Recipe – Cucumber Salad

What am I? Fruit or Vegetable?

The cucumber is a creeping vine plant of the Cucurbitaceae gourd family that bears cucuminform fruit. It originated in South Asia, but now grows on most continents. There are three main varieties of cucumber – slicing, pickling and burpless/seedless. The cucumber roots in the ground and grows up supporting frames ...

Recipe – Tomato Salad

Tomatoes Olive Oil Bell Pepper Salt Onion Choose nice ripe tomatoes. Slice the tomatoes, bell pepper, and onion, then add salt to taste and a small amount of olive oil. This should be eaten right after preparing. Other spices can be added to suit your taste such as fresh parsley, dill, or basil, or you can use your favorite salad ...

Recipe – Couscous Salad

5 cups cooked couscous 2 cups thinly sliced celery (leaves included) 1½ cups finely diced onion 2 cups slices olives 2 cups diced tomatoes 2 cups finely diced red pepper ½ cup finely cut fresh cilantro 2-3 Tbsp. cumin 1 tsp cayenne pepper 1½ tsp salt ¼ to ½ cup extra virgin olive oil Follow cooking instructions on couscous box. Add olive oil and seasonings. Allow ...

Recipe – Tabouleh Salad

1 ½ cups bulgar wheat 1 ½ cups boiling water ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil ⅓ cup fresh lemon juice 1 cup finely chopped onion ½ cup finely chopped fresh parsley 2 cups diced tomato 1-2 cloves crushed garlic 14 chopped fresh mint leaves ½ -1 tsp. salt Option: Add diced cucumbers and sliced olives for slight variation. Pour boiling water over bulgar wheat in ...

Food for Life – Raw Cabbage Salad

It is important that we eat whole raw fruits and vegetables. One study documented the blood sugar effects of eating an equal amount of calories from apples, applesauce, and apple juice. Blood sugar peaked at approximately the same time and level with each form of apple. Blood sugar then sharply decreased with all three types ...

Recipe – Quinoa Salad

1 ½ cup quinoa 

3 cups water 

1 tsp salt 

Corn kernels 


Cooked black beans

green onion


sun dried tomatoes

lime juice

olive oil

Salt to taste

Recipe – Catalina Dressing

¼ cup sun-dried tomato bits 1 cup hot water ½ cup olive oil (or less if desired) ½ cup lemon juice ½ cup ketchup ½ cup sweetener of your choice 2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. basil 1 Tbsp. dried onion bits Place tomatoes and water in blender and whiz 30 seconds or so. Add oil, lemon juice, ketchup, sweetener, salt and basil. Blend well. ...

Recipe – Tofu Salad Dressing

Tofu, medium firm (16 oz.) ¼ cup fresh tomato 1/8 cup water ¼ cup fresh red bell pepper 2 Tbsp. olive oil ¼ cup fresh lemon juice, to taste ½ tsp. salt, to taste ¼ tsp. onion powder ¼ tsp. garlic powder Blend the ingredients, except the lemon juice, until smooth. Pour into glass jar and gently stir in lemon juice and cover.