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pineapple chipotle saladIf your summer is keeping you busy and you want to include more raw food meals without spending hours in the kitchen, then all you need to do is find a few one dish meal recipes that deliver exciting and satisfying tastes.   I made this salad when my children were younger and we had a busy day with appointments along with a busy day of work.  It was quick, easy to prepare, and very delicious and satisfying.

I originally put this together before I realized that I had blood sugar issues.  I now make sure to test my blood sugar, and always – always – make sure there are leafy greens involved.

However, the unusual combination of pineapple and sesame for the dressing is a delight to the taste buds.  It's a nice treat for me to have occasionally when my body is ready for it.

Not only is this one dish meal for summer refreshing, light, and tangy, it's a nutritional winner as it's high in calcium and vitamin C!

Pineapple Chipotle Salad


  • 4 cups mixed greens
  • 1 tomato, finely diced
  • 1 cup finely diced red bell pepper
  • 1 cup pineapple, cut into tiny cubes
  • 1 cup pineapple plus core (for dressing)
  • ¼ cup sesame tahini
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • Water to desired consistency


Place all vegetables in a bowl.  Put pineapple core and 1 cup pineapple in blender with tahini, chipotle, and salt.  Blend and pour over salad.

It’s so much fun to put together the ingredients on hand and create a masterpiece.

We did something similar in the One Dish Meals Class on Sunday.  I challenged Karen to go through my refrigerator, choose some ingredients and make a recipe on the fly in front of the entire class.  The pressure was on!!!

She made an amazing Arugula Salad containing fresh mango slices, heirloom tomatoes, sunflower sprouts and a few other ingredients.  The videos from this raw food class will be up in a few days so you can watch Karen create on the fly and learn to make an array of taste tantalizing one dish meals.  I loved the Curried Cauliflower, Caribbean Mung Beans, and Sweet and Sour Broccoli.  You can enjoy these delicious recipes and more here! 

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