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Easy Salad Recipes

Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

No Comments | Written on November 5, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

This gluten-free and vegetarian side dish is a great go-to dish for the holiday season.  Everyone will love this “Roasted Butternut Squash Salad” and it is appropriate for a variety of dietary restrictions.  You can even make it vegan by eliminating the feta cheese.

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Grilled Halloumi and Fennel Salad

3 Comments | Written on July 30, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

At this point in the summer, you have probably grilled just about everything.   But have you tried grilling cheese?

Halloumi is a firm cheese with a high melting point, so it can be fried or grilled.  In this recipe, grilled halloumi is combined with grilled fennel to create an impressive appetizer salad.

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Grilled Zucchini and Chickpea Salad

1 Comment | Written on July 29, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

This salad feels like summertime in a bowl.  There is an abundance of zucchini this time of year, and I am always on the lookout for new ways to prepare meals on the grill.   It makes and elegant and healthy side dish for summer fare, or even just simple lunch that can be enjoyed right out of the fridge.

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Israeli Couscous Salad

No Comments | Written on July 21, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

On busy weekdays, I like to have ready made lunch choices in the refrigerator.   That way when I am working on a project or coming back from running errands, I don’t have to worry about cooking.

Cold salads are a great choice and I have recently become a big fan of Israeli couscous, also known as pearl couscous.  These little pasta balls are much larger than the fine couscous you might be familiar with from North African cuisines.

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Southwest Quinoa Salad with Avocado

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This crisp and fresh salad can be a stunning side dish to summer fare, or a satisfying lunch thats easy to pack for work or school.

Plus, it just happens to be gluten-free and vegan!

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Santorini Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing

1 Comment | Written on June 10, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

This recipe is a fresh take on a classic Greek salad.  Cucumbers, radishes, and red onion are tossed with a creamy but light dressing made with Greek yogurt, fresh herbs and feta cheese.

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Toasted Cumin Southwest Salad Dressing

1 Comment | Written on June 3, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Why settle for prepared dressings in a bottle, when it is so easy to make your own fresh salad dressings in minutes!  This recipe is one of my favorites.  The special twist?  Toasted cumin seeds…

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Avocado, Orange and Jicama Salad – Best Blogger Salad Contest Winner

1 Comment | Written on February 28, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Yesterday we announced the Reader’s Choice winner in our Best Salad Recipes Ever contest.  Today, we are excited to reveal the Editor’s Choice!

Our judges selected this unique “Avocado, Mandarin Orange and Jicama Salad with Key Lime Dressing” as the winner of $1,000 and an upcoming 1-page spread in a magazine.  She is also now in the running for the grand prize – a trip to the BHG headquarters and a tour of the test kitchens!  Congratulations to Cheryl Lee from Black Girl Chef’s Whites!  (Check out that awesome badge on her homepage!)

Do YOU want fame and fortune from your recipes?  Check out our latest contest and enter ASAP!  Deadline is February 28th.  http://www.betterrecipes.com/contests

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Broccoli Slaw Salad – Best Blogger Salad Reader’s Choice Winner

2 Comments | Written on February 27, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Last month, we asked our members to submit their Best Salad Recipes Ever.  We were blown away by all the fresh and colorful entries!

Today we are proud to announce the Reader’s Choice winner.  Congratulations to Rebekah Gusman from Decadently Fit on her winning “Broccoli Slaw Salad!’”

Do YOU want fame and fortune from your recipes?  Check out our latest contest and enter ASAP!  Deadline is February 28th.  http://www.betterrecipes.com/contests

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Best Bean Recipe Ever – Santa Fe Bean and Barley Salad

6 Comments | Written on August 9, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

Last week we put out a call for your Best Bean Recipes in our $10,000 “Best Recipe Ever” contest.  After much deliberation our judges decided on a colorful and healthy bean salad that is perfect for a light summertime lunch or backyard barbecue side dish.  Congratulations to “smtndmt637” for her award-winning “Santa Fe Bean and Barley Salad!”

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