Klunker's powerhouse salad with creamy sweet lemon dressing
What do you do with all those extra greens you purchased, thinking you would use them all up? Well, I don't know if you are like me, but many of them go to waste because I think big and never end up following through like I should.
Don't get me wrong, I do eat a lot of greens, but for some reason, I can never eat all that I get from the market, and without fail throw some away. Today I decided that I was not going to do that. I was going to use these greens and I was going to enjoy them dammit.
I came up with this salad and dressing as a way to use a lot of powerhouse greens. By powerhouse greens I mean, kale, brussel sprouts and broccoli. Adding other amazing flavors like carrots, bell peppers, sweetness from organic raisins and a dressing that really ties it all together, well, it is simply amazing.
For this recipe you will do much better if you have a Salad Shooter®, or a slicing blade on your food processor. This can all be done by hand, but if you can get your hands on one of those two items, it will help a lot.
For the salad
1 lb. fresh brussel sprouts, trimmed and sliced thin
1/2 lb. fresh broccoli, trimmed and sliced thin
1/4 lb. Tuscan kale (dinosaur kale), washed, massaged and sliced into thin strips
1 15oz. can of great northern beans, drained and rinsed
2 medium carrots, peeled and shredded
1/2c organic (if you can find) raisins
1 large red bell pepper, washed and sliced thin
Combine all of the above in a large bowl. Use your hands and really mix well. Cover and set in the fridge for a half hour to chill.
While it is chilling, lets make the dressing.
For the dressing
1/2c fresh lemon juice
zest of one lemon
1/2 block of firm silken tofu
1/2c maple syrup
2 tablespoons of white miso
Dash of salt and pepper
Combine all the dressing ingredients into a blender and blend until very smooth. You will not need a lot of dressing for the salad, so you can use on other salads or maybe even a baked potato. I let the dressing also chill for a bit, and then went to town and ate a lot of powerhouse salad. I hope you give it a try and enjoy it as much as I did.