Lentil Salad with Citrus Yogurt Dressing
Here protein- and folate-packed lentils are combined with orange segments, orange bell pepper and cilantro for a tasty, nutrient-rich salad.
Soba Noodle Salad with Tofu
This salad tastes best after the noodles have marinated in the dressing overnight – if you have time, make it a day before you plan to serve it. Garnish with cilantro, mint and toasted sesame seeds just before serving.
Wheat Berry and Pomegranate Salad with Maple Dijon Dressing
Taste-testers loved this salad! The wheat berries, a whole grain, provide a nutty flavour and make this salad an excellent source of fibre. I also like to add orange segments to this salad.
Three Bean Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing
The cilantro (a favourite herb of mine) and lime juice make this fibre-rich bean salad taste delicious! I often add corn too. Serve it as a side dish with dinner or enjoy it for a plant-based lunch during the week.
Chicken Caesar Salad with Whole Wheat Croutons
This lighter version of Caesar Salad (345 calories per serving!) uses low-fat yogurt and skips the raw egg yolks. If you don’t have anchovy fillets, substitute 1 tsp (5 ml) anchovy paste instead.
Pomegranate Garden Salad
Pomegranate seeds add a little crunch and antioxidants called polyphenols. Thanks to the flax oil in the dressing, this tasty salad is an excellent source of alpha linolenic acid, an omega-3 fat.
Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts
If your family turns up their noses at Brussels sprouts, win them over with this recipe. Roasting the sprouts mellows their earthy flavour - they taste like a different vegetable! Season with lemon zest and everything bagel seasoning if you like.
Spinach and Grapefruit Salad with Citrus Maple Dressing
This refreshing salad combines three antioxidant- and nutrient-packed ingredients: spinach, grapefruit and walnuts. For extra antioxidants, toss in a handful of fresh blueberries.
Mango Cashew Salad
This simple, flavourful salad is bursting with antioxidants. Use mangos that are slightly firm so they hold their shape when you mix the salad. You can also serve this salad as a salsa paired with grilled fish or chicken.
Black Bean and Avocado Salad with Toasted Cumin Dressing
Black beans and avocados team up to add fibre, folate, potassium and heart-healthy monounsaturated fat to this tasty salad. Make this salad a meal by adding cooked quinoa and/or corn niblets.