Salad Recipes

Blueberry Sweet Corn Salad

Blueberries and sweet corn scream summer!  I love them together in something like a blueberry cornmeal cake or corn cakes, but I like them together in a salad as well, like this simple easy to make salad!  It is only 5 ingredients, comes together in a few minutes and it is so refreshing and delicious! It is even good made ahead of time to bring to a picnic or gathering the next day.

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Edamame Thai Peanut Slaw

I love a good refreshing slaw in the Summer!  Old fashioned coleslaw is good, but I like to switch it up sometimes and make this Thai Peanut Slaw!  It is beautiful thanks to all of the healthy veggies included, it is fast to make, and this could even be a full light meal thanks to the protein rich edamame I included. This is the sort of thing I love having for lunch in the summer, and you can even make it ahead of time and bring it along to work, or on a picnic!

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Kale, Asparagus Blackberry Salad

When spring rolls around, I like to enjoy more raw fresh food. This kale salad is just that!  You don’t need to blanch the kale, you just massage the dressing into it, and it retains the nutrients.  I combine it with asparagus and blackberries for a spring twist, and the combination is so good together!  This is good as a side dish with something like a tempeh steak on the side, but I even like to make this ahead of time to include in my lunches for the week!

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Sesame Bok Choy and Carrot Slaw

Bok choy is not as widely recognized as cabbage, but it is delicious in stir fries, soups, or even salads!  Here, I use it in a really simple slaw with carrots, and it only takes about 5 minutes to make but it is so good!  I make this ahead of time for lunches sometimes, and serve it with some tofu on top for protein!  Bok choy and carrots are rich in nutrients, so you can feel good about enjoying this salad!

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Moroccan Spiced Spring Vegetable Salad

Not many people think of serving beets raw, but they are actually sweeter than carrots and quite good served raw if cut properly.  This salad combines them with other spring veggies in a sweet and tangy dressing with warming Moroccan spices. It is packed with nutrients and good for you!  So if you are looking for something easy to make, flavorful and delicious featuring spring veggies, give this a try!

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Thai Peanut Broccoli Salad

If you are looking for a new way to enjoy broccoli, give this salad a try!  It has a creamy peanut dressing with a little bit of a kick, crunchy peanuts and colorful carrots and red bell pepper. It is easy to make and so good!  Perfect for making ahead of time to use in lunches!

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Pineapple Black Bean Quinoa

If you are looking for a protein packed healthy but delicious meal, look no further than this quinoa!  It is packed with southwest flavor, and you get plenty of protein and fiber thanks to the beans and quinoa.  Combining beans with quinoa is something I do often, and I always feel good and satisfied after enjoying it.  This would be perfect to make ahead and bring in your lunches too!

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Cranberry Kale and Delicata Squash Salad

There is so much heavy rich food at Thanksgiving, it is nice to sometimes have a lighter salad on the table to balance it out.  That is why I love this kale salad!  It is packed with flavor, and is delicious, but it is also pretty healthy thanks to all of the nutrients and fiber from the squash, kale and pumpkin seeds.  It is easy to make too, and could even be made a day ahead of time (just don’t mix in the squash until you are ready to serve). This would make a lovely addition to your holiday meal!

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Pear and Roasted Squash Salad

Pears are in season right now and at their most flavorful, so I like to use them in a lot of recipes, savory and sweet in addition to snacking on them.  The recipe I am sharing with you today happens to be savory, and combines the sweet pears with roasted squash for a hearty fall salad.  I also include crunchy walnuts for a bit of protein and heart healthy oils!  This is perfect for a light dinner if you make it 2 servings, or in addition to your meal as a healthy side.

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Caribbean Corn and Black Bean salad

If you are looking for a quick and easy delicious salad to serve at your Labor Day BBQ this Caribbean corn and black bean salad is a great choice!  It is packed with flavor, and goes well with grilled proteins as a healthy lighter side dish.  Also, it happens to be vegan and gluten free, and could be served as a main dish salad.  It is filled with protein, fiber and nutrients, so you can also feel good about enjoying it!

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