Tex-Mex Chopped Salad

Tex-Mex Chopped Salad

A Tex-mex inspired salad full of fresh vegetables, beans, cheddar cheese, tortilla chips and spicy pumpkin seeds with a bright and zesty honey lime dressing. Everything is chopped to bits so you can get a little taste of every ingredient in each bite. I love that. There’s fresh tomatoes, avocados, cucumbers (or zucchini), corn, red…

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Tropical Carrot Salad

Tropical Carrot Salad

A cool, crunchy and refreshing salad bursting with some of the best summer flavors! Shredded carrots, pineapples, coconut, macadamia nuts and cranberries all dressed up in a tangy honey lime dressing. Ever look in your refrigerator only to spy a lonely bunch of carrots destined to go to waste and little else? You probably shut…

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Whole Food’s California Quinoa Salad Recipe

California Quinoa Salad (Whole Foods Copycat)

California quinoa salad is mildly Thai-inspired with edamame, fresh mango, coconut flakes, raisins, bell pepper, red onion, fresh cilantro and almonds, lightly dressed in fresh lime juice and balsamic vinegar. Hello, Whole Foods knock-off! I think I love you. This is pasta salad’s cousin, the healthier version of picnic food that doesn’t have any oil…

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Lemon Chicken Pasta Salad

Lemon Chicken Salad

A Greek inspired pasta salad with bright and sunny flavors! Lemon-marinated chicken is tossed with pasta, feta cheese, tomatoes, zucchini or cucumber, red onion and almonds in a tangy lemon dressing. The lemon dressing also serves as a marinade. A small amount of it is removed and poured over the chicken before grilling or baking….

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Bacon, Apple & Cheddar Broccoli Slaw

Bacon Apple Cheddar Broccoli Slaw

This cool, crunchy broccoli slaw gets a ton of flavor from juicy apples, sharp cheddar cheese, crispy bacon and red onion dressed in a tangy honey mustard. It’s ridiculously easy to throw together and makes a great side for anything you can imagine from burgers to chicken. If you’ve never seen broccoli slaw before in…

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Mom’s Ranch Potato Salad

Old-Fashioned Potato Salad

My Mom’s old-fashioned potato salad gets a new twist by simply adding ranch salad dressing into the mix. The potatoes are the stars alongside hard-boiled eggs, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, vinegar, dill weed, green olives, red onions and my Mom’s secret ingredient: Worcestershire sauce. This disappears faster than you can imagine at picnics and potlucks and…

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Apple Lime Salad with Pita Croutons & Spicy Cinnamon Walnuts

Apple Lime Salad with Pita Croutons & Spicy Cinnamon Walnuts

Thinly sliced apples tossed with fresh lime juice, olive oil, scallions and parsley plus crunchy pita bread croutons, a little sharp cheddar and spicy cinnamon walnuts. A flavor party in the making. I’m in a serious love affair with apples. I might need help. Lately I have been throwing them into every single salad I…

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