Category Archives: Salads

Lentil Salad with Mustardy Vinaigrette

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I love lentils. They are a staple part of my family’s diet. They cook up quickly and are tasty and versatile – you can eat them alone, on top of a bed of greens, with a nice piece of fish on top, and more.┬áLentils are a great source of fiber and plant protein. They come [...]

Farro Salad with Grilled Vegetables

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This farro salad is simple, delicious, colorful, and packed with nutrients. Farro is an ancient grain that is rich in magnesium and B vitamins. It has a higher fiber and protein content than common wheat. It’s nutty flavor and chewy texture make it a very satisfying meal. You can eat this salad warm or cold, [...]

Kale Salad with Pine Nuts, Currants, and Parmesan

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Tuscan or Lacinato kale is my kale of choice for raw salads. Marinating the kale for a few minutes before serving helps to soften the leaves. The nice thing about kale salads is they don’t get soggy when dressed. The currants in this salad need to be soaked all day in the vinegar. So before [...]

Tuscan Kale Chopped Salad

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tuscan kale chopped salad

This is a delicious, raw kale salad full of nutrients. Since this is a chopped salad, you want to chop everything into small pieces. It’s best to use the Lacinato (also know as Tuscan) kale in this salad. You can also substitute half the kale with romaine if you prefer. This salad keeps well for [...]