Leafy Salads

Feta, Fig & Toasted Pine Nut Salad

Posted by on Jan 17, 2013 in Leafy Salads, Recipes, Salads | 1 comment

Feta, Fig & Toasted Pine Nut Salad

Mixed salad greens 2 – 4 TBSPs feta cheese 1 – 2 TBSPs pine nuts, toasted 4 dried figs, cut in half or quarters balsamic vinaigrette (or dressing of choice) Toast pine nuts in a dry skillet for a few minutes until aromatic & slightly browned. Toss everything together with dressing of choice and serve. Serves 1. _______________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~ This is a really tasty combination that’s easy to put together. There are no real set amounts for something like this. Just toss in as much of everything as you’d like. ~...

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Arugula w/ Golden Vinaigrette

Posted by on Dec 13, 2011 in Greens, Leafy Salads, Photo Slide Show, Recipes, Salads | 3 comments

Arugula w/ Golden Vinaigrette

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup lemon juice 2 TBSP brown mustard 1 tsp ground turmeric pinch of pure salt freshly ground black pepper Whisk all ingredients together and toss with salad greens (pictured here with baby arugula). ______________________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~ A salad doesn’t have to be fancy and time-consuming to make. This is a great example of how a few handfuls of greens with the right dressing can be absolutely extraordinary. I am in love with this simple salad. ~ Turmeric (one of the primary spices that...

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Cranberry Pecan & Feta Salad

Posted by on Nov 7, 2011 in Leafy Salads, Recipes, Salads | 0 comments

Cranberry Pecan & Feta Salad

mixed salad greens dried cranberries pecans feta cheese (optional) Italian dressing Toss together and enjoy. ______________________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~ This salad is based on something I picked up at Whole Foods a while back while traveling. If I remember correctly, they used goat cheese which was really tasty. I happened to have feta in the fridge so that’s what I used & it was just as good (albeit a bit different).  For those with various food restrictions, this recipe falls into the following categories: Dairy...

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Kale, Collard & Basil Salad

Posted by on Jun 9, 2010 in Greens, Leafy Salads, Recipes, Salads | 0 comments

Kale, Collard & Basil Salad

4 curly kale leaves, chopped (stems removed) 2 collard leaves, chopped (stems removed) fresh basil (use as much as you want – I use a lot!) 2 tsps extra virgin olive oil 2 tsps fresh lemon juice 1 garlic clove, crushed 1/8 tsp pure salt dash of cayenne pepper Place kale, collards & basil in a bowl. Combine remaining ingredients & pour over greens. Marinate for 10 mins @ room temperature before serving. Serves 2. ______________________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~ Adapted from “Raw Food Made Easy”. Very easy (indeed)...

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Asian Style Kale Salad

Posted by on Jun 9, 2010 in Leafy Salads, Recipes, Salads | 0 comments

Asian Style Kale Salad

2 TBSPs extra virgin olive oil 2 tsps mirin (in a bottle similar to soy sauce in the asian aisle) 1 TBSP tamari/soy sauce 1 tsp toasted sesame oil 4 tsps brown rice vinegar 1 tsp maple syrup (or a few drops of liquid stevia) 1 & 1/2 tsps minced ginger 12 leaves lacinato kale, roughly chopped (discarding stems) 1/4 cup tamari-roasted almonds, roughly chopped (optional) Place kale in a large bowl. Whisk together olive oil, mirin, tamari, sesame oil, rice vinegar, maple syrup and ginger. Pour dressing over kale. Marinate for an hour. (optional) When you’re ready to serve, sprinkle...

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Kale Avocado & Red Pepper Salad

Posted by on Jun 3, 2010 in Leafy Salads, Recipes, Salads | 2 comments

Kale Avocado & Red Pepper Salad

1/2 bunch of kale, stems removed & roughly chopped juice from half a lemon (about 1 & 1/2 TBSP) 1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil 2 TBSP hemp seeds 1/2 of a red pepper, diced 1 avocado, diced freshly ground black pepper Place kale in bowl. Add lemon juice, olive oil & toss to coat. Sprinkle with hemp seeds. Mix in red pepper & avocado. Add black pepper to taste. ______________________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: Have been on such a kale kick the past few months. The amounts are all flexible so alter as you see fit. Got this one...

