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Kitchen Sink Salad and Mustard Lemon Dressing

I love fresh, crunchy salad but I have to admit that if a salad takes too long to prepare it isn’t a week night staple for me. That’s why I like kitchen sink salad. Kitchen sink salad is easy to make and easy to adjust to the season. Just use any vegetables you have hanging around in your refrigerator. Add four cups of salad greens to three cups of mixed chopped vegetables. You can also cook up some sweet potatoes to add to the mixture. Yum!

The mustard lemon dressing is olive oil based. It’s made with the goodness of Canadian maple syrup, mustard, garlic and lemon juice. I prefer a tart dressing so this recipe is not too sweet. So if you like your salad sweet add a little more maple syrup.

kitchen sink salad and mustard lemon dressing

Store leftover dressing in the refrigerator and use it as a marinade for Tempe or Tofu. Sop up the marinade with Homestyle Bread. Delicious!

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Sun-dried Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese Toast

Sun-dried tomato salad and goat cheese toast is a simple yet tasty lunch.  It’s good when you want something light but filling.  Try with Strawberry Lemonade.

INGREDIENTS

Rye Bread slicesSundried Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese Toast

Olive Oil

Goat Cheese

DIRECTIONS

Spread olive oil on rye bread and smear with goat cheese.  Heat under broiler just until cheese begins to melt.

INGREDIENTS

Mixed Greens

Sun-dried Tomatoes (chopped)

Mushrooms (chopped)

Mix and top with dressing below.

1 1/2 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

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Asparagus Salad

You know that the warmer days of spring are here when asparagus appears in the grocery store.  Crunchy and sweet, asparagus salad is good  for lunch or for a light supper. Serve with garlic toast to complete the meal.

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Asparagus Salad

1 lbs asparagus cut into inch pieces

3 cups halved cherry tomatoes

1 cup sliced red onion

1/2 cup feta cheese

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Bulgur Salad

1 cup cooked bulgur

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Bulgur Salad

1/2 cup sliced almonds

2 cups chunked cucumber

1 cup chunked tomato

1/2 cup diced red onion

1/2 cup crumbled feta

1/4 olive oil

3 tbsp balsamic vinegar

1 tbsp dried rosemary

1/2 tsp lemon pepper

Mix bulgur, cucumber, tomato, onion and most of the feta in a bowl.  Whisk olive oil, vinegar, rosemary and pepper into a dressing.  Mix into salad.   Top with remaining feta.

 

Rotini Salad

Rotini salad uses your favourite infused vinegar in the dressing.  Noodles mixed with fresh vegetables creates a light salad perfect for lunch on a busy day.  The recipe ingredients can be prepared in advance and the dressing added just before serving.

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup olive oil

1 cup infused vinegar

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

2/3 cup sugar

Whisk dressing together until emulsified.

2 cups cooked rotini

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Bean Salad

Bean salad is super quick to make and is fresh and tasty. Take along for a picnic or serve with a light supper.

Enjoy!

Bring to boil 1 1/2 cups vinegar, 1/2 cup water. 1 tsp salt and 2 cups white sugar.  Let cool.  Drain the following:

1 can yellow beans

bean salad

1 can chick peas

1 can kidney beans

1 can Lima beans

Mix together and add:

3 stocks green celery (chopped)

1 red pepper (chopped)

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