Raw Superfood Salad With Pineapple, Almonds + Turmeric Dressing
What's great about it
This salad has been my lunch for the last couple of days and it's delicious, simple to make and keeps really well for a few days in the fridge. I can feel my body soaking up the goodness and you will too. This is because green superfoods such as kale and spinach help to increase alkalinity and detoxification in your body and promote healing. They are also rich in vitamins A, C and K and folic acid, as well as calcium, potassium, copper and iron.
250 g kale (choose from curly kale or Tuscan flat leaf cavolo nero)
1 bunch parsley, chopped
1 bunch mint, chopped
2 handfuls baby spinach leaves
Juice from 1 lemon
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
Pinch sea salt
2 tablespoons cold pressed olive oil
125 g fresh blueberries
1/2 small ripe pineapple, peeled and chopped
2 handfuls almonds - your choice raw, roasted or activated. I love using tamari almonds that I've roughly chopped.
1 handful pumpkin seeds
- Wash kale and remove the tough inner stem.
- Shred the leaves and place into a large mixing bowl.
- Add a little salt, pepper and the juice of 1 lemon plus the olive oil.
- Massage the the leaves for 1 – 2 minutes or until the kale has slightly collapsed and softened.
- Add the spinach and fresh chopped parsley and mint.
- Add pineapple, blueberry, pumpkin seed and almonds then pour over a little turmeric dressing.
- Toss through gently until the aromatics are evenly distributed through the salad.
- Divide between serving bowls and enjoy.
Notes and Inspiration
4 tablespoons cold pressed olive oil
1 teaspoon fresh grated or ground turmeric
1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
Juice from 1/2 lemon
1 teaspoon raw honey
pinch sea salt and black pepper
1. Combine dressing ingredients into a small jar and mix well until combined.
2. Taste and adjust to your requirements.
3. Refrigerate until needed.
Boost protein and add your choice of chickpeas, seeds or poached organic chicken.
Add Almond Dukkah for an extra boost.
Add living raw sprouts such as alfalfa, broccoli or mung bean.
Add raw sauerkraut or kimchi for probiotic benefits.