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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!

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!

Mood boosting foods : Kale power salad on a white plate

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!
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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 thoughts on “Super Duper Raw Power Salad”

  1. 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. Thanks Kristi! I wish I could tell you that my kids ate this, but, sadly, no ๐Ÿ™ At least not yet ๐Ÿ™‚ But all the adults I have served it to, even those who profess not to like too much “healthy stuff” have gobbled it down!

  2. 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!

  3. 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! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

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

  5. 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!!!

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