Salads & Dressings

8 Comments | Last Update: April 11, 2013

  • American Potato Salad Premium PD Recipe This potato salad was inspired in my early childhood watching Justin Wilson's Southern cooking show on PBS. He gave many Northerners a peek into the delicious flavors and indulgent ingredients that made up the South. I adored his big stainless mixing bowls tossing up mayonnaise-heavy salads spiked with the thrill of cayenne pepper. He finished every dish excitedly with a shout of “ewhheeeeee!” Spicy food was not part of my childhood experience; he made it seem so fun and exciting. I am as thrilled as he was to bring this delicious creamy Southern American classic to the Protective Diet Community with adjustments to promote our health and satisfy our love of delicious down home comfort food.
  • Asian Vinaigrette Premium PD Recipe This is the ultimate oil-free umami dressing, with the body and balance to dress any salad creation from Asian style slaw, to matchstick cucumbers with carrots, to Protective Diet Chop Suey Salad. Use the assistance of a recipe guide to chop up a fresh protective masterpiece, or get creative and have it your way.
  • Balsamic Roasted Veggie Salad Premium PD Recipe Balsamic Roasted Veggie Salad - © ProtectiveDiet.comI always adored meal sized salads in restaurants. Then I found out some of these salads had just as much fat and sugar in them as a burger and a milkshake. I cut out the cheese, bacon, chicken, crispy croutons, oily grilled veggies and the fat filled vinaigrette. My favorite restaurant salads went from exciting to a boring plate of greens with a lemon wedge. When my student Andy requested a Protective Diet makeover for his favorite takeout lunch salad, I was all over it. He described this delicious salad with Mexican flair and I was excited to recreate the healthiest version for him. This salad is a complete meal loaded with grilled south of the border flavors.
  • BBQ Chick’n Ranch Salad Premium PD Recipe BBQ Chicken Bites - © ProtectiveDiet.comBBQ Chicken Ranch Salads are on every pub and restaurant’s menu. The Cheesecake Factory and Bar Louie each have one on their menu averaging 1,000 calories, 159 mg of cholesterol and 55 grams of FAT, not to mention lots of sugar. Restaurant salads were my problem and a major contribution to my then-high cholesterol and obesity when I was eating a standard diet. I've recreated this beloved meal-sized salad to weigh in at just 350 calories with a heavy handed pour of creamy dairy-free dressing, a full cup of crunchy, energy-rich, gluten-free, starch-based add-ins topped with naturally balanced clean organic plant-based protein, carbohydrates, fat and FLAVOR for protective nutrition that really satisfies.
  • Spicy Bird Seed Premium PD Recipe Spicy Birdseed - © ProtectiveDiet.comA crunchy munchy spicy whole grain snack that is nutritious, fat free, additive free, low calorie and packed with fiber. Super tasty, easy and inexpensive to make. Keep a jar in your car, desk drawer, gym bag and pantry. This is your answer to snackin’ on a Protective Diet.
  • Black Bean and Corn Summer Salad Free PD Recipe Black Bean and Corn Summer Salad - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis fresh and colorful salad holds up beautifully for several days in the refrigerator. Scoop it up with Baked Tortilla Chips for a quick snack or pack it up for a road trip, camp out, or tailgate. Black Bean and Corn Summer Salad is a quick and easy starch based recipe to add flavor, color and energy to a burrito bowl. It makes lunch packing easy and delicious on a Protective Diet. This is a crowd pleasing recipe for potlucks and picnics.
  • Buffalo Buttermilk Ranch Salad Premium PD Recipe A combination of whole food plant-based ingredients dressed in PD camouflage, perfect for salad lovers in training. This recipe offers exciting familiar flavors served with satisfying starch energy to move salad-based meals to your family’s favorite recipes list. Warning: While enjoying this delicious combination, you will likely forget you are eating a salad. Serving it like Pico de Gallo makes it a fun starter for summer parties, after school snacks or a complete main dish meal.
  • Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Premium PD Recipe I adore this top-rated, low-cal, oil-free vegan Buttermilk Ranch Dressing on everything. It’s a plant-based game-changer, tasting just like the pricey refrigerator case bottled ranch dressing that had me enjoying my daily lunch salads swimming in it before going vegan. The original was a massive health setback, keeping my pants tight, my cholesterol high, and was one of the highest priced must have items in my grocery cart. With a quart jar of Protective Diet Buttermilk Ranch in my refrigerator door, I can transform anything dippable or tossable into a delicious lunch or dinner.
