Cacio e pepe means “cheese and pepper” in Italian dialects, and we can’t think of a tastier way to serve up a side dish of spiralized butternut squash. For the best noodles, look for squash with long necks and smaller bulbs. We use Parmesan and Grana Padano cheese for more flavor, but you can use just Parmesan if you prefer.
Cheddar crisps stand in for tortillas in this lower-carb version of tostadas topped with greens and a zesty, spicy dressing. For even more heat, add sliced jalapeño to garnish the salad.
Chickpeas and an array of colorful veggies combine for a complete meal.
This vibrant salad uses zucchini thinly shaved into ribbons using a vegetable peeler, but if you have a spiral slicer, you can use that instead. Chipotle chile peppers add a smoky heat to the yogurt-based dressing, and crunchy pumpkin seeds and creamy feta top it off for a medley of flavors and textures.
A meal version of the popular dip, this salad is packed with tasty layers such as crisp lettuce, olives, cheese and avocado. Canned black beans add a source of protein without having to cook – for a twist, try mixing them with corn kernels for extra sweetness. You can use corn from the cob or frozen and thawed corn.