This Superfood Salad is loaded with nutrient dense foods like beets,            has a concentrated dose of nutrients and a delicious blend of flavor and texture.  This Superfood Salad is a great side dish or main salad meal

This healthy superfood salad is loaded with curly kale, crunchy broccoli slaw, cabbage, shaved brussel sprouts, apples and sunflower seeds, as well as protein-dense quinoa, small bites of beets and chewy dried cranberries. It’s all tossed in a delicious Honey Lime Vinaigrette.  

 

This Superfood Salad is a great side dish or main salad meal

Superfood Salad Recipe 

This kale superfood salad has a great combination of textures and flavors that will keep even the most ardent salad critic engaged!

  • Kale
  • Cooked beets
  • Broccoli slaw (Trader Joes or another brand)
  • Purple cabbage
  • Quinoa
  • Apple
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Sunflower seeds

Honey Lime Vinaigrette

As for the vinaigrette.  It’s a good one!   It’s simple to make and has a delicious tart and sweet combo of flavors.

  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  •  5 tablespoons clover honey
  •  1 tablespoon cilantro, coarsely chopped
  •  2-1/2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  •  2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  •  1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, finely grated
  •  1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  •  salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

This Superfood Salad is a great side dish or main salad meal

What are Superfoods

Superfoods are certain foods that offer superior nutritional benefits to other foods because they are rich sources of important vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, like dark leafy greens, berries, garlic, ginger and turmeric.

Here are the 11 most nutrient-dense foods on the planet.

Dark leafy greens. Dark leafy greens (kale, Swiss chard and spinach), are a rich source of vitamin C, folate, zinc, iron, calcium, magnesium and fiber. Kale is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin A and vitamin K1. , vitamin B6, potassium, calcium and magnesium. Just 1 cup of kale is a mere 9 calories.

Berries. Berries (blueberries, cranberries, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries) are rich with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties helping to reduce risk of heart disease and other inflammatory health related issues.

Garlic.

 

Ginger

 

Turmeric

 

Green Tea

 

Beets

 

 

 

 

This Superfood Salad is a great side dish or main salad meal

You can also serve this amazing superfood salad with salmon for added protein and healthy omegas.  However, this salad is delicious without any meat added at all.  It’s crunchy and chewy and has a deliciously healthy combo of ingredients.  But if you want something a little more substantial for dinner, then a piece of grilled salmon or chicken makes a nice add here.

This Superfood Salad is a great side dish or main salad meal

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This Superfood Salad is a great side dish or main salad meal
Yield: 4-6 servings

Superfood Salad

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

This Superfood Salad has a concentrated dose of nutrients and a delicious blend of flavor and texture. Superfoods get their reputation for being rich with nutrients such as antioxidants, fiber, heart-healthy fats and/or phytonutrients, such as the case with the ingredients in this salad.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup curly kale, stems removed and finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup broccoli slaw (I used the organic Trader Joe's broccoli slaw)
  • 3/4 cup purple cabbage, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup beets, peeled, lightly steamed and cut into small cubes
  • 3/4 cup cooked red quinoa
  • 3/4 cup apple, cut into small chunks (I used Honeycrisp)
  • 3/4 cup brussel sprouts, finely sliced
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 5 tablespoons clover honey
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, coarsely chopped
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, finely grated
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

For the Salad
  1. Combine the salad ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Toss to combine.
  3. Drizzle the vinaigrette along the edge of the salad and fold into the ingredients to lightly coat.
Honey Lime Vinaigrette
  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a mason jar and give it a good shake, or add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Store in the refrigerator.