salad

Breakfast Salad

Breakfast Salad

It’s time to up your breakfast game and think outside of the cereal box. Who says you can’t have a salad for breakfast? We topped hearty greens with breakfast favorites, egg and bacon. We love the added crunchiness of the sunflower seeds and turkey bacon with the tenderness of the soft-boiled egg and tomatoes. If you don’t already love breakfast, you will now! In fact, you’ll want to eat this salad for lunch and dinner, too!

Roasted Fennel and Farro Salad

Roasted Fennel and Farro Salad

This jewel-toned side dish will have everyone talking. The nutty farro, fennel, and bell peppers get sweeter with roasting, the briny notes of Kalamata olives add depth, and the texture is heightened by the juicy pomegranate seeds. The Mediterranean dish is pretty and hearty enough to be the centerpiece of a meal, or pair it with roast chicken, turkey, or fish for a dinner that makes any night a special occasion.

Black Bean Salad

Black Bean Salad

Corn, black beans, red bell pepper, and cilantro become best friends in this super-simple salad. Fresh lime juice ties everything together as a bright, citrus dressing that adds almost no calories. It can be eaten right away, but tastes even better after chilling for an hour or two.  This colourful salad has only 5 ingredients and takes less than 5 minutes to prepare. It makes enough servings for a week of delicious side dishes or snacks, so it’s terrific for meal prep.

Spinach Salad with Quinoa, Chickpeas, and Paprika Dressing

Spinach Salad with Quinoa, Chickpeas, and Paprika Dressing

This colourful salad is a show-stopper. Make it for your next potluck or picnic, or amaze your family for dinner any night of the week. The recipe makes 12 portions, and you’re going to want to eat them all. Even after it’s dressed, this salad stores well for up to three days. Quinoa and chickpeas give it a hearty serving of protein. We love the juicy tomatoes and cucumber, but the stars of the recipe are the piquant paprika dressing and the full cup of torn mint leaves. We think once you taste this salad, you’ll want to add mint to all of your salads.

Kale and Brussel Sprouts Salad

Total Time: 15 min.

Prep Time: 15 min.

Cooking Time: None

Yield: 4 servings, about 3 cups each

Ingredients:

1 large bunch kale, washed, thoroughly dried, stems removed, finely chopped

(6 to 8 cups chopped)

8 brussels sprouts, finely shredded

1½ medium cucumbers, thinly sliced

1 medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced

½ tsp. Himalayan salt

3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

¼ cup fresh lemon juice

2 Tbsp. raw cider vinegar

24 whole almonds, chopped

Preparation:

1. Combine kale, brussels sprouts, cucumbers, and bell pepper in a large serving bowl.

2. Season with salt.

3. Drizzle with oil, lemon juice, and vinegar; toss gently to blend.

4. Refrigerate, covered, for 15 minutes.

5. Sprinkle with almonds and enjoy!