Super Raw Power Salad

The name pretty much says it all.

Super Raw Power Salad
Courtesy of EA Stewart, RD @ The Spicy RD

This salad is basically a who’s-who of nutritional powerhouses: kale, cabbage, sunflower seeds, cherries, and more. Plus, this recipe makes enough for multiple lunches throughout the week.

Key fat-burning ingredient:

Kale: Loaded with 10 grams of fiber per serving, this uber-hip leafy green will keep you feeling full longer. Plus, it’s high in vitamin K, which helps regulate blood sugar levels.

Recipe and photo courtesy of E.A. Stewart, RD @ The Spicy RD 

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Prep time

10 min.

Cook time

5 min.

  • For the Dressing:
  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup white balsamic vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • ⅛ tsp garlic powder
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • For the Salad:
  • 4 cups finely chopped kale (~1 bunch)
  • 1½ cups finely chopped purple cabbage
  • ¾ cup dried berries and/or tart cherries
  • ½ cup shelled frozen edamame, thawed
  • ½ cup shelled raw sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup mung bean or other sprouts
  • 2 finely chopped Granny Smith apples
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

Make the dressing by combining oil, vinegar, garlic power, and salt in a lidded jar, and shake well to combine. Set aside until ready to use.

To make the salad, combine all the remaining ingredients, and pour ½ cup dressing (you may add more or less to suit your taste) over ingredients. Toss well, then season with salt and pepper, and serve.