Non-Leafy Salads

Carrot & Raisin Salad

Posted by on Jan 13, 2014 in Non-Leafy Salads, Photo Slide Show, Recipes, Salads | 0 comments

Carrot & Raisin Salad

2 TBSP lemon juice 1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil 2 TBSP chopped fresh mint leaves 1 TBSP minced fresh chives pure salt to taste 1 lb carrots (about 4 large), peeled & shredded 1/4 cup raisins (or a 1 oz box) In a salad bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, oil, mint, chives, and salt to taste. Add the carrots & raisins & toss well. __________________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~  I’m a big fan of carrot salads, and this is a good one!  It’s very easy to throw together, especially if you shoot the carrots through a...

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Simple Carrot & Feta Salad

Posted by on Sep 6, 2012 in Non-Leafy Salads, Photo Slide Show, Recipes, Salads | 2 comments

Simple Carrot & Feta Salad

6 medium carrots, grated 1 & 1/2 cups feta cheese (roughly 6 oz) 4 TBSP extra virgin olive oil 1 TBSP apple cider vinegar (or to taste) 1/4 tsp pure salt Mix together and enjoy. Serves 4. ______________________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~  This salad is delicious – and very simple to prepare.  It’s great as a snack, light lunch, or side dish with dinner. ~  Of course, you can simply scale this down to make a single serving if you’d like.  The measurements don’t have to be exact.  Just shred a large carrot...

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Chicken Salad

Posted by on Aug 15, 2012 in Chicken, Entrees, Non-Leafy Salads, Recipes, Salads, Sandwiches, Sandwiches | 0 comments

Chicken Salad

2 TBSP coconut oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 lb pastured chicken breast, cut into strips salt and pepper to taste 3 carrots, shredded 1/2 cup creamy dressing (preferably homemade) Heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for about 2 minutes, until just beginning to color. Add chicken strips, sprinkle with salt & pepper, and saute until cooked through – approx 10 mins. Remove chicken from pan, place in a glass container with cover, and refrigerate until cool. Cut chicken into small pieces and combine with shredded carrot. Mix in dressing and enjoy. Serves...

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Greek Salad Pita

Posted by on Dec 21, 2011 in Non-Leafy Salads, Pita, Recipes, Salads, Sandwiches | 2 comments

Greek Salad Pita

FILLING: about a quarter of a medium cucumber, diced 10 grape tomatoes (give or take), cut in half diced red onion to taste (roughly 2 TBSP) 10 black olives (give or take), pitted & cut in half 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese 2 TBSP lemon juice 1 & 1/2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp dried oregano (or 1 TBSP chopped fresh) DRESSING: 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1 TBSP chopped, fresh mint leaves a few dashes of pure salt freshly ground black pepper 2 whole grain or sprouted pitas Mix together filling ingredients and fill 2 pitas. Combine dressing ingredients and drizzle into each...

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Spicy Carrot Salad

Posted by on Mar 20, 2011 in Non-Leafy Salads, Recipes, Salads | 0 comments

Spicy Carrot Salad

Something colorful & fresh for the 1st day of spring 1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil 2 tsps tamari/soy sauce 1 small garlic clove (crushed or minced) 2 tsps (give or take) minced, fresh ginger (optional) 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes dash or 2 of cayenne pepper 1 TBSP water 3 cups carrots, peeled into long ribbons In a medium bowl, whisk together oil, tamari, garlic, ginger, pepper flakes, cayenne & water. Add carrots & toss to coat. ______________________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~ We really enjoyed this spicy salad as a filling...

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Tomato Salad

Posted by on Aug 15, 2010 in Non-Leafy Salads, Recipes, Salads | 0 comments

Tomato Salad

tomatoes, chopped red onion, thinly sliced a swirl or two of extra virgin olive oil a few splashes of balsamic (or red wine vinegar) freshly ground black pepper Optional add-ins: fresh basil, or herbs of choice cucumbers olives whole grain bread, sliced into chunks and toasted feta cheese or mozzarella ______________________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~ There are a lot of options for a tomato salad, but if you’ve got sweet, juicy tomatoes, in season – right off the vine, you don’t need much else! In fact, this type of salad...

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Chickpea Salad Sandwich

Posted by on Apr 29, 2010 in Garbanzo, Non-Leafy Salads, Recipes, Salads, Sandwiches, Sandwiches | 0 comments

Chickpea Salad Sandwich

1 can chick peas (rinsed & drained) 1 celery stalk, chopped 1/4 cup onion, chopped (vidalia if available) 1 TBSP lemon juice 3 TBSP high quality mayo 1 TBSP fresh parsley, chopped pure salt & pepper to taste Mash chick peas. Add remaining ingredients & mix well. Eat as a sandwich w/ lettuce & tomato on your favorite bread, or as a salad on a bed of lettuce. ______________________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~ Adapted from “Better Than Peanut Butter and Jelly” ~ In a pinch, can use high quality dried spices...

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Tangy-Sweet Coleslaw

Posted by on Apr 20, 2010 in Cruciferous (non-leafy), Non-Leafy Salads, Recipes, Salads, Vegetables | 1 comment

Tangy-Sweet Coleslaw

  3 cups shredded green cabbage (about 1 small head) 2 carrots, grated (about 1 cup) 1/2 cup (more or less) thinly sliced red (or vidalia) onion 3 or 4 TBSP extra virgin olive oil 3 TBSP apple cider vinegar 4 & 1/2 tsps raw honey or 5 drops of liquid stevia freshly ground black pepper to taste Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl & toss well. Makes approx 6 servings. ______________________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~  Talk about fresh?!  This is a love at first bite coleslaw, and a great way to get some cancer fighting...

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