SALADS

SALADS

Butternut Squash, Kale, and Farro Salad

Difficulty Easy

(Serves 4) 2 cups cooked farro, room temperature or cooler (barley works well too) 4 cups lacinato kale, shredded 1 medium butternut squash, (peeled, seeds removed, and cut into 1/2 inch dice) 1/4 cup sunflower seeds 3/4 cup Lemon Caper Dressing (ingredient list below) Kosher salt freshly cracked black pepper […]

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Greek Quinoa Salad

This is a truly satisfying salad on its own, but also great with grilled meat, fish, or high quality jarred tuna (here I used Tonnino brand tuna in olive oil). (Serves 4-6) 3 cups cooked quinoa, cold 5 oz Feta (I prefer Sheep’s Milk, but use what you like), crumbled […]

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Pesto Potato and Green Bean Salad

(Serves 4 as a side dish) 2 cups green beans, cleaned and trimmed 2 cups pee wee potatoes, washed 1/3 cup Pesto 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, shaved Kosher salt black pepper Prepare an ice bath by filling a large bowl halfway with ice, and then enough water to fill the […]

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Kale and Roasted Cauliflower Caesar Salad

(Serves 4) For Salad: 6 cups romaine lettuce, roughly chopped 6 cups lacinato kale, stems removed, roughly chopped 1 head cauliflower, cut into one inch florets 1/2 cup Parmesan or Pecorino Romano cheese, grated Eggless Caesar Dressing (recipe below) Parmesan Croutons (recipe below) 2-3 tbsp Grapeseed oil Kosher salt Black […]

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Fennel and Citrus Salad with Poppyseed Vinaigrette

(Serves 2 as a side) 1 large bulb fennel, shaved on a mandoline 3 oranges (I prefer blood oranges, but Cara Cara, Navel, or Mandarin all work well too) 2 tbsp mint, roughly chopped 4 tsp sherry vinegar 1 tsp honey 3tbsp extra virgin olive oil 3/4 tsp poppy seeds […]

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Exceptional Herb and Parmesan Croutons

6 cups day old baguette, cubed 1/2 cup olive oil 1/4 cup grated parmesan (pecorino is excellent too) 3/4 tsp dried basil 3/4 tsp dried oregano 1/2 tsp granulated garlic 1/2 tsp season salt (I like Simply Organic) 1/4 tsp black pepper Kosher salt Preheat oven to 375 and cover […]

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Crispy Chicken and Zucchini Noodle Salad

(Serves 4) 3 6-8 oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1/2 cup all purpose flour 2 eggs, beaten 2 cups panko bread crumbs 2 tsp seasoned salt (I use Simply Organic) 10 tbsp grapeseed oil 5 tbsp Kosher salt 1/4 tsp black pepper 4 cups of zucchini noodles (from 2 large […]

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Thai Steak Salad with Rice Noodles

(Serves 4) Needs 24 hours time for marination For marinade: 1/2 cup soy sauce 3 tbsp ginger, grated 3 tbsp garlic, minced 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 tbsp dark sesame oil For salad dressing: 3/4 cup lime juice (from 6 limes) 2/3 cup fish sauce 1 tbsp garlic, minced 1 […]

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Quinoa Tabbouleh

3 cups (packed) fresh flat leaf parsley 1/2 cup (packed) fresh mint leaves 3 cups cooked quinoa, cold 1/3 cup Extra Virgin olive oil 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved 1 English Cucumber, small dice 1/4 cup red onion, small dice (optional) 1 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt 1/2 tsp freshly ground […]

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Kinda Shawarma Salad

(Serves 3 people) 1 lb skirt steak 1 large onion, sliced or julienned 3 romaine hearts, chopped 1 1/2 cups grape or cherry tomatoes, sliced 1/2 English cucumber, shaved on mandoline 3-4 radishes, shaved on mandoline 2 avocados, sliced 1/4 cup mint, torn 1/2 cup tahini 2 small lemons, juiced […]

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Cabbage, Broccoli, and Carrot Slaw with Miso and Ume Plum Dressing

(Serves 2) A food processor with a shredder blade makes this salad come together very quickly. 4 cups cabbage, shredded 3/4 cup broccoli stems, shredded or julienned 3/4 cup carrots, shredded or julienned 1 cup shelled edamame, cooked and cooled to room temperature 1 avocado, sliced sesame seeds, for garnish […]

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Zucchini, Snap Pea, and Quinoa Salad

(Serves 2 heartily, or 4 as a side) 2 medium zucchini 2 cups snap peas 2 cups cooked quinoa, cold 1 jalapeno, sliced 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar 2 tsp honey 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil Kosher salt black pepper, from peppermill Make dressing by whisking honey and vinegar […]

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English Pea and Baby Zucchini Pasta Salad with Burrata

(Serves 2 heartily, or 4 as a side) 1 1/2 cups cooked small shaped pasta (regular or gluten free, I used shells), room temperature 1 cup English peas, blanched (instructions in recipe) 1 cup baby zucchini, shaved thinly on mandoline 2 endives, washed and dried, leaves pulled off the core […]