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Apples & Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad

Ingredients Directions
  • 1 head green leaf lettuce, rinsed, dried, and roughly chopped
  • ¼ c. finely chopped onion
  • 1 apple, peeled and chopped into small cubes
  • ½ c. chopped parsley
  • 3 T. balsamic vinegar
  • 3 T. soy sauce

Combine vinegar and soy sauce in a small bowl and set aside.  Add remaining ingredients in a large bowl.  Add sauce to salad and toss.  Let salad sit for 5 minutes to marinade. Enjoy.

Autumn Tossed Salad

Ingredients Directions
  • 1 head lettuce, broken into bite sized pieces
  • 3 tart apples, cored and sliced into wedges (do not peel)
  • 1 sm. red onion, sliced into rings

In large salad bowl, add lettuce, apple slices and onions. At serving time, toss well with an HCG Diet approved salad dressing.  (makes approx. 6 servings)

Baby Spinach Salad

Ingredients Directions
  • 1/4 c. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 T. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. orange zest
  • 1 T. orange juice (from squeezed orange)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • pinch red pepper flakes

Whisk ingredients together and toss with baby spinach or mixed baby greens.

Broccoli Salad

Ingredients Directions
  • 3 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 tsp. celery seeds
  • 3/4 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • Pinch of white pepper
  • 1 1/2 lbs. fresh broccoli
  • 1 bunch green onions, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 c. pimento stuffed olives, sliced
  • 1 (8 oz.) can sliced water chestnuts, drained

Combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl; set aside. Trim off large leaves of broccoli, and remove tough ends of lower stalks; wash broccoli thoroughly. Cut stalks into 1/4 inch slices. Cut remaining broccoli into floweret's; place in a large salad bowl. Add remaining ingredients. Pour dressing over top; toss gently to coat. Cover and chill 1 hour. Yield: 8 to 10 servings.

Crunchy Sweet Apple Chicken Salad

Ingredients Directions
  • 100 grams chicken cooked and diced
  • 1 apple diced
  • 3 stalks celery diced
  • 3 T. lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • Dash of cardamom
  • Dash of salt
  • Stevia to taste
  • Wedge of lemon

Mix ingredients together; sprinkle with Stevia and cinnamon. Chill for 20 minutes. Serve with a wedge of lemon.

Makes 1 serving (1 protein, 1 vegetable, 1 fruit)

Cucumber Salad

Ingredients Directions
  • 1 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 2 T. finely chopped onion
  • 2 T. chopped parsley
  • 2 T. white vinegar
  • 2 T. soy sauce

Combine ingredients and chill for 30 minutes.

Fresh Mushroom Salad

Ingredients Directions
  • 1 head lettuce
  • 1 bunch romaine
  • 1/2 lb. mushrooms, washed, trimmed, sliced

Tear lettuce and romaine into bite size pieces. Combine with mushrooms. Just before serving, try with the Veggie dressing.

Low Calorie Molded Perfection Salad

Ingredients Directions
  • 2 tbsp. unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 c. cold water
  • 2 c. boiling water
  • 1/4 c. cider vinegar
  • 1/4 c. lemon juice
  • 1/4 c. unsalted tomato juice
  • 1/2 c. Artificial sweetener
  • 1 c. cabbage, shredded
  • 1 c. celery, diced
  • 3 tbsp. pimento, chopped
  • 3 tbsp. green pepper, chopped

Soak the unflavored gelatin in cold water until dissolved. Add the boiling water, vinegar, lemon juice, tomato juice, and sugar substitute. Cool until mixture begins to thicken. Fold in the chopped vegetables. Pour into 1/2 cup molds and chill until ready to serve. Makes 8 servings.

Oriental Chicken Salad

Ingredients Directions
  • 100 grams chicken breast
  • 1 handful cabbage, chopped
  • ¼ cup cucumber, shopped
  • Oriental Salad
  • Dressing (see directions)
  • 1 tsp. crushed Melba Toast

Grill chicken and cut into slices. Put cabbage and cucumber into bowl. Spoon Oriental Salad Dressing over salad (See recipe). Sprinkle with Melba Toast crumbles if desired.

