Raw Salad Recipes

Bird’s Nest Salad with Citrus Dressing

Celebrate Easter and welcome spring with this not-your-ordinary salad. Children will be delighted to help you with the nest-building business!

Jicama Salad With Citrus Dill Dressing

A feast for the eyes as well as the palate, this hearty salad offers a splash of colors arranged in circles, and features juicy jicama in the company of dark leafy greens, peppers and a tangy dressing.

Fermented Beets and Carrots

Fermented veggies promote good digestion and healthy gut flora, and even make some nutrients more bioavailable. Your colon, heart, liver and skin will love the beets and carrots whose texture and edibility has been boosted by the fermentation process, with the taste transformed from sweet to savory.

Brussels Sprouts Christmas Tree

This Christmas tree makes a stunning holiday centerpiece for any arrangement of veggies or fruits. For more ideas from Natalya check out this link.

Festive Waldorf Salad

Since the late 1800s, when this salad was first made at the Waldorf Hotel in New York City, it has gone through many transformations. The core ingredients, however, did manage to survive over the years. This hearty salad is easily adaptable for those living on raw foods by replacing the traditional mayonnaise-based dressing with some version of a raw nut-based mayo.

Creamy and Crunchy Sunchoke Salad

This crunchy salad tastes surprisingly similar to egg and potato salad, but it doesn’t contain either. Sunchokes, which are widely available in the fall and early winter, are a good raw substitute for potatoes, while cashews and turmeric bring the color and texture of eggs to this dish.

Sweet and Sour Kale Salad

Kale never goes out of fashion: it is your “dark leafy green health insurance” in a bunch. This nutritional powerhouse is available at the stores year-round, and is a rich source of Vitamins A and C, calcium, manganese, lutein and iron.

Spicy and Sweet Cabbage Salad

Spicy citrus dressing combined with summer vegetables makes it more than just a salad: it makes it an experience.  Light and refreshing, it’s also quick to make, especially if you can delegate the chore of chopping to your food processor.

Radish Greens Salad

Radish greens are super high in Vitamin C, calcium and phosphorus and happen to be my favorite greens!

Russian-Style Layered Mushroom Salad

Tired of traditional salads? This recipe puts a whole new spin on the salad theme. The idea for this festive layered salad comes from Russian cuisine.

Traditional Russian salad recipes often include herring, boiled potatoes and mayonnaise. But this healthy variation is chock full of raw goodness. Instead of cooking vegetables, use them in their raw state. Let mushrooms be the substitute for herring and have the avocados stand in for potatoes—more tastily, too! No mayo, either—instead, a nut-based dressing.

A decided improvement in taste and nutrition. A real novelty, too. Your party guests will never have seen or tasted this one! Guaranteed to impress.

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