Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Fruity Salad with Strawbery Dressing: Raw Food Recipe


Fruity Salad with Strawberry Dressing
serves 2 ~ $2.50 per serving



"... to eat only raw food, you've got to love a salad. You've got to just love a salad."
~ Wood Harrelson

"Raw? Vegan? You must live on salads!"

No, not quite, but would that really be so bad? I don't think I've made the exact same salad twice and am endlessly fascinated by how many different combinations can be concocted from commonly available ingredients.  

Salads are also a great way to use fresh, local, and seasonal produce.

I found these amazing seedless grapes ...


 ... pears ...


... and apples ...



... at a local farm market. And a fruity salad seemed to be an excellent way to use them all together. Here's the how-to!






salad
  • 1 head romaine or leaf lettuce ($1.50)
  • 1 cup grapes ($.60)
  • 1 pear, sliced ($.50)
  • 1 apple, sliced ($.50)
  • 1 cup sliced celery ($.40)
  • 1/2 cup carrot ribbons ($.20)
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced onions ($.10)

dressing
  • 1 cup strawberries ($1.00)
  • 1 tablespoon tahini ($.10)
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar ($.10)
  • 1 small clove garlic 
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 3-4 droppers stevia
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse black pepper

  1. Arrange the salad ingredients onto two bowls or plates. 
  2. Blend all the ingredients for the dressing and blend for a few minutes at high speed until very smooth and creamy. 
  3. Divide between the two salads. Add more salt and pepper to taste, if desired, as well as some crushed red pepper flakes.






nutritional information:      calories: 235      fat: 10 gr      carb: 45 gr      protein: 7 gr

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