Recipes: Salads

Very Berry Salad

Pasta Melon Shrimp Salad

This recipe is Mediterranean cooking at its best. Mediterranean cuisine is simply never having a breakfast without fruit and a meal without vegetables. The salad is definitely for spring or summer. The peppery, mustard taste of the arugula adds flavor to the pasta base. The citrus flavors with melon and basil are artistic fireworks on the palate. Citrus, vinegar and olive oil are a combination that is heaven in a dish. Enjoy the freshness.

Cashew Chicken Salad

This is a very fast-to-make chicken salad, especially for a ladies’ lunch. The secret in cutting down the calories is to use fat-free mayonnaise and sour cream. The herb spices kick up the flavor, and the cashews give the salad a nice crunch. Prep time is further reduced by using a pre-cooked roasted chicken. Time is priceless, so every shortcut helps, as long as it is a healthy choice.