Green Salads

For me green salads are the foundation of the raw food diet and should be eaten in copious amounts. Sometimes people new to the raw diet say they can’t eat salads all the time and I understand that, but there are many ways to dress up a simple salad. Most people grew up eating a green salad that consisted of iceberg lettuce, with a little cucumber and tomato, so it’s no wonder people think salads can be boring after awhile. But we’ll put an end to that line of thought right here and now.

The base for your salad can be any type of lettuce, spinach, bok choy, collards, kale, spring mix or any other greens or combination of greens you enjoy. The recipes below show a wide variety of tasty salads with deviations from the norm to give you ideas to experiment with in your own kitchen.

The accompanying vegetables or fruits and dressings that go into your green salad can transform your salad into whatever you would like. Foods like sun dried tomatoes, fermented veggies, and raw olives can add enormous flavor and diversity to a simple green salad. Adding walnuts, sprouts, soaked raisins and sea vegetables will also really liven up a salad. You can gear your salad to replicate flavors from your childhood or from around the world, it’s up to you.

The longer you follow a raw food diet the more your taste buds will come alive and you will come to appreciate the beautiful taste of simple greens before you even add anything to them. You will begin to be able to discern the taste difference in the romaine you had from this farmer last week, and the one from another farmer today. This for me is one of the unsung amazing benefits of the raw diet. That produce is pleasant to the taste in its natural state and really need nothing to make them more edible. I sometimes eat romaine, spinach, or spring mix out of hand and people are amazed that I would do that, yet animals in the wild do it every day. You may begin to enjoy some meals out of hand, and may also enjoy some tasty raw salad dressings to compliment your fresh greens.

I think you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to formulate your own truly healthy salad dressings. Basically a salad dressing is made up of an acid, like orange juice, tomato or even mango, and a fat, like avocado or tahini. Since salad dressings are so important and can mean the difference between a healthy salad and a health taking salad I have dedicated a separate page to them. Go here to look at raw salad dressings.

Check out all the recipes below and try the ones that appeal to you. And please come back to check out new recipes as they’re added and to post your own favorite recipes for salads so everyone can enjoy them.

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Green Salad Recipes

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Super Summer Salad 
This is great salad to bring to a picnic or potluck. It contains many of the flavors of summer and is incredibly satisfying. Put the romaine lettuce in …

Corn & Cilantro w/ Greens 
This is another simple salad with loads of flavor. It's quick to prepare and the clean-up is easy. 1 head of romaine or other greens 2 carrots grated …

Kale and Fava Bean Salad 
Kale (1 bunch) fennel (1 bulb) fava beans (up to 1 pound) lemon (1-2) avocado (1 medium) Tear or chop the kale into bite size pieces, …

Mango Salad 
Romaine lettuce (1 large head) Ataulfo mangoes (4-6) Arugula (2 large handfuls) Tear the romaine leaves into bite size pieces. I usually rinse them …

Lettuce and Persimmon Salad with Walnut Butter Dressing 
I have been enjoying this salad daily as of late; it is just so yummy and satisfying. If you have access to persimmons you have to give this a try, I …

Super Salad Not rated yet
You can see by the list of ingredients why I call this the Super Salad. It’s loaded with great nutrition and is very tasty. Mix all ingredients in a large …

Spring Salad with Mango Not rated yet
This salad is so yummy and juicy…and bursting with flavor. If you make this once it will become one of your top favorites I’m sure. It’s easy to make …

Wild Greens Salad Not rated yet
Now this is a healthy salad, loaded with nutrition and because it is fresh from the back yard it contains enzymes and bio-photons. Wild greens contain …

“Living” Spinach Salad Not rated yet
1½ pounds baby spinach 2 tablespoons of finely diced or grated fresh ginger root a few dollops of Natural Zing cultured vegetables Top with “Living” …

Spring Green Mix with Nori and Ginger Not rated yet
This salad is about as easy as it gets. I buy my spring mix by the box to get a substantial discount from my grocer. The mix is pre washed so I just throw …

Spring Kale Salad Not rated yet
Tear or chop the kale into bite size pieces, discarding stems. Add a spoonful of sea salt and massage into the leaves for about 5 minutes. The kale will …

Quick and Easy Salad Not rated yet
½ pound spring mix ½ pound baby spinach 3 large heirloom tomatoes 1 avocado 2 small cukes 1 orange I purchase the salad mix and baby …

Quick and Simple Meal Not rated yet
It doesn't get much easier than this one. Quick to prepare, easy on the digestive system, and virtually no clean up! The true flavors of each component …

Spinach Salad with Tomato Mango Dressing Not rated yet
This salad is an absolute dream, it’s simple to make with easy cleanup, and the flavors just burst in your mouth. Yummy! 1 pound of fresh spinach …

Winter Salad Not rated yet
Winter salad for one: Romaine (2 large hearts or 1 small head) Red papaya (half medium) Avocado (1 medium) Fennel bulb (1 small or half large) …

Kale Salad Not rated yet
I adopted this recipe from Gabriel Cousens' book, Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine, which is full of many awesome recipes! Dino kale (1 bunch) Celery …

Salad Supreme Not rated yet
Salad Supreme is a hearty dinner salad that will satisfy the appetite of any and all. The variety of fruits, greens, veggies and fats in this salad provide …

Asian Salad Not rated yet
My Asian Salad has always been a hit at potlucks raw and cooked food alike. The textures and flavors come together so nicely that people are always coming …

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