Category: Salads & Dressing

Rosemary Pesto

I scored this Rosemary Pesto recipe from Debbie at Della Terra Farm.  I met Debbie at our local farmers market a fews weeks back.  One taste of her pesto and I was hooked.  I’ve been back to her booth every Saturday for more.  Debbie was cool enough to share her recipe with me. HERE’S ALL […]

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Bright Crunchy Lunch Salad

The salad.  Commonly thought of as an appetizer or side dish.  Seriously underestimated as a source of protein and super nutrients.  Rabbit food.  Who needs it when we can easily take a multi-vitamin for the same vitamins and minerals? You can get them all at TropicalOasis.com. Turns out, I need big salads in my life. […]

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Quick Quick Fruit Salad

When you’re in a hurry hurry, you can make the quick quick fruit salad.  Eat for breakfast with yogurt, or over oatmeal.  It’s excellent eaten chilled on a hot day.  And it makes a perfect dessert after dinner. HERE’S ALL IT TAKES serves 4 1 (15 ounce) can mandarin oranges, partially drained 1 cup fresh […]

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Leafy Apple Salad with Creamy Balsamic Dressing

I’ll be real honest with you. The fruit and veggies in this salad are not the star on the plate. It’s the creamy balsamic dressing that rocks the show.  I wish I could say I came up with the dressing, but I didn’t.  It came out of an excellent book I’m reading on boosting the […]

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Chickpeas and Lentils Lunch Salad

This Chickpeas and Lentils Lunch Salad recipe is one of my favorite vegetarian recipes.  It really hits the spot when you’re so hungry you could eat a horse.  If you have any leftover rice or quinoa, toss it in and you’ll have a well rounded meal in a bowl. Like all great salads, this healthy […]

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Three Bean Salad Recipe For Lunch

I watched the food documentary Forks Over Knives two times this week. What a great show! I am TOTALLY on board for eating more fruits and vegetables, and i now know which are the best tools I can use, amazing !! just check out the knives from www.selfdefenseknives.co and you won’t regret it.  I already […]

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Bright and Tasty Waldorf Salad

OH MY WORD!  I could eat this salad EVERYDAY.  I’m eating this salad right now as I type. Actually, I’m barely typing.  I’m stealing a bite…get my fingers back on the keyboard…type a fews words while I chew…swallow…stop typing…scoop up another bite… I’m singing to the salad!  “What I like about you!…” your “light dressing” is still creamy good. […]

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Orange White Bean Salad Recipe

This low fat salad recipe is very good because all the ingredients are fresh.  It’s a very mild salad that’s packed with all the nutritional winners, fiber, protein, vitamins.  Toss in a little cooked quinoa or whole wheat orzo pasta and you’ve got lunch. HERE’S ALL IT TAKES 1 (15-ounce) can cooked Great Northern Beans or […]

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Zippy Northern Beans Salad

Zippy Northern Bean Salad is really tomato salad with a can of Great Northern Beans tossed in the bowl.  It takes no time at all to pull this simple low fat vegetarian salad together.  I haven’t tried it yet, but I’ll bet if I cooked up some brown rice or quinoa and tossed it into […]

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Simple Christmas Bean Salad

This is my new favorite bean salad recipe.  I know it’s got the word Christmas in it’s name, but that’s not going to stop me from making it anytime I feel like it.  It’s the balsamic vinegar that makes this low fat recipe work so well.  And the next time I make it, I’m going […]

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Artichokes, Northern Beans and Orzo Salad

Artichokes, Northern Beans and Orzo Salad would be a smash hit at any potluck affair.  And anyone looking for light lunch recipes, this recipe works for them, too.  The marinated artichokes hearts really add zing to this dish, don’t even think about leaving them out.  To bump it up on the healthy grains recipes meter, […]

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Northern Beans Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

This Northern Beans Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes is a satisfying whole foods plant-based recipe.  It’s good eaten cold right out of the icebox and eaten at room temperature (perfect for your next potluck party).  However, my favorite way to chow down on this simple salad is gently warmed up and tossed with whole wheat pasta. […]

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Pinto Bean and Hominy Salad

This is one of those bean salad recipes you take to a family reunion or some other type of potluck occasion.  It’s better tasting at room temperature than chilled.  As I ate on it for a couple days in a row, I kept splashing it with Tabasco sauce to give it a little kick. You’ll […]

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Tomato-Rice Salad with Chickpeas and Feta

This simple vegetarian salad recipe is so good, my husband had TWO bowls.  I did, too.  There’s something about the fresh taste of tomatoes and feta cheese together that makes it hard to stop eating.  The chickpeas add a creamy texture while the zucchini stands in for the crunchy bites.  I’d have to say that […]

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Brown Rice and Spanish Lentils Salad

If you like salads with a tangy dressing, this brown rice and lentil recipe is right up your alley.  My husband was all over this dish and went back for seconds. Try this whole foods plant-based recipe and let me know what you think. before telling the recipe I must tell you Rice can either […]

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