Category Archives: Salad

Mexican Bean Salad with Blackened Sweet Potatoes

Here’s a summery, crunchy, spicy salad that is so easy to make. First, gather your ingredients: One can black beans, drained and rinsed Cooked white rice Kernals of corn (fresh is best), two ears Red and green bell pepper, chopped … Continue reading

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Lemony Parmesan Orzo Salad

This is a twist on all those great orzo salad recipes out there. Yours may be different; put in the things you like most from summer’s bounty. Gather your ingredients: dried orzo (I used one cup dry for two people … Continue reading

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When I was a kid, Momma used to make something she called “junk.” It was sliced tomatoes, onions and cucumbers doused liberally with red wine vinegar, cold water, and salt. Of course, it was really only fit to make when … Continue reading

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Quinoa Tabouleh

While I’m not a fan of quinoa, I love tabouleh, and quinoa gives the dish some extra texture. Rinse 3/4 cup quinoa in hot water and strain. Put it in a small saucepan with 1.5 cups of water; bring to … Continue reading

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No-Fat Crunchy Cilantro Slaw

This recipe is fast, easy and spicy. It’s definitely not the slaw I grew up with, made of finely ground cabbage and swimming in mayo. This one is light, crunchy, fat-free and vegan. It goes really well with fish tacos. … Continue reading

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Black Bean Avocado Salad

Avocados are plentiful and relatively cheap right now, and they add a richness to a summery bean salad. You may want to put a can of corn (drained) into this; I just didn’t have any in the pantry. Open and … Continue reading

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