Fresh Friday Feast Recipe – Green Power Salad Recipe

Green Salad Ingredients:

Choose what you like from the following list, and add your own variations

  • Salad greens, rinsed and dried: Lettuce torn into bite sized pieces, baby spinach, arugula, mixed salad greens, kale, etc.
  • alfalfa sprouts, sunflower sprouts
  • artichoke hearts
  • tomato slices or cherry tomatoes
  • cucumber slices
  • avocado cut into 3/4″ cubes
  • shredded carrot
  • shredded red cabbage
  • bell pepper, seeded and sliced thinly
  • olives, pitted, and sliced if desired
  • sliced or diced onions
  • sliced radishes
  • chopped fresh herbs, whole basil leaves
  • nuts: sunflower seeds, walnuts, or pecans
  • dried cherries, cranberries or raisins
  • sun dried tomatoes
  • cooked sweet corn kernels
  • crumbled feta cheese, soy cheese
  • crumbled tofu
  • cooked black beans, garbanzo beans or kidney beans
  • Fried cubes of tempeh, tofu, etc

Lemon and Oil Dressing Ingredients:

  • 2T fresh lemon juice
  • 4 T extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 t dried basil
  • 1/2 t dried marjoram
  • 1/4 t dried thyme
  • 1-2 cloves crushed garlic, if desired
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1/8 t black pepper

Salad Directions:

  1. Place salad greens in a bowl twice the size needed to hold the salad (this will make tossing it easier.)
  2. Choose and prepare 5-9 other salad ingredients from the list, try to create a pleasing mix of tastes, colors and textures.
  3. Arrange your chosen salad ingredients on top of the greens
  4. If all the salad will be eaten right away, dress the salad.
  5. If you will be storing some salad for later, dress the individual servings, since an undressed salad stores better.
  6. Toss and serve.

 

 

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