Watercress and Endive Salad

Walnuts are an excellent source of an omega-3 fatty acid known as ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) and add to the healthy properties of this delicious appetizer or side dish. 3 sprigs fresh watercress 1 Belgian endive 1 tablespoon extravirgin olive oil 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar ½ teaspoon Dijon honey mustard Salt and black pepper ½ clove […]

Mexican Chicken Salad with Honey-lime Vinaigrette

This fresh take on the Mexican salad is bursting with fresh flavors of lime and cilantro. Ingredients Salad 3 grilled chicken breasts, thinly sliced (or 1 lb. medium grilled shrimp) 2 large orange or red bell peppers 1 head romaine, washed, shredded 2 large, firm-ripe tomatoes, cored, cut into ¼-inch dice 1 small jicama, peeled, […]

Quinoa Tabouli Salad

Fresh parsley, mint, and lemon juice are the bright flavors that make this Lebanese dish so popular.  Quinoa cooks quickly, is easy to digest, high in fiber and protein—and delicious. Ingredients  1 cup quinoa, cooked 1 green onion, minced 1 and 1/4 cup minced parsley 1/2 cup fresh mint, minced 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 […]

White Bean Salad

Simple and satisfying, this chilled bean salad has Mediterranean flavor and is great as a side dish or a main course. Ingredients 1 can white beans, drained and rinsed 1 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley, rinsed 2 fresh tomatoes, chopped ½ red onion, minced ½ lemon, juiced 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar ¼ teaspoon sea salt […]

Peanut Sesame Noodle Salad

The contrast in flavor and texture in this delicious salad, which combines crunchy veggies, a creamy and spicy peanut sauce, and plenty of protein, is wonderful. Enjoy this salad as a main course, on its own or served on a bed of greens, or as a flavorful side dish. Salad  12 oz. very thin spaghetti or soba noodles 1 […]

Recipes: Asian Pomegranate Salad

Recipes Winter 2005 Asian Pomegranate Salad 6 C mixed wild greens, washed 1 pomegranate, seeds removed 4 T sesame seeds 4 T extra virgin olive oil 2 T balsamic vinegar 2 T tamari or soy sauce 2 garlic cloves, peeled 2 T fresh lemon or orange juice Optional: Serve with slices of pickled ginger. Look […]