There is nothing I love more than a crisp salad filled with lots of sweet and savory bits. Maybe it’s the thrill of getting a bite with everything on it, or the fun of seeking out every last morsel of cheese under crisp leaves of lettuce. Whatever the case may be, I love it and so does my young family. Salads of all shapes and colors are set on our dinner table weekly and, lucky for me, my kids gobble them up.
Some may think of salad as a summer meal, but winter salads are just as wonderful and full of flavor. Take this Belgian endive salad, for instance. Beautifully ripe pears are typically only available in the fall and they pair perfectly with tangy blue cheese and earthy walnuts. All that’s really needed to complete this salad is a drizzle of olive oil, fresh squeezed lemon juice and some fresh cracked pepper.
This is just one of many recipes that can be found in the American Diabetes Association Vegetarian Cookbook. It was really tough to pick just one recipe from this book. You don’t need to be a vegetarian or a person with diabetes to enjoy this cookbook. See below for a few of the other recipes I loved.
A few of my other favorite recipes from this book…
- Creamy White Bean Soup with Basil & Olive Oil
- Terra Cotta Cob Salad (think Southwestern cob)
- Black Bean Patties with Cilantro & Lime
- Garden Party Roast Vegetables with Pasta (this one is next to be made)
The American Diabetes Association is hosting a fabulous giveaway on the Kitchen PLAY Facebook page in conjunction with #30DaysofFamilyHealth. Five winners will receive their choice of three of the five cookbooks involved in the series plus a $50 Visa gift card.
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If this book sounds like one you would enjoy having in your library, you can use the discount code: KITCHEN2013 (which will offer 25% off all books in the ADA online store. Valid through October 4, 2013.)
Don’t hesitate to make this salad. It goes together quickly and the flavors meld like a beautiful symphony in your mouth.