Category Archives: Salads

Winter Solstice Salad

Festive, delicious, and beautiful to see, this is the salad I serve for winter feasts.

Winter Solstice Salad
Serves 6

8 cups mixed baby greens
2 Bosc pears, sliced
1 pomegranate, seeded
1/2 cup pecan halves


1/4 cup balsamic vinegar (pear-infused is a nice touch)
2 teaspoons honey
1 teaspoon vegan Worcestershire sauce
1 small garlic clove, minced
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Chopped Vegetable Salad

This salad is a creation of my dear friend (and inspired chef), Bruce. It looks simple, but the sum is greater than the parts, as they say. Try it…it’s filled with wonderful flavors!

Chopped Vegetable Salad 

Chop roughly equal amounts of green beans, broccoli, kale, baby potatoes, red bell pepper, carrots, tomatoes, and green onions. Add some chopped walnuts.

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Hemp Seed Tabouli

I just found out about hemp hearts—raw, shelled, hemp seeds) this evening when I came upon a series of hemp tabouli recipes on Twitter.

Intrigued, I began reading about the Manitoba Harvest organic hemp seeds and found they:

  • Have zero net carbs
  • Are non-GMO project verified /and/ organic
  • Contain more protein and omegas and less carbs than the same serving
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Tofu Salad 19 Ways

Tofu is an important part of vegan and vegetarian protein choices, low carb. It’s also a tasty ingredient for anyone wanting a plant-based protein…or just something new!

Basic Tofu “Egg” Salad
Yield 4 servings

60 ounces pounds extra firm, silken style, tofu, drained (usually 2 packages)
1/2 cup eggless mayonnaise
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/2 stalk celery, diced
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Creamy South Of The Border Dressing

Try this dressing on any green salad, on avocados, and in tacos, or burritos. Wonderful in most Mexican dishes!

1 cup unsweetened vegan sour cream or yogurt
1/2 cup lime juice + lime zest
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
Sea salt

Whisk everything together until well-blended and enjoy!


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Lime-Cumin Vinaigrette

This lime cumin vinaigrette is a good match for kale salads, roasted vegetables, and fish.

Lime-Cumin Vinaigrette
Yield: Makes 3/4 cup / 6 servings of 2 tablespoons each

2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Champagne (or coconut) vinegar
1 small garlic clove, puréed
Salt to taste
1 teaspoon cumin seeds, lightly toasted and

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