A Different Couscous

Make virtually any meal more delicious with this healthy concoction. Couscous, while typically made by steaming granules of wheat, gets a bit of a makeover with this Warm Cauliflower Couscous Salad. Mince up cauliflower in a food processor before cooking and draining it (as if it were rice). Next, mix in fresh lemon juice, olive oil and herbs before taking this recipe’s final step. To complete your salad, throw in crumbled feta cheese and pumpkin seeds and garnish with a few micro greens.   Now that your [... more]

Nuts About This Chicken Salad

A recipe packed with flavor, Nut and Berry Chicken Salad With Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing makes great use of all of the fresh produce available this summer. The juicy strawberries and blueberries provide sweetness, while the walnuts and goat cheese add texture and piquant flavor into the mix. It wouldn’t be a chicken salad without some grilled chicken breast, but this recipe’s author also includes a little pancetta for subtle saltiness. If your mouth isn’t watering yet, wait until you hear about the dressing. A tasty blend [... more]

Better Than a BLT

I can’t get enough of seasonal tomatoes. I’m enticed by their vibrant red color and their incredible flavor, especially if they’ve been picked at their peak. Ripe tomatoes steal the show in a bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich. For a healthier twist on a traditional BLT, try this BLT Chopped Salad recipe. Lime vinaigrette drizzled over bacon, lettuce, cherry tomatoes, and the unexpected avocado, corn kernels, plus crumbled goat cheese combine to create the most delicious BLT I’ve ever tasted.

Simple Spring Salad

Soaring temperatures this time of year in the South can push even the most avid cooks out of the kitchen. No need to worry though, because we found a salad that is fast and easy to make and won’t require turning on the stove. Featured on the blog Two Peas and Their Pod, delicious Chickpea, Avocado, and Feta Salad requires only those three ingredients in its name plus a little cilantro, green onion, and lime juice for extra zest. A variation of the blogger’s favorite sandwich, this [... more]

All-Star Pear Salad

Craving some hearty leafy greens? This Autumn Chopped Salad recipe delivers all the fiber and vitamins you’ve been lacking in your normal diet. And like many popular salads these days, this one is loaded with delicious ingredients, from pears and dried cranberries to bacon and feta cheese. Romaine lettuce works best for the base, while a double whammy of poppy seed dressing and balsamic vinaigrette (about 70 percent poppy seed, 30 percent balsamic) adds the finishing touch to this fresh chopped salad.

Better Than a BLT?

While we’ve loved the classic BLT since childhood, we found a more sophisticated and innovate way to enjoy the culinary combo. The BLT Pasta Salad brings you the trio of flavors that you love in the sandwich but in a more satisfying meal. Plus, the cool salad refreshes on a warm spring or hot summer day. In addition to the B, the L, and the T, this recipe also calls for sour cream, garlic, ranch dip mix, and fresh cheese tortellini. You may never eat a traditional [... more]

Kale Me Crazy

A vegetable once overlooked, Kale is a produce superstar these days. Proclaimed as one of the world’s healthiest veggies, it not only offers a high concentration of vitamins A, C, and K, but also lowers your cholesterol and your risk for cancer. In the kitchen, kale works so well as a fresh ingredient because it complements many other foods. This recipe combines the leafy green with two other health foods: edamame and quinoa, and the result is delicious! One quick tip: The longer you let the kale [... more]

Eye Candy Beet Salad

Beet and Goat Cheese Salad with Orange Segments is the prettiest salad I have seen in a long time. In this recipe fresh beets are perfectly roasted in the oven until tender. When they have cooled you will need to peel off the skin to reveal the magnificent deep crimson red beet that has been hiding beneath. Simply dice into small bite size cubes to use for the bed of this salad. Just before you are ready to plate the salad, lightly toss the cubed beets with [... more]

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