Archive for June 21st, 2010

Chana Masala Salad

This delicious, slightly spicy salad is perfect summer fare. The soymilk/coconut extract combination adds an exotic richness.

Warm Chickpea Salad

This dish features the bright flavors of Provence, highlighting artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes and fresh rosemary. If you double the recipe, you can have an excellent lunch served at room temperature the next day. Offer the chickpea salad on a bed of mixed baby greens (mesclun) for a light and colorful presentation.

Fruited Grain Salad

Here is another one I use at holidays–it always looks impressive with the colors from the fruit and herbs (do use fresh mint if you can–dried is not the same!) I think I adapted it from one of Mollie Katzen’s cookbooks. This salad keeps very well, and is great to have on hand for lunches and snacks.

Chinese Slaw

4 cups shredded green cabbage
3/4 cup diagonally sliced green onions…

Mixed Bean-Cherry Tomato Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

1 lb. fresh green beans, trimmed
1 lb. fresh wax beans, trimmed…

Summer Tomato Salad with Citrus Tofu

1 (12-ounce) packages firm tofu, drained
1/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice…

Jicama Salad with Cucumber and Lime

1 medium jicama, peeled and chopped into 1/2 inch cubes, about 2 cups
1 medium cucumber, peeled and seeded, chopped into ½ inch cubes, about 11/2 cups…

Hacienda Salad

1 medium papaya or 2 medium nectarines, peeled and coarsely chopped
1 red bell pepper, diced…

Confetti Spring Salad

1 lb pasta (your favorite pasta – rigatoni, shells, macaroni, etc.)
2 carrots, chopped (1/2 cup)…

Bean Salad with Mustard Marinade

I never eat it in pita bread…I usually just put the bean salad on top of lettuce and eat it as a salad. But, I am sure a pita would be good too!

Asian Pear Salad

4 cups spring mix
1 head of radicchio, torn…

Garden Couscous and Black Bean Salad

This recipe originally called for 2 Tbs. olive oil to go in as well (I guess in the dressing), but I left it out and it was great. I think this would also work with any other grain you would like–brown rice, amaranth, millet, barley…I love dill, but you could add whatever fresh herb you have growing in your garden!

Steamed Greens Salad

1 pound fresh spinach, stemmed
2 cups chopped kale leaves…

Aruba Garden Salad

4 cups cabbage (shredded or thinly sliced) MAKE SURE THIS IS THIN. Trust me or you will be chewing until doomsday.
4 carrots (shredded) [optional]…

African Piri Piri Salad

This dinner is exotic! Crisp yam slices, roasted bell peppers, steamed corn, and BBQ tofu topped with a spicy black bean sauce.

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