Category: Salads & Dressing


Guacamole Taco Salad Bowls from Laura Theodore

The mouthwatering plant-based recipes keep coming your way! As promised, here’s the second featured recipe from Laura Theodore’s season five of the Jazzy Vegetarian. Be sure to check out the new season of the Jazzy Vegetarian, starring Laura Theodore, on the CREATE Network! The award-winning season is filled with “ved-ucational” guests, and plenty of jazzy-licious, plant-based […]

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Spicy Tofu Salad – My Go-To Fast Food Lunch

I almost missed the opportunity to share one of my favorite late-lunch ideas. Spicy Tofu Salad has an odd mix of spices and seeds, but man does it hit the spot! I hope you have the courage to give this a try. Be sure to have your dental floss ready when you’re done eating. You’re […]

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Creamy Dairy-Free Oil-Free Pesto

The best, creamiest dairy-free oil-free pesto EVER!!! I got the recipe from SheriSmiley who got it off a blog that got from another blog… Give a whirl and let me know what you think. HERE’S ALL YOU NEED 1/2 cup walnut pieces 2 large garlic cloves Pulsed in food processor until mealy. Juice of small […]

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Vegan Buttermilk Dressing

I’ll admit it’s been too long since I’ve tasted Ranch dressing. However, my accidental vegan buttermilk dressing here comes pretty darn close to meet my standard of goodness. HERE’S ALL YOU NEED 1/2 cup unsweetened plain soymilk 3 teaspoons vinegar 6 ounces silken tofu 1 1/2 teaspoons dried parsley 1 1/2 teaspoons dried dill weed […]

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Vegan Chikn Apple Pasta Salad

The Simple Daily Recipes community is raving about this beautiful, creamy salad!  Take it to the next potluck or family dinner or make it your lunch this week. HERE ALL YOU’LL NEED 3 cups dry fun shaped pasta 2 small apples, peeled and chopped 1 1/2-2 cups fresh broccoli, finely chopped 1/3-1/2 cup red bell pepper, finely […]

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Dad’s Marinara by Laura Theodore

This family favorite recipe comes from The China Study All-Star Collection by Leanne Campbell and can also be found in Laura Theodore’s Jazzy Vegetarian Classics. Makes 4-6 servings 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes (see Tips) 1 cup water, plus more as needed 3 garlic cloves, minced, or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 11/2 teaspoons dried basil 1 […]

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Kale Salad by Leanne Campbell, PhD

Recipe come from The China Study All-Star Collection by Leanne Campbell, PhD. Makes 4 servings for the salad 6 large stalks kale 1/2 onion, finely chopped 1 can garbanzo beans 1 large tomato, diced 1 large pepper, diced 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts, optional for the dressing 6 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar 2 tablespoons water […]

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Creamy Dijon Dressing

Make Creamy Dijon Dressing when you’re needing a plant-based, dairy-free, oil-free salad dressing recipe. HERE’S ALL YOU NEED 1 cup vegan mayo (my favorite tofu mayo) 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup 2 tablespoons water 1/4 teaspoon sea salt Whisk together in a small bowl, transfer to a 1 cup jar with […]

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Winning Potluck Recipe: Leafy Green Black Bean Salad

Here’s a winning potluck recipe for you, Leafy Green Black Bean Salad.  Take it to your next omnivore gathering and watch it disappear. I constructed this salad to stand alone as a complete meal. I wanted this salad to be able to sustain us through any occasion where we are uncertain of our food choices. Of course, you […]

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Veggie Pasta v1 Recipe

Last week, I was playing around with a tofu mayonnaise recipe and it naturally led me to making this pasta salad.  As I was trying to work through my cravings and what makes a good simple pasta salad recipe, I was reminded fresh herbs make all the difference.  In this case, fresh parsley is the […]

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Thick, Herby Tomato Sauce

For everyone groovin’ on a heart-healthy plant-based diet, my thick, herby tomato sauce is an oil-free tomato sauce that’s low in sodium.   It only takes a love for cooking fresh foods to make it.  I like to make plenty for eating right away and can the rest for later. Check out Canning Homemade Thick, Herby Tomato […]

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Better Red Cabbage and Carrot Salad

Better Red Cabbage and Carrot Salad is bright, crunchy, smoky, and zesty with a slightly sweet finish.  What makes it better? It’s a low sodium salad with the help of the Bragg Liquid Aminos.  Also, it calls for flax oil, the healthiest oil to ease your achy joints. HERE’S ALL IT TAKES Serves 4 1/2 […]

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Creamy Brown Lentil Salad

I’m learning that not all lentils are created equal.  They don’t all take the same amount of time to cook and they don’t taste the same.  Although, when overcooked, they all turn to mush.  I fancy Spanish Pardina Brown Lentils.  They take 20 short minutes to cook.  I can make them taste like chili to […]

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Crispy Lunch Salad With Cashews

When it comes to salads, I have a tendency to stick with my favorite vegetables and fruits.  The only area I try to make it different, to avoid boredom, is toppings and dressings.  This week, I discovered the wonderful addition of finely chopped cashews.  It’s amazing how cashews can take the place of cheese in […]

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Egg-Free Salad Salad

Yep, I made egg-free salad, again.  I told you I would.  This time, I tweaked it to go on heap of greens.  So I guess now I can call it Egg-free Salad Salad.  I just make this stuff up as I go along. Can you tell? ;D HERE’S HOW I MADE IT THIS TIME Makes […]

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