Crunchy Mexican Black Bean Salad

This Black Bean Salad is a great use of some less commonly used veggies, like jicama and red cabbage. I prepared it for a Mexican themed potluck where I knew there would be salsa and guacamole. Otherwise, I would have added avocados and maybe tomatoes. Serving suggestions: -Use as a dip -Serve on top of…

Cobb Salad

Ingredients: Mixture of lettuces, chopped 4 hard boiled eggs, chopped 2 small or 1 large avocado, chopped 4 oz. bleu cheese, crumbled 4 scallions, chopped 2 tomatoes, chopped 1 bunch parsley, chopped (stems included) 1 can or 1 bag frozen artichoke hearts Optional: cooked chicken, chopped or shredded OR serve with BBQ chicken on the…

Pad Thai Salad

This salad can be made with or without rice noodles or soba buckwheat noodles. Suggested Vegetable Ingredients: Rice Noodles or Buckwheat noodles, cooked 3 carrots, shredded 1 daikon radish, shredded 1 cucumber, peeled, cut and sliced thin 2 cups snow pea pods, chopped 1/2 head Chinese or Napa cabbage, sliced thin Mung Bean sprouts 4…

Roasted Beets with Balsamic Beet Greens

If you haven’t guessed, I am obsessed with beets!  Perhaps it is my Eastern European heritage?  Whatever it is, I can’t get enough. Most people have never tried a fresh roasted beet and I am here to tell you that it is the bomb!  Do not be discouraged by the canned beets your parents forced…

Asian Kale Slaw

Ingredients: 1 bunch tuscan kale 1/2 head green cabbage or 1 head bok choy 1/2 head red cabbage 3 carrots 4 scallions salt Rice Wine vinegar Toasted sesame oil Tamari or soy sauce Sesame seeds Directions: Run all veggies through the food processor with slicing blade OR finely chop all the veggies Season with kosher…

Cucumber Salad

As a health coach, I often encourage my clients to buy way too many vegetables than seems normal and then make it their goal to eat them before they go bad. So what do I do when I have a bag of cucumbers that are starting to get a little slimy? Wash them off, freshen them…

Sprouted Lentil Chop-Chop Salad

Sprouted Lentils* Cucumbers Carrots Red and Orange Pepper Broccoli Zucchini Raddichio Sunflower seeds Lemon Olive Oil Apple Cider Vinegar Salt & Pepper * Sprouting lentils is simple! Soak lentils in water for 12 hours. Rinse in a colander and shake out water. Let sit in colander. Repeat rinse and shake every 12 hours for about…

Quinoa Salad

This easy to make Quinoa Salad is great to pack for lunch or have for dinner on a bed of greens or on the side with protein of your choice. Ingredients: Chopped vegetables of your choice (I used yellow pepper, scallions, cherry tomatoes, radicchio, cucumber) Chopped fresh parsley Quinoa (cooked and cooled to room temperature)…