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Posted July 12, 2011
Out of the Iceberg Rut
I'm always looking for ways to make healthier meals with more vegetables so I was happy to find this cookbook full of salads that are healthy and easy to make. As with the other "500" cookbooks in this series from Sellers Publishing, there are actually 100 or so base recipes with 4-5 variations for each that complete the total that the title promises.
There are color photographs which is always a plus, and the ingredients are easily found in any grocery store. I made the Pasta Salad With Ham and Peas and the Greek Tortellini Salad, both of which my family enjoyed. Other recipes I have bookmarked to try include Greek Salad, Warm Sweet Potato Salad, Couscous Salad, variations of Taco Salad, Beef with Cabbage and Zucchini Salad, and Fruit Salad with Coconut Milk.
Classic salads such as ceasar, chef, cobb, potato, etc., are included. Other chapters feature light and healthy salads, salads with grains, beans or pasta, warm salads, slaws and shredded salads, asian style salads, main course salads, and fruit salads. There are also several dressing recipes. I'm looking forward to trying many of the recipes and appreciate that the ingredients are fresh and locally available.
I do like this cookbook and it is one that I will especially use during our warm summer weather when we don't want a hot meal. This would be a great addition to any cookbook collection.
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