Meatless Monday has a nice ring to it, but meatless Fridays make a lot more sense to us — use up all your perishable proteins early on in the week and then eat vegetarian to finish up the produce you have left. Halloumi is a semi-hard cheese that stands up to heat without melting, making it the perfect meatless protein to make on the grill. Make the vinaigrette on Sunday, and prep the salad the day of.
Quinoa doesn’t have to be relegated to being a base, it can also be a topper! Here, it’s broiled until crisp then sprinkled over the salad.
Roasted chickpeas seasoned lightly with curry powder make a crunchy topper for this orange-infused salad.
Boston lettuce offers a delicate contrast to crunchy snap peas and pecans, soft peaches and tender red peppers. The sriracha-laced balsamic vinaigrette adds a lovely burst of heat that stands as a counterpoint to the sweet peaches.
Grilled lettuce and flank steak get a burst of flavor from a light citrus vinaigrette in this dish. Topped with crumbled blue cheese and walnut pieces, this dish is a perfect summertime meal that both steak and salad lovers can agree on.
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.
A steady combination of protein, fiber and healthy fats is the key to balanced energy – and this tasty recipe fits the bill with chicken, crunchy sliced cabbage, celery and carrots and a slightly spicy peanut dressing.
Swapping out refined grains for whole grains such as quinoa not only can help to prevent against weight gain, but it can also go a long way in helping to prevent cancer. Here, quinoa is topped with gorgeous arugula, carrots, green beans and wild-caught fillet of sole for a meal that’s packed with flavor and nutrients.
Roasted plantains and toasted coconut and macadamia nuts top this gloriously fresh tossed salad with creamy yogurt and saucy pineapple vinaigrette.
Eggs and arrowroot starch help hold these California-fresh patties together, while quinoa, scallions, lemon zest and dill give them flavor and a nutrition boost. If desired, set aside a few tablespoons of the homemade dressing to use as a dipping sauce or drizzle over the patties.
A honeyed orange dressing adds sweet and tart notes to this veggie- and bean-packed salad with shrimp.
Stephanie Izard, winner of season four's Top Chef, creates a crisp salad for you to enjoy this season.