Super Duper Raw Power Salad

Super Raw Power Salad // The Spicy RDHow many times have you gone to a restaurant, eaten something super duper delicious, and wanted to re-create that meal at home?? Like this Super Duper Raw Power Salad with apples, kale, cabbage, and more?!!

Me…um, about a zillion handful of times, but then my crazy busy life takes over, and my memory gets muddier and muddier, until I no longer remember what it was about that meal, that was so gosh darn delicious.

Not this time though.

A couple of weeks ago, Mr. Spicy treated me to lunch at one of my favorite local eateries, Urban Plates.

Usually I order the grilled wild ono nicoise salad, but this is a place where you stand in line to get your food, and the salad line is uber popular, which means you better not come in starving if you want a salad!

One look at Mr. Spicy told me this was not the time for line standing.  My man was hungry.  So, instead of waiting in line for the salad, I sacrificed myself {are you reading this honey???}, and opted for something from the much shorter “urban plates” line instead.

I chose grilled marinated wild ono {yep, I still got my omega-3’s!} with two sides~organic mashed potatoes and a super duper raw power salad that I have tried to re-create for you here today.

I’m sure I’m missing something from the original, but no matter, because this version is just as healthy and delicious as the original.

The key to building a super raw power salad, is to mix up a variety of textures {think crunchy cabbage, chewy berries, leafy kale} and flavors {savory edamame, sour apples, sweet maple syrup} to tantalize your taste buds.

Super Power Salad Ingredients // The Spicy RD Here’s my version, but feel free to experiment with your own veggies, fruit, nuts/seeds, and let me know how it turns out!

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Super Duper Raw Power Salad
 
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Everybody I've ever served this salad to, even my "non-kale eating" friends, has loved this delicious, nutrient packed salad!
Serves: 8 servings
Ingredients
  • Dressing
  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup white balsamic vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • Salad
  • 4 cups finely chopped kale (~1 bunch)
  • 1½ cups finely chopped purple cabbage
  • ¾ cup dried berries and/or tart cherries
  • ½ cup shelled frozen edamame, thawed
  • ½ cup shelled raw sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup mung bean or other sprouts
  • 2 finely chopped Granny Smith apples
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Make the dressing by combining oil, vinegar, garlic power, and salt in a lidded jar, and shake well to combine. Set aside until ready to use.
  2. To make the salad, combine all the remaining ingredients, and pour ½ cup dressing (you may add more or less to suit your taste) over ingredients. Toss well, then season with salt and pepper, and serve.
Notes
I used a combination of tart cherries, blueberries, and raspberries for my dried fruit.
You will have dressing left over. Refrigerate and use later as needed.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 cups

Nutrition Notes:

  • Naturally gluten-free and vegan.
  • Loaded with vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and fiber to energize you, fill you up, and keep you super healthy!

Super Power Salad // The Spicy RDThis recipe is also linked up at Gluten Free Fridays at Vegetarian Mama, and Raw Food Thursdays at Gluten-Free Cat.  Check them both out for more delicious recipes!

Have you experimented making you own Power Salad before?  Have you ever re-created a recipe you loved at a restaurant? What foods are you craving now that it’s spring???

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Comments

  1. Looks so yum!

  2. Looks so good! definitely Super Power Salad

  3. What a gorgeous salad! I’m heading to the kitchen NOW to pack this for my lunch today. Would you be interested in sharing it at Raw Foods Thursdays? The linky is open all week.

    http://www.glutenfreecat.com/2013/04/raw-foods-thursdays-41013/

    Heather

  4. This salad looks gorgeous!! Yes, I definitely start to crave fresh greens, and herbs as the weather gets warmer. Right now I’m into shrimp and dill….and colored quinoa. I’m also, as always, ready to start using more basil!!!

  5. Loving everything about this!!!

  6. Sounds like you had a fantastic lunch (hope your hubby appreciates your “sacrifice”). Love all the power ingredients in this salad – so clean!

  7. I made this yesterday without the edamame (non on hand) and it was delicious!! Thanks for a great lunch!

  8. I’m going to make this! I felt really great after eating raw for 3 days last week, but so many of the recipes are difficult to make without special equipment. This one is totally doable!

  9. A beautiful mix of colors and looks like a nice hearty meal!

  10. Seriously delicious! I’m eating it now with a side of fresh avocado. Thanks for the recipe!

  11. Wow, i think this is honestly the prettiest salad I have ever seen! I have all these ingredients in my house, I need to make this! YUM So very excited with all the entries this week! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂

    Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

  12. This is a power salad for sure, wow gorgeous!!! The colors, the flavors, everything sounds so perfect together:-) We have come home from eating out wanting to create a dish we just devoured at a restaurant;-) Your recipe sounds wonderful! Hugs, Terra

  13. Wow, awesome blog layout! How long have you
    been blogging for? you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your website is magnificent, let
    alone the content!

  14. What an amazing meal! Looks delicious and so happy I found your blog. Keep shining! Many hugs from the Raw Food Sisters in Amsterdam 🙂

  15. Looks beautiful and delicious! I like the purple and green combination of the red cabbage with the light green edamame. And the edamame is a great way to get good soy protein.

  16. This turned out great and my family loved it!
    Thanks!!!

  17. I can totally see this salad being a great way to get kids to eat kale. With lots of added sweet ingredients like the apple and dried fruit, I love the flavors!

    • Thanks Kristi! I wish I could tell you that my kids ate this, but, sadly, no 🙁 At least not yet 🙂 But all the adults I have served it to, even those who profess not to like too much “healthy stuff” have gobbled it down!

  18. Sounds great, would be good to make and take to work for lunch!

  19. Yum!! This salad looks fantastic! 😀

  20. I love the edamame in it. This looks delicious!

  21. This looks so amazing! I love getting inspired from restaurant meals. And that this is so healthy is such a boon!

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