5 Salad Recipes That Aren't Boring
The Winter Salad: Kabocha Squash Salad With Quinoa And Kale
We’re crazy about our winter squash in any shape or form and love it when a dish highlights kabocha, butternut, and our other winter favorites. This hearty, heartwarming salad served over a bed of kale and quinoa and served with an apple cider vinaigrette is just what we’re craving when the temperature dips.
This delicious fruit and herb salad can be adjusted for different flavor profiles with the basic formula of fruit, crunchy vegetables, soft cheese, fresh herbs and greens, all topped with a lime and serrano pepper salad dressing. Pick from your favorite seasonal fruits like watermelon, oranges and mango and pair with crunchy cucumbers and jicama and bright flavored herbs and spicy peppers. This salad will forever change your idea of a typical “fruit” salad.
If we include greens in a bowl, it’s a salad, right? There’s just something so comforting about eating out of a bowl and this light blend mixes all of our summer favorites, from quinoa, roasted tomatoes, corn, kale, cilantro and a buttermilk dijon dressing, it’s a new healthier take on our favorite cobb salad.
We love everything about this salad – from the concept of consuming live, germinated foods rich in phytonutrients, enzymes, protein content, their texture, to the ease of digestion and the perfect flavor pairings of fresh cumin, cilantro and a creamy tahini dressing.
Like zucchini noodles, kelp noodles are a great twist to a classic dish, adding a low-cal, cleansing and super healthy ingredient. The addition of warming spices like garlic, hot peppers, shallots and ginger, gives the dish the illusion of being warm without the stove. Serve up this flavorful dish anytime of year.