Summer Salad

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Summers almost here! Lets get some yummy fresh fruits and veggies in us to keep cool during those hot days!

Summer Salad
Ingredients:
Spinach
Kale
Kiwi
Asparagus (raw)
Blueberries
Tomatoes
Quinoa

Dressing:
1/2 cup EVOO
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar (raw)
Tsp honey
Small clove garlic
1 tsp liquid aminos/soy sauce
Salt (pinch)
Pepper (pinch)
Dried oregano (pinch)

Blend dressing in magic bullet or blender and pour over salad! Enjoy!!!

Crunchy Creamy Broccoli Slaw Salad!!!

Organic Broccoli Slaw Salad!
-Trader Joe’s Organic Broccoli Slaw (shredded broccoli and carrots)
-Mixed Medley Organic Cherry Tomatoes
-Organic Ted Bell peppers
-Organic Green Onions
-Organic Zucchini
-Organic Avocado
-Toasted Spaghetti Squash Seeds (we had spaghetti squash mushrooms and broccoli with marinara sauce too!!! Mmmm so we used the seeds :-D)
-Creamy Italian Dressing (took it easy tonight and used out local Italian restaurants dressing!)

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Yummy Raw Sesame Cabbage Salad

Today I decided to make a raw sesame cabbage salad! It’s a spin off Mimi Kirk’s Cool Cool Cabbage Salad. With it being the holidays, I have been everywhere but home, thus cooking or eating raw hasn’t been as easy.😁 So, I’m back at it! This salad is full of antioxidants that fight cancer and heart disease.

Salad ingredients
-1.5 Cups Asian (or green head) Cabbage shredded
-1.5 Cups Red Cabbage shredded
– 2 Scallions, chopped
– 3 Brussels sprouts, thinly chopped
– 1 large carrot, shredded (optional)
– 1/4 Cup Raisin
– 1 Small Avocado
– 1/2 Cup Raw Cashews, soaked for 5 minutes then chopped
– 2 Medium Tomatos
– 1 Tbsp. Raw Sesame Seeds

Dressing Ingredients
– 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
– 1 Tbsp. Sesame Seed Oil
– 1 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
– 1 tsp. Bragg’s, Coconut Amino’s, Tamari, or Nama Shoyu
– 1 Heaping Tbsp. Raw Tahini (1 Tbsp raw sesame seeds 2 Tbsp water)
– 1 tsp. Agave
– 1/2 tsp or more fresh Ginger finely chopped
– Pinch Pink Himalayan Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper

Mix all salad ingredients together in a large bowl, except avocado, tomato, cashews, and sesame seeds.

Blend all ingredients in blender if you’re using sesame seeds for the Tahini. Otherwise, whisk all ingredients together.

Mix dressing into salad for desired taste. Place salad in refrigerator to allow salad to absorb dressing. When ready add avocado, tomato, cashews, and sesame seeds. Enjoy!

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Best raw kale salad EVER!

20121116-192318.jpgI have to share one of my favorite salads that Kyle and I eat at least once a week! I’m kind of addicted! 😝

Ingredients: (I don’t really measure normally so these ingredients are subject to whatever you think is best!)
1/2 Cup Cashews
1 Bushel Kale
1/8-1/4 Cup Almond Milk
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1/2 tsp Lemon Juice
1/2 tsp Dried Oregano
1/4 tsp Soy Sauce (tamari or Bragg’s amino acids. Add more if needed)
1 Medium Carrot- Shredded
2/3 Cup Purple Cabbage- shredded (optional)

Wash kale under warm/hot water and massage out and dirt for about a minute, the heat from the water will soften the kale. Strain water from kale and set kale aside in a large bowl with shredded carrot and cabbage.

Soak cashews in water for 5-10
minutes to soften.

In a food processor, (or blender if you don’t have a one) process cashews, almond milk, olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, and soy sauce. I like the cashew mixture a bit crunchy so less processing time, but some may like it smoother processing longer.

Mix cashew dressing in with kale salad. Add a little at a time and I like to mix it in with my hands since this is a thick dressing and spreads better massaged in.

 

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