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 […]

Waldorf Coleslaw

Ingredients: 1 c. cabbage (shredded) 1/2 c. carrot (shredded) 1/2 c. walnuts (chopped) 1/2 c. apple (diced) 1/2 c. celery (chopped) 2 T. Vegenaise (grapeseed oil variety) 1 T. honey 1/2 t. poppy seeds 1/2 t. soy milk Directions: Combine cabbage, carrot, walnuts, apple, and celery in medium mixing bowl; set aside. In small mixing […]

Lima Bean Salad

Ingredients: 1/2 lb. dry lima beans 1/4 bunch parsley, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed 1 bunch green onions, sliced 2 large carrots, sliced 2 T. olive oil 1 lemon, juiced 1/8 t. salt Directions: Soak lima beans overnight. Drain and place in a medium-sized bowl; add vegetables, olive oil, lemon juice, and salt. […]

Grapefruit and Avocado Salad

Ingredients: 1 grapefruit, peeled ½ white onion, halved and thinly sliced 2 ripe avocados, halved, peeled, and cut into thin slices 1 bag (7 ounces) Riviera® salad blend (or a butter or baby lettuce blend of greens) 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt, to taste Directions: Over a large salad bowl, separate the grapefruit […]

Tropical Fruit Salad With Passion Fruit Vinaigrette

Ingredients: Salad 1 package (5 ounces) Baby Arugula salad blend 3 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh mint leaves 1 mango (peeled, pitted, and cut lengthwise into slices) 1 small papaya (cut in half lengthwise, seeds and peel removed, and cut lengthwise into slices) 8 pineapple slices (fresh or canned), cut in half Passion Fruit Dressing 6 […]

Four-Bean Soy Salad

Ingredients: 1 c. cooked soybeans 1 c. cooked black beans 1 c. cooked pinto beans 1 c. cooked green beans 1 c. celery, chopped 1/2 c. onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 T. lemon juice 2 T. olive oil 1/4 c. fresh parsley, chopped 1/4 t. oregano 1/2 t. salt Directions: Combine all ingredients. […]

Mexican Tomato Salad

Ingredients: 2 lg. tomatoes, chunked 1/4 c. lemon juice 1/4 c. cilantro, diced 1/2 c. cucumber, coarsely chopped 1/2 onion, diced 1/4 c. sliced olives Directions: Combine all ingredients. Allow to marinate at least one hour to develop flavor. Serve chilled. Serves: 6. Nutritional Information: Calories per serving: 25; protein: 0.8 grams; carbohydrate: 4 grams; […]

Black Bean-Avocado Salad

Ingredients: 2 T. lemon juice 2 T. olive oil pinch salt 1 c. black beans (drained, rinsed) 1 c. corn (fresh, frozen, or canned) 1 med. avocado (diced) 2/3 c. sweet red pepper (diced) 1/2 c. cilantro (coarsely chopped; save one piece for garnish) 1/4 c. celery (diced) 1/2 c. edamames (shelled soybeans – cooked) […]

Tofu Salad

Ingredients: 2 one-pound containers reduced-fat, firm tofu (drained and pressed) 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 T. honey 1 T. soy oil 2 T. reduced-sodium soy sauce cooking spray 12 c. fresh mixed salad greens, cleaned 3/4 c. red bell peppers, chopped 1 1/2 c. broccoli florets 6 oz. blanched pea pods, cut in half 1 […]

Tostada Salad

Ingredients: 16 c. romaine lettuce (washed, drained) 1 yellow bell pepper (julienne or diced) 4 T. corn (canned or fresh) 1/4 c. beets (canned, slivered) 8 T. hot chili beans 1 c. avocado (fresh, sliced or cubed) 1 c. tomatoes (diced) 1 c. black olives 1 c. tortilla chips (crushed) 12 asparagus spears (slightly steamed) […]