Looking to put a different spin on your salads to switch things up a bit?
Chopping your leafy greens and other veggies in a food processor can give you that salad change you might be seeking. That’s what I do when I want to enjoy salad in a different, tiny-salad-leaves type of way.
The process is fast and simple, and the end result tastes so good.
Recently, when wanting something to chew after having a fresh juice, I had a “chopped salad” light-bulb moment once I remembered I had baby kale in the fridge and half of an avocado left.
Ingredients & Preparation
In my food processor, I put the following ingredients and mixed them all up:
- Several handfuls of Baby Kale Leaves (you could use other greens if you like.)
- 1/2 Avocado
- Juice of 1/2 Lemon
- Harissa Seasoning
- A pinch more Sea Salt
- Crushed Rosemary
- Approx. 1 teaspoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Sweetener (see below)
Dr. Oz suggests using Harissa Seasoning as a good fat burner, as it includes: organic paprika, organic caraway, organic crushed red chili pepper, organic cayenne, organic coriander, organic cumin, organic garlic, organic peppermint and sea salt.
When I initially tasted the salad, while the texture was great it was a bit lemony!
The two Medjool dates that I usually add to my chopped salads as the “sweet” to the “sour” would have brought the balance to this dish, but I didn’t have any available. So, I added a teaspoon of dehydrated organic cane juice, and that completely softened the strong lemon taste.
I also added more kale and then chopped the mixture some more.
Once I put a serving on my plate, I probably said, “Mmm, this is so good” with every bite. Before long, I had gone back for seconds and polished off the whole salad.
This chopped salad completely took care of my craving in a healthy, tasty, satisfying way, so remember that a chopped kale salad can certainly make an ideal snack!
By the way, kale is loaded with benefits:
- Diet and Digestion
- Cardiovascular Support
- Vitamin K
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
For more information regarding these health benefits kindly click the link.
Happy chopped-salad snacking!