Salads

Arugula and Asparagus Ribbon Salad

During asparagus’s short season, serving it raw is a great way to enjoy it. Shaving the spears into thin ribbons and briefly marinating them in a quick vinaigrette turns the asparagus soft and almost creamy.

Arugula Pesto

Arugula pesto is a fun and slightly spicy alternative to basil pesto. Another great way to enjoy this delightful green.

Avocado Mint Salad

This distinctive salad is just the thing to get you out of a dinner rut. Tender bibb lettuce, torn and topped with avocado, ribbons of mint, and a fresh grapefruit juice dressing pleasantly startle and awaken taste buds. Especially delightful in the months of November through February, when Texas Rio Star grapefruit are in season.

Avocado Salad with Carrot-Ginger Dressing

The carrot ginger-dressing is a snap to make and is the perfect complement to the salad's creamy avocado and soft Bibb lettuce. You'll have extra dressing which works out well because you'll want to pour it on everything!

Beet, Carrot, and Apple Salad

Winter vegetables can often seem heavy, but this root vegetable and apple salad is crisp and refreshing, a great antidote to filling holiday foods.

BLT Salad

Forget what you know about kale salads! Tossed in creamy dressing with skillet-roasted cherry tomatoes, his may be the most delicious kale salad you've had - it really is like a (veggie!) BLT in salad form.

Broccoli and Apple Crunch

This hearty salad is loaded with crunchy, lightly cooked broccoli and dressed in creamy almond vinaigrette.

Brussels Sprouts Potato Salad

This hearty side is a great dish for potlucks and entertaining. The addition of Brussels sprouts transforms potato salad, a summer favorite, into something definitively autumnal.

Butternut Squash Salad with Farro and Pepitas

The pearling process removes the inedible hull that surrounds the wheat, and farro is generally sold either pearled, semi-pearled or regular. The pearled will take the shortest time to cook. If you’re not sure what you have, just use the cooking directions on the package. The cooking time and process in this recipe are for semi-pearled.

Cajun Kale Salad

Give your dark leafy greens a kick with this recipe! Try the cajun spice seasoning on other leafy greens, or on some popcorn.

Cantaloupe, Arugula, and Prosciutto Salad

Melon and paper-thin prosciutto are a perfect pairing, salty and sweet. This well-rounded salad features both, along with peppery arugula and champagne vinaigrette.

Chicken Salad

Delicious served on a bed of salad greens or in a sandwich.

Chickpea of the Sea Salad

This delicious salad is a dead ringer for tuna salad, but has no tuna (or other animal products) in sight! Spread on hearty, toasted bread with crisp romaine leaves for a yummy sandwich, or place a dollop on a green salad. This is also a nice dip for crackers or vegetable spears. I hope you like it as much as I do!

Cider Vinaigrette

The accompaniment to the Willy Street Co-op's Cranberry Pecan Wild Rice Salad.

Citrus Dressing

Tis the season for citrus! Try this knockout dressing on salads, or as a marinade for tofu or chicken.

Coleslaw

A traditional favorite for casual meals.

Crunchy Thai Kale Salad

 

This Thai-inspired recipe makes a perfect healthy dinner for one, but can be easily multiplied for more servings.

Cucumber Salad

Classic, cool, and refreshing cucumber salads are a welcome summer side dish, and a nice counter to grilled meats.

Dill-Pepperoncini Tuna Salad

This is an unforgettable tuna salad, requiring not too much effort - and is certainly a far cry from the mayo-laden versions of childhood.

Fantastic Tangy and Sweet Green Dressing

Another FANTASTIC and easy to make recipe from the ladies who brought us the Garden of Vegan cookbook. Top your dragon bowl, a salad, or anything, really, with this knock out dressing!

Fattoush Salad

This classic Lebanese salad packed with toasted pita, summer vegetables, and loads of herbs tends to be a hit with everyone, and is filling enough to serve as a meal.

Fennel, Celery, and Pomegranate Salad

This palate-cleansing salad balances out rich winter meals. The recipe calls for the vegetables to be thinly sliced, and a mandoline would come in handy here.