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Super Food Salad with Raspberry Vanilla Dressing

By Derek Mayes, The Grape & Olive

A super food salad is the perfect way to give your body a bit of a spring cleaning and is easy enough to prepare on the boat. Enjoy as a meal or as a side to your favourite lunch or dinner options.

Raspberry Vanilla Dressing

Ingredients

¼ cup olive oil

2 teaspoons Dijon or honey mustard

2 teaspoons raspberry-flavored vinegar or rice wine vinegar

1 cup fresh raspberry puree (frozen raspberries, vanilla, rice wine vinegar, pureed)

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1 teaspoon of chopped garlic

⅛ teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together olive oil, mustard, vinegar, garlic and salt until dressing is well combined and smooth.
  2. Finish by adding the raspberry puree.

Super Food Salad

Ingredients

1 head of kale, ripped into tiny pieces

2 large handfuls of baby arugula

6 pieces of shredded Brussels sprouts

2 pieces of shredded broccoli stems

½ bag of dried cranberries

1 tablespoon of roasted cashews

2 tablespoons of pumpkin seeds

Olive oil

Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper

Directions

  1. Place veggies in a zip lock bag and drizzle a small amount of olive oil over the mixture. Seal the bag and shake ingredients until veggies are fully coated. Put aside and let rest.
  2. Gather your ingredients in a large bowl and toss with fresh cracked pepperand a dash of the raspberry vanilla dressing.
  3. Distribute the super foods salad and garnish with cashews, pumpkin seeds and cranberries.

Note: You can add any extra ingredients to your salad that you desire. We added plums and apples for a sweet twist.

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