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.
Cauliflower and tuna may seem like an unlikely pair but they work beautifully together in this fiber-rich and gluten-free salad. To round it off, paprika adds a smokey flavor while mint and basil bring a refreshing and colorful touch.
This is an ideal way to prepare salmon – cooked slowly surrounded by a moist heat. Lentils and beets can be left to cook all day, while the salmon takes only 25 “walk away” minutes once you get home. Use a large 5- to 7-quart slow cooker to accommodate all six portions of salmon. Smaller 21/2- to 3-quart slow cookers can be used but will only accommodate four fillets. If you’d still like to prepare the entire six-fillet recipe in a smaller cooker, try layering the pieces of salmon on top of one another between parchment paper and extend the cooking time by about 7 minutes, until fish is opaque in center.
Lime, honey and roasted red peppers are combined to make a savory-sweet glaze for our modern take on meatloaf. Bake the meatloaves on the bottom rack and the potatoes on the top rack so they’ll be done at the same time. If you have some chopped fresh cilantro on hand, add as a colorful garnish.