Salads/ Vegetables

Green Salad (Cucumber, Zucchini, Avocado) with Plum Sweet & Spicy Dressing

The spring is finally here and I feel like eating more vegetables, fresh fruits and berries. I start mornings with a glass of freshly made juice and my lunch becomes lighter and healthier. I present this special salad which is good for any diet. It has few ingredients but many flavors. I use all organic vegetables and highly recommend the same in your cooking. The dressing is slightly sweet with a touch of cayenne pepper, but you may change your ingredients if you’d like. My husband had this salad with broiled salmon for dinner and he was very pleased. Enjoy these simple, but nutritious recipes.


Note: The salad and the plum dressing is Gluten-free, Dairy free, Vegetarian, Vegan, and good for Palio diet.

Serves: 2 ( you will have extra dressing, store it in refrigerator )

Ingredients:


For the salad:

  • 1 avocado, peeled and diced
  • 2 small green zucchini, cleaned and diced
  • 2 small cucumbers, cleaned and diced
  • fresh mint
  • 1 medium beet, peeled and shredded
  • squeeze of fresh lemon 

For the dressing:

  • 1/4 cup sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup virgin olive oil
  • 2 ripe plums, diced
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger root, grated 
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp pink Himalaya salt

Directions:

To make the salad:

In a medium bowl mix the avocado, zucchini, cucumbers and fresh mint. Add the limen juice and stir to mix well. 
Serve immediately on a plate and top with the shredded beets. Add the dressing to your taste.

To make the plum dressing: 

In a food processor, combine all ingredients. Puree until smooth and emulsified. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer the dressing to a small bowl, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

The recipe for the plum dressing is inspired by Passionately Raw.

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6 Comments

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    handmade by amalia
    April 15, 2015 at 3:55 am

    This is just the sort of recipe I like, definitely will give it a try.
    Amalia
    xo

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    Rosa's Yummy Yums
    April 15, 2015 at 6:44 am

    A fresh and delightful salad! That dressing is so original.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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    Medeja
    April 15, 2015 at 9:03 am

    Dressing sounds so interesting and delicious!

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    La Table De Nana
    April 15, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Gorgeous colors Yelena..and your hellebores are so beautiful!

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    Angie Schneider
    April 16, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Dressing makes the salad! This is so beautiful.

  • Reply
    Cathleen
    April 17, 2015 at 10:22 am

    This salad looks so uniquie! I love the colors

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