Salads

Turkey and Bean Taco Salad

This recipe will soon be one of your family’s favorites because it is easy to make and big on flavor! Leave out the ground turkey for a vegetarian friendly meal. Serves 4 Serving Size: ¼ recipe Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 15-20 minutes Total Time: 25-30 minutes Ingredients: Bean Topping: 1 tablespoon olive oil… Read more »

Brown Rice Salad

This is an example of a recipe that can be made literally hundreds of ways. Add one or two vegetables, one or two fruits, a grain, a bean, and dress with citrus vinaigrette. This recipe uses avocado and orange. You could use cucumber, tomato, onion, or shredded squash – really any vegetable. For the fruit… Read more »

Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Amp up your traditional tuna salad with this delicious recipe. Full of vegetables and flavor, it makes a delectable meal any time of day that the whole family will love. Enjoy it as a sandwich, on top of greens, or alongside our Super Tomato Soup and Olive Oil Toast. If serving as a sandwich, use… Read more »

Fruit Chaat

This is an Indian-style sweet and savory snack that is super easy to prepare. You can vary the fruits to your liking and what’s readily available.   Serves 6 Serving Size: ¾ cup Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 2 medium bananas, peeled and sliced 1 medium apple, chopped into small pieces… Read more »

Apple Cucumber Slaw

This recipe goes well with Salmon Burgers, or as a bed for fish or chicken. Serves 2 Serving Size: 1 cup Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Ingredients: 1 apple, cut into matchsticks (use a sweet apple such as Red Delicious, or a tart apple such as Granny Smith) ½ English cucumber, chopped… Read more »

Quinoa Strawberry Salad

Quinoa is a popular whole grain thanks to its quick cooking time, high protein content, and nutty taste. The quinoa really soaks up the dressing in this recipe. Wait to dress the salad until right before serving. Serves 4 Serving Size: 1 cup Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes… Read more »

Lunch Salad

This is called lunch salad because, yes, you guessed it, it makes a great lunch. Instead of taking tuna, egg, or chicken salad for lunch, which contain mostly meat, you can make this quick lunch salad that incorporates so many more vegetables and grains, and is as satisfying as it is good for you. There… Read more »

Whole Wheat Couscous Salad

This dish is a real crowd pleaser. The nutty couscous pairs well with the sweet dried fruits. It makes a great side dish. You can also add chicken or garbanzo beans to up the protein and make it a main dish. Serves 8 Serving Size: ½ cup as side dish, ¾ cup as main dish… Read more »

Kachumber Salad with Peanuts

This recipe has an Indian name, Kachumber, that means chopped; however, my dear Indian friend says it is not Indian at all. It is, however, delicious. Serves 8 Serving size: ¾ cup Prep Time: 20 minutes Total time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 2 large tomatoes, chopped 1 large English cucumber, chopped 1 jalapeno pepper, minced 1… Read more »

Lentils with Cumin Vinaigrette

Lentils are a quick alternative to dried beans. No soaking required and cook in a very short time. Delicious on their own, added to salads or soups, or as a base for fish or chicken. This recipe uses a delicious cumin vinaigrette to make a delicious side or main dish. I prefer to use brown… Read more »

Mango, Black Bean, and Quinoa Salad

This is a perfect dish for a summer picnic or potluck. Super easy, quick, and delicious.   Serves 6 Serving Size: ¾ cup Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 1½ cups chopped, peeled ripe mango 1 (15-ounce) can no-salt added black beans, rinsed and drained ½ cup cooked quinoa 1 cup thinly… Read more »

Mexican Salad

This salad is as beautiful as it is delicious. The recipe calls for making one large salad to serve family style. You can also make individual salads as well. The lemon juice helps keep the avocado from turning dark so you could make this a few hours ahead and keep in the refrigerator. Serves 6… Read more »

Brussels Sprouts Caesar

Brussels Sprouts mania is in full force. The vegetable of the minute is delicious roasted (see roasted Brussels Sprouts recipe on this site) and also adds a twist to an old favorite, Caesar Salad. If you like the Brussels Sprouts more tender, you can cook them in a little water first then sauté them in… Read more »

Cucumber Avocado Salad

This simple salad is really delicious. The process of hand mixing and slightly macerating (slightly crushing) the avocados makes it a bit creamy. You can alter this recipe and use different vinegars based on your taste. Serves 4 Serving Size: 1 cup Prep Time: 15 minutes Chill Time: 1 hour Total Time: 1 hour 15… Read more »

Warm Citrus Spinach Salad with Scallops

Scallops are delicious, but can be quite expensive. Consider this a special-occasion salad if you stick with the scallops. For an everyday salad, consider replacing the scallops with shrimp or fish. Serves 4 Serving Size: 4 cooked scallops, 2 cups of salad Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Ingredients:… Read more »

Lentil and Beet Salad

This is an interesting main-dish salad that, thanks to canned beets, is really quick. It is a great use for leftover lentils, you could even use other beans. You can use any salad green, however, arugula, gives a nice spice to the salad. The cumin vinaigrette is great with other salads as well or just as a… Read more »

Chili Lime Salad with Grapefruit, Mango, and Pineapple

This recipe calls for grapefruit, mango, and pineapple, but you can use most any combination of fruit. Serves 6 Serving Size: 1¼ cups Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients: Salad: 2 grapefruit, cut into sections 2 mangos, chopped ½ pineapple, chopped (can use canned – discard juice) Dressing: 2 tablespoons vegetable oil… Read more »

Curry Quinoa Salad

This is a great side dish or can be a main dish if added to a large vegetable salad. Serves 4 as a side dish, 2 as a main dish Serving Size: ¾ cup Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes (for quinoa) Total Time: 30 minutes (less if using already prepared quinoa) Ingredients:… Read more »

Summer Green Bean Salad

This is one of the best salads to make when the corn is really fresh. The easiest way to cook the corn is in the microwave. Cut off one end, microwave for 4 minutes, remove with hot pad – shake the corn out of the husk. (Tip: All of the silks should remain in the… Read more »

Avocado Salad

This is a colorful and tasty salad that is especially good during summer months. It is easy to prepare and only has a few, simple ingredients. For variation, add chopped onions, black beans, and/or red pepper according to taste preference. Serves 4 Serving Size: 1 cup Prep Time: 15 minutes Cool Time: 10-20 minutes Total… Read more »