Kale Salad with Warm Cranberry Almond Vinaigrette


Serves: 2-4


Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and sauté for at least 5 minutes or until tender.

Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Then add cranberries, vinegar, honey, lemon juice and zest; stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper.

In a large bowl, toss kale with olive oil and a pinch of salt. Massage kale with your fingers for 1 minute until tender. Add in cranberry/onion mixture and almonds, toss to combine.


3 tablespoon olive oil, divided

1 small onion, peeled and thinly sliced

3 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped

1 cup dried cranberries

2 tablespoon raspberry vinegar

2 teaspoons pure maple syrup

Juice and zest of half a lemon

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

1 bunch kale

¼ cup sliced almonds


Cucumber Tomato Onion Salad

Prep Time: 15 min                  Cook Time: none                 Total Time: 20 min                  Serves: 4


1.    Chop the onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes, wash and drain well. * Add to a bowl.

2.    Add the veggies and the rest of the ingredients to a bowl. Taste and adjust salt and heat. Serve.



* To reduce the strong sharp onion flavor, soak the chopped onion in water for 15 minutes. Drain and then use. 

Add 2 tbsp of chopped mint.
Add a generous pinch of kala namak (Indian Sulfur black salt) or ¼ tsp or more chaat masala to taste.
Add ½ tsp roasted ground cumin or coriander powder.
Add ½ cup or more non dairy yogurt and ½ tsp ground cumin and mix in to make raita kind of yogurt dip.

Vegan SW Tossed Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

Vegan Southwest Tossed Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

(serves 8)
Adapted from homesweetjones.com

• 1 head romaine, rinsed, dried, and outer leaves removed • 1 c canned no-salt-added black beans, drained and rinsed • 1 c frozen corn
• 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
• 1 c grape tomatoes, halved
• 1/4 c red onion, diced
• 1/4 c cilantro, chopped
• 1 avocado, diced

• 1/4 avocado
• 1 clove garlic
• 1/4 c olive oil
• 1⁄2 tsp hot sauce optional
• juice of 2 limes
• 1 tsp Florida cane crystals, or sugar
• salt, to taste
Combine dressing ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine salad ingredients. Serve with dressing on the side.