Healthy Super Food Salad

I have recently been researching the so-called “super foods” for some of my kids’ culinary classes.  You know… those foods that pack a big nutritional punch, keep you healthy, fight disease and basically make you feel like a super hero.  (Or at least that’s how I pitch it to the kids.)  I created a salad and a dressing that uses a whole bunch of these super foods.  And it turned out pretty super delicious.  You can increase the proportions of those ingredients that you particularly like.  Have a SUPER time with this one.

“Super Food” Salad

From: Renea Myers

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup chopped fresh kale
  • 3 cups chopped fresh spinach leaves
  • 3 cups chopped Romaine lettuce
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • 1 cup finely diced Gala or Pink Lady apples
  • 3/4 – 1 cup grated sweet potatoes (raw, peeled)
  • ½ cup chopped dried cranberries
  • ¾ cup blueberries
  • Crumbled goat cheese or feta (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. minced shallot
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Combine dressing ingredients using a blender.
  2. Combine all salad ingredients and toss with desired amount of Honey Mustard Vinaigrette. Season with salt and pepper. 

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