RECIPE: Seven Greens Salad

If you are looking for a nutritious green recipe for St. Patrick’s Day (or any day) look no further! Seven Greens Salad is a nutrient dense 100% plants salad that is delicious any day of the year. This salad celebrates one beautiful color – green – which is one of the most notoriously nutritious colors in the food rainbow.







While most of the produce at market doesn't come with nutrition facts labels, this package of chopped kale does revealing just a tiny portion of the over 100 nutrients found in this nutrient-dense plant food.

The Protective Power of Green Plants

Green foods are known to be some of the most nutrient dense foods known to Man. Green plants in general pack a whopping dose of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients – the special protective nutrients found only in whole plant foods. Greens are known to be particularly high in minerals like calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Eating green plants help the body protect cells from damage and fight off viruses and infections. Green plants also contain the phytonutrients lutein, which protects the health of our eyes, and isothiocyanates, which protect our DNA from damage and are known to help prevent and stop the progression of some cancers.






Kale is just one of the nutritious green plants that are part of Seven Greens Salad. My daughter Ayla munches a kale leaf she picked from the garden. 


Ingredients For 7 Greens Salad

  1. kale
  2. edamame beans
  3. avocado
  4. green onions
  5. broccoli 
  6. green peas
  7. avocado
  8. lime

Of course there are countless other green plant foods that would go excellent in this salad. Substitute any of the seven greens above with one from the list below. Of course you can always subtract or add to the number of greens in your bowl. Maybe you’ll create a Ten Greens Salad if you get really green-happy in the kitchen. Here’s some other nutritious and flavorful green foods you could try:

  • mustard greens
  • horseradish
  • arugula
  • Italian parsley
  • swiss chard
  • dino kale
  • red lettuce
  • cucumber
  • butter lettuce
  • green grapes
  • cilantro
  • fennel leaves
  • lima beans
  • snap peas
  • romaine lettuce
  • green cabbage
  • green bell pepper
  • kiwi
  • green olives
  • asparagus
  • fresh green beans




Substitute any of the ingredients in this salad with other green plants. Any type of green vegetable or fruit can add a new twist to the flavor combination found in this dish.

Instructions

This salad is super simple to make. Simply wash and prepare each of your green ingredients and combine in a large salad bowl. There are many different ways you could slice and dice the veggies in this salad, but how you do it is really up to your personal preference. You can get fancy with your presentation by separating the ingredients in the bowl and then mixing them together right before serving like I did in the feature photo of this article. Or just mix it all together and toss on a few pumpkin or sunflower seeds for an extra crunch and splash of color.

Reasons to Rave About This Recipe

Seven Greens Salad packs plenty to rave about. This recipe’s accolades include being:

  • ?% whole foods
  • ?% plants
  • ?% raw 
  • ?% vegan
  • ?% Dairy-free/lactose-free
  • ?% Gluten-free
  • Low-fat
  • Nutrient-dense
  • Kid-friendly food
  • Budget-friendly
  • An excellent part of a pure healing diet!

Find the printer-friendly version of the recipe below. Enjoy eating to your health and taking in the spectrum of green with this super salad!

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Seven Greens Salad
Seven Greens Salad is a vegan salad that features seven nutrient dense green plants.
Prep Time 15 minutes
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Prep Time 15 minutes
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  1. Wash all fresh fruits and veggies.
  2. Chop, slice, and dice your fresh veggies. Green onions work well in thin round slices. Kale should be chopped into small pieces.
  3. Combine ingredients into large salad bowl.
  4. Enjoy! Share with your loves ones or save the leftovers overnight in the fridge.
Recipe Notes

This recipe is:

  • Whole foods plant-based
  • Raw
  • Vegan
  • Dairy-free/lactose-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Low-fat
  • Nutrient-dense
  • Kid-friendly food
  • Budget-friendly
  • An excellent part of a pure healing diet!
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