Homemade Guacamole

It’s the simple things in life you treasure. That’s one of my favorite quotes from the Tim Allen gem Galaxy Quest and so applicable in the kitchen. There are so many ways you could customize this guacamole recipe, but I love to let the flavors shine through. Photography by Darling Photography  You can use a pastry…

Pumpkin Hummus

I am so proud of this recipe! It’s pretty rare that I publish a recipe the same day that I eat it but what can I say? I was just too excited for you guys to try this fantastic savory pumpkin appetizer. Hummus is a pretty easy dish. If you have tahini (sesame paste) in…

The Best Spinach Salad

Bacon and dates and pumpkin seeds, oh my! This is one of the best salads I’ve ever made. Spinach, sweet dates, crispy bacon, pumpkin seeds, and mushrooms, and gruyere are tossed with a homemade red wine vinaigrette for a beautiful combination. I was so pleased that I honestly could have had a slightly larger size with…

Prosciutto Cantaloupe Burrata Salad

To quote one of my all time favorite movies: it’s the simple things in life you treasure. This salad is just a few ingredients but they marry so well together, you’ll wonder how you’ll ever eat cantaloupe without prosciutto and burrata again. If you’ve never eaten burrata, you’re in for a treat. It’s technically comparable…

Tzatziki

A healthy Greek yogurt sauce with cucumber and garlic Tzatziki is another wonderful Greek speciality: it’s healthy, garlicky, and super easy to make. If you can stir, you can make tzatziki. The only challenge is grating the cucumber, which is imperative for a thick tzatziki. You can use this as a dip with veggies, as a…

Mezze Platter

A family style platter full of Greek goodies I really could eat a mezze platter every single night. Full of healthy Greek favorites, this platter is a crowd pleaser! I strongly recommend making your own tzatziki. It only takes a few minutes. Get my tzatziki recipe here. You find dolmades at many grocery stores in…

Lamb Lollipops

These delightful lamb lollipops take just 15 minutes! I adore lamb. I wish more Americans did. Greece knows what it’s doing with lamb and I paid close attention at the Greek Food Festival in Dallas last year where I ate the most incredible lamb lollipops. I asked the guys what they did and they said,…

Feta Cheese Sauce

An easy and delicious sauce that’s delicious on grilled meat! I would swan dive right into this sauce if it was socially acceptable. Feta cheese is one of my great loves. It’s been a favorite ingredient of mine since I was a teenager. I can’t ever get enough feta. If something has feta on a…

Grilled Chicken Caprese

An impressive weeknight recipe that takes just fifteen minutes! My regular readers know how much I love fast and easy recipes that require little clean up. I’ve been making this crowd pleaser all summer long, particularly when I have really good tomatoes from the farmers market. I often pick up meat from the farmers market…

Frozen Bananas

The perfect summertime treat! My family has an inside joke about frozen bananas. Once at Disneyland we were all picking afternoon treats and my dad saw a cart and said, “Ooh, how good does a frozen banana sound?” He was so excited to see what that meant and completely dismayed when the cast member handed…

Chicken Gyro

Some of the best meals are so simple. I truly could eat a gyro for lunch every day. When I studied abroad in Greece, I almost did! They’re filling and crunchy and creamy and so delicious. The garlicky (and healthy!) tzatziki sauce just makes it! Chicken gyros come together very quickly. Make the tzatziki sauce…

Grilled Zucchini and Squash

How many times am I going to write “this is not a recipe” on The Rose Table today? At least once more, it seems. (That’s for all my die-hard Pirates of the Caribbean fans!) This is a method for grilling sliced zucchini. The Rose Table is in no way affiliated with The Walt Disney Company. Photography courtesy of My…