Category Archives for Salad

Strawberry Romaine Salad With Poppy Seed Dressing

Plate of a delicious summer salad with strawberries and poppy seed dressing

We eat a lot of salads around here, especially in the warm summer months. They go great with grilled food and often make a main dish for lunch or dinner. I’m always on the lookout for a fresh take on eating our greens. Last summer I feel in love with the combination of strawberries and […]

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Red BBQ Slaw

Barbecue (or Red) Slaw is  a Carolina tradition. We serve it on barbecue sandwiches or as a side to go with pulled pork. It’s also great on hot dogs and burgers. I like the fact that there’s no mayonnaise in this slaw recipe. It makes it perfect for outdoor picnics and barbecues. You don’t have […]

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Tuna and Rice Salad with Veggies

This is such a great summer salad. It’s full of veggies, rice and tuna. It’s a perfect example of healthy eating on a budget. It’s not just for summer though. Enjoy it as a yummy lunch throughout the year. You can make it ahead of time and pack it for lunch. Of course as with […]

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Broccoli Salad with Bacon

I remember the first time I had this salad. It was at a family cookout and I loved it. It took me a few different tries to come up with a version just like it. It’s since become a favorite. I’ll make it when I know we’ll cook something on the grill for dinner. I […]

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Garbanzo And Kidney Bean Rice Salad

This is an easy summer recipe and also comes in handy when the power goes out (or it’s just too hot too cook). I love it served at room temperature, but leftovers are great straight from the fridge the next day. For a portable lunch, try wrapping some of this in a flour tortilla for […]

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Cucumber Salad With Ginger

Here’s a salad that’s as simple as it is delicious. It’s perfect when you are grilling in the backyard or for picnics. Since there is no mayonnaise etc, there is no need to worry about it spoiling to quickly in warm weather. 4 medium size fresh cucumbers, peeled 1/3 cup rice vinegar 1 tsp honey […]

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Kale and Avocado Salad With Cucumber

Kale Salad with Lemon

One of my favorite new vegetables is Kale. It’s awesome in soups and stews, sauteed like any other green and I’ve even added it to my smoothies in the morning. You can also make some great healthy Kale chips. Kale is often found either sold by the bunch or in a large bag (washed and […]

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Tomato and Chickpea Salad

I always have a few cans of chickpeas in the pantry to add to all sorts of dishes to make them more filling. Here’s one of my summer favorites. It’s a simple tomato and chickpea salad. Chickpeas are also often called garbanzo beans. Keep a few cans on hand and use them to make this […]

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Easy Chilled Three Bean And Cheddar Salad

I love cold 3 bean salads for summertime meals. They are easy to make and serve at picnics and cookouts. What makes this salad stand out from the rest is the added cheese. With the Cheddar cheese, we have added more protein and calcium, as well as more Vitamin D, Vitamin A, iron, and flavor! […]

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Healthy Broccoli Salad

SALAD: Put together in a large bowl: 2 heads of broccoli steamed 1-2 minutes and cooled to room temperature 1/3 c dried cranberries 1/2 c cashews 1/4 small red onion diced 4 T real bacon bits   DRESSING: Whisk together in separate bowl: 1/4 c Splenda (or white sugar), 2 T cider vinegar, 2/3 c […]

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