Prepare salad: In a small bowl, combine tomatoes, scallions, olives, mint and lemon juice; stir in feta. Set aside.
In a large saucepan of boiling salted water, add cauliflower and cook until very tender, about 8 minutes. Drain well and transfer to a large bowl. Roughly mash cauliflower with a potato masher to pea-size pieces; let cool for 15 minutes.
Stir in garlic, egg and egg white, quinoa and parsley. In a separate bowl, whisk flour, Parmesan, baking powder, oregano, salt and pepper; stir flour mixture into quinoa mixture until just combined. FOUR: Using 1/4 cup mixture for each, roll into balls, then flatten slightly to form 3/4-inch-thick round patties. Repeat with remaining mixture to make a total of 18 patties.
In a large nonstick skillet on medium, heat 1 tbsp oil. Add half of patties and cook for about 8 minutes, using 2 utensils to help turn them halfway, until golden and cooked through. Transfer to a paper towel–lined plate and repeat with remaining 1 tbsp oil and other half of patties. Serve with salad.
Grain salads are fast and fantastic grab-and-go options for lunch or dinner. Toss your leftover cooked grains in your favorite homemade vinegar-based dressing. Pair with a protein of your choice, add grated veggies and fresh herbs, and top with avocado and toasted nuts and seeds. To get a jump start on the week’s meals, premake three portions of your favorite grain salad recipe using three 1-liter Mason jars. Preassemble this CBLT (coconut bacon, romaine lettuce and cherry tomato) grain salad for lunches or a quick dinner.
Aside from ample health benefits in Sonja Finn's low-cal salad, there's a bounty of textures and flavors to experience – from the chewy feel of farro between your teeth, juxtaposed with smooth and creamy avocado, to the tangy taste of the Chile-Mint Vinaigrette.
An honorary mention in our AHA collaboration, this heart-healthy southwest quinoa salad comes from Chef Jean Hertzman, PhD, CCE, assistant professor of food and beverage management at the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration at UNLV.
When eating plant-based, you don’t have to give up meaty, satisfying buffalo wings. Just sub cauliflower for the chicken and pair with a roasted tempeh salad to get all those familiar flavors, but with a nutritious boost.