Colorful & Fresh Salad

No Gluten
Kid Friendly
No Dairy

Title: Colorful & Fresh Salad
Author: Britney Shawley
Recipe type: Raw Salad
Prep time: 5 minute

Cook time: 15 minutes 

Total time: 20 minutes
Serves: 3 people 

I love having a salad with every meal. We often eat our salad before the meal to ensure that our digestive enzymes are sparked before our meal in order to digest our whole meal, most optimally. This salad is delicious and crunchy and totally satisfying. Switch up the vegetables of choice and add any toppings.


1 medium Romain
1/2 cup ripped kale
1/2 cup raw purple cabbage, thin slice
10 cherry tomatoes, halved
Handful, diced cilantro or parsley
1 green onion
2 tbsp hemp hearts (or nuts/seed of choice)

For Salad Dressing
1/3 cup Lemon juice (1 1/2 medium sized lemons ~ with some zest)
2 Tbsp Maple Syrup
1-2 Garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp Dijon
1/3 cup Avocado Oil (or Olive Oil)
1/8 tsp Sea Salt
Pinch Black Pepper


Salad Dressing
  1. Add the Lemon juice with some zest, Maple Syrup, minced Garlic, Dijon, Avocado Oil (or Olive Oil), Sea Salt, Black Pepper to a mason jar with lid. Shake to emulsify.
Assemble the Salad
  1. Wash your greens and herbs
  2. Spin to dry
  3.  Add all greens, herbs and vegetables to a bowl. (save a few of each vegetable to top the salad later)
  4. Mix it all together
  5. Add the dressing and mix the salad with the dressing
  6. Add the remaining vegetables to the top of salad to make it look pretty
  7. Serve cold and enjoy immediately

Saving Money:

Use only salad greens, and leave the extra vegetables and seeds.

Quick Tips & Tools:

Salad spinner, big bowl, small mason jar



Check out more salad dressings that you might enjoy

Take this salad for lunch by assembling the salad greens, vegetables and seeds at home, and bringing the dressing in a mason jar. Pour on dressing just before your about to eat


Saving Time:

Make a large batch of salad dressing on a Sunday night, and use it all through the week on your salads.

Pre-chop your vegetables and pre-wash your vegetables as well for a quick grab and go meal.

Food is not just fuel. Food is about family, food is about community, food is about identity.
And we nourish all those things when we eat well. – Michael Pollan

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