Colorful Green Salads

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→


Mixed Greens Salad with Apples, Carrots, and Pickled Beets

Mixed greens salad with apple and pickled beets

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. Photos by Evan Atlas. more→


Jícama Salad with Oranges and Watercress

Jicama salad with oranges and watercress

This colorful and crunchy salad is a perfect way to dress up a fall harvest or holiday meal. It’s the perfect light salad for a lovely vegan Thanksgiving dinner menu! 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. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky. more→


Pear and Toasted Walnut Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette

Pear, Walnut, and Cranberry Salad

This salad has flavors that speak eloquently of autumn —pears, walnuts, bitter greens and cranberries. You can substitute other dried fruit if you like. It’s a simple enough salad to serve for every day, yet dressed up enough to serve as a first course for company meals. It’s a welcome addition to Thanksgiving and Christmas menus, as well. Double the recipe for a larger crowd. Contributed by Jill Nussinow, MS, RD, adapted from The Veggie Queen™: Vegetables Get the Royal Treatment.* more→


Kale Salad with Cherries and Lime Dressing

Fresh cherries in a bowl

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→


Spring Greens Salad with Endives and Oranges

Spring greens with endives and oranges1

Here’s a lovely and refreshing salad with tender greens, Belgian endives, and tiny oranges. A hint of citrus and toasted almonds add to the fresh flavor. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky. more→


Mixed Greens Salad with Beets and Walnuts

Beet and Walnut salad with mixed greens

Marinated beets are an appetizing addition to this simple salad of mixed green and carrots. Walnuts add a nice flavor. If time is of the essence, I’ve included a shortcut of using pickled beets from a jar, but the homemade kind are best! Photos by Evan Atlas. more→