Thursday, February 24, 2011

With Dr. Fuhrman, the Salad Really is the Main Course

Greens and Strawberry Salad with Cashew Currant Dressing

recipe adapted from a recipe courtesy of
Serves: 2-4

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1/4 cup raw cashews or 2 tablespoons raw cashew butter
1/3 cup unsweetened soy, hemp or almond milk
1 peeled apple, sliced
2 tablespoons dried currants or raisins


1 head (about 6 cups) romaine lettuce
5 ounces (about 5 cups) organic baby spinach
8 med-large strawberries, washed, destemmed and sliced 

To make dressing, blend cashews or cashew butter with soy milk and sliced apples in a high powered blender until smooth. Add the currants and blend well.

Place the lettuce, spinach and strawberries in a large salad bowl. Drizzle dressing over the greens and berries and toss to coat.

How often is salad the main course of your lunch or dinner?

Do you consciously try to eat salad with every meal? As the meal?

Has salad as the meal helped you to lose weight or maintain your weight? 


JL goes Vegan said...

Beautiful salad!

I'm eating more salad but not for weightloss. I'm eating higher raw for the benefit of more nutrients and the power of food enzymes. So I make big, nutrient dense salads for lunch and do try to have some type of raw veggie, often salad form, with part of a cooked meal.

Virtually Vegan Mama said...

we are so on the same wavelength! that's an awesme dressing. =)

Health Seeker's Kitchen said...

Absolutely gorgeous salad! I am definately going to try this recipe. Thank you:)

Donna said...

OK, I'm going to make the salad dressing for dinner!

Donna said...

Dressing was good! However, I was lazy and did not peel the apple.

Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner said...

Oh gosh, your dressing sounds SO good! I love how healthy it is! I need to get me some cashews!

I absolutely love salads, but I find them a little tedious to make. That's why I love already prepared salad bars! :D

keda said...

This was the first salad dressing I ever made.... Delicious. I replaced half of the cashews with navy beans and added a sprinkling of cinnamon. Yummy... Thank you!

Kristen said...

I made this tonight and it was delicious!! Love the dressing! I didn't even bother to peel the apple and just threw it all into my Vita-Mix. Worked great.

Dani- danielleislosingit said...

When I'm losing weight the salad is always the main course. When I'm not....the salad seems to slip away.

But be careful to use good dressings!

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