Salad Recipes

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Gluten Free Pasta Salad


  • 1 package of gluten-free pasta
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 yellow squash cut up into 1/4 inch thick discs
  • 1 zucchini squash cut up into 1/4 inch thick discs
  • 1 cup sliced sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 cup fresh-cut basil leaves cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 cup fresh-cut parsley leaves finely dices
  • 1 cup of chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1 cup green grapes cut in half


  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon stone ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup virgin olive oil
  1. Prepare pasta to directions; when done toss in olive oil, agave nectar, pepper
  2. Sear the squash in a skillet for three minutes with 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil and salt/pepper (a pinch each)
  3. For the dressing put all ingredients in a blender
  4. Toss the veggies, grapes and dressing all together (basically throw it all in a bowl and STIR)

Cranberry, Grapes & Shrimp Salad

  • Uncooked shrimp (1 pound)
  • 1 ripe avocado (cut into squares)
  • 2 heads of Romaine lettuce
  • Small bag of ocean spray dried cranberry’s
  • One cup of sliced green grapes (sliced in half)
  • Two large tomatoes (diced)
  • One large cucumber (peeled and sliced)
  • Earth’s balance vegan butter
  • Liquid Amino’s
  • Balsamic reduction
  • Sunflower seeds (shelled)
  1. A couple of hours before , de-vain the shrimp and peel shell/tails off.  Wash and put in a large ziplock bag with 1/4 cup of liquid amino’s.  Place in fridge.
  2. Turn oven on to 450 degrees
  3. Lightly spray baking sheet with olive oil (or brush it on)
  4. Dump the bag of shrimp on the baking sheet and spread out
  5. Melt 1/4 cup of Earth’s balance vegan butter and drizzle on the shrimp
  6. Bake for approximately 10 minutes (till shrimp are just opaque/pink)
  7. While the shrimp is baking you can prep all the salad ingredients (peeling, slicing/dicing, etc)
  8. When shrimp are cooked toss all the ingredients together and after placed in individual bowls, drizzle with balsamic reduction.
  9. Each yummy bite has a delicious taste of goodness!
    Baked shrimp
    Love all these fun things!
    Now one of my favorite salads! Perfect for summer!

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