This superfood salad with creamy dreamy curried avo dressing will make you feel good about every decision you have ever made. It’s mean, it’s green, it’s vegan, and it’s chock-full of protein. But forget all that, it’s super delicious and oh so satisfying.
- Tuscan kale (aka lacinato, dino, cavolo nero or black kale), cut in thin ribbons
- Rainbow chard, sliced
- Baby kale
- Spinach, chopped
- Arugula, torn
- Pea shoots
- Grated carrots
- Grated turnips
- Grated radishes
- Purple cabbage, thinly sliced
- Steamed broccolini, chopped
- Avocado, chopped
- Quinoa, cooked according to package
- Beluga lentils, cooked according to package
- Pumpkin seeds
- Sunflower seeds
- Hemp hearts
- Golden raisins
Curried Avocado Dressing
- 1 Tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 3 cloves garlic, peeled
- 1 1/2 ripe avocados, peeled, pitted, cut into chunks
- 3/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup water, or as needed
Make the Dressing:
In a small sauté pan, toast the cumin, coriander and turmeric for about one minute, until fragrant.
With the motor running, drop the garlic into the bowl of a food processor. Turn off and add the avocados, pulsing a few times to a chunky puree. Add the vinegar, toasted spices, salt and peppers and pulse several times until combined.
With the motor running, drizzle in the olive oil until smooth, adding water as needed to desired consistency.
Store, refrigerated, in an airtight container until ready to use.
Assemble the Salad:
Combine any or all of the ingredients listed, arranging colorfully in a large serving bowl.
Drizzle with the curried avocado dressing and toss to coat the vegetables.
Makes 2 1/2 cups dressing. Store in the refrigerator, in an airtight container.
This dressing is designed for a hearty green and grain salad so is aggressively seasoned. If you want to use this creamy green goodness in a more delicate dish, cut back on the spices and garlic a bit.
If you don’t have white balsamic, use another mildly flavored and light colored vinegar, like rice vinegar.
Curried Avo Dressing is wonderful as veggie dip, a sandwich spread, fajita topper, potato salad dressing and so much more.
- Category: Entree, Salad
- Cuisine: Vegan