kitchen as your sous chef. These recipes a great way to find your next ideal recipe and at the same time expand both your food knowledge and palate.

My Favorite Salad Recipes

Versatile, fresh, and packed with flavor, salads offer endless possibilities for tastes, textures, and ingredients. The CHEFBear app and website have a multitude of the most delicious salads to either complement your meal as a vibrant and fresh side or shine as a light main dish.

Recipe For Grilled Turkey Salad With Dijon Mustard Dressing

Grilled Turkey Salad With Dijon Mustard Dressing

This healthy salad recipe is studded with grilled turkey, plenty of salad greens, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, parsley and Dijon vinaigrette--perfect supper recipe to serve on a hot summer evening.

Recipe For Cherry Tomato Corn Salad

Cherry Tomato Corn Salad

Combine cucumber, cherry tomatoes and fresh corn with a tangy-sweet aromatic dressing in this simple summer salad, that is as refreshing as it is healthy. Pair with homemade tortilla chips, and a garnish of fresh lime wedges.

Recipe For Quinoa Salad With Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Kale, Dried Cranberries, and Red Onion

Quinoa Salad With Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Kale, Dried Cranberries, and Red Onion

This all-purpose and healthy salad can be served as both, a side for the dinner or for simple lunch recipes. The salad leftovers work fantastically the next day at lunch straight from the fridge. Serve warm or cold.

Recipe For Brown Sugar-Glazed Bacon

Brown Sugar-Glazed Bacon

Add this sweet, savory and mildly spicy bacon to your brunch platter and enjoy with your family. It’s perfect recipe if you are looking for easy recipes for brunch.

Recipe For Rice Salad With Balsamic Dressing

Rice Salad With Balsamic Dressing

For a fresh salad with a tangy flavor, this colorful rice salad brings a touch of the exotic into your home. It's a great addition to those quick dinner ideas that need a salad to complete the meal. And the cooked rice and mixed vegetables make this a truly nutritious spin on the traditional side salad.

Recipe For Sweet Potato Salad With Sherry Vinaigrette

Sweet Potato Salad With Sherry Vinaigrette

Roasted sweet potatoes glazed in sweet and savory blend of honey, olive oil and sherry vinegar makes a luscious healthy salad. Here we used sweet potatoes instead of red potatoes for an added nutrient kick. Sprinkle the topping of your liking – fresh cilantro, sliced jalapenos, scallions or avocados, all make tasty choices.

Recipe For Apple Fritters With Ice Cream

Apple Fritters With Ice Cream

These melt-in-your-mouth apple fritters have a crispy crust and a luscious middle. Seared pink lady apples along with apple cider, cinnamon sugar and butter make the scrumtious filling. Serve dusted with cinnamon sugar with a scoop of bourbon ice cream alongside.

Recipe For Zucchini Ribbon Salad

Zucchini Ribbon Salad

All you need is a simple vegetable peeler to make the zucchini ribbons. Cut the ends off the zucchini first and then peel the strips lengthwise, turning or stopping when you come across seeds. Toss with your favorite dressing or simply with Dijon-honey-wine vinaigrette and you are done.

Recipe For Black Bean Salad

Black Bean Salad

This easy black bean salad has corn, bell peppers, shallots, avocado and garlic tossed with olive oil, lime juice, zest, sugar, cayenne and cilantro. It’s fantastic for entertaining and dinner parties as you can make ahead and refrigerate until serving. The longer it sits the better it tastes.

Recipe For Marinated Lima Beans Salad

Marinated Lima Beans Salad

Here is one of our smart recipes for salads that you can make-ahead and serve next day and it tastes even better this way. Mushrooms, pimientos, onion and baby lima are combined here with a sweet-spicy-salty herbed vinaigrette to make an easy and healthy flavorful salad.

Recipe For Berry Cheesy Salad

Berry Cheesy Salad

The briny taste of blue cheese classically pairs with sweet fruit and berries. This superb salad features a bed of salad greens, topped with blue cheese crumbles, fresh blackberries, crumbled bacon, and diced green onions. It adds a splash of color to your table, and a burst of savory/sweet flavor to your palette. It is even tempting to kids!

Recipe For Hawaiian Style Pasta Salad

Hawaiian Style Pasta Salad

Bring the aloha spirit of the islands to your table with my delightful Hawaiian-inspired pasta salad! Blend pasta, tender-crisp veggies and sweet pineapple in a creamy, flavorful dressing. It is a perfect salad for picnics, potluck or as a quick side dish idea.