  • Caesar Salad Free PD Recipe Caesar Salad - © ProtectiveDiet.comCaesar Salad is known for being the most fattening item on a restaurant menu. This slimmed down version only adds to your health with its nutrient dense low calorie dressing. It's loaded with creamy rich flavor and none of the fat. Did you know this famous salad was invented and served tableside in Tijuana, Mexico? Growing up in the 70s and watching Julia Child, I just assumed this salad was French. With a little investigating, I found the original version was created by Italian-American restaurateur Caesar Cardini 1924 in Tijuana, Mexico. Cardini owned a restaurant in the tourist destination to "attract Americans frustrated by Prohibition." The story of the salad’s creation is that over Fourth of July weekend, Cardini threw together a bunch of ingredients he had on hand and served his concoction to his friends. Needless to say, the improvised dish caught on.
  • Chickpea Cucumber Salad Free PD Recipe Chick Pea Cucumber Salad - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis Middle Eastern inspired salad stays fresh in the refrigerator and makes healthy lunch packing fast and easy. Top mixed baby greens or chopped romaine to pack up a fresh, colorful and inexpensive meal to go
  • Chop Suey Salad Premium PD Recipe This recipe offers the benefits of raw food protection with Chinese takeout appeal. Pick up your chopsticks and enjoy veggies tossed with Asian flare. Serve with cold noodles or layer over warm rice to provide starch energy, boost your immune system and help you slim down with flavorful meal satisfaction.
  • Chopped Greek Premium PD Recipe Chopped Greek 06 - ProtectiveDiet.comNo one would ever guess this top rated Greek salad was low-cal, vegan and made without any oil or fat. On a Protective Diet I love a fresh chopped salad with a perfectly balanced full-bodied vinaigrette stuffed into whole grain Soft Pocket Bread, scooped up with Homemade Pita Chips or served as a Cheater Baked Potato topper. The Chopped Greek tossed in Protective Diet Za'atar Vinaigrette will turn you into a chopped salad lover with your first bite.
  • Cilantro Chili Lime Dressing Free PD Recipe Cilantro Chili Lime Dressing - © ProtectiveDiet.comToasted chile de arbol offers this dressing a warm spicy flavor with the fresh finish of cilantro and lime. Oil-free and naturally thickened with the fiber of an orange, this dressing is one to pour on heavily to increase the antioxidant value of your salad with the bonus of exciting flavor.
  • Classic Balsamic Vinaigrette Premium PD Recipe Classic Balsamic Vinaigrette - © ProtectiveDiet.comOil-free full-bodied salad dressings are my specialty. An incredible dressing can transform tender leafy greens into something to look forward to. This has all the classic flavor of a delicious balsamic vinaigrette. It shakes up, pours on and dresses veggies just like an olive oil based dressing. The full batch contains less caloric value than just one tablespoons of a store bought balsamic vinaigrette. Feel free to pour it on and enjoy eating your way to a slimmer healthier you.
  • Classic Cucumber Salad Premium PD Recipe Cucumber Salad - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis salad is simple, sweet and refreshing. It is my favorite way to enjoy summer’s bounty of garden fresh cucumbers. The sweet dressing is made without sugar or oil and amounts to zero calories. Serve this at the next potluck or backyard BBQ, or take it on a picnic. After tasting this salad, your friends will quickly understand how you’ve been successfully enjoying a Protective Diet.
  • Coleslaw Free PD Recipe Coleslaw - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis tangy coleslaw goes perfectly with a Chia Seed Bean Burger, or top a Jacked Up Pulled Pork Sandwich with this crunchy addition.
  • Confetti Kale Salad Free PD Recipe Confetti Kale Salad - © ProtectiveDiet.comWhen we chew dark leafy greens we produce nitric oxide. This promotes our endothelium, the foundation of our immune system. Nitric oxide is a powerful vasodilator and improves our blood flow naturally. Both cooked and raw kale will improve blood flow. This simple raw salad option will help you slip in these powerful green leafy nitric oxide promoters.
