Tag Archives: Salads

Cabbage Slaw

Healthy and delicious – my favorite combination. So many people have asked me for this slaw recipe. In this slaw, the key is to steam the cabbage and carrots a little bit, which doesn’t change the texture or flavor much compared with a raw cabbage salad, but increases the health benefits. Eating raw cruciferous vegetables, […]

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Quinoa Salad with Corn and Black Beans

1 cup of quinoa cooked in 2 cups of water. Bring to low boil then turn down to low for 20 minutes. 2 ears corn, cooked and cut off the cob 1 or 2 carrots, diced 1 bunch scallions, sliced 1 cup cilantro or parsley, chopped 1-2 cups black beans, rinsed 1-2 limes, juiced 1/3 […]

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Spicy Lemongrass Beef Salad

Make the first part of this salad the night before – when it marinates overnight the beef will absorb the flavors and ‘cook’ in the lime juice. Marinate: ½ pound grilled rare grass-fed beef, preferably fillet mignon, thinly sliced 1 stalk lemongrass, minced (use white part only) * 2 shallots, thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic, […]

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Ayuvedic Avocado Salad

(for one) chop 1 avocado, 1 banana & 1 orange into bite-sized pieces and combine in a bowl. add: ½ teaspoon cumin, ½ teaspoon coriander, ½ teaspoon salt (all to taste) squeeze the juice of 1 lime over the top. mix. optional: top with whole roasted or ground raw sunflower seeds   This is one […]

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Thai Chicken Salad (Laap Gai)

This is my favorite Laos dish. It can be served with sticky rice and hand pounded chili paste or simply with lettuce.   1 pound chicken breast or tenders 2 t vegetable oil 2 T white sticky rice powder (toasted and ground) 1 lemongrass, finely minced ¼ cup green onion, chopped ¼ cup mint, finely […]

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Mango Jicama Watercress Salad

Fresh and delicious.   1 bunch of watercress, rinse and pull tops off stems 1 ripe mango, use mandoline or coarse grater ¼ jicama, use mandoline or coarse grater ½ bunch cilantro, rinse and chop 1-2 limes   Mix watercress, mango, jicama and cilantro in a bowl. Squeeze limes over top. I used mint instead […]

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Moroccan Quinoa Salad

I cannot get enough of this stuff and my family loves it, too. 1 cup quinoa ½ cup finely diced or grated carrots ½ cup dried fruit (currants, figs, dates, apricots), chopped ½ cup calamata olives, chopped ¼ cup raw almonds, chopped ¼ cup scallions sliced diagonally cut thinly 1 t cumin ½ t coriander […]

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Marinated Beets

  Scrub 6 medium beets. Trim ends, cut into big chunks. Bring to boil in saucepan with water, simmer for 45 – 60 minutes or until done (test for softness by poking with a knife or fork).  Rinse with cool water.   Peel the outer skin off with your fingers.  Put into a bowl.   […]

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Vietnamese Chicken and Cabbage Salad (Ga Xe Phai)

This recipe accompanies Vietnamese Chicken and Rice Soup. Instead of putting all of the chicken into the soup (below), save half of it for the salad.   Combine in a small bowl to make sauce: 2 T fish sauce juice of one lime 1 t honey 2 chilies, smashed or chopped 1 clove garlic, smashed […]

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