salads

salad in a jar

It was their turn to host our book club din­ner, so my mother-daughter friends Kathy and Jen­nifer, respec­tively, set a gor­geous table and served a beau­ti­ful and inge­nious meal they made a day ahead of time. Fea­tur­ing a Salad Nicoise, … more




gluten-free tuna quinoa salad with lemon

Served warm or chilled, this tangy salad is per­fect for sum­mer. Don’t worry about how much lemon is in here — the quinoa really soaks it up. Flakes of tuna give it a won­der­ful piquant fla­vor that meld beau­ti­fully with … more




gluten-free warm goat cheese salad

If you can have dairy, this is a treat. The pun­gency of the goat cheese is set off beau­ti­fully with the sweet­ness of the vinai­grette. This is a lovely side salad with one slice of cheese, or a main dish … more




greens and butternut squash salad

I just had this salad at Waters, our won­der­ful local cafe, where we cel­e­brated my sister-in-law Randy’s birth­day. I am dupli­cat­ing it here because it was deli­cious! This recipe calls for goat cheese — omit if you are dairy intol­er­ant. … more




gluten-free thousand island dressing

I remem­ber eat­ing this as a kid over an ice­burg let­tuce salad. I never cared that the let­tuce had absolutely no fla­vor — the point was the dress­ing. This is great over a stan­dard salad, or bet­ter yet, as the … more




chicken caesar salad

The tuna indus­try will tell you that tuna salad is America’s favorite salad. I even found a coleslaw blog, also “America’s favorite salad”. The point is, we like our sal­ads. Chef, 3-bean, jello (if you want to go way back), … more




lisa’s greens and quinoa salad

My niece, Lisa came up with this won­der­ful salad. Bright­ened with pis­ta­chios and cran­ber­ries, the quinoa pro­vides a nice punch of pro­tein that would accent a hol­i­day table. This a won­der­ful side for a Frit­tata brunch or along­side a nour­ish­ing … more




kitchen sink salad

We love sal­ads in our fam­ily and can’t imag­ine a meal with­out one. My kids were won over when they were tiny which makes get­ting raw veg­eta­bles into their diet easy. The point of this salad is to use up … more




greek salad

This is a great side salad with din­ner along­side Chicken Sou­vlaki and Saf­fron Rice. Or have it for lunch on it’s own or with left­over Chicken Sou­vlaki on top to make it heartier. If you can with­stand dairy, creamy feta … more




greek vinaigrette

This is a really nice com­bi­na­tion of fla­vors that, for me, epit­o­mize Greek food — gar­lic, lemon, fresh oregano… I love this on a typ­i­cal Greek salad, piled high with lots of veg­eta­bles, which is the per­fect foun­da­tion for left­over … more




quinoa tabouli

In place of bul­gar wheat, this tabouli uti­lizes protein-rich quinoa as a base. This is a fresh side for a Chicken Wrap, or with any din­ner. Or, you can throw chicken or shrimp in and make it a main dish. … more




celery root slaw

Cel­ery root is one of those under appre­ci­ated veg­eta­bles that is eas­ily over­looked because it looks like jicama’s ugly cousin. But don’t be put off by it’s appear­ance. With a sharp knife, you can cut off the stem and slice … more




coleslaw

Often times, mod­i­fied food starch (code name “gluten”) is added to many com­mer­cial may­on­naises. It helps give the may­on­naise body and stiff­ness. Coleslaw is one of those things we are accus­tomed to buy­ing at the deli counter, but you’ll be … more




cucumber salad

A nice change from a green salad, this is a typ­i­cal Hun­gar­ian side, with­out the sour cream. It’s light and fresh and keeps for another day. My kids love this (even the raw onion part). Prep time: 5 min­utes Total time: … more




broccoli bacon salad

This is for my friend Brad who is try­ing to sneak more veg­eta­bles into his kid’s diet. Not only is this deli­cious, but the veg­gies are raw — another nutri­tional bonus. Prep Time: 10 min­utes Yield: Serves 4–6 12 oz. … more




chicken salad

This is a really ver­sa­tile salad that can be used in a sand­wich, a green salad or wrapped in let­tuce leaves, as shown here. I send this to school with my kids with rice crack­ers for dip­ping. Prep time: 10 … more




tuna salad

For work­ing peo­ple, this is an ideal salad to throw into a con­tainer and store in the com­pany fridge for lunch. Prep time: 15 min­utes Total time: 15 min­utes Yield: 2 large main course sal­ads 3 cans alba­core tuna (I like … more




chef salad

Grow­ing up, this was a once a week din­ner in sum­mer­time, served out­side in our patio with a big bowl of let­tuce and dishes upon dishes of veg­eta­bles, cheeses and meats. I’ve pared it down a bit and it is … more




chinese chicken salad

This is my most requested recipe. It’s changed lots over the years, but I’m pretty sure it came from the source of many great recipes — the church potluck. There is a ton of chicken in here and we eat … more




heather’s salad

A beau­ti­ful, deli­cious salad from my friend, Heather. Using bagged let­tuce saves time for this pretty side dish. Prep time: 25 min­utes Total time: 25 min­utes Yield: Serves 10–12 Spe­cial equip­ment: mini food proces­sor for dress­ing 2–3 bags salad (includ­ing but … more