  • Creamy Coleslaw Premium PD Recipe Creamy Coleslaw - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis is Protective Diet’s new and improved recipe for coleslaw. Creaminess with a little sweet zing makes it sure to please adults and children alike. Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable and is known to defend our body against cancerous toxins such as dioxins. It is my goal to have the powerful defense of this affordable veggie on your plate more often with Protective Diet Creamy Coleslaw.
  • Creamy Cucumber Salad Premium PD Recipe Creamy Cucumber Salad - © ProtectiveDiet.comMany have enjoyed the original full-fat and dairy-rich version of this salad prepared by their Grandmothers. With modern-day science, research has shown that dairy promotes cancer cell growth and breaks down our endothelium; however, we still want to enjoy the taste and tradition of this creamy recipe. Thanks to Protective Diet we can have it all! Grandma is probably shaking her head and laughing at what I’ve come up with to celebrate the memory of her delicious fresh summertime salad.
  • Creamy Italian Dressing Free PD Recipe Creamy Italian Dressing - © ProtectiveDiet.comCreamy Italian Dressing is rich with Parmigiano-Reggiano flavor without the fat, dairy and heavy price tag. This plant-based full-bodied dressing is a game changer when it comes to salad satisfaction.
  • Creamy Macaroni Salad Free PD Recipe Macaroni Salad - © ProtectiveDiet.comCreamy Macaroni Salad is a summertime picnic favorite for many. I had to give it a Protective Diet makeover. This version eliminates the fatty mayo and dairy, but isn't missing the creaminess and flavor of the original. Your friends will never guess it is heart healthy and what you have been eating to slim down on a Protective Diet.
  • Creamy Mustard & Herb Potato Salad Premium PD Recipe Creamy Mustard & Herb Potato SaladCreamy Mustard & Herb Potato Salad - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis is a summertime party favorite for all. It has the creamy texture of traditional potato salad without the fat and heavy calories. Perfect to serve to everyone; just don't tell them it’s healthy. They will never suspect it, unless they know you made it. I have secretly snuck this dish onto the buffet at many parties, watching unsuspecting people devour second helpings. They were clueless that it was vegan, let alone oil-free and healthy. The best part is telling them later, but be prepared, because everyone will ask you for the recipe.
  • Creamy Ranch Dressing Free PD Recipe Creamy Ranch Dressing - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis dairy free Creamy Ranch Dressing keeps getting creamier with every passing month of eating an oil free and nut free plant based diet. If you are initially coming off full fat dressings, this version may taste a bit flat, but after just two and a half weeks our fat receptors in our taste buds stop searching for fats. Over time they become receptive to the trace natural fats found in foods. This is when the magic happens and Protective Diet Creamy Ranch Dressing starts to taste just like the full fat original you knew and loved.
  • Cruciferous Chop Premium PD Recipe Start chopping and in less than 30 minutes, you will have a week's worth of raw powerful sulforaphane protection that naturally increases its protective value as the days pass. Designed to boost your immune system and promote your endothelium with ingredients that stay fresh and crisp with grab and go convenience. This recipe is complete with have it your way veggie choices and easy fridge storage ideas to make boosting your protection on a Protective Diet simple, easy and always delicious. To learn more about increasing the bioavailability of the anti-cancer protection of sulforaphane in cruciferous vegetables, watch PD-Ed Lesson #121, Enjoying Cruciferous Vegetables For Maximum Protection.
  • Cutlets Premium PD Recipe Baked or grilled for a sandwich, sliced as a salad topper, smothered and simmered in gravy, or tossed into a stir-fry, these Cutlets are a game-changer. Cutlets are part of the growing evolution of Protective Diet's innovative ability to create plant-based comfort food favorites using low-fat oil-free whole food ingredients. Optimal health is easy to achieve and maintain when we have many familiar looking and tasting choices to please our family and friends. A Protective Diet is becoming more and more exciting with every passing week filled with exciting new recipes and innovative cooking techniques.
