Vegan Spinach Salad With Orange Sesame Dressing Recipe

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 bunch fresh spinach (about 6 cups of leaves)
  • 1 red or yellow bell pepper chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup red onion chopped into small pieces
  • 1 orange peeled and sliced into bite-size pieces
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice concentrate
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Optional seasoning: ground black pepper, salt, dash Tamari
INSTRUCTIONS
  • Trim spinach stems. Wash and dry leaves.
  • Cut leaves into bite-size strips.
  • Place leaves in a salad bowl. Add pepper, onion and orange slices. Set aside.
  • Place sesame seeds in a blender. Grind into a powder.
  • Add vinegar, orange juice concentrate, and water. Blend mixture.
  • Pour dressing over salad, and toss. Serve.
  • Recipe makes 4 to 6 servings.

Vegan Spinach Salad With Orange Sesame Dressing Recipe

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 bunch fresh spinach (about 6 cups of leaves)
  • 1 red or yellow bell pepper chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup red onion chopped into small pieces
  • 1 orange peeled and sliced into bite-size pieces
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice concentrate
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Optional seasoning: ground black pepper, salt, dash Tamari
INSTRUCTIONS
  • Trim spinach stems. Wash and dry leaves.
  • Cut leaves into bite-size strips.
  • Place leaves in a salad bowl. Add pepper, onion and orange slices. Set aside.
  • Place sesame seeds in a blender. Grind into a powder.
  • Add vinegar, orange juice concentrate, and water. Blend mixture.
  • Pour dressing over salad, and toss. Serve.
  • Recipe makes 4 to 6 servings.

Quick and Easy Green Salad Recipe

Heathy Meals Don’t Have To Be Time-Consuming

This recipe is based on preference, and ingredients you have on hand that don’t require cooking. Vegetables such as carrots and beets require more prep time, since you’ll have to either grate or slice them into bite size pieces. The point is to save time without sacrificing nutrition. Choose veggies that are quicker to prepare from the suggested list of ingredients.

SUGGESTED LIST OF INGREDIENTS
  • Beans and Lentils (any type)
  • Salad Greens (any type)
  • Artichoke Hearts (plain, or marinated)
  • Grated Parmesan or Pecorino Romano Cheese
  • Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar, Apple Cider Vinegar or any favorite dressing
  • Walnuts, Sliced Almonds, Sesame Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Cashews
  • Tomato, Cucumber, Sprouts, Avocado, Bell Pepper, Olives, Onions, Scallions, Radishes
  • Romaine Lettuce, Iceberg Lettuce, Butter Lettuce, Baby Spinach, Salad Mix
  • Canned Tuna or Salmon, Cooked Chicken, Firm Tofu, Feta Cheese
  • Oregano, Basil, Salt, Black Pepper, or any favorite seasoning

PREPARATION
  • No precooking. Just combine ingredients together and add dressing.
  • How much of each ingredient you use depends on your preference.
  • The more produce and beans, the higher the fiber content.
  • Serve with hearty artisan bread.

Lentil-Quinoa Vegan Salad Recipe

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 Cups Cooked Green or Red Lentils
  • 2 Cups Cooked Quinoa
  • Raw Grated Carrots
  • Steamed Broccoli Flowers
  • 1/4 Cup Raw Shallots finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Dijon Mustard
  • Lemon Juice: 1/2 squeezed
  • 1/3 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Raw Chopped Italian Parsley
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
INSTRUCTIONS
  • Whisk together shallots, mustard, and lemon juice. Add the olive oil slowly, whisking until well-blended. Season with the salt and pepper. ┬áSet dressing aside.
  • Mix the cooked quinoa and lentils with chopped parsley in a large bowl.
  • Top salad with raw grated carrots, and steamed broccoli flowers.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad, and mix well.
  • Serve warm or cold.