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

Pear, Walnut, and Cranberry Salad

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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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→

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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→

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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→

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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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Mixed Greens Salad with an Asian Spin

Mixed baby greens

This makes a lively accompaniment to many types of Asian-style dishes; however, you don’t necessarily need to serve it with Asian-themed meals; it’s a simple, offbeat accompaniment to many types of dishes. more→

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