For the salad:
Handful kale - finely chopped (stalks removed)
Handful spinach - finely chopped
Handful lettuce - chopped
2 spring onion
3 florets broccoli
Handful broad beans (if in season)
Handful raw almonds
Handful assorted seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, sesame)
Raw Health Flax and Herb Crackers
For the dressing:
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 tablespoons tamari (gluten, yeast and dairy free soy sauce)
Juice of 1 lemon
If you would like to add more carbohydrate to this salad, wild rice is an excellent addition and compliments the dressing beautifully. Wild rice, remarkably, is actually a completely different species to the ordinary rice that we are used to. It is actually the seed of an aquatic grass, found primarily in North America. It is bursting with protein, the amino acid lysine and fibre, which makes it a gut healing food in our world.
For a sprinkle of colour and little bursts of sweetness, why not try adding pomegranate seeds which are full of antioxidants, rich in vitamin C and fibre, aiding smooth digestion.
The kale and spinach in this salad are rich in vitamins B6 and B12 and folate which are thought to lower homocysteine levels - having high homocysteine levels are a contributor to coronary heart disease so for healthy hearts munch on this salad at least once a week.
Here at Bee Free, of all the recipes, this is secretly our favourite. There is something magical about when the dressing meets all the delicious raw, nutritious veg, and we have this at least twice weekly!
If you are looking for a good meal after a hard work out at the gym, adding wild rice along with the almonds to this super salad make for a vegan protein-filled delight.