Colorful Green Salads

Spinach, Orange, and Red Cabbage Salad

Spinach, orange, and red cabbage salad recipe

Here’s a gorgeous salad of spinach, red cabbage, and oranges that adds a burst of color and nutrition to the plate. It’s a quick salad for everyday meals and is equally welcome as part of winter holiday meals. Adapted from Vegan Express. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky. more→

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Leafy Greens Salad with Daikon Radish and Sprouts

Green spring salad

I often make this salad when I want a refreshing companion to a warm, hearty dishes. This salad somehow says “spring” and feels cleansing, though I like it any time of year. more→

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Lettuce Wrap Salad with Three Sauces

lettuce wraps with sauces

I love these because they’re so satisfying and quick to make. Recipe contributed by Mimi Kirk, from Live Raw: Raw Food Recipes for Good Health and Timeless Beauty (Skyhorse Publishing, 2011). Photo by Mike Mendell. more→

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Raw Sweet Potato and Kale Salad with Coconut-Lime Dressing

Raw kale and sweet potato salad

This variation of Raw Sweet Potato and Cabbage Salad with Coconut-Lime Dressing was inspired by Ricki Heller. 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, and the coconut oil and lime dressing ties it all together. more→

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Zucchini, Tomato, and Red Onion Salad

Tomato, Zucchini, and Red Onion Salad

Here’s a tasty salad to make when zucchini and tomatoes are abundant in late summer. Red onions, parsley, and olives add great flavor. I prefer Roma tomatoes in this salad, as their slices match the zucchini and they get less watery when standing, but use any ripe tomatoes you have available. Photos by Evan Atlas. more→

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Jerusalem Artichoke Salad with Greens and Herbs

Jerusalem artichokes on cutting board

Jerusalem artichokes are the misnamed underground tubers of a native American sunflower; they have nothing to do with Jerusalem and are not at all related to artichokes. In season in the late fall, they are quite fitting at for Thanksgiving dinner. Those who haven’t had them will find them surprising and exotic.  more→

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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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