Archive for the Salads Category


Spinach Salad with Sweet Hot Dressing

For me, the secret to eating salads on a regular basis is to make sure I don't fall into a rut with the same old veggies and salad dressing.  It really is fun to be creative!  Mix up things that you enjoy eating and rotate. Try making your own salad dressings. It will not only […]

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Three Bean Salad

Want a refreshing protein rich salad that is as simple as 1, 2, 3?  Try this quick and easy Three Bean Salad.  Gather up the ingredients.  This is what I used:                Drain and risne beans.  Wash and cut up veggies.   Feel free to add anything else you like! […]

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Salmon and Papaya Salad

1 head of romaine lettuce, cut into bite sized pieces1 1/4 cups of flaked freshly baked salmon or flounder (optional) 1 Tbs raw olive oil3 cloves minced garlic1 tender tangerine, diced1/2 cup diced soft (fresh) papaya, cut into chunks  1/2 medium sweet red onion, sliced thin1/4 cup slivered almonds1/8 tsp sea saltJuice of one lemon1/8 […]

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Corn and Black Bean Salad

1 lb frozen corn kernels or equal amount of fresh corn kernels2 cans black beans, drained but not rinsed 1 medium red pepper, chopped fine (about 1-1/4c) 1 medium onion, chopped fine (about 1c) 1 bunch cilantro, chopped fine (about 1/4c packed) (sub. parsley) 2 Tbs vegetable oil 1 Tbs balsamic vinegar (sub. rice or […]

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ORZO AND BLACK BEAN SALAD

8 oz. Orzo, rosa marina, or other rice-shaped pasta (1) 15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 cup cooked fresh or frozen corn kernels ½ medium green bell pepper, finely diced 1 cup mild or medium-hot tomato salsa (see below for my favorite home-made salsa recipe) ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro 3 scallions, […]

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Holiday Apple Salad

3-4 green apples (granny smith are my favorite!) 3-4 red apples (try macintosh, spys or romes) 3-4 varied apples (fiji, galas, or cortlands work) 1 lb walnuts 1-2 12 oz. bag fresh cranberries 1 lemon honey Core, slice, then cube apples, leaving skin on. If not using walnut pieces, roughly chop them. Mix apples and […]

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Gingered Carrot Coleslaw

5 carrots, grated2 cups shredded red cabbage1 cup raisins 1/3 cup sunflower seeds1/3 cup pumpkin seeds Toss together salad ingredients before adding dressing: 2 tsp honey or maple syrup2 Tbs lemon juice1 Tbs grated ginger4 Tbs cold-pressed oil of your choicedash of salt Dissolve the honey in the lemon juice. Add remainingingredients. Pour over salad […]

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Maple Walnut Salad

    1 large bunch of broccoli 6 oz. of baby spinach 4 TBSP red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar 2 TSP Dijon mustard 4 TBSP walnut oil 4 TBSP of maple syrup ¼ cup of chopped walnuts Wash and cut the broccoli into small florets. Toss the broccoli and spinach together in large […]

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