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Grilled steak, arugula and pasta salad is topped with sweet balsamic caramelized onions and fresh shaved Parmesan. I'm a sucker for a good steak salad, and this one is AWESOME!

Steak & Caramelized Onions with Arugula and Pasta

This healthy salad is made with cooked lentils and diced fresh diced carrots, celery, bell pepper, onion, parsley and lemon juice – perfect to make ahead for lunch for the week as the flavors only get better overnight. It's also vegan, high in fiber, protein and only about 100 calories per serving.

Lentil Salad

Italian tuna and brown rice salad is wonderful, easy lunch using basic pantry items such as tuna, brown rice, capers and good quality chopped olives plus some frozen mixed vegetables and fresh lemon juice.

Italian Tuna and Brown Rice Salad (Riso e Tonno)

Spiralized Greek Cucumber Salad with Lemon and Feta is delicious, the perfect light dish. In Greece, Greek salads do not have lettuce, instead they are made with fresh cucumber, tomatoes, bell pepper, olives, red onion, oregano, lemon juice, olive oil, and fresh feta – delicious!

Spiralized Greek Cucumber Salad with Lemon and Feta

Quinoa Tabbouleh + Summer Berry Cobbler from the Skinnytaste Cookbook

Spiralized Raw Zucchini Salad with Avocado and Edamame is a fresh, quick and delicious salad that takes less than 5 minutes to make, start to finish and there's no cooking involved. It's perfect for the summer because you won't heat up your kitchen!

Spiralized Raw Zucchini Salad with Avocado and Edamame

Grilled Shrimp and Watermelon Chopped Salad uses romaine tossed with sweet, juicy watermelon, grilled shrimp and goat cheese with a golden balsamic vinaigrette – I'll be making this salad all summer!!

Grilled Shrimp and Watermelon Chopped Salad

Canned Tuna Ceviche – Transform ordinary canned tuna into a zesty, flavorful lunch with a Latin flair by adding fresh lime juice, cilantro, jalapeño, tomato and avocado in this easy tuna ceviche – so good!

Canned Tuna Ceviche

Quinoa chickpea and avocado salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, lime juice and cilantro – a flavorful vegetarian salad loaded with protein, fiber and healthy fats. 

Quinoa Chickpea and Avocado Salad

Sauteed sea scallops, arugula and sweet beet salad is another summer favorite, tossed with goat cheese and a honey vinaigrette – this salad is delicious!

Sea Scallops, Arugula and Beet Salad

This simple slow cooker chicken taco salad is high in fiber and protein which means it's very satisfying – all for under 300 calories. Trust me, you won't miss the tortillas!

Easy Crock Pot Chicken and Black Bean Taco Salad

For those of you who believe eating black eyed peas in the New Year will bring you luck (and we can certainly all use a little more luck) this healthy bean salad is for you! Whether you eat this as a salad or serve it as a dip with some baked chips, the zesty flavors in this salad is sure to turn you into a fan of black-eyed peas.

Black-eyed Pea Dip

Grilled stone fruit like peaches and plums served over baby greens with walnuts and a sweet honey goat cheese dressing, this salad is light and delicious!

Grilled Stone Fruit Salad with Honey Goat Cheese Dressing

Something about Spring and the warmer weather that puts me in such a GREAT mood. It also makes me crave more salads, and this simple salad is a favorite of mine, I make this all the time for myself.

Orange and Arugula Salad with Red Onion and Gorgonzola

Pearl couscous (otherwise known as Isreali couscous) tossed with asparagus, tomatoes and lemon juice make a vibrant Spring pasta salad that is perfect for lunch, as a side dish, or even to make as a side dish if you are grilling for Mother's Day this weekend!

Lemon Asparagus Couscous Salad with Tomatoes

I love this Southwestern black bean salad when the weather warms, it makes enough to feed a crowd. Also makes a great side dish or appetizer if served with chips or as a topping for taco salads. You can even serve with grilled meat and fresh tortillas.

Southwestern Black Bean Salad

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad is protein packed with fresh and tasty Mediterranean flavors. Made with cucumbers, tomatoes, kalamata olives, red onion, extra virgin olive oil, fresh lemon and Feta cheese.

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Black beans, chick peas, tomatoes, cilantro and avocado are tossed with a cumin-lime vinaigrette – I love the bright, fresh flavors of this quick and easy salad! Perfect for lunch, Meatless Mondays, or even as a side dish with grilled steak, shrimp or chicken.

Fiesta Bean Salad

Grilled shrimp, slices of avocado, shaved fennel and oranges are served over baby kale and mixed greens then topped with a citrus vinaigrette.

Grilled Shrimp Avocado Fennel and Orange Salad

Chopped romaine hearts, shredded mozzarella, olives, prosciutto, turkey pepperoni, roasted red peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, pepperoncini and Giardiniera (colorful vegetables in vinegar) – this quick Italian antipasto salad requires no cooking, which makes it perfect to whip up or pack for lunch.

Antipasto Salad

Homemade Whole Grain Croutons

Homemade Croutons

A simple salad made with endive lettuce, blood oranges, Gorgonzola with a blood orange vinaigrette.

Blood Orange Endive Salad

Fresh sweet figs with soft goat cheese over baby arugula topped with a balsamic glaze. A beautiful salad without the fuss, using only 5 ingredients; this salad will make you look like a rock star in the kitchen!

Fresh Fig and Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese

Chicken marinaded with lemon, garlic and oregano, then grilled to perfection and served over a colorful spinach salad. Topped with a white balsamic vinaigrette, does it get better than that?

Grilled Chicken and Spinach Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

This avocado egg salad uses half the yolks and lots of healthy fats from the avocado. You can serve this as a wrap, on whole-grain toast or in a lettuce cup.

Avocado Egg Salad

Marinated chunks of grilled chicken breast served over a bed of lettuce with feta, fresh diced tomatoes, cucumbers, green peppers, black olives, red onions, parsley and dill tossed in olive oil and fresh lemon juice.

Mediterranean Chicken Kebab Salad

This Quinoa Salad with Spinach Grapefruit and Avocado is loaded with vitamin C, A, Potassium and good heart-healthy fats!!

Quinoa Salad with Spinach Grapefruit & Avocado

Peppery arugula tossed with nutty chick peas, penne pasta, sun dried tomatoes, shaved parmesan and balsamic vinegar make a simple yet delicious main dish salad – perfect for lunch or dinner. Portions are large, loaded with fiber and very satisfying.

Penne Arugula Salad with Sun Dried Tomatoes

The sweet-salty combination of the roasted butternut squash, dried cherries and gorgonzola cheese along with the slight crunch of the pumpkin seeds topped with a honey dijon vinaigrette will have you savoring every bite of this spinach salad!

Spinach and Butternut Squash Salad with Gorgonzola

A wonderful summer salad made with lump crab meat, summer tomatoes, sweet charred roasted corn, cilantro, hot peppers and zesty lime juice. Serve this over mixed greens or tostadas as a main dish or you can put this in martini glasses as a fancy appetizer.

Summer Tomatoes, Corn, Crab and Avocado Salad