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Everyday Salad with Alternate Endings

Salads. Is there anything you can’t do?

Why should you eat salads everyday?

  • This is your chance to get at least half of your vegetable quotient for the day.
  • You can mix up your bases so that they are never boring – organic mixed greens, romaine, arugula, spinach, red leaf lettuce, micro-greens, kale.
  • Prepare your raw veggies that make it easy to switch it around: grate carrots and beets, have extra spiral zucchini ore squash, chop up celery and cucumbers, think about all the vegetables you loved as a child – snap peas, green beans, radish. Explore not only the rainbow, but textures.
  • Roast extra vegetables for storing in the fridge for salads – roasted squash and sweet potato, cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower and broccoli, carrots. Throw them on.
  • Make a “salad” bar and even add anti-oxidant rich fruit like berries for a sweet and savoury combo.
  • Add cooked quinoa or brown rice to make it a bowl.
  • Add sliced chicken breast or salmon. 

Alternate Endings

Simple Dressing

Take one mason jar and place 1/2 cup good quality olive oil with 1/4 cup white wine, red wine, or tarragon vinegar. Add 2 heaping tbsp grainy mustard, 1 heaping tbsp maple syrup and 1/4 cup finely chopped tarragon (or basil). Add 1 tsp toasted sesame oil to switch it up. Shake mason jar).

ACV for ME

I love the bite and the healing properties of apple cider vinegar. Here’s my favourite dressing

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 2 tsp dijon
  • 1 tsp sesame oil (adds a nutty taste to the dressing)
  • 2 tbsp water

Whisk all the ingredients in a mason jar

Creamy Caesar

  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked for one hour
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp dijon
  • 1 tsp EACH garlic and onion powder
  • Sea salt and pepper

Soak the cashews, the place all the ingredients in a high speed blender. Whiz on High for one minute then store in a mason jar.


Prepare your salad ingredients and take 1-2 tbsp salad dressing per person.

Alternate Endings:

The Protein Power Salad: Take three cups salad and add 1/2 cup warm quinoa, a dollop of hummus and sprinkle with chopped almonds.

The Seedy Joint: Take 1/4 cup sunflower seeds, 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds and 2 tbsp hemp seeds. Toss with 2 tsp of maple syrup and 1/2 tsp chili powder. Gentle toast in a non-stick pan for 5 minutes, tossing frequently.

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