  • Daily Dressing Premium PD Recipe Daily Dressing - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis dressing is a remake of my all-time favorite restaurant dressing. It was a sweet & tangy onion balsamic served up at Graziano’s, full of sugar, oil and eggs. If you grew up with me you know this dressing, maybe not quite as well as I did. I bought it in big to go containers to enjoy on my salads all week. My friends told people I drank the stuff. When I went vegan the first thing my mother said was, "What about your dressing?" I have been trying to perfect it ever since and here it is, free of all the junk and loaded with the familiar flavors I can now enjoy daily.
  • Detoxifying Red Lentil Salad Free PD Recipe Detoxifying Red Lentil Salad - © ProtectiveDiet.comI created this recipe for a friend who was always going to extremes with her diet. On the weekend she indulged in fine dining and wine pairings followed by dessert and after dinner drinks. By Monday her body screamed DETOX PLEASE. She would follow up her binge and bender with an extreme green juice only cleanse. She would make it through one day, finishing it off with a pizza. This back and forth abusive behavior followed with the impossible challenge of a liquid diet led me to create recipes for her to follow on my former recipe resource site called Plant Purity. It guided her and many through what I named the Whole Food Detox and Taste Bud Reprogram. Eating clean whole plant based foods helped her body recover, and since the meals were flavorful and satisfying, she stuck with it all week long. This salad holds up well in the refrigerator to make lunch packing fast and easy. Top mixed greens with this bright tasting nutrient dense salad. It is loaded with protein, vitamins and fiber. It will leave you feeling light and full of energy.
  • Epic Egg-less Salad Premium PD Recipe Fat-free whole food plant-based deli style egg salad has us looking forward to easy-pack cold sandwiches. We are feeling healthier than most, but we are blending right in with the look and smell of this classic deli sandwich at the lunch table.
  • Fattoush Salad Premium PD Recipe It's the delicious dressing that makes or breaks this traditional Middle Eastern bread salad. It must be flavorful, heavily dressed, and tossed to slightly soften the toasted pita bread, and combined with garden fresh crisp romaine, cucumbers, onions, and tomatoes. I was first introduced to sumac, the star spice in Fattoush Salad dressing, at a Persian restaurant in Chicago. Every table had a shaker bottle full of this red ground lemony flavored spice. It is used to brighten the flavors of kebabs, tops every plate of creamy hummus, and completes the dressing on Fattoush Salad.
  • Faux Bacon Bits Premium PD Recipe Faux Bacon Bits - © ProtectiveDiet.comDress up a simple baked potato or top a bowl of PD Split Pea Soup with this delicious and nutritious bacon bit replacement. Try a chopped salad tossed with PD Creamy Ranch Dressing and add crunchy bits of “bacon”. Life is good; we’re achieving all of our health goals and enjoying the flavors of bacon without the negative impact on our health, the animals or the Earth.
  • French Dressing Premium PD Recipe French Dressing - © ProtectiveDiet.comSweet and tangy just like the original, but this one is free of sugar and oil that will cause you major setbacks in your health goals. Leave it to Protective Diet to create a replacement for the salad dressing kids favor most. Let them pour it on heavy, as it’s loaded with antioxidants, but shhh! Don’t tell them. Let them eat it up and be proud knowing you are power housing their immune system.
  • Garden Party Pasta Salad Free PD Recipe Garden Party Pasta Salad - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis salad is a bright delight of color and freshness. Always a hit at the party and always enough to go around. Your friends will want the recipe and you will amaze them with its simplicity. They will all be surprised to learn that you saved them hundreds of fat calories with the elimination of oil.
  • Garlic and Herb Balsamic Vinaigrette Free PD Recipe & Cooking Video Garlic and Herb Balsamic Dressing - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis flavorful salad dressing has the body of oil-based vinaigrette due to the addition of chia seeds. It coats the veggies and doesn’t roll off like most oil-free dressings. This makes an excellent dressing for a green leafy salad or a pasta salad.
  • Creamy Garlic Dressing and Dip Premium PD Recipe Creamy Garlic Dressing - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis is my new all time favorite dressing. I am fortunate my husband loves it too. I found through experimentation and testing that if you both eat garlic you will cancel out each other’s dragon breath. This works out well, because we are both topping everything with it. I have increased my salad and raw veggie consumption since creating this awesome dressing. At meal time I’m lead by the question, What can I put the Creamy Garlic on?
