Now We're Cookin': Rainbow Salad

No one likes a boring or bland salad. Mix up your routine with this rainbow salad that is packed with nutritious and colorful ingredients. Have this as a side dish or serve with crackers at lunch for a filling treat.



  • ¼ cup radishes, sliced

  • ¼ cup cucumbers, peeled and sliced

  • ¼ cup cherry tomatoes, cut up into quarters

  • ½ cup arugula

  • 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts

  • ¼ cup red or purple cabbage, shredded

  • 2 large hard-boiled eggs, sliced

  • 1 teaspoon whole flax seeds

  • 20 small whole grain crackers such as Wheat Thins


  • 2 tablespoons non-fat plain Greek yogurt

  • ½ clove garlic, minced

  • ½ inch fresh ginger, grated and minced

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. Add radishes, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, arugula, walnuts, cabbage, hard boiled eggs, flax seeds and mix well in a medium bowl.

  2. Make salad dressing in a separate small bowl by adding Greek yogurt, garlic, ginger, black pepper and salt, mix well until emulsified.

  3. Add salad dressing to salad mixture and blend well.

  4. Serve with whole grain crackers.

Serves 2
Nutrition Facts for 1 serving or ½ of recipe

Calories 240
Fat 14 g
Sodium 190 mg
Carbohydrates 21 g
Fiber 4 g
Protein 10 g

About Now We’re Cooking

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