Choose among these vegetable greens to create an infinite number of delectable salad combinations:
- Beet Tops
- Lamb’s quarters
- Radish Tops
- Turnip Tops
Sprouts that can be added include:
Stems and Roots:
- Broccoli (steamed)
- Jerusalem artichokes (shredded)
- Carrots (shredded)
- Jicama (shredded)
- Cauliflower (steamed)
- Summer squash
- Corn (blanched)
Especially nutritious additions:
- Arame (soaked or cooked)
- Nori (shredded)
- Red onions
- Hijiki (cooked)
- Wakame (soaked)
Seed and herb seasoning suggestions:
- Garlic Powder
- Poppy Seed
- Pumpkin Seed
- Onion Powder
The Body Ecology Diet Salad Dressing with Apple Cider Vinegar
To make a Portion that serves one or two people:
- 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 1 Tbsp. flax seed oil or a flaxseed/evening primrose oil blend
- 1 Tbsp. raw, organic apple cider vinegar (lemon juice is also delicious)
- 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. Celtic sea salt and/or Herbamare to taste
More great options: 1 – 2 tsp. roasted pumpkin seed oil, 1 tsp mustard, 1 Tbsp. Sea Seasonings Dulse or Dulse with garlic, dash of homemade mayonnaise (or use Follow Your Heart Vegenaise made with grapeseed oil), pinch of cayenne, 1/2 tsp.(a prebiotic that encourages the growth of friendly microorganisms)
To make this dressing quickly, place all ingredients into the bottom of a wooden, glass or stainless salad bowl. Using a wire whisk, quickly whip together all ingredients. Place your favorite salad greens including a variety of lettuces, fresh herbs (basil, cilantro, arugula) into the bowl and toss thoroughly. Keep tossing until all greens glisten with the dressings. Adjust taste, adding more Celtic sea salt or Herbamare if desired.
Other great additions: Soaked and chopped arame (ocean veggie), leftover lightly steamed veggies, soaked nuts and seeds.
Kefir cheese (For stage two of the B.E.D.)When making your own homemade kefir, you can also make kefir cheese. It is delicious tossed into the B.E.D. BASIC SALAD DRESSING. Kefir cheese combines with all raw veggies, cultured veggies, nuts and seeds.
- 2/3 cup organic unrefined oils (use a combination of virgin olive, flaxseed or a flaxseed evening primrose blend).
- 1/3 cup organic apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice)
- 1 tsp. Celtic sea salt or to taste (Add other options from above)
To make this dressing quickly, place all ingredients in a container with a lid and shake vigorously.
To prepare an even creamier version, place the apple cider vinegar and the seasonings in a blender. Blend at medium speed, slowly adding the oil. This “emulsifies” or thickens the salad dressing and it will not separate. For a thicker dressing slowly add xanthan gum after oil and blend. The Cuisinart® Quick-Prep™ or other hand-held style blenders work well, too. Keep refrigerated for a week to ten days.