  • German Potato Salad Premium PD Recipe German Potato Salad - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis warm potato salad was a specialty of my mother’s. It may have been the bacon rich recipe that started the onset of our heart disease. Now we are both celebrating our health, clear of blockages and our artery walls are smooth thanks to the daily practice of a Protective Diet. I owe the remake of this comfort food favorite to my mother who exposed me to the original flavor profiles and my brother who requested it every chance he had. The flavors and fragrance of the vinegar and onions take me back to childhood when health wasn't a thought and bacon wasn't associated with destruction.
  • Golden Goddess Premium PD Recipe The years of restricting delicious full-bodied salad dressings to lose weight are over. I am now pouring on Protective Diet's flavorful oil-free vinaigrettes with gusto to add antioxidant and phytochemical disease protection with every spoonfull. Golden Goddess has the texture and tang of an oil based vinaigrette without any of the inflammatory saturated fat found in oil. The color dresses a salad beautifully and packs a powerful punch of cancer protection.
  • Greek Cutlets Premium PD Recipe Baked or grilled for a sandwich, layered with Ultimate Plant-Based Mayo or sliced as a salad topper, these Cutlets are a game-changer. Cutlets are part of the growing evolution of Protective Diet's innovative ability to create plant-based familiar favorites using low-fat oil-free whole food ingredients. Optimal health is easy to achieve and maintain when we have many familiar looking and tasting choices to please our family and friends. A Protective Diet is becoming more and more exciting with every passing week filled with new recipes and innovative cooking techniques to make healthy taste delicious.
  • Greek Salad Free PD Recipe Greek Salad - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis fresh salad is even better than my memories of the full fat original. It is complete with easy to make faux feta cheeze. Stuff this into a Protective Diet Soft Pocket Bead and turn this simple salad into a lunchtime favorite.
  • Gyro Salad Premium PD Recipe The Protective Diet Gyro Sandwich is one of our top-rated recipes. The Gyro Salad offers the same authentic Greek flavors with a quick-prep recipe. Easier to eat than a saucy Gyro Sandwich and perfect for a packed picnic or lunch. If you aren't a big fan of raw salads, give this hearty, boldly seasoned and creamy dressed trip to Greece in a bowl a try.
  • House Dressing Free PD Recipe House Dressing - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis bright and tangy citrus salad dressing is a house favorite. The fiber of blended oranges replaces the full-bodied texture of oils.
  • Mango Island Salad Dressing Free PD Recipe mango island dressing - © ProtectiveDiet.comDress your salad with the bright tropical sweet and spicy flavors of mango, lime and chiles.
  • Jerusalem Salad Premium PD Recipe After years of creative testing, we finally have an amazing creamy tahini-free copycat Protective Diet remake of my favorite Lebanese restaurant’s creamy Jerusalem Salad. It provides added protection, served sauce-heavy and spooned into fresh pita bread, alone or with PD Falafel, shredded lettuce and garnished with spicy King Sauce. This is one of my favorite meals when I’m feeling homesick, and now I can enjoy it anytime without ever missing the high-fat tahini dressing. When I’m in the mood for crunch, I scoop this salad up like a dip with Homemade Pita Chips.
  • Mango Salsa Free PD Recipe Mango Salsa - © ProtectiveDiet.comFresh diced sweet and spicy Protective Diet Mango Salsa is a great salad topper or delicious scooped up with Baked Tortilla Chips. Its sweet and spicy flavor is tops on my list of summertime salsas.
  • Mock “Tuna” Salad Free PD Recipe Mercury Free Tuna Sandwich - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis mock tuna salad was created to satisfy the health and environmentally conscious sandwich lover. Remove the toxic contaminates from your tuna sandwich and help save our over-fished seas. This recipe is sure to please with all the texture and flavor of traditional tuna salad without the fat, toxic fish and cholesterol.
  • Panzanella Salad Premium PD Recipe Panzanella Salad Featured Image - © ProtectiveDiet.comPanzanella is commonly served at the peak of summer when tomatoes are vine ripened and cucumbers are abundant is the perfect time to toss together this classic Italian bread salad. Day-old PD Burger Buns or whole grain freezer bread will not ever go to waste once you give this easy-prep recipe a try. This salad balances the protective gifts of the garden along with the energy and satiation whole grain bread offers, dressed with full bodied flavorful oil-free Protective Diet vinaigrette.
