Salad Recipes

Tomato Zucchini Couscous

Bathed in red wine vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice, and seasoned with garlic, red chili pepper and turmeric gives a mature sophisticated taste to this tomato zucchini couscous salad dish. The benefits of this greek-style, tomato zucchini couscous salad lay in antioxidants, low cholesterol factor, vitamin and mineral content. The heart healthy antioxidants in the toma- toes help lower cholesterol and the zucchini contains, among many val- uable nutrients - magnesium, a mineral proven to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Click Here for Recipe

Walnut Pea Salad

The big “super-star” ingredient in this simple, yet very delicious walnut pea salad is the walnuts. Walnuts are being recognized more and more for their very unique health benefits. Some of the uncommon nutrients lie in the skin of the walnut; so when preparing this recipe – leave on the skin. Contained in the skin of the walnut are phenols which include key phenolic acids and flavonoids that possess anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-clogging properties. These properties all benefit the health of the cardiovascular system. Walnuts improve the blood quality and over-all heart health by decreasing LDL cholesterol, while increasing HDL choles- terol. Also, walnuts are rich in the heart healthy benefiting omega-3 fatty acids. Click Here for Recipe

Spinach Tomato Salad

This delicious, heart healthy rich spinach tomato salad that is loaded with nutrients. The spinach provides nearly 20 percent of the daily recommended allowance of dietary fiber, helping to maintain low blood sugar. Spinach also lowers blood pressure, which could help prevent strokes, heart attack and other potentially life-threatening heart problems. The antioxidant rich tomatoes help lower high cholesterol levels. While the cashews add a deli- cious, rich taste while being a healthier nut than most containing the same heart-healthy monounsaturated fat found in olive oil. Click Here for Recipe

Jicama Salad

Jicama Salad is heart healthy because the jicama is fat-free and low in calories helping to control the cholesterol levels and reducing the risk of heart problems, such as heart attack and hypertension. Both ingredients of jicamas and oranges contain high amounts of vitamin C, folic acid - which aid in lowering levels of the cardiovascular risk factor, homocys- teine. Oranges also contain potassium, which helps lower blood pressure, protecting against stroke and cardiac arrhythmias. The limes, lemon juice and cucumbers assist in lowering cholesterol and help regulate blood pressure. Click Here for Recipe

Greek Salad

This heart healthy, light and delicious Mediterranean salad is great with any lunch or dinner entrée. With the vegetable medley including cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, onions and drizzled with olive oil - this salad also stands by itself as a nutritious, light meal. Click Here for Recipe