Beet Your Heart Out Salad
Here's an example of a delicious dish that is as easy as it is elegant. This salad blows your boring old Caesar or house salad right out of the water. Beets pack a punch in antioxidants -- plus, they're beautiful and tasty, too. Gorgeous greens, fresh tangerines, a little goat cheese, and a homemade balsamic vinaigrette bring it all together.
Because plain old brown rice can get a little bit boring. This one comes together in 10 minutes or less. I've also added a "Recipe Remix" for a cold, zesty couscous salad.
Dress to Impress Salad
This salad has gotten a lot of press from my friends and family. From the sweet and tangy balsamic dressing to the combination of ingredients, I've made this salad a staple at my table every time I invite people over for dinner. I make it just for me all the time, too.
It only looks and tastes fancy - the rest is a piece of cake. The hardest part is slicing that squash paper thin. Should it look less than perfect, you've got a mound of fresh greens and cheese to go right on top.
Chunky Curried Chicken Salad
Chicken salad has earned a bad rep because it's usually smothered in mayonnaise. I'm here to change that!
The Queen's Chicken Salad
...or as I know it best, Reina Pepiada. This traditional Venezuelan dish consists of an avocado chicken salad stuffed inside of a crispy arepa. Rich, creamy, and so very healthy! The salad is also perfect between whole grain bread.
The Pig is the Blanket
… and in the blanket is a stalk of bright green, crisp asparagus. This fancy appetizer is anything but complicated. Don’t wait to impress your friends with this. Splurge on yourself – you’ll see how a little bit of a fancy ingredient can go a long way.
Honey Roasted Pear Salad
This elegant, bistro-style salad couldn't be easier, whether you're cooking for one or entertaining a big crowd. Sweet, savory, crunchy -- it hits all the right places.
Chunky Cucumber Yogurt Sauce
This sauce comes together in less than 5 minutes, depending on your chopping skills. All you need is nonfat, plain Greek yogurt, which is packed with protein, and crisp veggies. It's a salad and a salad dressing at the same time - delicious over spicy meats or on warmed pita or flatbread.
Sweet Passion Fruit Dressing Salad
I love passion fruit. When I visited Costa Rica last year, I ate three fresh ones in a row during a random stop at a farm stand on the side of the road. You don't have to cook for a crowd to treat yourself to a fancy meal, especially when it comes together this quickly.