Friday, November 13, 2009

Nov 13, 2009 - Salad, dressing and hummus recipes

Just a few recipes I saw demonstrated that looked delicious! Using a food processor and a blender gets a salad with dressing on the table in mere minutes! Give these a try:

Chopped salad


· 1 cup baby spinach
· 1 raw zucchini
· 1 celery stalk
· ¼ red bell pepper
· ¼ avacodo
· (optional) Cilantro, garlic, lemon juice
· (optional) try with rice paper and butter leaf lettuce leaves for salad wraps

Chop all ingredients in a food processor with the ‘S’ blade to desired consistency.

Here’s a great dressing:


· Firm tofu
· Celery
· Garlic
· Dill
· Water

Blend together in vitamix or blender



· Garbanzo beans (or any beans, for that matter)
· Cashews – small amount – it doesn’t take much
· Lime or lemon
· Celery
· (optional) roasted garlic, roasted eggplant, roasted red pepper

Blend in vitamix or a blender for a creamier texture or food processor for a more granulated texture

Taco Salad


· Lettuce
· Tomato
· Carrots
· Avocado
· Chili beans (or beans cooked with tomato paste, celery, onion and red pepper)
· Crushed corn tortillas (bake on open oven rack on both sides until brown - watch carefully!)
· Salad dressing

Chop / shred salad ingredients to desired consistency and mix in chili beans, crushed corn tortillas and use hummus as dressing, if desired.

Raw Kale Salad


· 1 bunch raw kale
· 1 red onion
· 1 bell pepper
· 1 bunch dill
· 1 tomato
· 2 ears of corn (raw, cut off cob)
· Juice from 1 lemon
· 2 cloves pressed garlic
· 1-2 avocados

Chop salad ingredients by hand or in food processor, add raw corn and avocado then mix together with your hands until flavors have all blended together.

You can beef up any salad by adding rice, beans, and corn tortilla chips.


  1. Cool! Except for the tofu (allergic) they all look great. :)

  2. You could substitute with avocado or tahini - still good! Let me know if you try any of these recipes. Julie tried the kale chopped salad and loved it. I sent her home with the cookbook from which many recipes here are derived called, "The Health Promoting Cookbook", by Dr Allan Goldhammer. No tofu and all recipes easy to put together. Our chef here has his own cookbook sitting on the publisher's desk for the initial editing, I can't wait til that one becomes available! Again, all easy preparation, no oils or sugar, animal products or tofu!