Friday, July 21, 2017

Three Salads that Won't Make You Sad

I know. I know. Salads aren't exactly something vegans tend to get excited about. Especially because we are so often left with iceburg lettuce and a squeeze of lemon juice at restaurants that don't have any other options on the table. But these salads are not sad! I promise! And with it being so hot outside lately, it's super nice not to have to actually cook dinner.






Strawberry Spinach & Kale Salad with Strawberry Dijon Vinaigrette

4 ounces Spinach
4 ounces Kale
1 cup Sliced or Slivered Almonds
1 cup Baby Maui-Style Onions
2 cups Sliced strawberries

Dressing:
5 ounces Strawberries
2 tablespoons dijon mustard
½ cup olive oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon agave
salt to taste
pepper to taste

To make the salad, toss all ingredients in a large bowl.
To make the dressing, place all ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth.
Drizzle dressing liberally over salad when serving.

Yield: 6 Servings




Satsuma Coleslaw

½ head Cabbage, shredded
½ cup Shredded Carrots
1 ounce (1 cup) Cilantro
2 Satsuma Tangerines, peeled and cut into segments
1 tablespoon Fresh (or 1 teaspoon freeze dried) Dill
2 tablespoons Sesame Seeds

Dressing:
¼ cup Rice Vinegar
¼ cup Sesame Oil
1 teaspoon Red Chili Flakes
1 tablespoon Agave
½ teaspoon Salt

To make the salad, toss all ingredients in a large bowl.
To make the dressing, place all ingredients into a small bowl and whisk until well combined.
Toss with coleslaw and serve immediately.

Yield: 6 Servings




Cali-Style Cauliflower Chopped salad with Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing

1 head Cauliflower, pulsed
1 cup Chopped Cilantro
1 cup Baby Maui-Style Onions
2 cupsSliced Strawberries
1 Fuji Apple, thinly sliced and grilled, then chopped
1 cup Walnuts (or pecans, almonds...)
4 cups Chopped Mixed Greens

Dressing:
12 ounces Silken Tofu
½ cup Vegetable Oil
¼ cup Rice Vinegar
1 ounce (a fistful) Cilantro
2 tablespoons Lime Juice
1 tablespoon minced Garlic
1 teaspoon Mustard Seed
½ teaspoon Salt, or to taste

To make the salad, toss all ingredients in a large bowl.
To make the dressing, place all ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth.
Drizzle dressing liberally over salad when serving.

Yield: 6 Servings

3 comments:

  1. Damn, these salads look so good! I really love the mix of ingredients you used in them, specially the strawberries. I'm definitely going to try them!!

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  2. The words Salad and sad, sound so much the same. The three salad recipes you have shared, are all awesome and easy to try. I will definitely give them a try sometime.

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