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Copycat Chick-fil-A Power Salad

Copycat Chick-fil-A Power Salad

Copycat Chick-fil-A Power Salad   Maple-cider Vinaigrette   1/3 cup cider vinegar 1 green onion, trimmed about 1 inch on top and the hairy root end of the bottom 1 teaspoon Creole or mild coarse grain mustard 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 few cracks of fresh black pepper 2/3 cup real maple syrup ½ cup extra virgin olive oil   Salad 4 cups broccoli broken into small pieces 8-10 cups (about 8 ounces) kale, massaged 6 ounces tart dry cherries…

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Tomato & Basil Pesto Salad

Tomato & Basil Pesto Salad

Tomato & Basil Pesto Salad Combine ½ C. Basil Pesto (purchased from store or made from recipe basil pesto recipe below) Several cherry tomatoes cut in half 1 C. Mozzarella cheese, grated or in chunks ½ C. green olives, halved ¼ C. olive oil Directions Combine all ingredients above, cover, and chill before serving. Basil Pesto 2 tablespoons pine nuts (sunflower seeds are cheaper) 2 large garlic cloves, chopped 2¾ cups fresh basil leaves (about 6 bunches) 2 tablespoons (½…

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Tomato & Avocado Salad

Tomato & Avocado Salad

Tomato & Avocado Salad Ingredients 3 tomatoes 2 avocados 1 lemon salad greens ½ C. pumpkin seeds a handful of raisins Dressing 1 T. mustard 3 T. olive oil 1 T. balsamic vinegar salt and pepper Roast the pumpkin seeds and cool. Slice the avocados, pour the lemon juice over them and add some pepper. Chop up the tomatoes and add the salad greens to the avocado. Make the dressing by mixing all the ingredients. Pour the dressing over the…

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Pomegranate, Kale Salad

Pomegranate, Kale Salad

Wild Rice and Baby Kale Salad with Pomegranate, Walnuts, Feta and Shallot Vinaigrette Ingredients For the salad 1 cup pomegranate seeds 2 cups chopped baby kale 2 cups cooked wild rice (you can use leftover rice or buy precooked) 1/4 cup toasted walnuts 1/4 cup feta cheese For the vinaigrette 1/2 cup minced shallot 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons water 2 tablespoons honey 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 squeeze lemon or orange juice Instructions Prep…

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Roasted Garlic, Olive and Tomato Pasta Salad

Roasted Garlic, Olive and Tomato Pasta Salad

Roasted Garlic, Olive and Tomato Pasta Salad Serves 6 as a side or 4 as a main 3 small heads garlic Olive oil 1 pound medium pasta shells 15 ounces whole or skim milk ricotta 3/4 cup whole milk yogurt 1 1/4 teaspoon salt Freshly ground black pepper 4 small tomatoes (about 1 pound), roughly diced 1 cup black or green olives, sliced 1/3 cup firmly packed cup fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced Heat the oven to 400°F. Slice the…

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Quinoa Vegan Salad

Quinoa Vegan Salad

This salad packs an incredible number of superfoods into one delicious, flavorful punch. Although completely vegan and gluten-free, an impressive amount of protein (17g!) is provided via the quinoa, almonds, and edamame, along with a generous helping of fiber, healthy fats, vitamins, and nutrients from the combination of veggies, fruit, grains, nuts, and herbs. It is easy to swap out ingredients for what you have on hand. For example, you could omit the spicy ginger or replace it with dried…

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Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad

Here’s an interesting salad that can be a meatless dinner. Dressing: ¼ cup fresh lemon or lime juice 3 T. vegetable broth ½ cup olive oil ½ t. salt pepper 2 t. chili powder ½ t. cumin 1 t. chia seeds or ground flaxseed to thicken Mix all ingredients together in a jar and shake. Set aside while you make the salad. Salad: Take kale from the stems and break in pieces until you have 6 cups. Pour half of…

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