I threw together the best salad tonight with just what I had around and yum - filling and sensorially satisfying on so many levels. Red cabbage is a forgotten vegetable and it’s mix with the crunch of the seeds and the cream of the avocado is perfect. Not only that, in the process I do believe the simple dressing cracks New Leaf’s famous Kale Salad dressing that I have been pondering for years. Shhh - don't tell them I figured it out.
One taste trick is be sure to toast your own seeds in small batches – put a few in a dry skillet and toast for a minute or so till lightly browned. It’s fast and fun and the taste contributes such a depth of flavor to any dish. Eat some tonight and save some in an airtight jar for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Greens, Red Cabbage, Five Seed, Avocado Salad with Lemon Flax Dressing
Greens of choice (I used mesclun but anything seasonal works)
½ cup chopped red cabbage
1- 2 tablespoons toasted combo of sun seeds, pepitas (pumpkin seeds), and sesame seeds
1 tablespoon flax and hemp seeds combined
½ an avocado
Lemon Flax Dressing
¼ cup each fresh lemon juice, Braggs Liquid Aminos and flax oil
Assemble salad. Whisk dressing, drizzle on what you want, save the rest for later.
Darn - I ate it so fast, I forgot to take a picture.