Broccoli Apple Salad

We love eating salads with fruit! What about you?

broccoli apple salad

Salad –
1 large crown and stem of broccoli
2 apples

Dressing –
1 tablespoon yogurt
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon fresh dill, chopped
Salt and pepper

Slice broccoli stem into 1/8” discs. Cut off florets and slice thinly. Slice applies into 1/8” pieces. Mix ingredients in a bowl. For the dressing, mix all ingredients together in another small bowl. Add additional seasons to taste. Mix dressing with the apples and broccoli. Chill for 10 minutes in the refrigerator before serving.


Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Here’s a recipe light enough for the warm SPRING! weather we’re having…but we love it so much, we like to eat it all year ’round! The great part about this recipe is that you can take away or add anything you’d like to change it up for the season. Add more vegetables such as cucumber, broccoli, or carrots to get in your daily servings. 😉

Mediterranean quinoa2Ingredients:
1 cup cherry tomatoes, in quarters (or in thirds, depending on size)
2/3 cup zucchini, coarsely chopped
1 red pepper, coarsely chopped
½ cup chopped onion
2 cup chopped mushrooms
¾ cup sliced olives
Lemon juice from 2/3 to one whole lemon, to taste
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
4 tablespoons olive oil
½ cup diced dried apricots (optional)
Feta for topping

Make quinoa according to the package – chicken or vegetable broth can also be used instead of water to add flavor. Transfer cooked quinoa to a large bowl and fluff with a fork. Let quinoa sit for 5-10 minutes to cool before adding the remaining ingredients. Refrigerate for at least one hour. Top with feta cheese when serving.

Taco Salad

taco salad

Makes 2 servings

4 cups lettuce, chopped
1 cup beans, pulled pork, or ground beef
2 small tomatoes, chopped
½ cup corn, canned or fresh
2-3 scallions, finely chopped
Cheddar, for sprinkling
Optional: cucumber, jalapeño peppers, bell peppers, grated carrots, salsa
Dressing: ¼ cup sour cream or Greek yogurt, juice of one lime, salt and pepper

Mix up the dressing and adjust salt and pepper to taste. Mix all other ingredients in a large bowl. Pour in dressing immediately before serving and toss salad.