Colorful Green Salads

Jícama Salad with Oranges and Watercress

Jicama Sliced

This colorful and crunchy salad is a perfect way to dress up a harvest meal. Jícama (pronounced HIC-uh-ma), once confined to the southwest, has recently become far easier to find in produce sections everywhere, especially in the fall. If you can’t find jicama, use a large, crisp turnip. From Great American Vegetarian* by Nava Atlas.  more→

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Pear and Toasted Walnut Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette

walnuts

This salad has flavors that speak fall to me—pears, walnuts, bitter greens and cranberries. You can substitute other dried fruit if you like. Contributed by Jill Nussinow, MS, RD from The Veggie Queen™: Vegetables Get the Royal Treatment.* more→

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Citrus-Flavored Spinach and Baby Corn Salad

This pretty spinach salad can be enjoyed during the cooler months, when small oranges are available. more→

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Raw Sweet Potato and Kale Salad with Coconut-Lime Dressing

Sweet Potatoes on table

This variation of Raw Sweet Potato and Cabbage Salad with Coconut-Lime Dressing was inspired by Ricki Heller of Diet, Dessert, and Dogs. She took my aforementioned recipe and varied it by using raw kale. The combination of raw sweet potato and raw kale (two veggies more commonly eaten cooked) is amazing. A small amount of red cabbage is added for color and crunch. more→

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Kale Salad with Cherries and Lime Dressing

kale in CSA box

Yearning for something a little different for dinner tonight? Try using kale instead of lettuce for a salad. A garlicky dressing and bits of sweet cherry add surprising flavor twists. more→

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Zucchini, Tomato, and Red Onion Salad

Sliced Zucchini

Here’s a tasty salad to make when zucchini and tomatoes are abundant in late summer. more→

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Mixed Greens with Apples, Carrots, and Pickled Beets

Mixed baby greens

Here’s a simple, colorful salad of mixed greens with crunchy carrots, tart apples, and pickled beets that harmonizes well with everyday or holiday meals and adds little hands-on prep time. more→

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Spring Greens Salad with Endives and Oranges

Here’s a lovely and refreshing salad with tender greens and tiny oranges. more→

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