• Complexity: easy

Watermelon Salad

This is a sweet and savory summer side dish adapted from Cooking Light that has only 46 calories per 1/2 cup serving.

  • Complexity: very easy

Avocado Salsa

This simple salsa goes with many dishes and is tasty on its own. Adjust the amount of cilantro, pepper and onions to your taste.
  • Complexity: easy

Pickled Onions

An easy recipe that uses white Kampot pepper. Great as a side dish or on top of tacos or burgers.
  • Complexity: easy

Healthy Cole Slaw

With Greek yogurt and light mayonnaise, this cole slaw is a healthier alternative than regular cole slaw, with about 55 calories per serving.
  • Complexity: medium

Tuna Steak Salad

Here's a hearty one-dish dinner from the folks at Food and Wine magazine. This is a recipe from the kitchen of actress Gwyneth Paltrow.
  • Complexity: easy

Grilled Steak with Avocado Salad

An easy—yet elegant—summer meal. Add sliced jalapenos or anything you like to the salad. Adapted from Sunset Magazine.
  • Complexity: easy


In Greece and Turkey, tzatziki is usually served as an accompaniment, in other places it is served with pita as the first course of a meal.
  • Complexity: easy

Mediterranean Tabouli

This Mediterranean salad is easy to make—it just takes a lot of chopping. It's healthy, fresh and light. Serve with pita bread, romaine leaves or as a side salad.
  • Complexity: very easy

Roma Tomato Salad

We first tried these on a cruise ship...we call them "tomato boats."
  • Complexity: very easy

Southwest Hominy Salad

Vegetarian side dish loaded with healthy fiber!