  • Pickled Pepper Rings Premium PD Recipe Pickled Pepper Rings - © ProtectiveDiet.comMake a perfect salad garnish or add a fabulously spicy layer on a BBQ Burger with these pickled pepper rings. Slip some in a Green Burrito and enjoy the warmth and excitement. I’ve created a mild, colorful alternative for those who aren’t into sweating through meals. Spicy food connoisseurs, to mild and sweet, you’ll always have options on a Protective Diet.
  • Preserved Lemon Vinaigrette Premium PD Recipe DNA repairing lemon peels add a protective and flavorful twist to this dressing, well suited for grain salads and fresh leafy greens. One taste and you will make preserving lemons a seasonal ritual, easily incorporating them into your diet of protection.
  • Quinoa & Preserved Lemon Salad Premium PD Recipe Perfect oil-free picnic salad, or pack into daily lunch box servings for plant-based freshness that will turn heads in the cafeteria. Bursting with the bright flavors of a Protective Diet that will gather the party around your beautifully presented rainbow of edible color. You’ll feel like a plant-based Foodie extraordinaire when they ask for the recipe and you share how lemon peels protect our DNA from the free radicals of the sun. Move over, delicious Black Bean and Corn Summer Salad. Protective Diet has added this summer’s 50/50 party friendly salad. Serve alone or surround with fun self-serve lettuce cups.
  • Real Plant Based Mayo Premium PD Recipe White and creamy, with an egg aroma most like Hellmann’s, the only “real” mayonnaise I knew growing up in Chicagoland. The original was considered the “best” and was always included in my mother’s egg salad, tuna salad, coleslaw, American potato salad and layered on a BLT. It was the foundation of homemade tartar sauce and buttermilk ranch dressing. Fortunately, my mother and I got real and swapped our original high fat favorite for this satisfying, oil-free, plant-based Protective Diet replacement. This allowed us to easily sustain our daily PD practice, quickly eliminating heart disease and our risk of sudden death due to endothelial breakdown.
  • Salad Chips Premium PD Recipe Salad Chips - © ProtectiveDiet.comI’m always trying to duplicate my favorite restaurant salads. Those salads were huge and loaded with different textures, sauces, and dressings. They were my weaknesses when dining out before adopting a Protective Diet. They were serious waistline expanders, topped with sugar- and fat-filled dressings and fried crispy toppings. I was always drawn to the ones topped with crunchy chips or fried wontons. Now we have awesome oil-free, full-bodied PD vinaigrettes and crunchy starch-based oil-free add-ins. These crunchy, gluten-free salad chips transform a simple salad into a satisfying energy producing-meal filled with whole grain corn. Bake a double or a triple batch and set yourself up for a week of unforgettable salads that will satisfy like a meal.
  • Seafood Salad Premium PD Recipe Seafood SaladThis beautiful fish-free salad is dressed in flavorful, creamy, egg-less and oil-free mayo. This recipe is perfect for a fancy lunch or a casual beach picnic. Eliminating fish from the diet helps human sustainability with the reduction of cholesterol and saturated fat. Fish contains contaminates from the polluted ocean or bacteria from fish farms; both are a tax on our body. Seafood is being wrongfully marketed as health food. Scientists have predicted the seas to be depleted of sea life by 2050. Eliminating fishing and the consumption of sea life is an urgent matter to save the lives of humans, sea life and all the birds and mammals whose lives depend on the ecosystem of the seas. Together we can help sustain sea life and our lives by choosing to adopt a delicious heath promoting Protective Diet.
  • Shanghai Cucumbers Premium PD Recipe Shanghai Cucumbers - © ProtectiveDiet.comI loved this P.F. Chang’s signature appetizer so much that I had to give it a Protective Diet remake. It was one of the few select vegan items on their menu, and after learning about the damaging effects of oils on my endothelium, it was no longer an option for me. I enjoyed so much about this fresh little salad, from the way the cucumbers were cut into chopstick friendly angular bites, to the tang of the salty vinegar based dressing. With this remake we can have the health promoting freshness and the flavor to take this appetizer from a starter to a main dish salad.
