This week's Meatfree Monday recipe comes to us courtesy of Sakara Life's 10 Day Reset program!
I recommend to all my clients to eat 7-9 servings of low GI fruits and veggies a day, and one way to make this more enjoyable is to whip up some delicious salad dressings that make eating veggies feel like a treat rather than a chore!
By eating fat with our green leafies we ensure the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K are bioavailable to the body, using citrus or an acid breaks down the fibres in the green making them easier to digest, and the addition of herbs aids detoxification and boosts nutrient density
Classic Kale Salad with Green Goddess Dressing
For the salad
4 cups kale leaves, de-stemmed and roughly chopped
1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
1/2 cup radish, thinly sliced
For the dressing
1/2 shallot, diced
1 clove garlic, mined
2 teaspoons rice vinegar
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons lime juice
6 basil leaves
6 mint leaves
8 sprigs cilantro
Place the kale leaves in a large bowl and set to one side.
Make the dressing by placing all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor and blending until smooth (note – this dressing is so good that I usually make twice as much and use for topping everything, or eating straight from the jar with a spoon).
Dress the kale leaves (I like to do this at least 30 minutes before serving to let the acid and fat soften the kale, making it easier to digest and the nutrients more bio available), then top with the avocado, beans, radish and sunflower seed.
If you like this recipe you’ll love my Roasted Acorn Squash with Mediterranean Quinoa!