Salads

Homemade Sauerkraut

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Sauerkraut is so easy to make and I love it. I can’t believe it had taken me this long to make my own at home! I looked up a few recipes online and then went to making some. I am still perfecting it to my personal tastes. For example, one recipe used 2 Tablespoons of…

Tofu No-Egg Salad

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8 oz block of firm tofu (we used sprouted tofu) Seed Caesar dressing (about a cup) 1/4 cup finely chopped celery 1/8 of a cup of finely chopped red onion 1/4 teaspoon madras curry 1/4 teaspoon paprika freshly ground black pepper to taste Drain the water from the tofu package and then gently pressed it…

Global Community Kale Salad

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Urban garden-grown veggies come together with a tropical fruit salsa to create this beautiful dish. Ingredients 1 head of kale, stems removed. 1 ½ cups corn kernels, fresh or frozen 2 yellow, orange or red bell peppers, seeded and finely chopped ¼ cup sunflower seeds Papaya Avocado Salsa Directions Place small handfuls of the kale…

How Did This Costa Rican Pineapple Get In My New York City Slaw

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We are calling this Red Cabbage Pineapple Slaw recipe How Did This Costa Rican Pineapple Get In My New York City Slaw or Let It Slaw, Let It Slaw, Let It Slaw. It’s a wonderful winter salad recipe with a little tropical sunshine added in. The pineapple sweetness goes so well with the red cabbage.…

Cucumber, Tomato Salad with Parsley and Mint

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This salad is great on its own, stuffed in a pita bread, or served on top of a bed of greens. One cucumber, chopped in small pieces (peel if not organic) 3 Tomatoes, chopped 1 scallion, chopped 1/2 finely chopped fresh mint 1/2 finely chopped fresh parsley Tahini Dressing In a large bowl mix cucumbers,…

Kaleidoscope Salad with Marinated Tempeh

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This is a very colorful and satisfying main meal that will keep you energized for hours. 2 bunches kale (stemmed, chopped, massaged) 4 ounces marinated chilled tempeh (use your favorite marinade or one of ours: Tea Smoked Barbeque Sauce or this Tempeh Marinade) 4 carrots, cut into sticks, blanched and rinsed with cold water 16…

Quinoa Tabouli Salad

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Tabouli is typically made with Bulgur wheat or a semolina couscous. This recipe uses the high protein, ancient grain, quinoa, which cooks up quickly. Or you can sprout this pseudo cereal and make an all-raw dish. It is naturally gluten-free. 1 bunch mint – minced 1 bunch parsley – minced 3 green onions – chopped…

Collard Greens Salad with Baked Tofu

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Collard greens make a very hearty, satisfying, nutritious salad. Don’t forget to chew!   1 bunch of collard greens (about 14 large leaves) 4 sun dried tomatoes (packed in olive oil) salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 1 pound block extra firm tofu 1/4 cup Tamari or soy sauce 1/4 cup water 1 tablespoon…

KALEidoscope Salad with Pumpkin Seed Dressing

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When your CSA winter share loads you up with carrots and watermelon radishes, it’s time to make Kaleidoscope Kale Salad!     1 large bunch or head of kale (about 12 ounces with stems removed) 4 carrots 2 watermelon radishes (about 2 inch diameter) 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1/4 cup…

Kale and Blueberry Salad

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This is one of my favorite salads. I especially love it during the winter holiday season. It’s rich in flavor and loaded with immune system boosting nutrients. REAL Tahini dressing or one mashed avocado. 1 bunch or head of kale (about 8 ounces with stems removed) 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen (thawed) 2-4 Tablespoons…

Nut Meat “Mock Tuna” Salad

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After making some luscious rich nut milk, use the remaining nut meat for this colorful salad. It’s perfect for a picnic, barbecue, lunchtime sandwich or dip with crackers. Nut meat leftover from 1 cup nuts used for making REAL Nut Milk 1 cup finely chopped carrots 1 cup finely chopped celery 1 cup finely chopped…

Kale Salad in Costa Rica

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While on a farm in Costa Rica I put this fresh kale salad together. I love to use mandarina aceto, a local citrus fruit here to dress all my salads. One bunch dinosaur kale, about 8 ounces. One yellow bell pepper, seed and diced 1/2 avocado 4 cherry tomatoes, quartered One half papaya, seeded and…

Escarole Salad

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Escarole is a REAL favorite when it comes to leafy greens. While it may look like ordinary lettuce, it’s actually a hardier, stronger leaf. It’s a great salad to travel with or bring to a party because it doesn’t wilt once dressed. Just toss it with your favorite dressing like our REAL Tahini and enjoy…