Recipe For Creamy Potato Salad With Bacon

Creamy Potato Salad With Bacon

Make this Creamy Potato Salad with Bacon for as long as you can remember. Everyone will want your recipe for this delectable potato salad! Made with chunks of red potatoes, diced celery, and crispy diced bacon, and the creamy dressing is a mixture of mayonnaise, sour cream, white wine vinegar, and sweet tarragon. It is the perfect complement to any grilled meat dish.

Recipe For Upscale Chef Salad With Fancy Dressing

Upscale Chef Salad With Fancy Dressing

Although the origins of the iconic chef salad have faded in history, it is still a perennial favorite. Instead of having a soggy salad in plastic from a deli, try this fresh recipe. It is chocked full of crunchy lettuce, veggies, julienned ham, boiled egg, and a flavorful vinaigrette. Make it in advance and serve it as a light dinner or a scrumptious side dish.

Recipe For Broccolini Pasta Salad

Broccolini Pasta Salad

If you love broccoli, wait until you try broccolini, a cross between broccoli and Chinese kale! It pairs well with pasta, cherry tomatoes, crunchy almonds, basil, and a zesty vinaigrette. This hearty salad is an ideal side or would make a quick lunch.

Recipe For Cottage Cheese Rainbow Salad

Cottage Cheese Rainbow Salad

This dish is easy to make and looks especially pretty on your picnic table. Cottage cheese has a naturally cool, briny taste. When you mix it with diced radishes, heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, and a refreshing sprig of dill, you get a gorgeous rainbow salad that is also healthy for you. It is always a welcome side with grilled chicken or fish.

Recipe For Apple Bacon Coleslaw

Apple Bacon Coleslaw

This quick upscale coleslaw has green and red cabbage, shredded carrots, tangy yogurt dressing, chopped bacon, tart apples and sweet dried cranberries. This Apple Bacon Coleslaw is perfect for any BBQ or pinic and pairs well with hot dogs, hamburgers or any traditional summer BBQ dish.

Recipe For Pickled Cucumbers and Onion Salad

Pickled Cucumbers and Onion Salad

This simple and tasty salad is a fusion of cucumbers and onions in a zesty herb brine. Chill it in the refrigerator overnight for optimal flavor. The recipe is an awesome opportunity to serve your family fresh garden ingredients.

Recipe For California Chicken Salad

California Chicken Salad

This California chicken salad has tender chunks of chicken breast, crispy veggies, and chunks of avocado and mango. The sweet and savory yogurt dressing features aromatic spices and a dollop of honey. Serve as a traditional sandwich or make a wrap with flour tortillas, lavash or in a pita.

Recipe For Crunchy Sweet Broccoli and Craisin Salad

Crunchy Sweet Broccoli and Craisin Salad

Salads are a superb way of blending complementary flavors and textures in a delicious and appealing way. This quick and easy recipe is resplendent with tender-crisp broccoli, scallions, and sweet grapes sprinkled with craisins. It is tossed in a tangy vinaigrette and topped with crunchy nuts. 

Recipe For Spinach Salad With Bourbon-Infused Vinaigrette

Spinach Salad With Bourbon-Infused Vinaigrette

Salads are versatile enough to be served as appetizers, sides, or a light main course. This hearty salad amps up the flavor with crisp bacon, pecans, blue cheese and a delicious bourbon-infused vinaigrette.

Recipe For Greek Salad

Greek Salad

Instead of a boring tossed salad, give your greens a Greek-inspired flair with my simple & yummy salad recipe! It is a colorful medley of tomatoes, yellow bell peppers, briny olives and tangy feta, dressed in a tasty vinaigrette. Serve this salad with your favorite Greek meal or toss in some protein to make it a quick lunch!

Recipe For Apple Spinach Salad

Apple Spinach Salad

Spinach greens make a superb salad, like my quick & yummy recipe. Tart apples and feta cheese complement the peppery baby spinach greens. For a boost of tangy sweetness and satisfying crunch, toss in some dried cranberries and walnuts. The final touch is a delicious apple-infused dressing with a touch of honey.

Recipe For Olivier Salad

Olivier Salad

When I visited Moscow a few years back, locals introduced me to this classic Russian salad. It resembles American potato salad, except it contains peas, carrots & ham. Since many regional versions of Olivier salad exist, feel free to add other tasty ingredients, like briny capers.