“Everything In My Fridge” Spinach & Kale Salad in an Apple Cider Balsamic Dressing a.k.a. Rainbow In My Bowl? Yes Please!

“Everything In My Fridge”  Spinach & Kale Salad in an Apple Cider Balsamic Dressing a.k.a. Rainbow In My Bowl? Yes Please!

Last night, I got home from my double workout super hungry, like starving & needed to whip up something quick & easy but that would be filling enough to give me that post-workout refuel.

A salad only fills me up & satisfies me if it’s loaded with ALL the goods: greens, crunchy veggies, a mix of plant-based protein &/or another source of protein, some good carbs, healthy fats & a simple & easy (but nutritious) dressing!

This one legit took 5 minutes to whip up!

Here’s what I threw in:

  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Cilantro
  • Cooked whole-grain quinoa
  • A boiled egg
  • Pomegranate
  • Cucumber
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Roasted Asian teriyaki style eggplant (on my feed)
  • Radish
  • Slivered raw organic almonds
  • And for the dressing: Raw apple cider vinegar, balsamic vinegar, fresh lemon juice, sea salt, black pepper, dried herbs, garlic powder & a pinch of cayenne!

So there you have it, in this rainbow of a bowl… I’ve got my greens, my plant-based protein, my boiled egg, some natural sweetness & crunch from the pomegranate, cucumber, radish & cherry tomatoes for freshness, vitamin A, hydration & antioxidants, roasted crispy eggplant for fibre & tons of added flavour & spice & almonds for vitamin E, antioxidants & healthy fats!

The dressing is also super nutritious & delicious! I like to use apple cider as a base for my dressing because of all its benefits from balancing my body’s pH level, boosting immunity & energy, fighting inflammation, promoting skin health, maintaining healthy blood pressure & blood sugar levels, lowering bad cholesterol & relieving certain gastrointestinal symptoms.

All this to say… THIS BABE OF A SALAD FILLED ME UP!!!!!

INGREDIENTS:

FOR THE SALAD:

FOR THE DRESSING:

  • 2 tbsp. raw organic apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. organic balsamic vinegar
  • The juice of one fresh lemon
  • Spices: sea salt, black pepper, dried herbs, garlic powder & a pinch of cayenne

HOW-TO?:

  • Add all the salad ingredients to a large mixing bowl (except the almonds).

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  • Season the salad directly in the bowl with all the dressing ingredients & spices (except the dried herbs) & toss to coat all the veggies in the dressing.
  • Once the salad is seasoned, add it to a bowl & top with the sliced almonds.
  • ENJOY! 🙂 

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