I got this recipe from NYT.com and modified it to suit my palate. It’s full of good stuff including protein-rich quinoa, tangy dressing and veggies!
A great take on salad – Avocados, summer vine-ripened tomatoes. tangy red onions, and homemade lemon pepper vinaigrette. Takes minutes to make!
Most people do not eat enough beets; for all of their healthy properties, they should be a part of our daily diet. Try this flavorful, nutrition-packed salad.
This meal is part of the “One Shopping List for Multiple Meals” project I am starting on my blog. It goes with other recipes that involve chicken and many of the major ingredients. This pita goes well with a spinach side salad for a filling and fairly healthy lunch!
This recipe only has one cooked element – the potatoes. It definitely fits into my 40%/60% raw diet ratio for my January raw food project. You could add other vegetables to this easily, especially if you’re trying to get more raw food in your diet. With just a few ingredients, you can create this delicious salad that will fill you up! Plus it tastes great the next day for lunch.
My favorite salad at an Italian restaurant is caprese, hands down. There is nothing like fresh Mozzarella, sweet tomatoes, basil and the tang of balsamic vinegar drizzled on the top. I’ve taken this classic and created an easily edible form by putting it on skewers. It’s also easy to store the ingredients because they come in their own little packages.
Salad is one of those things that can become really expensive really fast. The “good” stuff you want to buy like expensive cheeses, nuts, pickled vegetables and fancy olives can often cost more than a hearty “chicken and rice dinner.” You can still make a great salad with less expensive items so long as you choose ingredients that are inherently full of flavor. Using simple vegetables, I was able to make a delicious greek salad that feeds my need for feta cheese.
Cucumbers are one of my favorite salad vegetables. They can hold their own without the lettuce and tomato, not something many veggies can do! This salad is sweet, savory, spicy and above all, it’s really fresh and healthy. While this is more of a summer dish, cucumbers are easy to get at the grocery store any time of year. I find this to be a great alternative to a boring, regular salad with fattening dressing and no pizzaz.
This is a recipe for the classic Chef salad with a twist! I’m not a big fan of hard boiled eggs, so I substituted in avocado for something that is still substantial. All the ingredients in a chop salad are cubed, making each bite full of many flavors. I find ig salads with huge pieces of lettuce, cucumbers and tomatoes annoying. For me it’s always a chop salad all the way. Now to get chopping!
I am a salad freak. Although this is not the traditional green based salad, it is still just as, if not more, healthy. Not only that, it is pretty easy to make and this one has only 370 calories!! Plus, who doesn’t love chicken salad?