Lisa’s It’s So Easy Being Green Salad

Its So Easy Being Green SaladLisa Corrado of Lisa Corrado Nutrition is all about keeping busy people healthier. This bright green and crunchy salad with a yummy dressing, pairs beautifully with roasted salmon. And it’s a nutritional powerhouse so you can feel very virtuous while enjoying a delicious meal. Perfect for ‘back-to-school’ mothers luncheons!

It’s So Easy Being Green Salad

Serves 4 

Salad Ingredients

1½ pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and cut in half

olive oil spray

salt & pepper

1 teaspoon dried thyme

2 cups arugula

⅓ cup chopped pistachios

½ cup Roasted Lemon Vinaigrette

Roasted Lemon Vinaigrette

Makes between ¼ – ½ cup, depending upon lemon size.

2 – 3 large lemons

1 teaspoon plus 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon honey

½ teaspoon kosher salt



Preheat oven to 400º. Halve the lemons crosswise and remove the seeds. Place lemons in a glass baking dish and drizzle with 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Turn cut-side down and roast until tender and slightly golden, about 25 – 45 minutes depending upon the size of the lemons. Let cool. Squeeze the juice and the pulp into a small bowl. Add any juice from the baking dish along with the honey and salt. Add the remaining 3 tablespoons of olive oil slowly, whisking constantly until combined.


Preheat oven to 400°. Spread Brussels sprouts in an even layer on a cookie sheet (use more than one sheet if needed). Spray with olive oil cooking spray, then sprinkle with a little salt & pepper and dried thyme. Toss to coat evenly. Roast sprouts until softened, about 20 – 30 minutes. stirring them with tongs every 15 minutes and checking for doneness. Allow to cool to room temperature. Meanwhile, heat a small sauté pan over medium heat and toast chopped pistachios until lightly browned and fragrant, about 6 – 8 minutes. Stir frequently and watch for burning. Toss the roasted Brussels sprouts with the arugula and lemon vinaigrette. Sprinkle with toasted pistachios. Click here to download the printable Easy Being Green Salad PDF.

Lisa’s Greek Salad

IMG_2193Lisa Corrado, a long-time resident of New Canaan, is the owner of Lisa Corrado Nutrition and author of a Moment in a Busy Life blog. Lisa never gave this salad too much thought until a recent trip that included Greece reminded her how yummy the combination of chopped fresh vegetables and salty olives & feta can be. This is also a great picnic recipe.
Greek Salad
Serves 4
3 large ripe tomatoes, cut into chunks
1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
½ English seedless cucumber, cut into chunks
1 large red bell pepper, seeded and chunked
1 cup pitted Kalamata olives
½ chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
½ pound good quality Greek feta cheese, cubed
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar (check label if you want gluten-free)
1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped
Combine first 7 ingredients (tomatoes through feta cheese) in a large bowl. In a separate small bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients. Pour over salad and toss gently to coat. Download the printable Greek Salad PDF 

Jeanette’s Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe

This week we chose a seasonally-appropriate recipe from Jeanette Chen (Jeanette’s Healthy Living) .  . . “With fresh strawberries coming into season (Walter Stewart’s had its first delivery of native Strawberries from Pell this week and will continue to receive deliveries of CT Strawberries throughout June), I immediately thought of making a traditional Spinach Strawberry Salad with a Poppy Seed Dressing. I first had this salad a number of years ago and was instantly hooked. This is an easy salad to make for a crowd as there are just a few ingredients in the salad itself. (Walter Stewart’s just received a fresh delivery of Local CT Bunched Spinach from Cecarelli Farm in Northford).
Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe
8 large handfuls of baby spinach, washed
2 pints fresh strawberries, halved
1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup raspberry, apple cider or rice vinegar
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1 teaspoon minced onion
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Toss Salad ingredients together in a large salad bowl.
Whisk together Dressing ingredients. Drizzle lightly over salad just before serving.
Jeanette Chen, a resident of New Canaan for 20 years, is the busy mom of 4 boys and author of a popular health and wellness food blog, Jeanette’s Healthy Living. She was recently nominated for Best Health Blog by Healthline and is always looking for ways to make healthier meals for her family and friends.