Cucumber Raita

This cooling condiment, similar to Greek tzatziki, is often served alongside spicier dishes to cool the palate. Be sure to use long, thin English cucumbers. 1½English cucumbers ¼ cup fresh mint or cilantro leaves, chopped juice of 1 lemon or lime ¼ teaspoon ground cumin ¼ teaspoon coriander ½ red onion, chopped (optional) ½ teaspoon […]

Crispy Vegetable Salad

Ingredients: 1 bag (1 lb.) salad greens 4 c. broccoli florets 2 large carrots, peeled and thinly sliced 1 large red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced 1 bunch radishes, cut in half 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced 1 bottle (8-oz.) fat-free Italian salad dressing Directions: Rinse salad greens under running cold water. Drain in […]

Fresh Tomato Salad

Ingredients: 1 1/2 lb. tomatoes 1 to 2 T. olive oil 1/8 t. salt or to taste 1 to 2 T. fresh basil, chopped 1 to 2 t. green onion, chopped Directions: Slice tomatoes onto a shallow serving platter. Sprinkle with olive oil, salt, basil, and green onion. Servings: 4. Nutritional Information: Calories per serving: […]

Green Pea Picnic Salad

Ingredients: 1 lb. petite green peas (frozen), thawed but not cooked 1 c. cucumber, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1/4 c. fresh dill, chopped 1 med. red bell pepper, chopped 1 med. onion, chopped, sauteed until clear 2/3 c. tofutti better than sour cream 1/3 c. Vegenaise (grapeseed variety) 2 T. fresh lemon juice salt […]

Bean and Corn Salad

Ingredients: water 4 c. fresh or frozen corn kernels 2 15-oz. cans black beans, drained and rinsed 3 medium-sized tomatoes, chopped 1/4 c. cilantro, minced 1/2 c. minced red onion 1/3 c. lemon juice 1 T. olive oil 2 t. sugar 1 t. dry tarragon leaves 1 clove garlic, minced Directions: In a large saucepan, […]

Tofu Eggless Salad

Ingredients: 1 14-oz. package firm tofu 1/4 c. raw onions, finely chopped 1/4 c. celery, chopped 1/4 c. thawed frozen peas 1 small baked potato, chopped 1/3 c. Nayonaise 1 T. lemon juice 1 T. turmeric, ground 1 t. paprika 1/2 t. salt Directions: Drain and mash tofu in a medium-size bowl. Mix in chopped […]

Garden Tabbouleh Salad

Ingredients: 1 c. bulgur wheat 1 t. salt 2 c. water, boiling 1 lemon 1 med. red bell pepper, chopped 1 16-oz. can chickpeas, rinsed 1 pt. grape tomatoes, cut in half 1/4 c. fresh basil or parsley, chopped 1 T. extra-virgin olive oil 2 c. cucumber, chopped salt to taste Directions: Put bulgur wheat […]

Black Bean Salad

Ingredients: 3 c. uncooked whole-grain brown rice, parboiled (instant) 1 15-oz. can black beans 1 medium green bell pepper, diced 1/2 c. fresh cilantro, chopped 1 c. corn 1 2 1/2-oz. can sliced olives 1 T. olive oil 1/2 c. salsa 1/2 c. plain soy yogurt Directions: Microwave rice according to package directions; follow package […]

Tuna Salad–Surprise!

Ingredients: 1 15-oz. can garbanzos, drained (save 2 T. garbanzo liquid to add to beans) 1/4 t. salt 2 t. low-sodium soy sauce 1 stalk of celery, diced 1/4 c. diced red onion 1/4 c. sweet pickle relish 1/4 c. soy mayonnaise 1 clove of garlic, minced 1/8 c. nutritional yeast flakes Directions: One of […]

Party fruit Salad

Ingredients: 3 c. Strawberries (fresh, sliced) 2 1/2 c. Pineapple (chunks) 2 c. Red Seedless grapes (cut in half) 2 c. Peaches (sliced) 2 c. Bluberries (frozen) 1 c. Raspberries (fresh) 1/2 c. Coconut (shredded) Directions: Mix together strawberries, pineapple, grapes, peaches, and 1 c. bluberries. Wrap a square plastic bowl in festive wrapping paper. […]