Salads and Dressings

Homemade “Ranch” Dressing

Ingredients: 1 large avocado 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt 1 teaspoon hot sauce 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 garlic cloves 3/4 teaspoon salt Directions: Add all ingredients to blender, food processor or VitaMix.  Blend and enjoy!

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Greek Chopped Salad with Chicken

Servings: 4 Total time: 25 minutes   Ingredients: 1/3 cup red-wine vinegar 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill, or oregano or 1 teaspoon dried 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 6 cups chopped romaine lettuce 2 1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken,  (about 12 ounces) 2…

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Apple Pear Salad

Ingredients: 16 ounce package romaine lettuce 6 ounces of graded Swiss cheese 1 cup roasted cashews, unsalted 1/2 cup unsweetened dried cranberries 1 large apple, thinly sliced 1 pear, thinly sliced Toss salad ingredients together in a bowl. Yields 6-8 servings Poppy Seed Dressing 2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup honey 1/3 cup fresh…

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Tomato Cups

Great for a side dish or for an excellent finger food use cherry or small tomatoes.  (Recipe makes 12 cups) Ingredients: 5 medium tomatoes ½ small cucumber 2 sticks celery 1/2 medium red onion or 2 scallions chopped ½ cup fresh parsley 1 tablespoon fresh mint (optional) 1 clove garlic 2 teaspoons kelp 1 tablespoon…

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Tahini Dressing

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons sesame tahini Lemon juice Directions: Mix 2 tablespoons of sesame tahini with desired amount of lemon juice to your own taste. Mix in a little water to achieve dressing consistency. Enjoy those salads!

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Dijon Olive Oil Dressing

Ingredients: ½ cup Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil 6 tablespoons Organic Balsamic Vinegar or Lemon Juice 6 tablespoons Water 1 tsp. Organic Dijon Mustard 1/8 tsp. Oregano Salt and Pepper to taste 1 minced garlic clove Directions: Combine all ingredients into an airtight jar or carafe. Tip: If you do not have an airtight container…

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