Everyday Tossed Salad

This Everyday Tossed Salad is an easy garden salad to pull together to serve as a starter or have as a light main. I’ve tossed this salad with a delicious light dressing made with avocado oil, lemon juice, turmeric, garlic, Dijon mustard and honey.

This Everyday Tossed Salad is an easy garden salad blend of mixed greens, cucumber, cauliflower, tomatoes, corn, radishes and avocado

You can serve this simple fresh garden salad as a light main or as a side dish with everything from Hearty Lentil Stew to Chicken Fajita Stuffed Sweet Potatoes.

This Everyday Tossed Salad is an easy garden salad blend of mixed greens, cucumber, cauliflower, tomatoes, corn, radishes and avocado

Eating a mostly raw plant-based diet rich with fruits and vegetables as part of your daily wellness program is a good way to help strengthen your immune system and improve your overall health.  And if you’re wondering how to start a plant based diet, eating a big beautiful salad every day is the easiest way to get started.  Make yourself big bold salads that are pretty, satisfying (filling) and fun to eat. Having a variety of homemade salad dressing recipes in your arsenal helps a lot to accomplish this!  A good dressing can really make a simple salad taste special.

WHAT’S IN A GARDEN SALAD

A good garden salad is a versatile and whimsical combination of your favorite garden salad ingredients (or whatever happens to be in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator).  It can be filling enough to serve as a main, but it can also sub-in for a side to accompany a main dish (like pasta or grilled chicken or fish) any night of the week.  

TOSSED SALAD RECIPE

The ingredients for this tossed salad recipe is my riff on a salad that I had at a restaurant last year.  I loved everything about it.  The cauliflower is grated or finely chopped and looks a little like feta cheese.   The dressing for this salad is a new favorite.  It’s made with avocado oil (which is more mild in flavor than olive oil), lemon juice, turmeric, garlic, Dijon mustard and honey.   I love the turmeric in this dressing for the added nutritional (antioxidant & anti-inflammatory) benefits.

  • Combination of Romaine lettuce and mixed greens (baby kale, spring greens arugula, spinach, etc)
  • White or yellow corn, fresh, grilled or frozen
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Cucumber
  • Radishes
  • Cauliflower
  • Avocado
  • Golden raisins
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Turmeric vinaigrette

MORE ADD-IN SALAD INGREDIENTS 

Again this salad is versatile, so add in any combination of garden salad ingredients you like.  Here’s some ideas…

  • Shaved purple cabbage
  • Grated carrot
  • Beets, raw or steamed (grated or chopped)
  • Onions (purple or green)
  • Mushrooms
  • Sliced almonds, chopped Marcona almonds, hemp seeds, pepitas, etc.
  • Chopped dates instead of golden raisins
  • Micro-greens
  • Berries (especially blueberries) 
  • Croutons
  • Chickpeas (if you want to make a vegan meal of it)
  • This Healthy Citrus Vinaigrette,  Cleansing Lemon Herb Vinaigrette and this Lemon Mustard Vinaigrette also make great dressings for your everyday tossed salads.

TURMERIC SALAD DRESSING

This Everyday Tossed Salad is an easy garden salad blend of mixed greens, cucumber, cauliflower, tomatoes, corn, radishes and avocado

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