  • Skinny Chick’n Salad Premium PD Recipe Skinny Chick In Salad 1 - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis creamy salad tastes just like the deli original without the unhealthy calories from oily egg filled mayo and cholesterol laden chicken. Pack up a Skinny Chick'n Salad sandwich and have a lunch to look forward to.
  • Southwestern Ranch Dressing Free PD Recipe Southwestern Ranch Dressing - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis spicy southwestern style salad dressing has a light creamy base. Chia seeds thicken the plant-based milk to dress your salad without the run-off challenge of oil free dressings.
  • Spicy Asian Noodle Salad Free PD Recipe Spicy Asian Noodle Salad - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis colorful and spicy oil-free naturally sweetened Asian inspired cold noodle salad is a perfect picnic or BBQ dish.
  • Steak House Croutons Free PD Recipe Croutons - © ProtectiveDiet.comTurn a simple salad into something awesome with crunchy guilt-free whole grain steak house style croutons. Make a double batch and keep these in an airtight container for fantastic salads all week long. Toss out the chemically seasoned oily packaged ones and eliminate food additives that leave you craving more and more. A salad with Steak House Croutons will leave you satisfied and achieving your goals on a Protective Diet.
  • Strawberry Poppyseed Dressing Free PD Recipe Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis is a naturally sweet and nutrient dense dressing free of sugar and oil. It will transform a simple spinach salad into a lunch to look forward to.
  • Sushi Roll Bowl Premium PD Recipe I'm a huge fan of the high-energy feeling that follows enjoying a beautiful platter of healthy vegan sushi rolls, but I'm not a fan of the hefty price, long wait for fresh rolls and the hunger that calls an hour later. Sushi Roll Bowls serve up flavorful freshness faster than delivery and cost less than what you'd tip the driver. No rolling skills necessary and a perfect quick prep recipe for a filling but light lunch to go or a clean-eating health-improving dinner in. Fill your custom bowl of fresh veggie and rice components topped table side with the aromatic umami combination of Sushi Sauce, rounded off with sweet and spicy Japanese Mayo.
  • Sweet Garlic Goodness Free PD Recipe Sweet Garlic Goodness - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis dressing is sweet and full-bodied without the use of oil or sugar. It's unlike typical salad dressings and completely aligned with the practice of a Protective Diet.
  • Sweet Mustard Dressing Premium PD Recipe Tangy and slightly sweet would best describe this grownup sugar-free and oil-free version of honey mustard dressing. Light enough to toss together with fresh baby greens and bold enough to use as a flavorful sauce on brown rice and steamed broccoli. Pour it on heavy. This dressing is a low-cal flavor enhancer designed to dress up any of your favorite veggies or starches to improve healthy meal satisfaction.
  • Sweet Onion Vinaigrette Premium PD Recipe Sweet Onion Vinaigrette - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis flavorful and slightly sweet oil-free full-bodied salad dressing was created to dress up any salad combination for under 100 calories per batch. You heard it right! Under 100 nutrient dense calories per 16 ounces of delicious restaurant quality dressing. Oil-based salad dressing is an empty calorie weight loss setback. With this recipe I have created a delicious solution to eliminate salad dressing sabotage. Sweet Onion Vinaigrette's satisfying flavor and texture will encourage you to pour it on heavy, while you enjoy more salads, increase antioxidant protection and speedup your progress on a Protective Diet.
  • Tabouli Salad Free PD Recipe Tabouli - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis popular Middle Eastern salad is loaded with detoxifying parsley and bursting with the bright flavor of fresh lemon. Scoop it up with homemade Baked Pita Chips or stuff it into Soft Pocket Bread along with Protective Diet Hummus. Perfect to prepare ahead for quick and easy weekday lunches. This salad holds up beautifully in the refrigerator for several days.
  • Taco Salad Premium PD Recipe There are countless options ranging from simple store-bought components layered together to assemble a satisfying, health promoting Taco Salad in your hotel room, to creating an unforgettable dining experience hosting a build-your-own-Taco Salad party featuring Protective Diet recipes. This is a guide to building the ultimate Taco Salad, including starch for energy and satiation, antioxidant-rich colorful vegetables for protection and eye appeal, and topped with sauces and salsa to dress your personal made-to-order bowl of Mexico.
