Citrus avocado salad with orange vinaigrette

This salad is beautiful, and scrumptious, but it’s also super easy to throw together. You can use whatever sweet citrus you have available. I used Cara Cara oranges this time, but you could use regular oranges, blood oranges, or any kind of orange cousin: tangerine, clementine, mandarin, satsuma. The hardest parts are slicing the avocado and […]

BLT Salad with Avocado

This salad couldn’t be easier, and because it borrows the classic flavors of a BLT sandwich, what’s not to love?! Trust me: you won’t miss the bread. My hubs who’s usually all “meh” over salads even likes it! And because there’s no bread, this salad is gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, low-carb, Paleo, and Whole30 compliant. (Assuming you use […]

Greek salad with tzatziki dressing

This sort-of-Greek salad was inspired by a gyro wrap: it has all the contents of a gyro, minus the pita wrap, with a modified tzatziki dressing. Gyro is a Greek dish featuring meat cooked on a vertical rotisserie, and usually served wrapped in pita bread, with cucumber, tomato, onion, and tzatziki sauce. Tzatziki is traditionally made using […]

salad and salad dressing recipes

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20-day diet prep plan: Day 19 – salad lab and quiz

If you haven’t already read and done Day 20, start there. Seriously; you have to. Today depends on it! Today’s two assignments: Experiment with salads, and take a couple quick quizzes. Assignment 1: Make some salads Remember those groceries you bought yesterday, based on Day 20? (No? See, I told you you have to start […]

Antipasto salad

Some of my favorite dishes come about as a result of being short on options. This antipasto salad that I had for lunch a couple days ago was one of those — a super quick, easy lunch! It starts with me standing in front of the open fridge, thinking – Let’s see, what’s on hand? Mixed greens, […]

Tuna salad variations

Something I’m probably going to be talking about a lot more here is meal prep, because making healthy food more convenient is the way to kick the convenience food habit! And my particular approach to meal prep isn’t having 12 different casseroles in the freezer to drop in the slow cooker. What works for me is […]