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Thai Crunch Salad with Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette

Thai Crunch Bulgar Salad

I always enjoy grains added to my salads, this is especially true in the colder months. Adding exotic and chewy grains create a heartier salad with a more satisfying texture. Today’s recipe is inspired by the fresh flavors of Thai cooking. Raw veggies like cucumber and purple cabbage meld deliciously with the nutty aroma of sesame oil and spicy tang of ginger.
Topped with peanuts and fresh cilantro, this Thai crunch salad is perfect for lunch or as a side dish for dinner. I enjoy this salad cold, but you could eat it hot and have it as a sort of Thai take on fried rice. You can even add a little grilled chicken, beef or salmon to make it a complete entree. Keep this dish in your recipes to start the new year, which is fast approaching, on a super healthy note.

Thai Crunch Salad with Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette

Yield: 6 servings

Serving Size: 1 cup

Thai Crunch Salad with Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette

Ingredients

  • 2 c bulgar, uncooked
  • 1 c purple cabbage, finely chopped
  • 1/2 c green onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 c shredded carrots
  • 2/3 c bean sprouts
  • 1 c cucumber, sliced and quartered
  • 1 handful cilantro, chopped
  • 1/3 c chopped peanuts, divided
  • 1/4 tsp chili flakes (optional)
  • Sea salt to taste
  • FOR DRESSING
  • 1/3 c sesame oil
  • 1/3 c rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp fresh grated ginger

Instructions

  1. Cook bulgar according to package. Refrigerate 2 hours. Fluff with a fork.
  2. Stir in chopped vegetables, half of peanuts and chili flakes.
  3. Mix together dressing ingredients. Pour over bulgar and stir well. Season with salt to taste.
  4. Top with cilantro and remaining chopped peanuts. Refrigerate until serving.
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Roasted Poblano Corn Salad

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As we transition into fall, I thought it was fitting to have a side dish that can be enjoyed both warm or chilled. Roasted poblano peppers add a smokey flavor to this corn salad. Mix with a little grass-fed butter and fresh lime and this simple dish is a comforting and quick recipe to accompany entrees during the week.

Roasted Poblano Corn Salad

Roasted Poblano Corn Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 c corn kernels, organic
  • 1 poblano pepper
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 3 tbsp butter, grass-fed
  • 1 handful of cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven or grill to 450. Cook Poblano pepper until charred turning occasionally. Place pepper in a zip lock bag or bowl with a lid. Allow to steam and cool.
  2. Peel off skin and remove seeds from poblano pepper. Finely chop.
  3. Microwave corn kernels 3-5 minutes.
  4. Add corn and poblano pepper to a large bowl.
  5. Melt butter in microwave 30 seconds. Pour over corn. Add juice of lime and mix well.
  6. Sauté minced garlic until golden brown. Add to corn mixture.
  7. Add cilantro and stir well. Serve warm or chilled.
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Jalapeño Corn Chowder Salad

Corn Chowder Salad RECIPE

If you love the decadent deliciousness of a spicy jalapeño corn chowder in the colder months, then you will love this lightened up and chilled version. I replaced the heavy cream broth with Greek yogurt, which we all know is so good for us, and a dollop of sour cream to create a rich creamy texture. Toss in some crumbled bacon, corn, potatoes, top with fresh chives and you have yourself an awesome summertime side dish. Bring it to BBQ’s or serve it alongside grilled favorites.

Jalapeño Corn Chowder Salad

Yield: 6-8 servings

Serving Size: 1 cup

Jalapeño Corn Chowder Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 16oz bag of corn kernels (organic preferred), thawed
  • 6 small golden potatoes
  • 4 strips of bacon, (pasture raised nitrate free when possible)
  • 1 medium jalapeño, minced
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/3 c chives, finely chopped, divided
  • 1/2 c Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 c sour cream
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Fill a large pot with water half way, add potatoes and bring to a boil. Boil potatoes until fork tender, 30-40 minutes.
  2. Dice potatoes into 2 inch cubes and add to a large bowl.
  3. Drizzle potatoes with olive oil and toss to coat. Refrigerate for 20 minutes. This will help potatoes to not absorb the yogurt and sour cream later.
  4. Cook bacon in a pan until crispy, let cool on a paper towel and crumble into small pieces with a knife.
  5. Add corn, bacon, garlic powder, jalapeño and half of the chives to potatoes.
  6. Stir in yogurt and sour cream. Mix well and careful not to mash potatoes. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Garnish with the rest of chives.
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Tropical Corn Salad with Honey Jalapeño Dressing

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This tropical corn salad is delicious all on it’s own or as a topping on your BBQ favorites; use it as a relish on burgers and hot dogs or as a salsa on tacos and tortilla chips. Fresh mango and sweet n’ spicy honey jalapeño dressing make this a tropical dish perfect for the summertime.

Tropical Corn Salad with Honey Jalapeño Dressing

Yield: 4 servings

Serving Size: 1 cup

Tropical Corn Salad with Honey Jalapeño Dressing

Ingredients

  • 3 ears of corn
  • 1 c mango,diced
  • 1/2 c red onion, finely diced
  • 1 c grape tomatoes, halved
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp minced jalapeño
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 handful cilantro, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Soak corn in water for ten minutes. Cook corn on grill in husks at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove husks and lightly char corn on grill for 5 more minutes.
  2. Allow corn to cool slightly, then slice kernels off cobb.
  3. Add mango, red onion, tomato and corn to a medium bowl.
  4. In a small pan, lightly sauté jalapeño and garlic until slightly charred and tender. Allow to cool.
  5. Whisk together lime juice, remaining olive oil, honey, and jalapeño/garlic mixture.
  6. Pour dressing over corn salad. Chill until serving. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with chopped cilantro.
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