Raw Super Green Salad

Ali Segersten Jan 25, 2010 9 comments

We're back with fabulous elimination diet recipes. Oh, how I adore the lovely lemon! I can't tell you how excited I was to taste lemon juice once again. This flavorful dark leafy green salad is a staple in our house this time of year. It utilizes hardy and super nutritious greens such as kale and collards. The lemon and salt help to break down the green's tough fibers creating an easy to chew raw salad.

I like to serve this salad along side my Quinoa-Salmon Burger recipe or use it to stuff inside Collard Wraps. Another way to use this salad is to take a large handful of it and process it in a food processor along with a few cups of cooked black beans (well-drained), a little chili powder, and sea salt to make "refried beans." I make quesadillas by placing a few dollops of the bean mixture inside of two brown rice tortillas. Simply cook on both sides in a large, hot skillet with a little olive oil, cut with a pizza cutter, serve with carrot sticks and you have a nutritious lunch for your children!


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Ali Segersten

Alissa Segersten holds a Bachelor's of Science in Nutrition from Bastyr University and a Master’s of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States. She is a Functional Nutritionist, the mother of five children, a whole foods cooking instructor, professional recipe developer, and cookbook author. She is passionate about helping others find a diet that will truly nourish them. Alissa is the author of two very popular gluten-free, whole foods cookbooks and guidebooks: The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook and Nourishing Meals. She is also the co-author of The Elimination Diet book. Alissa is the founder and owner of Nourishing Meals®.

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My body loves this salad. I do just carrots and beets in it, then throw in some goat cheese and kalamata olives just before eating. Thanks for the recipe!

Thank you for this wonderful recipe. I'm trying to add more greens to my family's diet and was somewhat afraid this was going to be too "bold" of an attempt. To my surprise, both my husband and our three year old son thought it delicious and ate every bite! I added dried cranberries (a favorite snack in our house) in order to include something that looked familiar, and it worked well with the other flavors. Thank you again!

i cannot say enough about this super green salad. so zippy! so crunchy! soooo green!! my 7 year old helped make it and then helped eat it too... i am one satisfied mama.

Yummy salad recipe! :)

Thanks gals! Tom is putting a very thorough article together on cruciferous veggies and the possible goitrogenic effects. Hopefully it will be in our January newsletter this week! (We haven't done one in six months!)

-Ali :)

Hi Ali, Everyone who tried this couldn't wait to eat it again, a very memorable dish. Thanks so much!

I too, like Melissa wonder about the goitrogenic veggies! I have pretty bad hypothyroidism. Am working with my doctor currently, trying to stay off meds. I so want to believe that I can turn it around with great nutrition and supplements!

And I love green smoothies and love the possible benefits!!!

Please share what you guys think of this!! Please.

My raw cruciferous has increased exponentially and my pulse is lower than ever, my temps are low . . . sigh

Thanks for your help!

You make very dish look amazing, Ali! The meal ideas sound perfect, too. And, yes, that collard plant is beautiful. Hope the weather continues to cooperate for you. We've heard and seen bullfrogs already in our stream that feeds the lake we live on, but it's back to cold today and snow this weekend. Those guys better dig in to keep warm!



This looks wonderful. Great idea with the brown rice burrito meal! I've been eating lots of greens lately as well. I'm curious what you guys think about raw cruciferous veggies (goitrogenic) and hypothyroidism? I worry a bit about all the raw veggies I eat in that category.

Once again, great post!

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