Beautiful Salad with Ginger-Orange-Cucumber-Cashew Dressing

The following salad was made by my children for dinner a couple nights ago.  It is absolutely delicious, super filling, and packed with vitamins, minerals, and protein.

Colorful Salad with Ginger-Orange-Cucumber Dressing

Equal amounts of Red Cabbage, Romaine Lettuce, Kale, and Collard Greens torn into bite-size piecesBeautiful Salad

Raw Walnuts

Fresh Cherries, halved and pits removed (or dried if fresh is not available.  Another option is red seedless grapes.)

Dressing 

Blend the following ingredients in the blender:

a 4-inch piece of ginger root, peeled and sliced

3 oranges, seeds and peel removed

2 cucumbers, seeds removed

1/2 C raw cashews

2 cloves of garlic

4 T freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/2 C extra virgin olive oil

1 t sea salt

Toss cabbage and greens in dressing and top with walnuts and cherries.   Enjoy!

Christmas Salad

Christmas Salad

This salad can be enjoyed anytime the ingredients are available, although it looks especially beautiful on the table for Christmas dinner with all the reds and greens.  So simple, but so good!

Ingredients:

Kale, torn into pieces

Strawberries, sliced

Dried Cranberries

Your choice of: sesame seeds, hemp seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds, or other favorite nut or seed  (I especially like the hemp seeds and almonds on this)

Dressing:

Fresh Lime Juice and Raw Agave Nectar – ratio 3:1

Place strawberries and cranberries on a bed of kale.  Sprinkle nuts/seeds on top.  Drizzle a generous amount of dressing over the salad and enjoy!

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