Filling your dish with cucumbers, carrots, and a variety of greens is a great way to take hummus and pita to the next level. In order to make it look more presentable, all that is required is a light coating of balsamic vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil.
Green Goddess Salad with Chickpeas
There is a healthy green goddess sauce in this cucumber, tomato, Swiss cheese, and chickpea salad recipe. It is made from avocado, buttermilk, and herbs. When served with grilled vegetables, the extra sauce tastes great.
Falafel Salad with Lemon-Tahini Dressing
Grease-laden deep-fried falafel. Pan-seared falafel get crispy in a few teaspoons of oil with equally pleasant results. This healthful meal requires dried chickpeas because canned ones contain too much moisture.
Broccoli, Chickpea & Pomegranate Salad
A few easy steps make this broccoli salad recipe taste better: soaking the onion makes it less spicy, and toasting the cumin makes it smell better. Serve with fish, chicken, or pork that has been cooked.
Spring Pea Salad with Strawberries Aries
A potluck or dinner party favorite, this spring pea salad is delicious and pretty. Just before serving, season the salad or serve the dressing with it. Tangy champagne vinaigrette balances peas' grassy sweetness and berries' fruitiness.
Greek-Style Spinach Salad
Serve homemade pita chips or boiled potatoes with this healthful spinach salad for a substantial vegetarian supper. Find mild green garlic in late spring farmers' markets. Or add 1/4 cup finely chopped scallions and 1 tiny minced garlic clove.
Mixed Greens with Lentils & Sliced Apple
For lunch, this lentil, feta, and apple salad is a filling veggie dish that you can make quickly. You can use drained canned lentils instead of fresh ones to save time. Just make sure to get low-sodium ones and rinse them well before adding them to the salad.