Salad as a Meal

March 24, 2016

 

Fresh Spring Meal Salad with simple homemade dressing.

Enjoy this salad as a full meal, full of fresh ingredients, fiber, and protein. Serve with your choice of dressing below. 

 

INGREDIENTS

 

SUGGESTED VEGETABLES CHOICES
3 handfuls of chopped organic kale
2-3 handfuls of organic arugula
2-3 carrots (thinly sliced, shredded, or chopped)
2-3 stalks of celery sliced
Bell or baby sweet peppers (red, yellow, green, or orange) sliced
2-3 baby cucumbers
5 raw mushrooms sliced
Small wedge purple onion, thinly sliced
Large handful cherry tomatoes, or slice larger tomato
1 whole avocado, peeled and cut into chunks


PROTEIN OPTIONS
Canned tuna or tuna salad
Hard-boiled eggs or egg salad
Leftover salmon, chicken, steak, lamb, etc.
1/4 - 1/2 cup slivered almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, etc.


DRESSINGS (to top salad immediately)
3 tbsp. of organic extra virgin oils
1 ½ tbsp. of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar
1 tsp. authentic balsamic vinegar
½ juice of a lime
fresh ground pepper to taste

-OR- 

HOMEMADE DRESSING IN A JAR
(to serve immediately and to save for later):
3/4 c. Extra virgin olive oil
1/4 c. Apple Cider Vinegar
2 tbsp. mustard
1 tsp. - 1 tbsp. fresh lemon, orange, or lime juice
salt & pepper to taste

 

 

METHOD

 

SALAD
Place all vegetables in a large bowl to create the salad. Add protein options to top. 

DRESSING
Put ingredients on salad in the order listed. Toss lightly and enjoy! 

HOMEMADE DRESSING IN A JAR
Put all ingredients in a jar and seal with tight lid. Shake vigorously.  
Add salt & pepper to taste. Pour over salad and/or save for later in refrigerator. Will save for weeks when refrigerated. 


*Note: olive oil will solidify in the refrigerator and turn cloudy. This is normal. Simply remove from refrigerator at least 1/2 hour before serving to bring back to room temperature. Shake before serving. 

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