Warm Salads

Rice Bean & Cilantro Salad

Posted by on Jun 7, 2010 in Black Bean, Grains (non breakfast), Legumes, Recipes, Rice, Salads, Warm Salads | 0 comments

Rice Bean & Cilantro Salad

For the Rice 1 cup Lundberg wehani brown rice 2 cups of water 1 TBSP coconut oil or butter (optional) 1/2 tsp pure salt (optional) For the Vegetables 1 can black beans 1 & 1/2 cups frozen corn, thawed 1 red bell pepper, diced 1 scallion, diced LOTS of fresh cilantro! 1 garlic clove, minced juice of 1 lime (about 2 – 3 TBSP) 1 & 1/2 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp pure salt Combine rice, water, oil and salt in a small pot. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 45 mins. Remove from heat (still covered) and let sit for 10 mins. Fluff with fork, then mix together with the rest of the...

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Green Bean Salad

Posted by on Jun 3, 2010 in Recipes, Salads, String Beans, Pole Beans, Vegetables, Warm Salads | 0 comments

Green Bean Salad

For the Green Beans 1 pound green beans 1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil 2 TBSP butter, ghee, or coconut oil 1 garlic clove, crushed 2/3 cup bread crumbs (can use gluten free) 1 TBSP chopped fresh parsley For the Dressing 2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil 2 tsp white wine vinegar 1 small garlic clove, crushed 1/4 tsp high-quality, dijon mustard pinch of sugar (or 1 drop liquid stevia) pinch of pure salt Trim beans & cook in boiling salted water 5 or 6 mins, until tender. Drain & refresh under cold water & place in serving bowl. Mix all the dressing ingredients thoroughly. Pour over...

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Chickpea Salad w/ Sun-dried Tomato Vinaigrette

Posted by on Jun 3, 2010 in Garbanzo, Legumes, Recipes, Salads, Warm Salads | 0 comments

Chickpea Salad w/ Sun-dried Tomato Vinaigrette

5 large sun-dired tomatoes packed in oil, drained 1 small garlic clove 1 TBSP red wine vinegar 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil pure salt & freshly ground black pepper 3 cups cooked chickpeas (or roughly 2 cans) 2 TBSP minced fresh basil or parsley (or more!) Place the sun-dried tomatoes, garlic & vinegar in a food processor. Process, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed, until the ingredients are minced. Add the oil & process until smooth. Scrape the dressing into a large serving bowl. Stir in the salt & pepper to taste. Add the chickpeas & basil & toss to...

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Tempeh Salad Sandwich

Posted by on May 6, 2010 in Recipes, Salads, Sandwiches, Warm Salads, Warm Sandwiches | 0 comments

Tempeh Salad Sandwich

coconut oil 8 oz package of soy tempeh, cut into strips 1 TBSP tamari/soy sauce 2 TBSP fresh parsley, chopped (or more) 1 TBSP fresh basil, chopped (or more) 2 carrots, grated 1 scallion, diced high quality mayo to taste Heat the oil in skillet over medium heat and cook the tempeh strips until nicely browned on both sides (adding extra oil as needed). Remove from heat, stir soy sauce, and chop tempeh into smaller pieces. In a medium mixing bowl, add all the ingredients (including mayo) and mix...

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Warm Asparagus & Potato Salad

Posted by on Apr 28, 2010 in Potatoes, Recipes, Salads, Vegetables, Warm Salads | 4 comments

Warm Asparagus & Potato Salad

2 pounds small new (red) potatoes, cut into bite sized pieces 1 pound asparagus (about 1 bunch), bottoms removed & cut into thirds 6 scallions, chopped 1/2 cup parsley, chopped 6 TBSP extra virgin olive oil 3 TBSP balsamic vinegar pinch of natural sugar (or stevia) pure salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste crumbled blue cheese (optional) Boil potatoes for about 10 mins in salted water (until a fork pokes through w/ ease). Steam asparagus until just bright green & crisp (about 4 or 5 mins). Combine the scallions, parsley, oil, vinegar, sugar, salt & pepper, in a bowl...

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Pasta Salad w/ Eggplant, Tomatoes & Basil

Posted by on Apr 23, 2010 in Fresh Tomato Sauces, Olive Oil Sauces, Pasta, Recipes, Salads, Warm Salads | 0 comments

Pasta Salad w/ Eggplant, Tomatoes & Basil

2 medium eggplant, peeled & cut into rounds (between 1 & 1.5 pounds) 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for brushing on eggplant pure salt & freshly ground black pepper (for sprinkling on eggplant) 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 tsp lemon zest 1 large garlic clove, minced or crushed 3/4 tsp pure salt 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (or more) 1 lb whole grain pasta 2 large tomatoes, cored, seeded & diced 1/2 cup packed basil leaves, shredded (small food processor works well) Place eggplant slices on a broiler sheet (in a single layer). Lightly brush eggplant with oil & sprinkle...

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