Thursday

Easy Asian Salad




I love this recipe for several reasons. It's fairly quick to pull together and it's very healthy as well. It's a favorite in my home and both kids and adults like it. When I make it, I always double the amounts that I will give you below. We have a large family but I also think it makes for great leftovers for my husband to take to work and for the kids and I to have an easy, healthy lunch over the next day or two. 

I make this recipe pretty regularly because it's easy for me as a busy homeschool mom to pull together last minute and it's a great way to get raw vegetables into our diet. To make things easier, I do buy the coleslaw precut and if you want to save even more time, buy your almonds already chopped or sliced. ;) Or, if you're on a budget like me, you buy them whole and generally don't take the time to do anything with the almonds except to add them to the salad!!

Asian Salad

Salad:

1 package organic shredded cabbage and carrots (cole slaw)
1 c. sunflower seeds
1 c. almonds (chop or slice)
5 stalks green onions, chopped
2 T sesame seeds

Dressing:

3/4 c. Avocado oil (or Olive)
1/2 c. raw, local honey
1/4 t. ground ginger
1 t. garlic powder

In a large bowl, combine cole slaw, sunflower seeds, almonds, sesame seeds and green onions.

In a separate bowl, combine oil, vinegar, honey, ginger, liquid aminos and garlic powder. Stir well and pour over salad. Toss salad to incorporate dressing. The flavors will combine better if you let it sit before serving but if you're always making dinner last minute like me just get it on the table. ;)

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