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Layered Summer Salad recipe


Dressing Ingredients

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 lemon (rind and juices)
  • ┬╝ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ┬╝ cup water
  • 1 crushed garlic clove
  • 1 Tbsp chives or green onion
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Salad Ingredients

  • 1 english cucumber (sliced into rounds by hand or ribbons with spiralizer)
  • 2 cups red cabbage sliced thinly
  • 1 red apple, diced (skin on)
  • 1 bunch seedless grapes, sliced in half
  • 2 kiwis peeled and sliced
  • 1 14 oz can white kidney beans or chickpeas, rinsed
  • 2 cups whole grain pasta
  • 2-3 cups romaine lettuce washed, cut into bite size pieces
  • Light sprinkle of sunflower seeds


  • 1. To make dressing place the dressing ingredients in a food processor or blender and pulse/blend until combined and creamy.
  • 2. Place dressing in bottom of bowl.
  • 3. Layer remaining ingredients in order starting with the cucumber and moving down the list of salad ingredients. DO NOT MIX the salad.
  • 4. Cover tightly and leave in fridge until ready to serve.
  • 5. Before serving, gently mix.

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