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Healthy & Exciting Salads!
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Healthy & Exciting Salads!

The other day a friend asked what I ate, since he didn't like salads. Not sure why people always assume that the only option for a vegan diet are salads, but in any case... I do love salads and they can be absolutely hearty, delicious and satisfying. 

I've been saving salad recipes that I have tried over the last year or so. These can be eaten as a whole meal or as a side. 

Have you made a kale salad where you massage the kale for a few minutes in olive oil and apple cider vinegar and/or lemon juice? It is wonderful! Here is a written out recipe for a Kale Salad and here is a video by Raw Food Chef Jennifer Cornbleet. It's very helpful for knowing how to cut and prepare the kale.

If you want something more portable, try out a Kale Salad Wrap!


Salad Ingredient Ideas to have on hand

  1. Nutritional Yeast (for sprinkling on top to give a light nutty cheesy flavour)
  2. Pine Nuts, Slivered almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds, pepitas
  3. Raisins, Dried Cranberries, Dried figs (or fresh)
  4. Grapes
  5. Apples / Pears
  6. Plums
  7. Mandarins
  8. Cherry tomatoes
  9. Bell peppers
  10. Romaine, kale, mesclun, baby spinach, cabbage/coleslaw, julienned carrots/broccoli
  11. Cucumber
  12. Tahini 
  13. Avocado
  14. Mushrooms
  15. Lemon / Lime
  16. Apple Cider Vinegar / Balsamic Vinegar / Rice Vinegar
  17. Extra virgin olive oil
  18. Canned chickpeas, black beans, red kidney beans
  19. Canned Artichokes, Hearts of Palm
  20. Sundried tomatoes
  21. Fresh dill, cilantro, basil
  22. Quinoa, couscous, brown rice
  23. Ground black pepper, sea salt, garlic powder, onion powder, salt-free salad seasoning
  24. Pomegranate seeds
  25. Sea weed - Nori, kelp, wakame
  26. Blueberries, strawberries, melon, pineapple

Useful kitchen tools for salad making (You can obviously live without any of these)

  1. Salad spinner
  2. Julienne peeler (for creating thin strips of veggies)
  3. Regular peeler
  4. Spiralizer (for creating "noodles" out of veggies)
  5. Blender / Food Processor (for making your own dressings)


Do you like making salads or are you not really into them? If you enjoy them, what's your favourite? :) 

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  1. BuddhasDelight
    mmmmm. i love salads so much and eat one most days of the week. always delightful to get new ideas and combos! thanks for posting. voted! :) please vote if you enjoy my latest post for coconut curried lentils. :)
  2. BuddhasDelight
    i must add... this is very inspiring! i keep re-reading your great list!
    1. Clare
      Thanks so much! I try my best to come up with posts that are interesting yet easy to read. Very happy to hear you like this one! Cheers --Clare
  3. Julie Sinclair
    Julie Sinclair
    I adore your post Ms Clare and they are always so informative. This is one dish I eat a lot. I adore fresh salads. Voted
    1. Clare
      Thanks Julie! I'm just eating a salad right now with some sushi... so good!


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