Super Savory Salads

Broccoli Salad with Yellow Peppers and Cranberries

Broccoli, yellow pepper, and cranberry salad recipe

Here’s a simple but dazzling broccoli salad featuring yellow peppers and dried cranberries that’s as nutritious as it is appetizing. Photos by Rachael Braun. more→


Bok Choy Salad with Snow Peas and Red Cabbage

bok choy

Always pleasing for serving to company, yet easy enough to make for weeknight meals, this colorful Asian-flavored salad has become one of my standards. Bok choy, snow peas, and red cabbage are a companionable trio of crisp raw veggies. It’s a perfect salad to serve with Asian-style dishes like VegKitchen’s Easy Vegetable Stir-Fries or Asian Noodle Recipes. more→


Raw Cauliflower Tabbouli

Cauliflower tabbouleh

Don’t get me wrong —there’s nothing wrong with making tabbouli (the Middle Eastern classic grain-and-parsley salad) with bulgur, or even the modern rendition, with quinoa. Especially the latter, yum! But in the summer I just love to eat really light, and discovered the trick of making a grain-like salad backdrop from raw cauliflower. Try this salad simply as is or with the optional variations listed below. Serve with hummus (ready-made or homemade), fresh pita, and stuffed grape leaves for an easy meal. more→


Roasted Beet Salad with Chili-Lime Vinaigrette

Roasted beet saladI harvested/sacrified a good bit of my cilantro for this summer salad. It’s sturdy and pretty enough for a summer potluck and get a spark from chili-lime vinaigrette. Recipe and photo contributed by Ellen Kanner. more→


Eggplant Caponata

Eggplant caponata recipeThis relish-like eggplant salad is a classic warm-weather appetizer, whose characteristic ingredients include fresh tomatoes, celery, and olives. Serve on fresh Italian bread
or slices of Italian bread that have been baked until crisp (bruschetta) for a wonderful first course preceding a pasta dinner. more→


Cauliflower, Carrot, and Olive Salad

Cauliflower and florets

Here’s an easy salad  of lightly cooked cauliflower and raw carrots, with lots of extra flavor from parsley, olives, and sunflower seeds. I like to make this as part of a meal of cool dishes in the summer, either with a cold soup, or with two additional interesting salads. Adapted from Vegan Express by Nava Atlas. more→


Sweet Potato Waldorf Salad

Sweet Potato Waldorf Salad recipe

The addition of the sweet potato and toasted pine nuts makes this simple salad an exceptional side dish or a hearty lunch. Because the natural flavors blend so well, there’s little need for exotic seasonings. A basket of whole grain bread makes the ideal accompaniment. Contributed by Zel Allen, reprinted from The Nut Gourmet.* more→


Japanese Miso Cabbage Salad

Cabbages on wooden table

Enjoy the benefits of miso’s healthy enzymes and a nice fiber and protein boost in this delectable salad that can serve as a main dish or a side salad. Contributed by Julia B. Greer, MD, MPH, adapted from The Anti-Breast Cancer Cookbook.*