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Raw Food Salad Recipes

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Salads are often thought of being the "staple" of a healthy, vegetarian diet. They are, indeed, very beneficial foods. But most people's idea of a salad is not so exciting. This is because they have not taken the time to learn how to prepare great salads! Click here to learn how to prepare the best salads.

Venice Salad

2 cups mixed greens (young spinach, arugula, etc.)
1 head lettuce, chopped
1 tomato, diced
1 cup arugula, chopped
10-20 kalamatha olives, pitted and chopped
1 avocado, diced
4 Tbs. olive oil
2 Tbs. nama shoyu, or tamari sauce
1 lime or lemon, juice of
1 handful pinenuts

Mix all the vegetables in a bowl, along with the olives and avocado. Drizzle with the olive oil, nama shoyu (or tamari sauce), lime or lemon juice, and sprinkle with the pine nuts. Pine nuts are sweet and creamy, and add richness to this salad. If you cannot find kalamatha olives, use other types of olives, but not “sundried” olives, which are too bitter for this type of salad. Serves 3-4.

Coucher de Soleil

8 cups lettuce (any kind you like), chopped
2 cups purple cabbage, minced
1 cup parsley, finely chopped
2 avocados, peeled and diced
2 Tbs. flax seed oil, or olive oil
1 lime or lemon, juice of
2 Tbs. apple cider vinegar
2 Tbs. maple syrup, or 1 Tbs. honey diluted in 1 Tbs. water
pinch of sea salt
dash of nama shoyu, or tamari sauce
dash of tabasco sauce (optional)

Mix all ingredients in a bowl. You can also start by mixing the last 7 ingredients in the bowl, and then adding the rest. Serves 3-5.

Arizona Winter

1/4 to 1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup grapefruit juice
1/2 to 1 tsp. sea salt
2 Tbs. nama shoyu, or tamari sauce
1 Tbs. dried sage
1 Tbs. dried mint
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
4 cups chard, chopped
4 cups lettuce, chopped
2 cups kale, chopped
2 cups spinach, chopped

In a large bowl, stir the olive oil, grapefruit juice, salt, nama shoyu, sage, mint, and cayenne pepper together. Add the remaining ingredients. Mix well. Use more or less olive oil depending on your taste. This is an example of how you can use the sweet taste of a fruit (grapefruit) to balance the rest of the ingredients.
Serves 3-5.

Crisp and Green

1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
2 cups kale, chopped
2 cups lettuce mix *
5-7 red radishes, sliced
1 cucumber, sliced
2 apples, peeled and diced

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. The apples in this recipes add a refreshing
element. Serve with Eden Dressing.

* Lettuce mix may be found in all good health food stores. It is also called
“Baby Greens Mix” or “Spring Mix.”

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