Salads & Dressings
Tahini green bean salad with baked tofu

Tahini green bean salad with baked tofu

serves 4 Baked marinated lemon-pepper tofu is available in natural food stores. If unavailable, you can make your own or omit the tofu entirely for a lovely and elegant green bean salad. Gomasio is a blend of toasted sesame seeds and sea salt and is available in...

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Sesame-spinach salad with mango

Sesame-spinach salad with mango

serves 4 The vibrant colors of spinach and mango combine in this dazzling sesame-dressed salad that is as beautiful as it is delicious. 1 tablespoon tahini (sesame paste) 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon...

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Thai noodle salad with peanut sauce

Thai noodle salad with peanut sauce

serves 4 This flavorful salad goes together quickly. Sure, you could use bottled peanut sauce in a pinch, but it’s easy to make your own with handy pantry ingredients. Don’t be afraid to vary the vegetables according to what’s on hand and your own preference. For...

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Japanese soba salad

Japanese soba salad

serves 4 Japanese soba noodles are hearty yet delicate noodles made from buckwheat. They are available in Asian markets and natural food stores. 1 (10-ounce) package soba (buckwheat) noodles ¼ cup toasted sesame oil 1 red bell pepper, cut into julienne strips 4 napa...

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Mediterranean orzo salad

Mediterranean orzo salad

serves 4 This salad features the diminutive rice-shaped pasta called orzo enhanced by lusty Kalamata olives and crunchy toasted pine nuts. 1½ cups orzo 1 large clove garlic 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard ½ teaspoon dried marjoram ¼ cup...

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