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Salads

Posted Jan 23 2010 1:14pm
Salads don't have to be boring unless this is your idea of a salad.

I've learned to love salads over the past few years. Growing up, I was never a salad eater. However, salads can be a lot of fun to prepare and of course, very filling. Now a days, in order for me to really enjoy my salads, I have to dress them up a bit.
I've created 3 great salad creations for you. Enjoy!

Mango-kiwi fruit salad
3 kiwis (sliced)
1 mango (cubed)
10 baby carrots (chopped)
1 small apple (chopped)
1/4 cup grapes (halved)
1/2 large lemon juice (or small lemon) for dressing



To cut kiwi's:
1)Cut kiwi in half.
2) Use a spoon to remove skin from kiwi
3) Turn skin inside out.
4) Cut off the ends.





To cut mango:
1) Cut segments out around the core
2) Use a sharp knife to make a grid on mango segments.
3) Use your thumbs on skin-side to pop out the top of mango segment.
4) Cut off cubes with knife.






Carrot, Coconut and Raisin salad


1 bag pre-cut matchstick carrots
4 tbsp shredded coconut
2 tangerines (sliced, seeds removed) + juice
1 pear (chopped)
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup cranberries
1/2 lemon (juice)


Cucumber Tomato salad




1 large cucumber - halved then sliced again in half (I made it look extra pretty by scraping a fork on the outside of the cucumber before cutting it)
5 roma tomatoes - halved, then sliced again in half
2 ounces block mozzarella cheese - cut in small cubes
Pepper
1 large clove garlic (chopped)
2 tbsp poppy seed dressing (you can use balsamic or any vinaigrette)
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
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