This power salad is loaded with nourishing superfoods like crunchy kale, crisp apples, purple cabbage, edamame, & sunflower seeds. Your body will thank you every time you eat it!

Super Raw Power Salad // The Spicy RD

How 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 duper 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!

Super Duper Raw Power Salad

This power salad is loaded with nourishing superfoods like crunchy kale, crisp apples, purple cabbage, edamame, & sunflower seeds. Your body will thank you every time you eat it!
4.45 from 9 votes
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Prep Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients

Dressing

  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Salad

  • 4 cups finely chopped kale, ~1 bunch
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped purple cabbage
  • 3/4 cup dried berries and/or tart cherries
  • 1/2 cup shelled frozen edamame, thawed
  • 1/2 cup shelled raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup mung bean or other sprouts
  • 2 finely chopped Granny Smith apples
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • 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.
  • To make the salad, combine all the remaining ingredients, and pour 1/2 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.
  • This salad will keep well for a day or two, especially if you add the dressing right before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 2cups | Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 17g | Sodium: 713mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 19g
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Diet Gluten Free, Grain Free, MIND Diet, Vegan
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38 Comments

  1. Looks delicious! The dressing sounds fabulous too!

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Thanks so much!

  2. Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes says:

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

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Thanks so much Katie! Urban Plates has an amazing Ahi Nicoise Salad that I’ve love to recreate one day too πŸ™‚ Have a delicious week!!

  3. Sarah | Well and Full says:

    Yum!! This salad looks fantastic! πŸ˜€

  4. Kristi Rimkus says:

    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!

    1. The Spicy RD says:

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

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

  6. Mary @ Fit and Fed says:

    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.

  7. The Spicy RD says:

    Thank you Terra!!! Can’t wait to see a recreation of your restaurant recipe πŸ™‚ xoxo

  8. Katrin - therawfoodsisters.com says:

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

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      So glad you stopped by Katrin, and thanks so much for the sweet comment! πŸ™‚

  9. 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!

  10. Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma) says:

    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! πŸ™‚

    Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Aww…thanks so much Cindy!!!

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

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Thanks so much for letting me know how much you enjoyed the salad Beth, and so glad you stopped by!!

  12. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen says:

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

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Thanks Sylvie!!!

  13. Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies says:

    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!

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Oh, yes, “doable” is very important to me too πŸ™‚ Hope you like it Kiersten!

      1. Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies says:

        I am eating this for lunch right now. Yum yum yum! πŸ˜€

  14. Heather @Gluten-Free Cat says:

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

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      So glad you enjoyed the salad Heather and thanks for letting me know!

      1. Heather @Gluten-Free Cat says:

        Just wanted to let you know that I’m featuring your salad at Raw Foods Thursdays tomorrow! Thanks again for a wonderful recipe! I seriously think this is going in my weekly rotation.

        1. The Spicy RD says:

          Fabulous!! Thanks so much for including my salad in Raw Foods Thursdays, and so glad you’re loving it as much as me πŸ™‚

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

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      LOL! Not sure how much he appreciates my sacrifices, but he sure did love the salad πŸ™‚

  16. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl says:

    Loving everything about this!!!

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Awww…..thanks so much Liz πŸ™‚

  17. The Candid RD says:

    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!!!

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Yes, basil! I love it too πŸ™‚ Thanks Gina!

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Thank you so much Heather, and thanks for letting me know about Raw Foods Thursays! Just linked up now πŸ™‚

  18. Shannon | JustAsDelish says:

    Looks so good! definitely Super Power Salad

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Thanks so much Shannon!

  19. Regan @ The Professional Palate says:

    Looks so yum!

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Thank you Reagan!!!