Category: Salads

Cranberry Almond Spinach Salad

Want a quick but elegant and delicious side salad? Look no farther, this spinach salad only takes minutes to prepare. A simple bed of spinach with toasted almonds and dried cranberries tossed with an amazing dressing that completely makes this salad. This recipe is for a larger salad, but very easy only to prepare half. …

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Grilled Vegetable Couscous Salad

Israeli couscous looks like little pearls, and it’s made from semolina or wheat flour. It has a slightly chewy texture, similar to barley, and because it is toasted, it has a slightly savory flavor. This dish makes getting dinner served quick and easy by grilling your veggies along with your chicken, steak, pork or fish, …

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Shrimp and Corn Salad with Creamy Dill Dressing

Before summer is over I wanted to share this great recipe. With summer comes fresh corn, and there are many great ways to eat corn besides on the cobb. In this incredible summer dish you have crunchy corn, peppery arugula, shrimp, and a creamy dill dressing topped with crispy bacon. Yum! When you are choosing …

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Fennel, Pickled Onion & Apple Salad

Sweet, sour, and crunchy come together providing a refreshing salad for these hot summer days we are in. Picked onions bring the sour, apples the sweetness, and thinly sliced fennel and almonds provide the crunch. The dressing is simple and rounds out the flavors. If fennel is new to you, the bulb has a mild …

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Asparagus, Tomato and Feta Salad

I love just about any dish that uses balsamic vinegar, and this one didn’t disappoint either. Perfect for the summer, this simple, quick and delicious side dish provides a wow factor not only from the flavor but its presentation. Take advantage of fresh summer produce, and enjoy this salad at your next picnic or cookout …

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Broccoli Apple Salad

This broccoli salad has many different textures and flavors that come together to make such a delicious dish. Broccoli and pecans add crunch, apples and dried cranberries add sweetness, and to round it out a simple dressing that has a hint of lemon. If you wish not to use yogurt in the dressing just double …

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Chickpea Salad with Roasted Red Peppers

Another super simple and healthy side dish that only takes minutes to throw together. The lemon zest, balsamic vinegar and the roasted red peppers make this dish pop with flavor. With no mayonnaise being used, this is a great dish for picnics in the summer time. Enjoy! 3 Tbsp. Olive Oil 3 Tbsp. white balsamic …

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Grilled Avocado Halves with Cumin-Spiced Quinoa Salad

Grilled avocados? Yes, what a great way to add another delicious flavor to quinoa salad plus a little elegance! The avocados are on the grill for 5 minutes or less and will add a slight smoky flavor to this dish. So next time you are grilling toss a few on the grill and enjoy! For …

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Tomato and Feta Orzo Salad

Bring a large saucepan of salted water to boil over high heat. Add the orzo and cook, stirring often, for about 8 minutes, or until just tender. Drain the orzo, and set aside to cool completely. To the vinaigrette add the orzo, spinach, tomatoes, nuts and parsley. Toss to coat. Fold in the cheese and …

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Sun-Dried Tomato, Feta, & Barley Salad

Barley is a cereal grain with a nut-like flavor and an chewy, pasta-like consistency full of fiber, vitamins and minerals. Besides the barley, this salad is all about the sun-dried tomatoes and feta cheese which are two things I love. The dressing is very simple and uses the olive oil the tomatoes are stored in …

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