This is a very clean, nutrient dense, and budget-friendly salad recipe to make. Doesn’t it look beautiful!?!? I am in the process of eliminating added salt and overt fats from my diet. I follow Dr. Fuhrman’s style of eating. See THIS POST for more details about this way of eating. He calls it the nutritarian eating style because the foods that are consumed are nutrient dense.
I have followed his way of eating since 2008 for the most part with the exception of added salt and overt fats like oils. I am on a mission once and for all to eliminate these 2 villains from my diet because they cause me to fall often and not reach the health goals that I have set for myself.
The vegetables I chose for this salad recipe are familiar and they keep in the refrigerator longer than most veggies with the exception of the tomatoes and for some people the cucumbers (as they keep best on the counter or in the kitchen window).
Below you will find the recipe. Here is a book recommendation if you are interested in learning more about this lifestyle. End of Dieting. I will be talking more about the nutritarian lifestyle in posts to come and I will be sure to share my progress.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post.
- 1 romaine heart head chopped
- 2 packed cups baby mixed greens
- ½ cup chopped cucumber
- ½ cup shredded or chopped carrots
- 1 medium tomato chopped
- ½ cup chopped or sliced red onion
- ⅛ teaspoon dried basil
- ⅛ teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ tablespoon table tasty or ¼ tablespoon nutritional yeast and ¼ tablespoon of no salt seasoning of your choice such as Mrs. Dash
- 1 tablespoon almond butter or ¼ cup almonds
- 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
- 3 tablespoons water
- For salad: layer vegetables in a large bowl starting with the lettuce
- For Dressing: add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.