Just because I eat a plant-based diet, it doesn’t mean salad is my favorite food. Honestly, if I have a choice, I avoid salad at all costs. When the typical iceberg lettuce, tomato and cucumber salad is my only option on the menu, it literally makes me mad…every. single. time.
BUT this salad recipe is different. It’s too good not to share. This is my go-to recipe for any potluck.
The dressing is key. I always double the recipe and it fills one of those 16 oz. kombucha glass bottles perfectly. It lasts several weeks too, when refrigerated.
Sunflower seed butter ¼ cup
Raw apple cider vinegar 1tbsp
Olive oil 2 tbsp
Lemon juice 2 tbsp
Soy sauce 1 tbsp
Maple syrup 3 tbsp
3 minced garlic cloves
1-inch knob of ginger
Salt ¼ tsp
Red pepper flakes ¼ tsp
Water 1/3 cup
Directions: Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth.
Kale 1-2 bunches
Yellow onion 1 large
Red bell pepper 1 large
Yellow bell pepper 1 large
Sweet corn 1-2 cups
Sundried tomatoes 1 cup
Garlic clove 1 (diced or sliced)
Avocado oil 1tbsp
- Cut onion into thin strips. Sauté garlic, onion and sundried tomatoes in avocado oil, until the onion softens.
- Cut peppers into thin strips.
- Add pepper and corn to the pan, and sauté everything for another 3-5 minutes.
- Cut the kale into thin pieces (as shown below). No need to remove stems.
- Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
Note: Because of the texture of kale, this salad actually sits very well with dressing in it. I typically mix the dressing in, so I don’t have to bring a separate container for it. It is also a bonus that the leftovers are still tasty after sitting in the fridge for 2-3 days.
To learn more about the great benefits of eating Kale make sure and checkout this awesome article on the 23 Science-Backed Health Benefits of Kale!
About the Author
Dr. Lily Semrow is a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist who focuses on Neuro-Structural Correction. She has a B.S. in Nutrition and a doctorate in Chiropractic. She has a passion for serving families, and helping people who could not get better through traditional and alternative means.