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Northwest Salad

The nutritional value of this salad is outstanding! Want to know the secret that transforms an average salad into an extraordinary salad…. it’s the ingredients! Check out this video to learn how fresh, organic vegetables come together to make a crisp, savory salad that you will simply love! (you can find the recipe below the video)

 

 

Northwest Salad (apple, beet, & kale with toasted hazelnuts)

Preparation time: 10 minutes | Yields: 4-6 servings

This salad just looks like the northwest! It has beautiful greens, orange, and reds accompanied by roasted nuts.  You’ll experience an explosion of flavor in your mouth! All of these ingredients are filled with vitality, and that is what you’ll feel as you eat it!

• 4 cups, packed kale and chard, washed and de-stemmed

• 2 cups grated raw carrot or beet (washed well, with skin on), 1 cup of each is nice

• 1 large washed apple grated (about 1 1/2 cups)

• 2-3 tablespoons unrefined olive or sesame oil

• 2-3 tablespoons fresh citrus juice (I like lime)

• 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

• 1/2 cup hazelnut pieces

If you have a food processor, pulse the kale and chard until it is well chopped, but not mush.  If you don’t have a food processor, use a knife to finely chop. Place greens in a medium/large mixing bowl. Use the food processor or a hand grater to grate the carrots and/or beets.  Add the carrots and/or beets to the greens.  Next grate the apple with the skin on and add it to the mixing bowl.  Also, add any juice that came from the apple.  Add the oil, citrus juice, and the apple cider vinegar to the bowl and mix well.  Toast the hazelnut pieces in a skillet over medium heat for 5-6 minutes or until they become fragrant and begin to brown.  Pour the nuts into the salad, toss, and serve.  Apple slices make a nice garnish.  The salad will keep nicely in an airtight container, in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.