SUMMER IS SALAD SEASON! DON’T LIMIT YOURSELF TO LEAFY GREENS- THERE’S A WHOLE WORLD OF COLD AND WARM INGREDIENTS TO CONSIDER FOR YOUR NEXT SALAD COMPOSITION:
AVOCADOS, BEANS, BEETS, BERRIES, BROCCOLI, CABBAGE!
CARROTS, CELERY, CHEESES, CRUTONS, EGGS, FLOWERS!
FRUITS, GREENS, HERBS, FISH AND MEATS, NOODLES, NUTS AND SEEDS!
ONIONS, PICKLES, POTATOES, SPROUTS, TOFU, WHOLE GRAINS!
THAT’S HOW A FINE SALAD IS MADE!
MAKE IT A MEAL BY INCLUDING 50% CARBS, 20% PROTEINS AND 30% FATS!
Ingredients for salad recipes from This East Van Kitchen's The World of Salads!
HERE’S A DOZEN DIVERSE RECIPES TO GET YOU INSPIRED TO MAKE THIS A SUMMER OF BEAUTIFUL SALADS!
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Beet Salad feta cheese toasted nuts

BEET SALAD

Beets, spinach, orange, red pepper, celery, red onion, walnuts and feta. OPTIONS: pomegranate seeds, almonds.

OLIVE OIL AND APPLE CIDER VINEGAR DRESSING Olive oil, apple cider vinegar, rice vinegar, whole grain mustard (or dijon), garlic, ginger, salt and maple syrup (or honey).

Chickpea salad

CHICKPEA SALAD

Apple, celery, cucumber, red pepper, carrot, green onions, Thai chili, can of chickpeas, almonds and feta. OPTIONS: kale, basil or cilantro.

OLIVE OIL AND APPLE CIDER VINEGAR DRESSING
Olive oil, apple cider vinegar, rice vinegar, garlic, ginger, salt and maple syrup (or honey).

cabbage coleslaw

COLESLAW

Purple, green or savoy cabbage (or a mix!), carrots, red onion, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and cumin seeds. OPTIONS: apple, broccoli, celery, chives, cilantro, cucumber, green onions, radishes, red pepper, almonds, walnuts.

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR AND YOGURT DRESSING
Olive oil, apple cider vinegar, rice vinegar, yogurt, garlic, salt, maple syrup (or honey) and sesame oil.

East Van Kitchen's Gado Gado Salad! noodle peach pea shoots avocado boiled egg Asian salad

GADO GADO

Puffed tofu, green onions, carrot, red pepper, peach, mango, cucumber, Thai chili, water, eggs, olive oil, salt, noodles or potatoes, cashews, pea sprouts, avocado and lime.

CASHEW SAUCE
Garlic, Thai chili, ginger, red onion, cashews, olive oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce (or fish sauce), lime juice, maple syrup (or honey), sesame oil and water.

German potato salad pickles tomatoes

GERMAN-STYLE POTATO SALAD

Potatoes, dill, dill pickles, red onion or chives, water, and salt. OPTIONS: artichoke hearts, grilled asparagus, salad greens, boiled eggs, bacon, roasted cherry tomatoes.

OLIVE OIL AND WHITE WINE VINEGAR MARINADE
Olive oil, white wine vinegar, rice vinegar, whole-grain or dijon mustard, mustard seeds, ground turmeric, salt and pepper.

East Van Kitchen's Grace's Salad: simple, fresh salad my Grandma always made, with butter lettuce, oranges, carrots, cucumber and celery!

GRACE’S GREEN SALAD

Lettuce, orange, cucumber, red pepper, celery, green onions, red onion and carrot. OPTIONS: avocado, sunflower seeds.

OLIVE OIL AND RED WINE VIN DRESSING
Olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, ginger, Bragg’s (or soy sauce) and maple syrup (or honey).

EVK's fresh + tangy Greek Salad, a great side salad for our Greek Night! Cucumbers, peppers, feta cheese, red onions, olives + lots of oregano!

GREEK SALAD

Peppers, cucumber, tomatoes, kalamata olives, red onion and feta.

OLIVE OIL AND LEMON JUICE DRESSING
Olive oil, lemon juice, dried oregano and salt.
East Van Kitchen's most popular summer salad: mangos, black beans, jalapeño, red onion, cilantro and garlic tossed in a light citrus dressing! Served with tortilla chips, this salad recipe works great as a salsa, too!

MANGO AND BLACK BEAN SALAD

Mangos, peppers, green onions, cilantro, red onion, garlic, jalapeño pepper and a can of black beans.

OLIVE OIL AND LIME JUICE DRESSING
Olive oil, lime juice and salt.

East Van Kitchen's Radish + Cucumber Salad: tangy Asian-inspired salad with green onions, rice vinegar, sesame oil and sesame seeds.

RADISH AND CUCUMBER SALAD

Cucumber, radishes, chives or green onions, Thai chili pepper and sesame seeds.

OLIVE OIL AND RICE VINEGAR DRESSING
Olive oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, maple syrup (or honey) and sesame oil.

East Van Kitchen's Salade Nicoise with Ahi tuna, steamed kale and green beans, olives, boiled potatoes and eggs in a tangy dressing.

SALADE NIÇOISE

Tomatoes, potatoes, green beans, olives (the salad is named for Niçoise olives; we usually use Kalamata!), eggs, tuna (fresh or canned) and kale.

CESAR SALAD DRESSING
Olive oil, white wine vinegar, dijon mustard, anchovy fillets (we buy the kind that come in oil in a mini jar), lemon juice, egg yolk, salt and pepper. OPTIONS: shallots, garlic, yogurt.

tabbouleh parsley bulghur salad

TABBOULEH

Water, bulgur wheat, cucumber, cherry or medium-sized tomatoes, parsley and green onions. OPTIONS: cilantro, mint, dried apricots, can of chickpeas, feta.

OLIVE OIL AND LEMON JUICE DRESSING
Olive oil, lemon juice and salt.

East Van Kitchen's Thai Noodle Salad! salad recipe with cashes, carrots, cilantro, puffed tofu, celery, sweet peas

THAI NOODLE SALAD

Snow peas, cilantro, celery, red pepper, puffed tofu, green onions, carrot, water, eggs, olive oil, salt, spaghetti noodles, cashews, bean sprouts and sesame seeds.

SPICY OLIVE OIL AND RICE VINEGAR SALAD DRESSING
Olive oil, rice vinegar, apple cider vinegar, lime juice, ginger, Thai chili, soy sauce (or fish sauce), maple syrup (or honey) and sesame oil.

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