Eat by Color: Green Foods
Watercress Soup with Pickled Cucumbers
Quick-pickled cucumber slices give this delicate, fresh-tasting soup a little zing.
Green Chicken Masala
This fresh-flavored, spicy, chef's recipe calls for both chicken breasts and thighs and a good deal of spices, added slowly as the dish cooks. In the easy way, use only chicken thighs and add the spices all at once to cut back on the cooking time.
Sweet-and-Sour Catalan Spinach
This sweet-and-sour spinach side dish gets its satisfying flavor from the combination of honey and sherry vinegar that's drizzled on top. It's relatively light, which makes it a great addition to a hearty menu.
Crab, Avocado and Asparagus Salad
This mix of greens—including asparagus, a source of folate and vitamin K—makes this crab salad ultranutritious.
This combination of sugar snap peas, snow peas and green peas—dressed in a sherry vinaigrette blended with a touch of sour cream—is clever and delicious. It can be made into a main course by adding shaved Manchego cheese and serrano ham.
Farfalle with Zucchini and Parsley-Almond Pesto
Melissa Rubel combines roasted almonds, parsley and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese for a nutty, fresh-tasting pesto. This pasta dish is terrific served warm, but it can also be refrigerated and served as a cold pasta salad.
Mixed Green Salad with Fig-Yogurt Dressing
Tossed with a healthy mix of lettuces such as arugula and watercress, this tangy-sweet dressing combines low-fat yogurt with vitamin K-rich figs.
Cucumber-Mint Chutney Tea Sandwiches
Pistachio Ice Cream
Jeni Britton creates some of the best ice creams, sorbets and frozen yogurts in America at her three Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams shops in Columbus, Ohio. When Britton adapted her ice cream recipe for the home cook, she tested 75 versions to find the perfect one. Here is her highly-rated pistachio.