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Pasta Super Salad Recipe

By Joanne Bruno | May 24, 2012

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This dish comes complete with a little secret in that it’s actually salad with pasta. This healthy and fresh option for those looking to up their fiber intake is also vegetarian friendly.  Topped with feta cheese and almonds, this makes a filling and addictive super salad full of vibrant and nutty flavor.

Photos: Joanne Bruno

JoanneBruno is a food writer and third year MD/PhD student.  Find more of her delicious ramblings over at her blog: EatsWellWithOthers.

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Barley Salad Recipe

By Marcus Samuelsson | May 24, 2012

Photo: Paul Brissman (www.PaulBrissman.com)

Photo: Paul Brissman (www.PaulBrissman.com)

I often want a one-bowl meal that’s healthy and filling.  This barley salad combines whole grains with vegetables and flavorful spices. The variety of colors and textures make this salad exciting.  This salad is great served warm or at room temperature, and tastes great the next day.

Vegan Quinoa Salad Recipe

By Aine Carlin | May 24, 2012

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Photo by Johnny S. 

This fresh and fulfilling quinoa salad is full of hearty nutrients that gives texture to this easy-to-make grain.  It’s a beautiful and colorful dish that bursts with the flavors of sweet corn, cucumbers and a kick of dijon mustard, making this suffice as both a side dish, an entree or substantial summer lunch.

Quinoa is so versatile and works with alot of different flavors and ingredients. Whether for breakfast with eggs or for dinner along side a steak, quinoa has the power to stand next to any food.

Here are 5 recipes that highlight quinoa:

Kale and Quinoa Salad with Roast Beets 

Quinoa, Fennel and Pomegranate Salad 

Quinoa and Greens 

Sprouted Bean and Quinoa Salad with Crispy Shiitakes 

Warm Quinoa Salad with Spinach, Poached Eggs and Caramelized Onions 

Watermelon Basil Salad Recipe

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | May 24, 2012

watermelon basil salad

With a beautiful pop of red and green to showcase the sweet and savory flavors, this watermelon salad is very easy to make and has only five ingredients that are simply tossed together. It’s a refreshing option as an appetizer, side dish, or healthy snack during these warm weather months ahead.

Spring Pesto Panzanella Recipe

By Joanne Bruno | May 24, 2012

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Photo by S.N.

This summer-inspired and textured panzanella is chock full of roasted asparagus and leeks, white beans, cubes of toasted bread, and the fresh flavors of sun-dried tomatoes and pesto all drizzled in healthy olive oil and a splash of balsamic vinegar.

Vegan Green Bean Salad Recipe

By Aine Carlin | May 24, 2012

Vegan Green Bean salad

If you’re in search of a tasty detox, you can be sure this captivating green bean salad will be your remedy to some internal spring cleaning. This salad of sorts can be served alone or as a side. With plenty of zest and garlic, you will neither feel deprived of taste or lacking nutrition.

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Beet and Goat Cheese Salad Recipe

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | May 2, 2012

Photo:  jendeezee

Photo: jendeezee

Though beets are not the most popular vegetable, they are slowly working their way up the superfood totem pole. In fact, beets are probably one of the healthiest foods out there. With no trans-fat, saturated fat and very low in calories, the advantage of eating beets is almost too good to be true. Rich in carbohydrates, beets are a great source of energy and high in vitamin C, A and contain plenty of antioxidants and minerals. The aesthetically-pleasing fruit is proven to fight cancer, cleanse your blood and liver and even protect against artery disease. All in all, we should be eating beets this spring.

However, in reality, the golden and purple vegetable may not be everyone’s particular cup of tea. This recipe we’ve provided shakes up the traditional way of roasting, boiling or even (gasp!) using canned beets. By serving the beets raw alongside complementary flavors like creamy goat cheese and a tart citrus dressing, this salad quickly becomes not just your average dinner salad. Filling and scrumptious, this dish may just transform you into a heart-healthy, beet-lover!

Photo: jendeezee

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Watermelon Basil Salad Recipe

By marcussamuelsson.com | March 22, 2012

Photo: Gabriel Li

The warm weather is here early this year! The early season means one of spring and summer’s favorite fruits is starting to pop up at the market earlier- the watermelon. This juicy fruit is ideal by itself or in desserts, but its versatility also makes for a great salad ingredient.

Seasonal eating is about highlighting the main ingredient, and in this case the watermelon is highlighted without too many other additives. This super easy Watermelon Basil Salad has only five ingredients and can be put together in less than five minutes. It’s a great option as an appetizer, side dish, or healthy snack during these warm weather months.

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Lamb Sausage, Goat Cheese, and Fig Salad Recipe

By Laura Ratliff and Ryan Smith | October 11, 2011

lamb sausage, fig and goat cheese salad

Photo: Laura Ratliff

Along with the cooler temperatures, Fall also brings with it some of the best produce around: butternut squash, kale, Brussels sprouts, apples, pears and one of the best of all-figs! These tender, sweet fruits are a treat to eat on their own (believe us, we ate plenty of them!) but they can really shine when paired with a few supporting cast mates.

We paired our Black Mission figs with smoky lamb sausage, grilled red onions, and a creamy Sainte-Maure goat cheese, all atop a bed of baby greens and drizzled with a simple balsamic vinaigrette. Read More

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