Category: Salads & Dressings

Basil Ranch Dressing

Basil Ranch Dressing

It's so much healthier for you & your family when you make your own salad dressings. Not only will you eliminate all the additives found in commercially prepared dressings, but you also have full control over the quality of the ingredients. I think you'll find this one especially tasty!

Yield: approximately 2 cups / 8 servings

Herbed Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Herbed Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Move over commercially prepared ranch dressings, there's a new, easy to make dressing in town & it's comin' for your salad! Everyone I've served this to says it's the best ranch dressing they've ever had & ask me what brand it is. They're surprised when I tell them I made it from scratch & beg for the recipe.

Yield: 6 - 1/4 cup servings

Spinach Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Spinach Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Because of it's color scheme, this salad makes a beautiful & healthy addition to your Christmas dinner table. But why stop there... add this to your salad rotation any time of the year, just as I have!

Serves: 4 to 6 depending on the size of the salads

Zesty Fig Dressing

Zesty Fig Dressing

You can really have fun & customize this dressing by using an equal amount of just about any kind of chopped dried fruit in place of the figs. I've used raisins, cranberries, apples, Medjool dates, apricots & even prunes. Each will impart it's own special flavor & health benefits to the dressing.

Yield: makes enough for 2 large dinner or 3 to 4 small side salads

Power Salad with Orange Avocado Dressing

Power Salad with Orange Avocado Dressing

Ever hear of food synergy? It's when certain superfoods are combined together to create an even healthier food. This recipe contains 3 examples of food synergy; Kale & Almonds, Avocado & Tomato, Orange & Avocado making this one delicious, super healthy salad. Definitely something you'll want to add to your daily diet or at least a few times a week!

Serves: 4

Greek Vinaigrette

Greek Vinaigrette

Easy to make & so much healthier than store bought salad dressing, having no additives or preservatives. Makes a delicious marinade as well!

Yield: About 1 cup

Corn & Black Bean Salad

Corn & Black Bean Salad

Without a doubt, this is the easiest recipe I've ever created. Bright & colorful, it's especially delicious served with your favorite Mexican dish. I've also served it with steak, chicken & even ribs. For a terrific lunch or light dinner for #MeatlessMonday, serve it on top of a bed of organic baby greens like a kale/spinach blend or whatever baby greens you like.

This travels well, so it's a great dish to bring to a party, picnic or pot luck. Simply double, triple or quadruple the ingredients & you're all set!

Serves: 4 to 6

Refreshing Mango Salsa Salad

Refreshing Mango Salsa Salad

This salsa salad pairs up nicely with both Mexican & some Seafood dishes. It's so healthy, amazingly easy to prepare & if you have more than 2 people to serve... just double, triple or quadruple the recipe & you can serve the whole gang!

Serves: 2

Creamy Dreamy Herb Dressing

Creamy Dreamy Herb Dressing

Relatively low in calories compared to traditional creamy style dressings, you'll want to add this to your salad dressing rotation for sure!

Yield: 3/4 cup

Green Greens Salad with Basil Ranch Dressing

Green Greens Salad with Basil Ranch Dressing

I created this salad in the mid 1970's for an "Ecology Themed" pot luck dinner. Over the years it has evolved to incorporate more modern & healthful ingredients and has become my Signature Salad Dish. It's an especially fun salad for St. Patrick's Day & Earth Day.