What is so wonderful about making salads is the more you make them, the more you get comfortable with experimenting and discovering new favorite flavors, and the more confidence you’ll gain every day. Trust us, salads are addictive. Treat this recipe like a guideline; substitute whatever nuts, seeds or sprouts are your faves.

Active time:15-20 minutes

Total time: 15-20 minutes

8 cups any greens, such as romaine, arugula, spinach, torn into bite-sized pieces

1 cup cilantro, chopped

1 cup basil, chopped

1 cup mint, chopped

2 cups any sprouts, such as radish, sunflower, pea, broccoli, lentil or popcorn

4 tablespoons fresh lime or lemon juice

¼ cup avocado oil

Pinch sea salt

½ cup walnut pieces

½ cup dried blueberries

½ cup hemp seeds

½ cup sunflower seeds

¼ cup pumpkin seeds

1 cup avocado, chopped into ½-inch chunks

2 tablespoons Brazil Nut Parmesan (page xxx), optional

  1. In a large bowl, mix the greens, herbs and sprouts and toss with lime or lemon juice.
  2. Add the avocado oil and coat the leaves thoroughly.
  3. Sprinkle with sea salt to taste. Toss until well combined.
  4. Add the walnuts, blueberries, hemp seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and toss well.
  5. Add the avocado chunks and toss gently to fully incorporate. Sprinkle with Brazil Nut Parmesan, if desired. Serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings

Note: Sprinkling the sea salt after the lime juice and avocado oil is an important step and helps to make the greens taste more fresh and vibrant. The salt will stick to the leaves perfectly when you follow the steps.

Kelly Childs

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Kelly is the co-founder and co-owner (with her daughter Erinn) of the ever popular, Kelly's Bake Shoppe, where 1000's flock to on a weekly basis. She lives in Grey County with her two cats Daisy & Tuna. You can find Kelly developing and creating marketing content and building new business ideas with her daughter Erinn. They have the ever popular podcast: Cupcakes and Consciousness on Apple and Spotify. Tune into their latest shows. Kelly & Erinn are now writing their 2nd cookbook that is due to come out in winter 2023.

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