Arugula Salad with Strawberries and Grape Tomatoes

  It is summer and farmer’s market and groceries are full of fresh vegetables.  In this 90 degree temperature, I don’t think any one would enjoy standing in front of a hot stove or oven and cooking something for dinner.  Especially I don’t.  So I have been trying different salads and this came out to…

Greens with Green Dressing

Spring is here – means lots of fresh veggies, fruits, and salad on my menu.   Making salad dressing is no rocket science, but what I love is making some thing so different which comes out of the blue.  I have seen strawberry vinaigrette, Tangerine dressing but has never seen a salad dressing made with…

Spinach Jicama Salad with Champaign vinaigrette

I have seen this vegetable (actually it is a root/tuber) in the farmers market with n other varieties of yams and had been thinking of buying.  I first got introduced to this at the Whole Foods Market lunch buffet.  They always make a salad out of this which is so delicious.  Finally I decided to…

Quinoa Spring Salad

  Ingredients: 1/3 cup Quinoa 3 tablespoons slivered almond lightly toasted 2 cups baby Arugula 1 horseradish (red) 2 large strawberries ½ cup chopped cucumber (¼ inch cubes) 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil ½ teaspoon red wine vinegar crumbled feta cheese salt and ground black pepper to taste Method: Cook…

Wheat Berries with Mixed Beans and Water Cress

Ingredients: ½ cup wheat berries ½ cup cooked mixed beans such as kidney beans, Navy beans ½ cup cucumber chopped into cubes 1 large radish thinly sliced ½ cup water cress 2-3 cloves garlic ½ teaspoon cumin seed 1 teaspoon cooking oil Salt and black pepper to taste Lemon juice Extra Virgin Olive oil Method:…

Wheat Berry Salad

Wheat berries are unprocessed wheat kernels with endosperm, bran and germ.  When cooked wheat berries have a chewy texture. For more information about wheat berries read the article at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheatberry Ingredients: ½ cup wheat berries 1 cup chopped English cucumber 8 grape tomatoes 1 cup loosely packed chopped baby arugula 1 tablespoon finely chopped flat…

Mixed Greens with Roasted Mangoes

Ingredients 1 package (5 oz) mixed greens 2 ripe mangoes Salt and pepper to taste 2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese Walnut pieces toasted and broken Caramel pieces (optional) Salad dressing: 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 teaspoons honey Method Mix together salad dressing ingredients and set aside Peel mangoes, remove…

Spinach & Arugula Salad

Ingredients 1 cup baby spinach 1 cup baby arugula 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil ½ teaspoon honey ½ teaspoon lemon juice Salt and pepper ¼ cup walnuts chopped and toasted 2 teaspoons raisins ½ cup cherry tomatoes 1 avocado 1 teaspoon feta cheese Method Wash spinach and arugula and drain well Mix leaves and…

Red Quinoa Salad

Ingredients 1/3 cup red quinoa 2/3 cup water 2 cups baby arugula 4 tablespoons dried cranberries 3 – 4 tablespoons toasted slivered almonds 2 teaspoons crumbled feta cheese 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper to taste Method Rinse quinoa thoroughly and drain Add 1/3 cup of quinoa to 2/3 cup of water…