Friday, January 9, 2015

The Gift of Salad: My Salad Recipe Collection

I was day dreaming about salads today and I realized I had a huge list of ones I love. 

Two nights ago I went to the Moscow CoOp just so I could have deli case salads for dinner. I got 4 kinds of salads because I couldn't pick just one or even two (and had leftovers for the next day)! I got a new one called Chickpea Turkish Apricot Salad and it was SOOO good. It seemed like a weird combination, but it worked so well. It has kalamata olives, dried apricots, a red wine vinaigrette...and I think they added basil instead of parsley that night. It was so delicious. I went internet searching for recipes and found a few! I haven't made them yet, but I'm super excited. The CoOp has a PDF cookbook online, which had a few of my favorite salads (and cookies) already put together in an orderly authentic recipe, such as Kale Slaw. 

There is ONE salad (I think I basically found online) that I ADORE at the CoOp and it's going to be my next big recipe to try-- CURRY TOFU SALAD. I love curry and I love the texture of the pan cooked tofu wrapped in this veganeese-ish curry sauce. FYI: I don't love to eat mayo based, most of these are mayo-free or low mayo. But--I believe there is a place for mayo in life. I'm not insane.

So, without further wait... here's my list of salads!!!!


Curried Tuna Salad
(I like to add some curry powder
...this links to a video about how to make it.)

(This recipe adds pasta-- 
I skip that when I just want the tomatoes. 
They're great on a burger too!)

Or try THIS recipe (minus some salt)

Chicken Pesto Sandwich - Lightened up with Greek yogurt, this hearty sandwich is one of the quickest, most tastiest meals you'll ever have!

(It looks like this-- without as much carrot...
and recipe--seems to use celery rather than onion)

Do you have any AMAZING salad recipes? Let me know. :) Until then, enjoy these!


Emily said...

Yum! These all sound so good! I'll have to try some.

Kersten Campbell said...

Love this blog! I'm going to start following you!