KALE SALAD & WAKAME SALAD

by diana on April 26, 2011

in Raw & Vegetarian Recipes

2 SALAD FAVORITES

 

I have 2 super, nutritious salads to share with you. The first one is a Kale Salad and the second one is a Wakame salad.

KALE SALAD

Kale is a green that I only discovered a few years ago. I know it was around but it is something I never really had before. Now I absolutely love it! It is so nutritious and hearty. Kale is green that is high in protein. It is also rich in Vit K, A, C, fiber, copper, tryptopan, calcium, B6, potassium, iron, magnesium, Vit E, Omega 3 and Vit B2. I think that says it all doesn’t it!

Because kale is such a sturdy green, it can hold up to a heavy dressing. I love avocados so this dressing is one of my favourites.

Yes, these videos are of me, I finally figured the whole video thing out…it is about time. More to come in the future!

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Kale Salad Recipe

  • Bunch of organic kale (I used curly)
  • 1/2 C of shredded cabbage
  • 1/4 C cut grape tomatoes

Rip kale off of stems and rinse and drain kale. Dry it off a bit with towel or paper towel. Rip it or cut it into smaller pieces. Put into large bowl. Add shredded cabbage.

Kale Salad Dressing:

  • ½ avocado
  • almost 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 Tbsp Braggs
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin

(You may need more dressing if you make a large salad). Start by mixing oil and about 1 Tbsp lemon juice. Taste – does it need more lemon? Add braggs and mix until creamy. Add cut avocado, cumin and salt and mix well.

Pour dressing over kale and cabbage and massage dressing into the kale and cabbage. Add chopped grape or cherry tomatoes, sesame seeds or any other raw seeds.

WAKAME SALAD

This is a great way to start introducing seaweed to your diet. Wakame is high in iodine, calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium and Vitamins A and B. Great for women and for thyroid function.

I love seaweed so add dulse, kelp, nori and wakame to many of my dishes. Start with this salad and I will introduce you to more ways to includes seaweed into your diet in the future.

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This is basically just a green salad with the wakame added into it. Not all salad dressings taste good with the wakame so you might want to stick to an Asian style dressing. The one I use is so simple and basic and I explain it in the video but I will also write it below.

Dressing for Wakame Salad:

  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil (or a mix of olive oil and sesame oil)
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice (also can use Apple Cider Vinegar or a mix of lemon juice and ACV)
  • 1/2 – 3/4 Tbsp Braggs (or Tamari or Nama Shoyu)

Depending on how large your salad is will determine how much dressing you need. Remember, start mixing and then taste as you go along so you can make the dressing to suite your taste.

If you have not tried either of these salads I highly suggest you do. I also encourage you to play around with the ingredients and dressings because everyone has a different taste and you must find what works for you.

I would love to hear your comments below. Maybe you have a great salad recipe you can share or a dressing for one of these salads.

STAY HAPPY & HEALTHY!


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