Holiday Salad

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Holiday dishes don’t need to be heavy or overly salty or sugary to still be a treat. This vegan salad is an excellent (and easy to throw together) side dish for a larger meal or a stand-alone salad.
Ingredients:

  • Kale

  • Mandarin oranges

  • Pomegranate seeds

  • Hemp seeds

  • Walnuts

  • Olive oil

  • Lemon juice

  • Mustard

For the dressing: Whisk together fresh lemon juice, mustard, and olive oil.

For the salad: Roughly chop kale, add pomegranate seeds, mandarin slices, hemp seeds, and crushed walnuts. Top with salad dressing and add black pepper to taste.

Messy messy messy … but worth it !

Messy messy messy … but worth it !

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Smoked Salmon Salad

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Salad includes: romaine lettuce, Tuscan kale, tomatoes, wild caught smoked salmon, olive oil, sea salt, pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, lemon juice.

Start by tenderizing the kale - cut into bite-sized pieces and drizzle with olive oil + lemon juice. Using your hands, massage the oil/lemon into the kale until it starts to wilt.

[If you can’t get behind the idea of “massaging kale”, you can drizzle with oil/lemon and let it sit overnight]

Add freshly washed romaine lettuce to the bowl + tomatoes + pumpkin seeds + hemp seeds. Drizzle with additional oil, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt to taste.

Hemp seeds are an excellent addition to meals bringing protein, plant-based fat, iron, thiamin, zinc, phosphorous, etc. To incorporate more hemp seeds into your diet, consider using as a topping for yogurt, oatmeal, pasta dishes, and blending into smoothies …