Halibut and Street Vendor Salad with Yogurt Tahini Dressing

vendor salad

NY Street Vendor Salad

with Yogurt Tahini Dressing

(Inspired by Gwenyth Paltrow’s It’s All Good)


1 large green leave lettuce, chopped

2 Handfuls of cherry tomatoes, halved

½ English cucumber, peeled and diced

1/3 red onion, very thinly sliced

How To Play:

Place lettuce in a large bowl and stir to combine with ¼ cup of the dressing so it’s just lightly coated. Place lettuce on a large platter. Over the lettuce, evenly scatter the tomatoes, cucumber, and onion. Drizzle each portion with another tablespoon or 2 of the dressing and serve immediately, with the remaining dressing on the side.

Yogurt-Tahini Dressing:


2 tbsp tahini

¼ cup boiling water

1 garlic clove, finely minced

½ plain yogurt or vegenaise

3 tbsp squeezed lemon juice

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

½ tsp salt

¼ tsp ground pepper

How To Play:

Whisk the tahini and water together until completely smooth. Whisk in the remaining ingredients. Will keep well in a jar in the fridge for up to a week.

This salad goes very nice with a crusted Halibut.

Halibut with Parmesan Panko Crust




Avocado Oil


Parmesan Cheese

Italian Parsley

Salt and Pepper

How To Play:

My favorite way to eat halibut is by making a messy crust over it.

I put 1/2 cup -1 cup of panko crumbs in a bowl, mixed with few dashes of avocado oil. I stir the oil until the panko resembles wet sand. I mince 1/4 cup Italian Parsley and add 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese with salt and fresh ground pepper to the bowl.

I place the Halibut in a baking dish with a few dashes of oil, juice of 1/2 lemon, and a good bit of salt. I place the panko mixture over the Halibut and bake uncovered for about 25-30 minutes at 350. I check almost obsessively throughout the last few minutes of the cook time, for I love Halibut to be tender, not dried out.




Love More.

Sharon Van Etten once stated that a boyfriend she was with didn’t think her music was good, but in fact terrible, so she hid her music writing abilities from him. She apparently was in this relationship for six years. Six years! To have to hide from someone you were partners with sounds wretched and complicated. In relationship we are to know and be known, to love and be loved. Sometimes, whether it be friendship or relationship, maybe even with strangers, we wear masks to protect ourselves from just that, being ridiculed or mocked. Sometimes it’s we are so sick and tired of not measuring up, if we purpose in our heart to not measure up, then no measuring up is needed! I am doing some self reflecting this season. To hide is to be ashamed. Adam and Eve hid from God in the garden because they were naked and ashamed. No hiding, my new motto. Love more, hide less. Mankind needs to be needed and wants to be wanted.