It’s fresh salad season folks and I’m back with a well rounded nutrient dense, fiber and protein packed salad.Salads don’t have to be boring with just lettuce, veggies and dressing.Pro salad making tips:-start with a grain…farro, quinoa, millet, brown rice, whole grain or brown rice pasta-add a plant based protein….beans/legumes or tofu-add in your veggies (fruit too!). Whatever you like!-ALWAYS add a dark leafy green….kale, spinach, swiss chard, arugula-top with a salad dressing (look for dressings with NO SUGAR or make your own)-you can also top with chopped nuts or sprouts…I used broccoli sproutsThats it!
Farro/Wheat berriesI love and use Jovial Einkorn Wheat Berries
Large head of broccolichop up the stems too
1red bell pepperchopped
Kale2 cups chopped
1can cannelini beansdrained and rinsed
1/4cupextra virgin cold pressed olive oil
Juice of one lemon
1/4tspred pepper flakes
Water to thin to desired consistency
Pinchof black pepper
Chop all the veggies and put into a large salad bowl, toss. Put all dressing ingredients into a jar or bowl and shake/whisk until well combined. Pour over the salad and mix. Top with chopped nuts and/or sprouts.