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Thai Cucumber Salad

Ingredients: 1/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup rice vinegar 4 pickling or slicing cucumbers, sliced lengthwise, seeded and thinly sliced 1 shallot, thinly sliced 10 whole cilanto leaves 1/4 cup red pepper, julienne (about 1-inch long) Directions: Combine the sugar, vinegar and salt and heat in a small sauce pan until sugar has […]

Cucumber Salad with Tomatoes

Ingredients: 2 cups cucumber (diced) 1 cup tomato (seeded and diced) 1⁄4 cup onion (chopped sweet) 2 cups couscous or rice, cooked 2 teaspoons dill weed (chopped dried or fresh) 1⁄2 cup Italian salad dressing, low-fat Directions: Toss together the cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, couscous (or rice), dill, and salad dressing. Chill for 1 hour. Serve.

Cucumber Salad

Ingredients: 1 cucumber (large, peeled and thinly sliced) 2 tablespoons yogurt, low-fat 1 tablespoon vinegar 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 tablespoon water 1 teaspoon dill weed (optional) 1 dash pepper (optional) Directions: Peel and thinly slice cucumber. Mix all other ingredients in the mixing bowl. Add cucumber slices and stir until coated. Chill until serving.

Tomato-Cucumber Mozzarella Salad

Ingredients: 3 medium tomatoes, chopped 1 English cucumber, quartered and cut into 1/4-inch slices 1 small green pepper, chopped 1/4 cup thinly sliced onions 12 pitted Greek olives, sliced 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil 1/3 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon sugar […]

Summer Bounty Salad

Ingredients: 7 cups cut-up vegetables (zucchini, broccoli, carrots, radishes, green onions) 1 pepper (green, red, or yellow), sliced (1 to 1 1/2 cups) 2 tomatoes (red or yellow or mixed) 2/3 cup light or fat-free dressing Directions: Wash and prepare the vegetables (cut the carrots and zucchini in slices, slice or chop tomatoes, make the […]

Roasted Asparagus Salad with Fresh Strawberries

Ingredients 4 thick slices applewood-smoked bacon, chopped 1?4 cup plus 1 1?2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 tablespoon orange marmalade 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar 30 fresh asparagus spears, tough ends removed 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 (16-ounce) container fresh strawberries, sliced, 1?4 inch thick (about 2 1?2 cups) 6 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese 1?2 […]

Waldorf Salad with Lemon Yogurt Dressing

Ingredients For Lemon Yogurt Dressing: 1 container (6 ounces) nonfat lemon yogurt 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar For Waldorf Salad: 2 cups diced, unpeeled red apples 2 cups diced, unpeeled green apples 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/4 cup chopped celery 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion 1 ounce crumbled Gorgonzola cheese 1/2 cup toasted, chopped […]

Baby Greens Salad With Strawberries and Blue Cheese

Ingredients 3 large or 5 medium strawberries, washed and hulled, from 1-pound container 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar plus extra for berry puree 1/3 cup fruity, extra virgin olive oil 3/4 tablespoon sugar For the Salad: 5-6 ounces baby bitter greens mixture (spinach, arugula, mache, watercress) or all spinach Remaining strawberries, sliced 1/3 cup packaged oven-roasted […]

Avocado, Grapefruit Salad with Grapefruit Vinaigrette and Toasted Pecans

Ingredients: For salad: 1-2 heads Bibb lettuce, torn into bite sized pieces 1 bunch arugula, torn into bite sized pieces 2 avocados, ripe but firm, peeled and cubed 2 ruby red or pink grapefruits, peeled and segmented, reserve excess juice 1/2 cup toasted pecan halves (toasted in a sauté pan) 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley […]

Salmon Penne with Green Beans Vinaigrette

This healthy salmon pasta is great for those New Year’s resolutions!


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