Oven Chicken Salad

Ingredients Directions
  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. poultry season
  • 2 cups spinach or lettuce
  • Vinaigrette Dressing
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp. celery salt
  • 1 tsp. onion salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 5 drops or 1 package stevia

Mix all seasonings together and roll chicken in mixture so it is smothered and place on a foil sheet and wrap up nice and tight. Put on a cooking sheet and bake at 375 degrees and bake for 20 to 30 minutes. Cut up in small pieces and measure 3.5 ounces of chicken and put on a bed of spinach or lettuce and drizzle the vinaigrette dressing. Save the remainder of the chicken breast for another meal.

Overnight Tossed Salad

Ingredients Directions
  • 1 sm. head iceberg lettuce (torn)
  • 1/2 c. finely chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 c. finely chopped celery
  • 1/4 c. thinly sliced red onion rings
  • 1/2 lb. fresh mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice

Layer first 5 ingredients in order given in 3 quart glass salad bowl tossing mushrooms with lemon juice before layering.  Cover and refrigerate overnight. Before serving sprinkle with chicken, turkey or fish. Toss and serve with fresh ground pepper.

Radish Salad

Ingredients Directions
  • Radishes, sliced (allowed amount)
  • Lemon juice
  • 1 T. dehydrated minced onion
  • 1 T. parsley
  • salt/pepper, to taste

In bowl, combine all ingredients and refrigerate 30 minutes to 1 hour before serving.

Romaine & Strawberry Salad

Ingredients Directions
  • 1 head romaine lettuce
  • 2 bunches watercress, stems removed (optional)
  • 1 pt. strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 4 thinly sliced rings of red onion, separated

  • 1 tbsp. vinegar (Sherry, strawberry or raspberry are best)
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • Stevia to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Mix Romaine, watercress (if used), strawberries and onion in salad bowl. Mix dressing ingredients in a small jar with tightly fitting lid. Shake well. Pour over greens and serve.

Serves 6-8.

Sphere Tangy Tossed Salad

Ingredients Directions
  • 1 lg. head lettuce
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 red onion
  • Celery
  • Radishes
  • Cucumber

Chop lettuce and other vegetables.  Mix in salad bowl.  Chill and serve with Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing (see Dressings recipes).

Spicy Taco Salad

Ingredients Directions
  • 2 cups Romaine Lettuce
  • 3.5 ounces London broil or filet
  • 1/4 t. garlic salt
  • 1/4 t. chili seasoning

Prepare the beef on the grill. Thinly slice beef and mix in garlic, salt, and chili seasoning. Top lettuce with seasoned beef. Serve with Vinaigrette Dressing (see Dressings recipes).

Tossed Garden Salad

Ingredients Directions
  • 1/3 head crisp iceberg lettuce
  • 1/2 head Boston lettuce, used for color contrast
  • 6 well-rinsed spinach leaves
  • 3 thin, shredded slices radicchio
  • 2 to 3 slices celery, cut cross-wise, not too thin
  • 1/2 crisp green pepper, sliced thinly or "cubed"
  • 1 lg. or 2 med. tomatoes, sliced into thin wedges
  • 1 green onion, sliced (use both bulb & stem)
  • Dash of dill weed

Place ingredients in salad bowl in order listed, until just before serving. Toss with any dressing approved for the HCG Diet.

Should serve 8.

Wilted Spinach Salad

Ingredients Directions
  • 1 lb. raw spinach
  • 1 med. onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 c. cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. (dry) prepared mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic salt
  • Stevia to taste
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper

To 1 lb. well washed and dried raw spinach, (broken up and larger stems removed) add 1 medium onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings. Cover and chill in refrigerator. 

For dressing: Add ingredients and heat the dressing until it starts to show steam. Just before serving, pour hot dressing over salad tossing gently to wilt greens. Makes 6 servings.

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