Cilantro Chutney

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro (chopped and washed)
  • 1 green chili
  • 1 to 2 teaspoon lemon juice (to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • black salt/sea salt

Directions:

  1. Grind all ingredients except the lemon juice in a blender until smooth.
  2. Add salt and lemon juice to taste.
  3. Refrigerate for a couple of minutes and serve*.

 

*Use within two to three days.

 

Apple Pomegranate Salad

Ingredients:
  • 1 bunch lettuce
  • 1 cup arugula leaves
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup shredded red cabbage/carrots
  • 1 apple, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon agave syrup
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 5-6 blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • feta cheese
  • roasted walnuts

Instructions:

  1. Mix the dressing in a bowl – olive oil, lemon juice, agave syrup, balsamic vinegar and blueberries (mash the blueberries to get color).
  2. Add the sliced apples to the dressing.
  3. Add agave to the roasted walnuts and mix.
  4. Arrange salad on a plate. Top with pomegranate, walnut and feta.
  5. When ready to serve, mix dressing with apples and serve.
Apple Pomegranate Salad

Plum Salad

Plum Salad

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch lettuce
  • 4-5 fresh plums, peeled and cut into small pieces
  • 1 handful toasted almonds

Dressing:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh plum juice (mash 1 fresh plum to create plum juice)
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp agave syrup
  • salt and pepper (to taste)

Directions:

  1. Mix all of the dressing ingredients in a bowl thoroughly to create the dressing.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the lettuce, plum, and dressing together. Top with almonds and enjoy!

Red Cabbage and Green Apple Salad

Red Cabbage and Green Apple Salad

Red Cabbage and Green Apple Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 of a green apple, sliced into very thin pieces
  • 1/2 cup red cabbage (shredded)
  • 1/2 tsp agave syrup
  • 1 tbsp Peanut Sauce*
  • crushed peanuts (to taste)
  • cilantro leaves (to taste)

Instructions:

  1. Arrange the cabbage and apple slices on a plate. 
  2. Drizzle the agave syrup atop the apple slices.
  3. Drizzle the peanut sauce over the salad.
  4. Sprinkle the crushed peanuts and cilantro leaves on top of the salad (to taste) and serve.

*For Peanut Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp seasme oil (any oil works)
  • 1/2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • salt and pepper (to taste)

Directions for Peanut Sauce: Mix everything together in a small bowl.

**Sauce can be refrigerated for up to a week.

***Green cabbage and red apple can be substituted for red cabbage and green apple.

“Sprouts” Salad

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup sprouted* mung beans
  • 1/2 cup red garbanzo beans [channa]
  • 1 tbsp sprouted fenugreek seeds  [methi – search for it in wikipedia]
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (adjust to taste)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)

Directions:

  1. Mix everything together and serve.

*To sprout mung beans, garbanzo beans, and fenugreek, soak each separately overnight. Next, drain the remaining water using a strainer and let the beans, chickpeas, and fenugreek rest for one day. Refrigerate after all beans sprout. These sprouted beans may be refrigerated for 3-4 days.

Black Bean and Corn Salad

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (canned) black beans
  • 1/4 cup fresh or frozen sweet corn
  • 2 red/yellow mini peppers (diced)
  • 1/4 cup red onion (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp fresh coriander leaves (chopped)
  • 1 tsp roasted cumin seeds (crushed)
  • 1 tsp taco seasoning
  • hot sauce of your preference (to taste)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (to taste)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)

Instructions:

  1. Open the can and rinse the beans.
  2. Microwave frozen corn for one minute.
  3. Add everything (except hot sauce) together in the bowl.
  4. Add hot sauce as desired.

*Salad can be eaten immediately or can be kept in the fridge for a day.

*Cooked quinoa or couscous can be added to the salad.

Thai Mango Salad With Peanut Sauce

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Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch lettuce (washed and chopped)
  • 1 mango-ripe but hard (sliced in matchstick shape)
  • 1/2 cup tofu (pressed and sliced thin)
  • 1/4 cup grated carrot
  • 1/4 cup grated red cabbage
  • 1 tbsp green onion
  • 2 tbsp roasted peanuts (crushed)

Peanut Sauce*:

  • 2 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp seasme oil (any oil works)
  • 1/2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • salt and pepper (to taste)

Instructions:

  1. Remove all the water from the tofu. Then, press the tofu under anything heavy for 30 minutes.
  2. Slice the tofu into thin slices and saute for 3 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes.
  3. Mix all the salad ingredients except the peanuts in a bowl.
  4. For Peanut Sauce: Mix the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl.
  5. Place the salad on a plate. Top with the peanut sauce and crushed peanuts. Serve immediately. 

