Salads

This is one of our favorite summer grilling recipes! The simple marinade contains lemon juice, olive oil and fresh dill and adds a ton of flavor and nutrients. Lemon juice adds Vitamin C, Folate, and Potassium to this fresh dish.

Shrimp are a great source of lean protein, Selenium, vitamin B12, Phosphorous, Choline, Copper, and Iodine.

Farro is a fiber-rich carbohydrate that helps to keep you satisfied and full. The fiber in farro and other whole grains also promotes healthy gut function which improves digestion and keeps our immune systems strong.

This salad is excellent for summer entertaining and impressing company. To lighten up the original recipe by Southern Living, we cut back on the cheese and oil. It's still delicious and packed with so many nutrients.

Kale is a nutritional powerhouse providing vitamin K, fiber and folate. It's also rich in phytonutrients which support our natural immunity. Blueberries are a favorite summer fruit packed full of antioxidants and fiber.

While we love this salad as a side to any entree, you can easily make it into a complete, hearty meal by adding your favorite protein. Grilled chicken or salmon would work wonderfully here.

This dish is packed with vegetables including cabbage, snap peas, bell pepper, and green onion, which provide loads of fiber, vitamins and minerals. Cashews add a punch of heart healthy fats to this dish.

This is a great make-ahead dish because cabbage is a hearty vegetable that maintains its crisp texture even after it has been dressed.

Try adding shredded chicken or shrimp for a delicious meal.

Lentils are a great way to add plant-based protein and extra fiber to any salad.

Making your own dressing cuts down on unnecessary sugar and sodium and ensures you are getting a high quality fat source, like olive oil. Olive oil is a heart-healthy fat and a staple of the Mediterranean diet. We love using olive oil in all kinds of dressings and marinades!

There are so many different ways to enjoy this salad!

  • Serve it over arugula or your favorite salad greens.
  • Add canned tuna for additiojnal proten and healthy fats.
  • Sere it as a wrap in a whole wheat pita.
  • Instead of zucchini and red bell peppers, substitute cucumber and tomatoes or your favorite veggies!

Get creative with this versatile salad and go with whatever you are in the mood for.

We love this dish as a meatless main meal or a side dish with baked or grilled chicken. It is especially good paired with grilled chicken marinated in our Christie's Chicken Marinade, which has a similar flavor profile!

This tuna salad is so simple yet so full of flavor! Canned tuna is on our list of pantry staples because it is full of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce inflammation and support brain and heart health. This salad is also loaded with colorful veggies providing fiber and antioxidants. The olive oil in the dressing adds an additional serving of heart-healthy fats.

This tuna salad keeps well in the fridge for several days so make it in advance and have it for lunch all week long!