Apple Cider Vinaigrette: I like this quick and easy vinaigrette for when you're hungry and in a hurry, simply wisk together 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar, 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, and a pinch of black pepper.
Thermo Dressing: Blend 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, 1/4 cup miso, 1 to 2 teaspoons freshly minced ginger, 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast and 1 tablespoon nama shoyu or soy sauce until smooth.
This is my favorite salad ever! So rich! Add 3 cups romaine and red leaf lettuce, shreeded, 1/4 cup sliced cucumber, 3 tablespoons diced red bell pepper, and 2 tablespoons of celery to your bowl. Toss with Kreamy Chipotle Dressing.
Kreamy Chipotle Dressing: Blend 1 cup cashews, soaked in filtered water for 6 to 8 hours, rinsed well, and drained, 1 tablespoon miso, unpasteurized, any color, 1/4 teapoon chipotle, to taste, 1/2 to 3/4 cup filtered water, to desired consistency, and 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast until smooth.
Place 2 cups of spinach and 1 cup red leaf lettuce in your mixing bowl. Add 1/2 cup avocado mixing it well with your hands to massage it into the greens and coating them evenly. Next mix in 1/2 cup sauerkraut, 1 teaspoon of capers. Top with 2 tablespoons corn kernels and 2 tablespoons chopped tomatoes or a handful of grape or cherry tomatoes.
Add 2 cups of shredded cabbage and 1/2 cup carrots to your mixing bowl. Toss with Cucumber Miso Dressing and top with 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast and 1 tablespoon dulse flakes.
Cucumber Miso Dressing: Whisk 1 cup diced cucumber, 2 tablespoons miso, unpasteurized, any color, 1 tablespoon minced ginger, 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil, 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, and 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar in a small bowl. (You can blend if desired.)
Try it, Damn You! Mix and match your dressing and salads to yield new fresh creations. I love a huge salad for lunch, it's nutritious and filling and when you use these recipes, satisfying and delicious as well! An added bonus is that each of this recipes is loaded with probiotics and other "fat burning" ingredients. All of the recipes are from Ani's 15-Day Fat Blast.
By the way, I had to keep deleting "toss your salad" writing this! Not appetizing when you know the "meaning"! Ha!
What's you're favorite go-to quick and easy lunch on a busy day? Any salad recipes to share? I'd love to read 'em! It's a new year, salad time!