summer salads

Three Sisters Salad

Native Americans kindly showed the settlers the concept of Three Sisters: corn, squash and beans planted together in the same hillock with a fish at the bottom for nutrients. The corn stalk would grow tall, giving the beans a place to climb. The beans would fix nitrogen into the soil. The squash planted around the base would shade the roots with their big leaves and help to retain moisture. This practice created a symbiotic arrangement that produced a healthy environment for all three plants to survive.

I’m Keen on Quinoa

I love Quinoa in a variety of cold salad applications.  One is as part of the Aztec Platter published by Vegetarian Times, combining quinoa, corn, and green onions with an olive oil and lemon juice dressing.  Served alongside a bean, tomato and red onion salad, garnished with black olives.  A protein-rich vegan dish, and a …

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