  • Taco Slaw Premium PD Recipe Taco Slaw featured image - © ProtectiveDiet.comFresh, crunchy and cooling would best describe this quick-prep flavorful slaw. This recipe transforms simple Protective Diet tacos from good to gourmet with just four inexpensive ingredients. Cabbage offers our cells serious protection, but it is one of the most overlooked values in the produce section. Pick up a cabbage this week. It will stay fresh in your fridge waiting for you to try this simple and delicious recipe. Perfect for your next potluck or taco tailgate. All you need is fresh tortillas, a can of oil-free refried beans and quick to prep Taco Slaw for an awesomely fresh Taco Party tonight.
  • Thousand Island Dressing Premium PD Recipe This low-cal oil-free plant-based remake is perfection as a special sauce sandwich spread or burger topper, zesty salad dressing or creamy fry dip to make your health minded meals spectacular. Protective Diet puts saucy sandwiches back on your favorites list. PD Thousand Island Dressing gives veggie burgers a saucy flavor boost, improving food satisfaction for an unforgettable healthy vegan meal.
  • Three Bean Salad Free PD Recipe Three Bean Salad - © ProtectiveDiet.comThis deli classic delivers all of the flavor without any of the oil and sugar of the original. Perfect served as a BBQ side dish, or pack it up as a delicious fast-prep work lunch.
  • “Tuna” Melt Premium PD Recipe Tuna Melt - © ProtectiveDiet.comProtective Diet perfected a deli style mock tuna melt with oil and dairy-free mayo, to satisfy the health and environmentally conscious sandwich lover. Remove the toxic contaminants from your tuna sandwich and help save our over-fished seas. This recipe is sure to please, with all the texture and flavor of the traditional deli classic. Protective Diet will not rest until you’re provided with all of your comfort food favorites to guide you to optimal health, while protecting our beautiful earth and the animals.
  • Winter Fruit Salad Free PD Recipe Fruit Salad - © ProtectiveDiet.comLearn how to supreme citrus fruit to increase you and your family’s intake of powerful grab and go antioxidants this winter with prepared seasonal fruit cups or jars. Finish your holiday feast or your next dinner party with a prep-ahead colorful, light and refreshing palate cleansing dessert your guests will remember.
  • Za’atar Vinaigrette Premium PD Recipe Oil-free full-bodied flavorful salad dressings are just part of what makes a Protective Diet delicious, and without them I would not be able to sustain an oil-free whole food plant-based diet. Garden fresh cucumbers and tomatoes are delicious, but when tossed in Za'atar Vinaigrette, I look forward to enjoying them daily. Even winter’s grocery store veggies will come to life with a toss in this antioxidant abundant salad dressing. Set yourself up with a double batch stash of PD custom blended Za'atar spice mix and quickly shake up a generous jar of this top rated oil-free vinaigrette to keep up with your protective raw salad routine.
  • Zesty Italian Dressing Premium PD Recipe Salad Sauce - © ProtectiveDiet.comI’ve created the best tasting oil-free salad dressing that is only 125 calories for the entire batch! This dressing is sweet without the use of sugar and has the body of an oil-rich vinaigrette. It’s the Protective Diet version of the Good Seasons Italian Dressing packet I grew up making in the 70’s. This one will have your kids asking for salad seconds. They're sure to be excited about anything you top with it. Enjoy this classic Italian dressing on garden fresh salads, deli style sandwiches or a pasta salad for your next BBQ. Go ahead and pour it on heavily and start eating your way to a slimmer, healthier you.

Comments (8)

  1. posted by Jessica Roundy on May 17, 2015

    I’m looking for immune boosting side dish/salads. My husband needs it. He doesn’t want to drop the meat! I’m going to start PD Ed in June! Excited

  2. posted by Becky Soubeyrand on June 6, 2014

    How about a honey mustard type dressing? That has always been my favorite dressing when I ate a SAD diet.

  3. posted by Julie Marie on July 30, 2013

    I’ve been working on a French dressing, but its not spot on yet. Until I create a raspberry dressing you could use the strawberry poppy seed dressing recipe. Swap out the strawberries for raspberries, leave out the poppy seeds and use a balsamic vinegar.

  4. posted by Eileen Yoder on July 29, 2013

    Do you have a good recipe for french dressing or raspberry vinagrette? Thanks!

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