When I started categorizing my recipe into some kind of archives where people could actually find a recipe if they were looking for it, I was astounded at how many salad recipes I had. I like salad, and of course I knew salad was a great South Beach Diet food, but truly I had no idea I'd eaten so many salads. Since I'm doing phase one recipes this month, I thought it would be fun to share a few salad recipes from the archives you might like to try. Those of you who aren't doing phase one, go ahead and have some garlic bread with your salad!
When you heard the word salad, didn't you know feta cheese was going to be involved? I'm nuts about feta, and this American Greek Salad is one of my favorite lunches, especially with blue cheese dressing, which isn't Greek, but sure tastes good with the feta cheese!
Lots of these photos are with my old camera, and this picture of Warm Salmon Asparagus Salad isn't the greatest, but don't let that stop you, because this is just delicious. If it's not summer, just use a stove-top cast-iron grill pan to cook your salmon.
If you're making grilled chicken for dinner, cook extra chicken and then make this Leftover Chicken Asian Chopped Salad. This one has chicken, snow peas, red peppers, and cashews with a tangy Asian dressing.
Another Salad with leftover chicken, and Asian Spinach Salad with Chicken, Mushrooms, Peppers, and Almonds has a lot of good things going on.
Finally, a salad that's a bit out of the ordinary. I made this Tomato, Olive, and Egg Salad with Gorgonzola Vinaigrette when my nephew Jake was at my house doing laundry one summer day, and he gave it a thumbs up. If you like hard-boiled eggs, this one is a keeper.
There you go, five yummy salads that anyone would enjoy having for lunch, diet or no diet. For other salad ideas, check out the Salads section in the recipe archives. (Check the notation after each recipe title to see which phase of the diet that recipe is suitable for.)