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SALADS

SALADS


Spicy Crab Salad

1/2 pound crab meat

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered

2 stalks celery, chopped fine (use tender inner stalks)

1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves

1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves

1 teaspoon mild chile powder

1 jalapeno chile, seeded and minced

2 cups cooked, chilled barley

1/4 cup lime juice, to taste

Combine all ingredients and chill.

4-6 servings

Carrot-Quinoa Salad

2 cups cooked, chilled quinoa

4 cups shredded carrots (use food processor)

2 cups finely chopped Italian parsley

1/4 cup lemon juice

1 clove garlic, minced

freshly ground black pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients and chill.

4-6 servings

Greek Olive Salad

1/4 cup lemon juice

1 clove garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon oregano

2 cups cooked, chilled barley or other whole grain of your choice

1/2 cucumber, chopped

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered

1 red bell pepper, chopped

2 green onions, chopped

1 14-ounce can artichokes, drained and cut in bite-size pieces

1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley

8-12 pitted black Greek olives, sliced or chopped

freshly ground black pepper to taste

Combine the lemon juice, garlic and oregano and stir into the grains. Add the remaining ingredients and chill.

4-6 servings

July 31st, 2013
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About the Author: Gabe Mirkin, MD

Sports medicine doctor, fitness guru and long-time radio host Gabe Mirkin, M.D., brings you news and tips for your healthful lifestyle. A practicing physician for more than 50 years and a radio talk show host for 25 years, Dr. Mirkin is a graduate of Harvard University and Baylor University College of Medicine. He is board-certified in four specialties: Sports Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Pediatrics and Pediatric Immunology. The Dr. Mirkin Show, his call-in show on fitness and health, was syndicated in more than 120 cities. Read More
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