Raw Mexican Salad
Easy and delicious gluten-free and vegan chopped salad with avocado dressing gives this a real Mexican twist.
This crunchy salad is a perfect way to use up any produce and you can really swap any of the ingredients depending on what you have in the fridge, then top it off with the filling avocado dressing to pack in some extra flavor.
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Vegan Mexican chopped salad:
For the avocado dressing:
Click here for the full recipe: https://happykitchen.rocks/vegan-mexican-chopped-salad/
Such a simple way to get a good variety of different vitamins and minerals into your system in just one meal. Black beans make a great protein base, which is important, since the salad is vegan. Peppers are a great source of carotenoids, vitamins C, B6 and E, as well as health-supportive sulfur and antioxidants.
Tomatoes are rich in nutrients, they have antioxidant properties, vitamin and mineral content, improving digestion, eye sight, preventing skin, hair and bone problems (thanks to biotin) and high blood pressure. Corn is a good source of fiber, antioxidants and carotenoids, supporting digestion and regulating blood sugar levels.
Avocados are considered a super-food, they are loaded with fiber, antioxidants and most importantly omega-3 fatty acids. They are incredibly rich in nutrients like pantothenic acid, copper, folate, potassium, vitamins B6, C, E and K. This salad is pure health in a bowl.
Kale and Grapefruit Salad
Detox salads don’t have to be boring and unappealing! This light Kale Salad with Caramelized Grapefruit, Avocado, Feta and Pesto Dressing is designed to wipe the slate clean, to energize you and to make you feel good. It’s so delicious and easy to make particularly after adding the kale pesto dressing!
Preparation time: 30 minutes
For the salad:
For the pesto dressing:
Click here for the full recipe https://happykitchen.rocks/kale-salad-with-grapefruit/
You can actually make a double batch and use it for other dishes (e.g. Courgette Pasta). Although not technically Raw, I have recently started caramelizing citrus fruits like lemons, oranges and grapefruits, which is such a simple way to add in an indispensable source of nutrients to your salads - citrus fruits help the body to maintain its immune function, why not try it out when you make your next salad?
Another tip... if you dip them in honey/coconut sugar/ sugar and grill them in a hot dry pan, the citrus aroma will intensify, enriching the taste of any dish, be it a salad, a dessert, roasted vegetables or fish.
Roasted grapefruits add a pleasant sweet bitterness to the salad, while creamy avocado and pesto dressing are in charge of binding everything together. As for the health benefits, kale, grapefruits and avocado are good for you.
These last 2 gorgeous recipes came from Elena, an expat recipe developer, cook and photographer. Her blog is all about delicious and healthy food that is easy to make. She use's natural whole ingredients, seasonal fruits and veggies, whole grains and lots of spices and herbs. You will find a lot of healthy Russian and Eastern European recipes on her blog, as well as easy weeknight dinners and delicious and healthy desserts. Check out her website: https://happykitchen.rocks/
Raw Crunch Salad with Orange Dressing
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Keeps for 4 days when kept in an airtight container in the fridge
For the salad:
For the dressing:
Prepare the cauliflower, broccoli and red cabbage by removing the main stem and cutting into large chunks ready for the food processor.
In individual batches, separately pulse broccoli, red cabbage and cauliflower for around 15 seconds each until the veggies become bite sized. Add the chopped contents of each batch into a large bowl.
For the dressing: add all ingredients to the food processor and blend for about 20 seconds or until it is emulsified and no chunks of ginger remain.
Now just pour the dressing over the salad ingredients and gently stir together. You can add more orange juice if it seems a little dry, but try not to over dress!
This tasty recipe is a sample from the marvelous creations of Alex @ Ferns&Peonies...
Alex is a Pacific Northwest transplant living in the quaint New England village of Mystic, Connecticut. The name Ferns and Peonies represents the influence both locations have had on her life.
She's an accountant/world traveler, a gluten-free and vegan cooking enthusiast, a runner and yogi, a designer and creator of bags, a wife and a mother of two calico cat sisters and a rescue mutt from Georgia.
Check out this full recipe and her other wonderful treats on her site:
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