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Wilted Kale Salad w/ Creamy Chipotle Dressing

Posted by on Jun 3, 2010 in Leafy Salads, Recipes, Salads | 0 comments

Wilted Kale Salad w/ Creamy Chipotle Dressing

1 bunch of kale, stems removed & roughly chopped 1/2 tsp pure salt 1 cup grape tomatoes (more or less) (can slice them in 1/2 or leave whole) 1/4 cup hemp seeds For the Dressing: 1 avocado (or substitute tahini) 1/2 of a chipotle pepper (see notes below) 2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil 1 TBSP lemon juice 1/2 TBSP honey (or a drop or 2 of liquid stevia) Place kale into a large bowl, add salt and start to “massage” the kale until it wilts and takes on a cooked texture. Add the tomatoes and hemp seeds to the bowl and mix. Blend all dressing ingredients in a high-speed blender (or...

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Apple, Walnut & Feta Salad

Posted by on Apr 20, 2010 in Leafy Salads, Recipes, Salads | 0 comments

Apple, Walnut & Feta Salad

mixed salad greens 1 small apple, chopped handful of walnuts, broken in half or in pieces feta cheese (optional) Italian dressing** ______________________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~ I ate a salad like this at a little place called the Dragonfly Cafe in Hazleton, PA while passing through on our recent trip to NC. Sooooo good. And it’s one of those salads that can fill you up on its own due to the nuts and cheese. ~ It’s so easy to throw together, especially if you get a box of pre-washed organic spring salad mix. The only thing...

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Spinach, Strawberry & Almond Salad

Posted by on Apr 20, 2010 in Leafy Salads, Recipes, Salads | 0 comments

Spinach, Strawberry & Almond Salad

1 bag fresh spinach 1 pint fresh strawberries, halved (or quartered if they’re very big) 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted (optional) For the Dressing: 2 TBSP sesame seeds 1 TBSP poppy seeds 1 & 1/2 tsp onion, diced 1/4 tsp worcestershire sauce (optional) 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar Toast almonds in a dry skillet for a few minutes & set aside. Add spinach & strawberries to a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients, pour over salad, toss & sprinkle with...

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Lettuce & Radish w/ Sour Cream Dressing

Posted by on Apr 20, 2010 in Leafy Salads, Recipes, Salads | 0 comments

Lettuce & Radish w/ Sour Cream Dressing

10 oz lettuce leaves (about 10 cups) 3 to 4 red radishes, thinly sliced For the Dressing: 1/2 garlic clove 1/3 cup high quality sour cream 1 TBSP lemon juice 1/2 tsp pure salt 1 TBSP extra-virgin olive oil 1 TBSP chopped fresh chives freshly ground black pepper Rub the inside of a salad bowl vigorously with the garlic clove half. Add the sour cream, lemon juice & salt & whisk to combine. Whisk in the olive oil & chives & season w/ black pepper. Add lettuce & radishes & toss. ______________________________________________________________________________________ SIDE...

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White Bean & Arugula Salad

Posted by on Apr 18, 2010 in Cannellini/Great Northern, Leafy Salads, Recipes, Salads | 0 comments

White Bean & Arugula Salad

For the Dressing: 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 3 TBSP lemon juice 1 TBSP minced fresh dill 1 small garlic clove, finely chopped coarse sea salt & freshly ground pepper to taste For the Salad: 3 bunches arugula, trimmed & roughly chopped (6 – 7 cups) 1 15 oz can white beans, drained (cannellini or great northern) 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded & diced shaved parmesan cheese for garnish (optional) In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, lemon juice, dill, garlic, salt & pepper. Add the arugula, beans & yellow pepper & toss to combine. Garnish w/ cheese if...

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