*Peanut sauce can be refrigerated for up to a week.

 Strawberry Salad

  
Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch chopped lettuce leaves
  • 2 cups Strawberry, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
  • Salt & Pepper (to taste)
  • 3 tablespoon sliced salted Almonds
  • 1 tablespoon Strawberry Jam

Directions:

  1. Toss lettuce and strawberry in the bowl.
  2. Mix the oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, and jam, and drizzle it over the lettuce and strawberry.
  3. Add the almonds and serve.

Orange-Fennel Salad

Orange-Fennel Salad

Ingredients:

  • 6 oranges, peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1/4 of a fennel or anise bulb
  • Snipped fresh basil
  • Salt and Pepper (to taste)

Directions:

  1. Arrange the orange slices on a platter.
  2. Using a peeler, shave the fennel into thin small stripes and sprinkle over oranges.
  3. Sprinkle basil and salt and pepper over salad.
  4. Serve.

Spinach, Lettuce, and Orange Salad

Ingredients:

  • ½ pack Spinach
  • 1 bunch Lettuce
  • 3 Mandarin Oranges, peeled and skin removed
  • 2 tablespoon Almonds, sliced and toasted
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • ½ teaspoon poppy seed
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard
  • Salt and Pepper (to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon Mango Vinegar

Directions:

  1. Mix Spinach, Orange, and Lettuce in bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the Olive Oil, Lemon Juice, Musturd, Sugar, Poppy Seed, and Mango vinegar.
  3. Pour dressing into main bowl.
  4. Add toasted nuts and mix.
  5. Serve.

Papaya Salad

IMG_1856Ingredients:

  • 2 cups raw grated Papaya
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro
  • 1/4 cup grated carrots
  • 1/4 cup green onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup peanuts crushed (sweet or salty per taste)
  • 1 green chili chopped
  • 2 dry red chili crushed
  • salt (to taste)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp oil
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds

Directions:

  1. Head oil and add mustard seeds and red chili.
  2. Mix everything  (except peanuts) in a big bowl.
  3. Top with the peanuts.
  4. Let it sit for 5 minutes.
  5. Serve.

Edamame Bean Salad

 

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup edamame beans (frozen)
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels (frozen)
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp dried cranberry
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (more to taste)
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 mini bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper (to taste)

Directions:

  1. Microwave edamame beans and corn for 3 minutes.
  2. Cool for 10 minutes.
  3. Mix everything in a bowl.
  4. Mix and serve.

*Salad can be eaten with couscous or cooked quinoa.

**Salad can be refrigerated for up to 2 days.

Apple Salad

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Salad:

  • ½ pack spinach
  • 1 bunch lettuce
  • 1 crispy apple
  • 1 handful walnuts, toasted
  • 2 tablespoon goat cheese

Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • salt and pepper (to taste)

Directions:

  1. Mix Spinach, Apple, and Lettuce in bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the dressing.
  3. Pour dressing into main bowl.
  4. Add walnuts and goat cheese.
  5. Mix and serve.

Greek Salad

IMG_1592Ingredients:

Salad:

  • 1 bunch lettuce
  • 1 cucumber (washed and chopped in round slices
  • 1 tomato (washed and chopped in small pieces)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped olives
  • 2 tablespoon feta/goat cheese

Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon dry crushed oregano

Directions:

  1. Arrange all the salad in a bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the dressing.
  3. Pour dressing into main bowl.
  4. Mix and serve.

Romaine Salad with a Mexican twist.

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Salad:

  • 2 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • ½ cup fresh/frozen corn kernels
  • 1 cup tomato, chopped
  • ½ cup pinto beans, rinsed and drained

Dressing:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • ¾ cup prepared salsa
  • ½ cup yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 drops Tabasco sauce (optional)
  • Salt and Pepper (to taste)
  • ¼ cup chopped green onion
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • about 20 crushed tortilla chips (optional)

Directions:

  1. Arrange all the salad in a bowl.
  2. Sprinkle the green onion and cilantro over the salad.
  3. Mash avocado in separate bowl and add salsa, yogurt, and lemon juice.
  4. Season with hot sauce (optional) and Salt and Pepper, if desired.
  5. Pour dressing over salad, toss well, and top with chips.