Italian Couscous Salad with Crispy Chickpeas

Italian couscous salad with toasted chickpeas | healthy-delicious.com

Bonus! This Italian couscous salad is really two recipes in one: one for crispy, spicy toasted chickpeas that are perfect for eating by the hand full and a second for a tasty salad that’s great either as a side dish or by itself for lunch.  This couscous salad is packed full of awesome flavors and […]

Chicken Chopped Salad with Sweet Italian Dressing

Chopped Salad with Sweet Italian Dressing | Healthy. Delicious.

Chopped Salad with Sweet Italian Dressing | Healthy. Delicious.  Chopped Salad with Sweet Italian Dressing | Healthy. Delicious.

This salad has a surprise ingredient: pasta!

Pasta isn’t a salad ingredient that you typically see here in the northeast. The only other time I’ve seen it was when I was in Minnesota last spring, and from what I can tell it’s a midwest thing. I kind of love it though! It adds a nice chewy component to the salad and bulks it up to make it more filling – in fact, that one little bowl was more than enough for me for dinner.

Quinoa Salad with Tibetan Herb Dressing for #SundaySupper

quinoa salad with herb dressing | Healthy. Delicious

This quinoa salad might not look like much, but it’s deceptively flavorful! The simple combination of quinoa, blanched green beans, and grape tomatoes gets BIG flavor from a Tibetan herb dressing loaded with ginger, cilantro, garlic, and a hint of spice. Top it all off with a few slivered almonds and you have a lunch […]

Grilled Peach Salad w/ Jalapeño Vinaigrette

Grilled Peach Salad with Jalapeno Vinaigrette

Grilled Peach Salad with Jalapeno Vinaigrette

Crunchy Salmon Salad with Sriracha Dressing

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I might have a problem: I might be a little sriracha-obsessed. That bottle up there? I bought it last week and it’s already almond have gone. I’ve been finding ways to sneak it into things left and right. When I originally came up with the idea for this salad, I envisioned a creamy avocado-lime dressing. You see how that turned out, right? No avocado in sight; instead, I dressed it with a spicy mixture of yogurt, sriracha, and lime juice. And I don’t regret it for a second, because the dressing kind of made the salad.

Carrot, Quinoa & Pistachio Salad

Carrot, Quinoa, and Pistachio Salad from Healthy-Delicious.com

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Last Saturday I went a little overboard at lunch (I had a craving for a gooey cheese quesadilla that I needed to satisfy!), so I wanted to make something a little lighter for dinner to balance it out. I wandered around Shop Rite without much of a plan, just pulling whatever healthy ingredients sounded appetizing into my cart. I ended up making an easy carrot, quinoa, and pistachio salad. I served the salad with pita bread and baba ganoush, for a simple, yet very satisfying meal.