Category Archives: Salads

ABCs Salad

???????????????????????????????This recipe is an example of the kind of dietary diversity that is important for any healthy diet. Add, subtract, or substitute ingredients freely in this highly adaptable salad, and as long as you include members of the Allium, Brassica, Capsicum, and Citrus (thus, “ABCs”) families, the results should both delight and richly nourish you. Note that these ingredients work synergistically to create a dish that’s healthier than the ingredients eaten separately. Black pepper magnifies turmeric’s powerful properties, the mustard and radishes boost broccoli’s benefits, and the nuts, seeds, and olive oil aid the absorption of fat-soluble nutrients.

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Fattoush

This colorful summery Middle Eastern bread salad is infinitely adaptable to incorporate whatever ingredients you happen to have on hand, and makes a welcome addition to picnics and potlucks. The red cabbage, while not traditional, boosts nutritional values that are already near the top of the chart. Continue reading

Can’t Beet Sweet Potato Salad

I love potato salad, but many versions are loaded with sugar or salt–and regular ???????????????????????????????potatoes themselves lack phytonutrients. Adding sweet potatoes and beets to the mix provides big boosts in flavor, color, and nutrition. You won’t even notice the missing sugar, salt, and mayonnaise. Continue reading