Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Loaded "Green Power" dinner salad with lemon vinaigrette

Eating a salad for a meal can sound boring. But this salad I make with the recipe below is full of creative ingredients that make the salad filling and tasty.

Ingredients: serves 4
(for salad)
1 bunch red Kale
1 cup Brussel Sprouts
10 florets broccoli- about 1 and 1/2 cup
2 cups spring mix
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup pecans
1/4 cup bean sprouts
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes

(for dressing)
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons white vinegar
1 lemon
1/8th teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon crushed black pepper

Directions: for salad
Slice the kale, brussel sprouts, broccoli and spring mix very fine. Make the almost diced as if you had put them in a food processor, but a little bit longer than a machine might do.

Toss all of these sliced greens together in a large serving bowl so that you have made a big homogenous mix of the greens.

Mix in the sliced almonds, pecans and tomatoes and toss them so that they too are evenly dispersed. Garnish the top with bean sprouts.

Directions: for dressing
Squeeze all the juice out of the lemon into a small bowl. Mix in the oil and vinegar. Salt and pepper to your liking.

Feel free to add more nuts to your liking. When we are eating a ketogenic diet where fat is the main source of power, don't be scared to get the calories you need from fatty foods as opposed to carbs!

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