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Issue 64: Sensational Spring Salads

Cool Spring Salad

Ingredients:
3 cups spinach leaves, shredded
1 cup Romaine lettuce, shredded
½ cup shredded organic carrots
2 zucchini, shredded
1 cup of alfalfa sprouts
1 cup of broccoli florets
½ cup diced yellow bell pepper
1 cup red cabbage (chopped)
2 hard-boiled omega-3 eggs (sliced)
2 ounces shredded organic cheese

Dressing: Blend together 2 organic tomatoes, one peeled and pitted avocado, 1 celery stalk, and two carrots, two Tablespoons mayonnaise, and a dash of Herbamare.

Directions:
Layer large salad bowl with listed salad ingredients. Top with dressing—and it’s ready to serve.

 

Fruit Salad

Ingredients:
2 bananas
1 cup of white or red seedless grapes
2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
1 cup fresh blueberries
2 sliced kiwis

Topping:
1 cup Greek yogurt (whole fat)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 Tablespoons raw honey

 

Oriental Chicken Salad   
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients:
3 Tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
5 cups mixed salad greens
1 cup fresh bean sprouts
1 cup fresh snow pea pods, trimmed
½ green bell pepper, thinly sliced
½ red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 small or medium cucumber, thinly sliced
1 cup sliced green onions
2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted
Oriental Salad Dressing (see below for recipe)
Spicy Peanut Sauce (see below for recipe)

Directions:
Combine soy sauce and ginger in a shallow baking dish. Add chicken. Cover and marinate in refrigerator up to 4 hours. Remove chicken from marinade, and discard remaining marinade. Cook until lightly browned.

Combine mixed salad greens and next 6 ingredients. Pour ½ c. Oriental Salad Dressing over salad and toss. Arrange cooked chicken on top and pour more salad dressing on top. Serve with Spicy Peanut Sauce.

 

Oriental Salad Dressing     
Yield:
1 cup

Ingredients:
4 Tablespoons rice vinegar
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons grated ginger
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
2 teaspoons finely chopped green onion or chives
2 cloves garlic, peeled and mashed
1 teaspoon raw honey
2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons unrefined flaxseed oil

Directions:
Place all ingredients in a jar and shake vigorously.


Spicy Peanut Sauce      
Yield:
1 1/3 cups

Ingredients:
½ cup peanut butter
1/3 cup coconut milk
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
1 Tablespoon grated fresh ginger
1 Tablespoon sesame oil
¼ teaspooon dried crushed red pepper 
¼ cup chicken broth

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.

Source: Nicki Rubin

 

This information is intended for educational and informational purposes only. It should not be used in place of an individual consultation or examination or replace the advice of your health care professional and should not be relied upon to determine diagnosis or course of treatment.


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