Healthful Breakfast Meals 

 Healthful Breakfast Meals 

Ready for some tangy fun with a healthy punch. Yes, it is time for some exotic salads, prepared with all the flavours and taste. 

 

EGGPLANT &  SUMMER SQUASH SALAD

The homemade balsamic reduction is the key to this salad. Watch the vinegar as it reduces; it can burn easily.

 

DRESSING

 

  • ½ cup Balsamic Vinegar 
  • 1 Medium Eggplant (about 11 oz.)  
  • 1 Medium Yellow Summer Squash (about 8 oz.) 
  • 1 Medium Zucchini (about 10 oz.) 
  • ½ cup Olive Oil (Divided) 
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt  
  • ½ teaspoon Ground Pepper  
  • 6 pitted Kalamata Olives (Finely Chopped) (2 tbsp.)
  • 8 large Fresh Basil Leaves

 

Method

 

1. Place vinegar in a small saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer; cook, stirring occasionally and watching carefully to prevent burning, until syrupy and reduced to about 2 Tbsp., 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and let cool. 

2. Meanwhile, preheat grill to medium-high. 

3. Slice eggplant, yellow squash, and zucchini diagonally into 1/4-inch slices. Toss with 7 Tbsp. oil, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. 

4.  Cook the vegetables until tender, 2 to 5 minutes per side. Arrange on a platter. 

5. Drizzle the vegetables with the remaining 1 Tbsp. oil and the reserved balsamic syrup. Top with olives and basil.

 

 

TOMATO-JICAMA SALAD WITH AVOCADO-CHIPOTLE DRESSING

Look for sliced or whole jicama —it’s a root vegetable that tastes like pears. It has a mild, and refreshing flavour with a distinct crunch.

 

DRESSING 

  • 1 tbsp. Extra-Virgin Olive Oil 
  • 1 clove Garlic (Minced)
  • ½ small Ripe Avocado 
  • 1 tbsp. Chopped Fresh Cilantro 
  • 1 tsp. Lime Zest
  • 1 ½ tbsp. Lime Juice 
  • ½ tsp. Honey 
  • ¼-½ tsp. Ground Chipotle Chile  
  • ½ tsp. Salt   
  • 1/4 tsp. Ground Pepper 
  • 1-2 tbsp. Warm Water

 

SALAD 

  • 1½ lbs. Heirloom Tomatoes (Halved and Sliced)
  • 5½ cups Jicama (Peeled and cut into matchsticks) 
  • 1 tbsp. Coarsely Chopped Fresh Cilantro 
  • 1 tbsp. Salted Roasted Pepita 

 

PROCESS 

1. To prepare the dressing: Whisk oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. 

2. To prepare salad: Add romaine, tomatoes, bell pepper, watermelon, parsley, oregano, and mint to the bowl; toss with the dressing. Top with olives and feta, gently toss again and serve immediately.

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