Cucumber Salad

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This cucumber salad can be served on it’s own or topped on a bed of lettuce, stuffed into a pita pocket with our REAL Baked Falafel Burgers, or as part of a mezze platter, as shown below. 2 cucumbers, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley 8 cherry tomatoes,…

Baba Ganoush

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Light and creamy, this Baba Ganoush is easy to prepare, with only 3 ingredients. It goes perfectly with our REAL Red Pepper Hummus and Cucumber Salad in the REAL Mezze Platter pictured below.     1 eggplant Juice of 1 lime 2 Tablespoons tahini 1. Place the eggplant in a baking dish. Poke a few…

Caesar Salad

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I find that many of the vegan Caesar Salad recipes going around use an awful lot of processed vegan mayonnaise to try and get that authentic Caesar Salad taste. Well here’s a recipe that gives you the taste without all of the processing. This dressing is loaded with fiber, something processed oils can’t give you,…

Heavenly Salad

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This is a variation of Chinese Chicken Salad, without the chicken and it’s heavenly. The flavors of the cilantro, scallions and peanuts really pop. You can’t stop eating it, it’s that good. Dressing 2 Tablespoon peanut butter (if allergic to peanuts use Sesame Butter, Tahini) 2 Tablespoons agave, optional 1 Tablespoon Tamari or Soy Sauce,…

A Mid Summer Night’s Salad

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Be it Shakespeare in the Park or sunset on the terrace, this unbelievably simple salad of fresh green beans, yellow tomatoes, and red onions makes the perfect accompaniment to your next enchanted evening. As a side dish or on a bed of lettuce as an entree, there is no better way to celebrate the sights…

Farmers Market Pasta Salad with Arugula Pesto

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Here’s a recipe to celebrate National Farmers Market Week, 8/5-11/2012. We shopped at our new Farmers Market in Forest Hills, NY on Sunday and made this dish with the vegetables we purchased. 2 eggplants 4 Italian peppers (green) 2 yellow tomatoes 1 red onion 1 lb penne pasta 1/4 cup nutritional yeast Marinade – mix…

Green Juice – Deconstructed (Kale Salad)

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Green juice saved my life. Literally. I am committed to consuming green juice every day. That commitment includes one head of kale (about 0.8 to 1 lb) and other vegetables. With a desire to give my body a quick cleanse, I decided instead of juicing, I would “deconstruct” the recipe and eat all my juice…

Roasted Red Root Vegetable Salad

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This is a REAL great salad of roasted red root vegetables served with a spectacular roasted garlic aioli. This salad is very tasty and is great as a main course salad served on top of a bed of crisp greens or as a side dish complimenting a several course meal! It is great served warm…

Red Cabbage Salad

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Not all salads need to be green to be good. When out of lettuce, I reach for the red cabbage. Shredded and tossed with creamy avocado, chewy sweet figs and tart lemon juice and vinegar and the secret ingredient, Prune Butter, you will not believe how good it is until you try it. 1 head…

Saturday Night Salad For Two

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Salad for Saturday evening dinner? Absolutely! REAL salads are never boring and rarely the same. And while people continue to recommend using smaller plates and eating less food, we serve our salads on 15″ chargers and fill up for seconds. 1 head red leaf lettuce, ripped into small pieces, washed and spun. 1 small cucumber,…

Leeks with Vinaigrette

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Leeks are extremely popular in France and when I lived there I had this dish several times a week. It’s hard to find slender leeks here in the United States but when I do, I make this dish. 4 slim leeks Vinaigrette Rinse the leeks. Peel away the out leaves to make sure there is…

Insalata Caprese

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Like the salad from the Italian region of Campania, this version uses tofu. Dried black olives add the salt and tahini dressing adds the tang to perfect this simple combination. Serves Four 1 package extra firm organic tofu, drained and patted dry 16 tomato slices – (about 4 tomatoes) 16 fresh basil leaves 16 dried…

Mango Tango Tofu Slaw

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The tang is courtesy of the lemon and sesame oil vinaigrette in this salad made from a slaw of shredded green cabbage and carrots, diced red onion and mango, chopped raw almonds and sesame seeds served on a bed of romaine lettuce leaves along with baked tofu slices. Each lettuce leaf can be filled with…

Kale Salad with Bell Peppers and Mangos

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I eat big salads every day.  I love kale salad, but only seem to make it when I am out of lettuce. It’s so good, I should make it more often.  This is a great salad to prepare in advance and bring to a potluck or picnic.  Unlike salads made with lettuce that will wilt…

Asian Slaw

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Watch how simple it is to make this great salad, Asian Slaw. 1/2 head of Napa cabbage 2 carrots 2 scallions, finely sliced 1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped 2 tablespoons sesame seeds 2 teaspoons sesame oil, optional 1 Tablespoon soy sauce, optional, to taste juice from one fresh lime Cut cabbage into fine strips, 1/4…