Kosher Lettuce Salads
Since ingestion of insects is strictly forbidden by Jewish Law, lettuce must be carefully cleaned to be considered kosher. Find a variety of recipes for kosher lettuce salads.
What do you get when you combine lettuce, avocados, oranges, almonds and red onions? A uniquely delicious and healthy salad that is especially nice to serve during the late winter and early spring months when avocados and oranges are in season. The dressing, with a twist of curry and brown sugar, crowns this majestic Orange, Red Onion Ring, and Avocado Salad.
Greek Salad, with its combination of salty black olives and feta cheese, makes a wonderful summer meal. Unlike many other Greek Salad recipes, this Greek Salad recipe includes lettuce. Also, this Greek Salad recipe suggests using thyme or zaatar instead of oregano for a slightly milder and special touch.
What to do with the left-over roast chicken from Shabbat. Cut it up, add it to a salad of lettuce, tomato, cucumber and humus sticks. Toss the salad with Balsamic-Honey Salad dressing. And you've created a great Sunday lunch.
Friends invited us to Shabbat lunch and asked us to bring salad. Since the lunch menu was dairy and my friends appreciate lite, healthy food, I brought this dairy Ceasar Salad. This simple salad was so delicious that even the children asked for more. This recipe is based closely on the low carb, low fat Ceasar Salad with Croutons in Nechama Cohen's EnLITEned Kosher Cooking cookbook.
The classic Chef's Salad recipe, which includes meat and cheese, is not kosher. Fortunately Susie Fishbein has created a kosher recipe for Chef's Salad. Her Kosher Chef's Salad tastes wonderful, and it makes the perfect appetizer for a Sabbath meal. Mix the salad right before the meal and serve portions on individual plates. Easy and delicious!
In reviewing Susie Fishbein's cookbooks, I have permission to put three recipes from each book online. It is never an easy task to choose three from the many gems Fishbein includes in her books. I chose this recipe - Creamy Garlic Salad from Kosher by Design Lightens Up - because I could see myself making this delicious, healthy, parve lettuce salad often throughout the year.
Who doesn't love edamame? These soybeans are delicious and nutritious. Edamame, soybeans that are harvested while still green and not yet hardened, have a sweet, nutty flavor. They are low in fat and high in protein, vitamins A and B, and calcium. While these beans can consumed as a snack, they can also be easily incorporated into salad recipes.
Every kitchen should have a House Salad, and I'm adopting one for my kitchen from the Kosher Diva herself, Susie Fishbein. In her cookbook, Kosher by Design Lightens Up, Fishbein offers this perfect, parve House Salad.
I serve variations of this lettuce salad with fruit and nuts throughout the year. In the fall, I serve it with pomegranate seeds, in the summer with nectarines, in the winter with kiwi or Clementine, and in the spring with raisins. While I almost always put bell peppers in the salad, adding toasted pine nuts is optional.
My sister contributed this summer salad recipe. Of course I had to give her a few mangoes from our mango tree to get it out of her, but I think the trade was good for me and you. As the summer winds down, enjoy this Lettuce, Sunflower Seeds and Mango Salad recipe.
Several small dishes filled with various, colorful salads adds a festive and elegant touch to the table. I like to serve this Marrakesh Carrot Salad, from Susie Fishbein's cookbook Kosher by Design Lightens Up, on Friday night along side small dishes filled with Beet Salad, Kohlrabi Salad, Eggplant Salad, Avocado Salad, Matboucha and/or Hummus.
My Hungarian father makes this special Sweet and Sour Lettuce Salad, and my pickle-loving daughter gobbles it up. It is gentler than sauerkraut, but also dresses up meat sandwiches or makes a flavorful side dish.
For lunch on the second day of Rosh Hashanah, after everyone feels a bit heavy from too many holiday meals, I like to serve this fresh and light Pomegranate Apple Salad. It complements the spirit of the holiday by using the two fruits upon which blessings have been made.
These sugared nuts, which can be prepared up to a week before the festive meal, can turn a mundane lettuce salad into a masterpiece.
This Spinach Salad, topped with nuts and fruit, is a refreshing summer salad. It is also especially quick and easy to prepare. Serve this salad with salmon for a delicious and healthy summer dinner.
This Spinach Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing is a refreshing summer salad. For a more festive salad, add either sliced purple onion or slivered almonds.
Paula Weinstein and Julie Remer's Kosher Sugared Almond Salad is the all-time favorite salad of my family and friends. Whenever we are invited to a potluck, I am asked to bring this salad. For a Sabbath or holiday meal, this can be served as an appetizer. This sweet combination of lettuce, fruit and nuts simply can't be topped.
The Tangy Lettuce Salad is a big hit every time I serve it. The secret to its success is the combination of slightly spicy dressing with sweet sugared pecans and mandarin oranges.