Balsamic Roasted Beet Salad

Ingredients 8 medium-size beets, tops removed and scrubbed 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup good olive oil 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard, such as Grey Poupon Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 4 ounces baby arugula 1/3 cup roasted, salted Marcona almonds, toasted 4 ounces soft goat cheese, such as Montrachet, crumbled Directions Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Hearty Make-Ahead Salad

Ingredients 1 can black beans, drained 1 can corn, drained 1 - 2 chopped tomatoes chopped onion, whatever amount tastes good chopped green pepper, whatever amount… can add chopped celery, avocado, sliced olives… whatever sounds good 1/4 cup ranch dressing Directions mix everything together and chill.

Mexican Street Salad

Ingredients ½ small white cabbage ½ small red cabbage 1 small bunch radishes , (about 10) trimmed and finely sliced 2 carrots , peeled and finely sliced 1 big bunch fresh coriander (60g) , leaves and stalks finely chopped 2 large jalapeno chillies (or other green chilli) , to taste, finely sliced 1 red onion , peeled and finely sliced extra virgin olive oil 2-3 limes , juice of Directions This simple little salad can be quite extraordinary, but you’ve got to season it with that Mexican spirit by being brave with the lime juice, salt and chilli, until it’s singing in your mouth.

Red and Sweet Potato Salad

Ingredients 6 red potatoes, diced 3 large sweet potatoes, diced 3/4 cup mayonnaise 1/2 red onion, diced 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard 1 tablespoon roasted garlic-flavored olive oil 1/4 pound crumbled cooked bacon 1 pinch garlic powder 1 pinch sea salt 1 pinch ground white pepper 1 pinch paprika Directions Place red potatoes and sweet potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil.


Ingredients 1 cup bulgur 1 2/3 cups boiling water 1/3 cup olive oil 1/3 cup lemon juice 1 cup chopped green onions 1 cup chopped fresh parsley 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint 3 tomatoes, chopped 1 cucumber - peeled, seeded and chopped 1 teaspoon salt ground black pepper to taste Directions Combine bulgur and boiling water in a large bowl.

Thai Cucumber Salad

Ingredients 3 large cucumbers, peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded, and cut into 1/4-inch slices 1 tablespoon salt 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped 1/4 cup chopped cilantro 1/2 cup chopped peanuts Directions Toss the cucumbers with the salt in a colander, and leave in the sink to drain for 30 minutes.