Kale, Arugula, and Farro Salad
This simple salad is creamy, crunchy, and packed with flavor. Kale gives this salad hearty bulk while the arugula provides a light peppery flavor to the background.
Farro, Bean, and Roasted Vegetable Salad
If you have never tried farro, this is a great way to start. Farro gives this salad a wonderful texture.
Spicy Napa Cabbage Salad
Napa cabbage is softer in flavor and texture than traditional green cabbage. It is wonderful cooked and raw. This dish is so easy, you will make it often.
Kim Chi-Inspired Cucumber Salad
Kim Chi is a staple in the Korean diet. It is usually made with Napa Cabbage and is fermented. It takes several days to make. This recipe is not fermented so it is technically not Kim Chi. It is, however, delicious and is a great side dish with salmon or other fish. It is also good on a sandwich to add some crunch and a bit of heat thanks to the Korean chili powder.
Tomato and Pepper Salad with Lime
A bright and fresh salad with great flavor that will keep well for several days!
Cucumber Caper Salad
This dish takes cucumber salad to a new level by bursting with flavor from the addition of capers and lemons!
Bulgar Wheat Salad
This authentic Middle Eastern dish is simple and lasts for several days refrigerated. Traditionally called Tabbouleh, this dish uses bulgur wheat which has a wonderful nutty taste and chewy texture.
Whole Grain, Chickpea, and Black Bean Salad
This salad is actually a main dish with whole grain, vegetables, beans, and nuts. It keeps for several days and actually is better after a day or so. Exact proportions are not critical so don’t worry if you have more tomatoes or less cucumber.
This Mediterranean Bowl is perfect for meal prep. Utilize already-cooked brown rice to throw this lunch or dinner together quickly.
Avocado Tomato Salad
This is a non-recipe recipe. A recipe that really is just a very simple prep technique with a few ingredients.
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.
Med House Salad
I am semi obsessed with this dressing. It is really good on so many salads. This one, is the very best. Give it a try. The oregano in the dressing will bring back memories of traditional Greek salads.
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.
Lentils with Cumin Vinaigrette
Lentils are a quick alternative to dried beans. No soaking required and cook in a very short time.
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.
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.
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 dressing for lentils.
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.
Mango, Black Bean, and Quinoa Salad
This is a perfect dish for a summer picnic or potluck. Super easy, quick, and delicious.
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.
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.
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.
Curry Quinoa Salad
This is a great side dish or can be a main dish if added to a large vegetable salad.