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Everyday Green Salad 09/21/11

Peter and Beryn share simple salad ideas plus great salad dressing recipes and tips to spice things up.


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There’s nothing better than a fresh, crispy salad drizzled with a light tasty dressing. This is a very simple base, but you can always use your imagination and spice it up with your favourite ingredients. With salad, anything’s possible! – Laura

Ingredients:
A selection of:
Lettuce greens, rocket, spinach
Sprouts
Cucumber
Tomato
Avocado

Assemble a generous amount of all these ingredients in a salad bowl. Use some of the following additions to make the salad even more interesting

Olives
Mixed seeds
Top with dressing of choice.

  • Dressings:

To make a good basic salad dressing you will need the following:

  • Something fatty: e.g. olive oil, nuts or avocados
  • Something tart: e.g. apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
  • Something sweet: e.g. honey, agave or sweet fruits
  • Something salty: e.g. Himalayan rock salt or tamari sauce

Simple Salad Dressing
½ cup olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
3 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
Himalayan rock salt
1 T tamari sauce (optional)

Put all the ingredients into a glass jar and shake vigorously.

Infused Salad Dressings
Take the dressing above and add any of the following ingredients and allow to infuse.

Whole chillies or ginger slices
Garlic cloves or rosemary sprigs

Sweet Pepper, Almond & Ginger Dressing
1 red pepper
2 cm piece ginger
Juice 1 orange
¼ c almonds
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
½ t Himalayan rock salt

Blend all the ingredients together in a power blender.

Peter and Beryn are both UK-trained, Raw Food Chefs working towards raising raw food consciousness in South Africa. They travel all around Southern Africa presenting Raw Food Courses and educating people about the healing power of raw, living foods and superfoods as well as demonstrating how to prepare these foods in interesting and delicious ways. Find out more atwww.superfoods.co.za. They are also authors of the Rawlicious recipe book.


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Laura Cooke is the editor and creator of the Veggie Bunch website and community.


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