19 - Layered Tomato Basil Salad

Day # 19

This salad taste divine and looks absolutely spectacular, no one believes me when I tell them how easy it is to make!

What you'll need:

1 cup fresh sweet basil leaves
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup honey
1 T Dijon mustard
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 t salt
4 large sliced tomatoes, season with salt
14 slices of fresh mozzarella

What you'll need to do:

In a food processor blend the fresh basil, olive oil, vinegar, honey and Dijon mustard. Add the heavy cream and salt in the food processor.

Layer the tomato and mozzarella, starting and ending with the tomato. After each layer add basil dressing. Garnish with fresh basil and Enjoy!!!

18 - Carrot Raisin Salad

Day # 18

Carrots are colorful and tasteful. They taste delicious all alone and combined with other fruits, they taste out of this world. This one is very easy to make!

What you'll need:

3 cups shredded carrots or finely sliced
1 diced apple
2 T raisins
1 T lemon juice
1 T honey
1/4 cup almonds
Salt to taste

What you'll need to do:

Mix all ingredients together and Enjoy!!

17 - The Original Tabouleh Salad

Day #17

This salad is a staple in Middle Eastern restaurants. Of course, it's not one of my favorites (I don't like greens) but I am probably the only person that doesn't absolutely love this salad. It is filled with vitamins and health benefits which is why I felt I must include this in my new diet. Filled with flavor, I'm sure you're going to love it.

What you'll need:

2 cups chopped parsley
1/2 cup diced tomato
2 T bulgar wheat #1 (can be found at any major supermarket)
3 T olive oil
4 T fresh lemon juice
Salt to taste

What you'll need to do

Mix chopped parsley, diced tomatoes, bulgar wheat, olive oil, lemon juice and salt in bowl. Enjoy!!

16 - Red Cabbage & Cranberry Salad

Day # 16

I don't usually eat red cabbage, I actually hardly ever buy it but the bright color captivated me at the supermarket and I felt a calling to get it and try something outside of my usual comfort zone. I'm glad I did, because this salad taste excellent! Red cabbage, apples, cranberries; sweet, crunchy and flavorful.

What you'll need

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 medium unpeeled diced apple (either Gala, Red Delicious, or Fuji apples)
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
5 cups coarsely shredded red cabbage
3/4 cup dried cranberries
3/4 cup toasted pecan halves*
salt and pepper to taste


What you'll need to do:

Whisk both vinegars and mustard in small bowl.

Gradually whisk in the honey and olive oil.

Toss apples with lemon juice, shredded cabbage, and dried cranberries.

Add dressing and toss.

Add salt & pepper

Stir in pecans, if using.

Best if refrigerated before serving.


15 - Steak and Feta vinagrette

Day # 15

The variety of flavors in this salad and wonderful way they blend together make this salad a bit hit. Filled with greens and vegetables, it definitely fits the description of going green.

What you'll need:

Whisk together and set aside

1/2 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
1 t salt
3 cups thinly sliced English cucumber
1 1/2 cups thinly sliced red onion

(For vinaigrette - blend in food processor)

1/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup white wine vinegar
4 oz crumbled feta cheese
2 T minced shallots
3 T honey
1 T Dijon mustard
1 T lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste

Marinate and grill

1 lb steak
2 T olive oil
salt and pepper


2 sliced avocados drizzled with lemon juice
2 sliced tomatoes
1/2 cup torn fresh basil
pickled cucumber and onions
3 cups salad greens
top with grilled steak

What you'll need to do:

Whisk together cucumbers and onions and set aside

Blend ingredients for vinaigrette in food processor and set aside

Season steak with oil, salt and pepper. Grill steak and set aside.

Layer salad; avocados, tomatoes, basil, pickled cucumber and onions, salad, steak topped with feta vinaigrette. Enjoy!!

14 - Feta Cheese Tomato Salad

Day #14

This salad taste excellent with any kind of meat, kabob or gyro dish. It is a middle eastern inspired salad with the combination of black olives and distinct taste of feta cheese. Very tasty and refreshing!

What you'll need:

4 cups chopped lettuce
1 cup diced red pepper
1/2 cup black olives
1/2 cup Roma tomato diced
1/4 cup minced Basil
1/4 cup chopped Parsley
1/4 cup Olive oil
2 T Lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste

What you'll need to do:

In medium sized bowl add lettuce, red pepper, black olives, tomatoes, and feta cheese.

In separate bowl whisk together basil, parsley, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.

Toss lettuce mix with vinaigrette. Enjoy!!

13 - Radish Lemon Salad

Day #13

This salad is definitely for those individuals that love soury dishes. Extremely simple to make and very few ingredients needed. It's also good to note that button red radishes are ideal for weight loss and maintaining optimum health! Simple, tasty and healthy!

What you'll need:

2 cup of shredded button red radishes
4 T lemon juice
1 T chopped parsley
Salt to taste

What you'll need to do:

Wash and shred the red radishes. Remove all but a little bit of its juice.

Add lemon juice, parsley and salt. Add more lemon juice if desired. Enjoy!!