University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Recipes

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad  with Roasted Summer Vegetables

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad with Roasted Summer Vegetables

September 12, 2019

Ready for something different? This recipe offers an adventurous fusion of classic Greek flavors with the high protein, native South American grain of quinoa. This is also a great high fiber, vegetarian alternative to the bulgur wheat used in your common Tabouli salad.

Wild Rice Salad with Kale

Wild Rice Salad with Kale

March 24, 2016

Kale is cruciferous vegetable loaded with vitamins A, C and K, calcium, and fiber. Cruciferous vegetables contain indoles, glucosinolates, and isothiocyanates, phytochemicals that may help prevent cancer by aiding the body in detoxifying and blocking carcinogens, limiting production of cancer-related hormones, preventing tumor growth and working as anti-oxidants.

Roasted Broccoli, Mushroom, and Barley Salad

Roasted Broccoli, Mushroom, and Barley Salad

October 7, 2015

Mushrooms contain ergothioneine, an amino acid with a strong antioxidant effect which may help reduce the risk of certain cancers. They are a special addition to this nutritionally balanced, robustly flavored salad blend.

Roasted Asparagus Salad with Arugula and Hazelnuts

Roasted Asparagus Salad with Arugula and Hazelnuts

October 7, 2015

Asparagus is an excellent source of folate, a B vitamin which may help to lower the risk of cancers of the colon, pancreas, and esophagus. Arugula is considered a cruciferous vegetable, containing compounds which may inhibit the development of certain cancers, as well.

Raw Kale & Brussels Sprouts Salad with Lemon-Mustard Vinaigrette

Raw Kale & Brussels Sprouts Salad with Lemon-Mustard Vinaigrette

September 9, 2015

Kale and Brussels sprouts are cruciferous vegetables that contain isothiocyanates. These are compounds which may reduce both oxidative stress and inflammation that play a role in cancer.

Carrot Salad with Miso Dressing

Carrot Salad with Miso Dressing

August 24, 2015

Carrots are a great source of vitamin A, which plays an important role in maintaining healthy vision, cell growth and immune function.

Asian Cabbage Salad

Asian Cabbage Salad

April 1, 2015

Cabbage contains powerful anti-cancer compounds known as glucosinolates, which function by increasing the body’s antioxidant defense mechanisms, improving the body's ability to detoxify and eliminate harmful chemicals and hormones.

Stone Fruit Salad with Toasted Almonds

Stone Fruit Salad with Toasted Almonds

February 19, 2015

Enjoy a refreshing supply of fiber and anti-oxidants from this vibrant assortment of fruits with almonds, lavishly dressed over mixed salad greens!

Vegan Tahini Green Goddess Dressing

Vegan Tahini Green Goddess Dressing

February 11, 2015

This bright green dressing tastes fresh and vibrant. It can be used as a salad dressing, as a dip, as a sauce on vegetables, and even on fish and poultry.

Marinated Zucchini Salad

Marinated Zucchini Salad

January 17, 2015

Marinating raw zucchini in a simple flavor infusion of lemon, olive oil, garlic, and fresh herbs softens the texture for a palatable experience without the cooking.