Healthy, Yummy Salads

Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE salad! But I get sick of the same old kind of salad and my husband does NOT like salad, so I have to get creative. I researched some recipes on teambeachbody.com and I have made all of these and they are GREAT!

Mixed Veggie Kale Salad

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Total Time: 10 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: None
Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients:
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp. unfiltered raw cider vinegar
4 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp. pure maple syrup
2 tsp. grated fresh ginger root
1 pinch Himalayan salt
2 cups chopped kale
½ cup chopped cauliflower
½ cup chopped broccoli
½ cup chopped cabbage
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

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Strawberry Feta Salad

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Total Time: 10 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: None
Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients:
2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
¾ tsp. dry mustard
½ tsp. poppy seeds
2 cups fresh baby spinach
¾ cup sliced strawberries
1 green onion, finely chopped
¼ tsp. ground black pepper
1 Tbsp. crumbled feta cheese
2 tsp. sliced raw almonds

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Veggie Pasta Salad

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Total Time: 1 hr. 15 min.
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cooking Time: None
Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients:
8 oz. whole wheat pasta (like fusilli, rotini, or farfalle)
3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
¾ cup broccoli florets
¾l cup cauliflower florets
1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
1 medium carrot, cut into matchstick-sized pieces
½ medium red bell pepper, cut into matchstick-sized pieces
½ medium green bell pepper, cut into matchstick-sized pieces
½ cup sliced mushrooms
½ medium celery stalks, thinly sliced
Sea salt and ground black pepper (to taste; optional)

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Black Bean Salad

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Total Time: 2 hrs. 5 min.
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cooking Time: None
Yield: 8 servings, about ½ cup each

Ingredients:
2 cans (15-oz. each) black beans, rinsed, drained
1 (15-oz.) can corn, rinsed, drained
1 medium red pepper, chopped
¼ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
¼ cup fresh lime juice

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Tomato Cucumber Salad

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Total Time: 10 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: None
Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:
2 medium tomatoes, cut into chunks
1 medium cucumber, cut in half lengthwise, sliced
1 medium onion, sliced thin
¼ cup coarsely chopped fresh parsley (optional)
¼ cup Kalamata olives, pitted
2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp. white-wine vinegar
Sea salt and ground black

 

All recipes courtesy of Teambeachbody.com

 

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