You guys love my salads, and this one just does not disappoint!! Grab all your favorite greens, because this salad is loaded with all sorts of them! I used a delicious combination of crunchy goods for the base: green cabbage, romaine lettuce, Persian cucumbers, fresh dill, scallions, and some roasted salted pumpkin seeds.
1.First, lets work on that base. I used half a head of a green cabbage, a handful of dark romaine lettuce, 4 Persian cucumbers, a handful of fresh dill, 3 green scallion, and about 1/3 cup of roasted salted pumpkin seeds. As with any of my other salads, feel free to substitute out anything you dont like – you do you.
2.For the dressing, grab a small food processor or blender, then add 1 small avocado pitted, 2-4 cloves garlic, juice from 2-3 limes (start with 2, then add more if you’d like it more liquidy/more citrusy later), 1/8 cup cashew (optional), handful of cilantro, a few fresh chives, sea salt, 2-3 tablespoons of a high quality olive oil (I used @wearebrightland – i recently got hooked on their olive oil), then add sea salt, fresh ground pepper, blend. Give it a taste, then add more of what you like. You can always add more lime juice to lighten it up. Almost always, you’ll want to add a bit more salt and lime juice, but again, go light then you can add more to taste.
3.Pour the dressing over the salad, toss it like a champ, then serve this up … with salads like this, I love them so much I just end up eating them as a whole meal. Feel free to add chicken/shrimp for protein and this will be bliss.
If you have tried any of my previous salads, let me know your favorite in the comments below, and as always, let me know if you make it!!