Chakra Salad. {Vegan Recipe}

Via Tahirih Linz
on Jun 16, 2015
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Sweet, nutty, crispy and crunchy.

This dense, five vegetable salad with an apple-cider-peanut dressing is a potluck crowd pleaser and perfect nourishment for hot weather.

Summer is the perfect time to gorge on fresh, sun-soaked vegetables. Raw veggie salads are high in fiber, water, and antioxidants, especially vibrant, colorful ones like this salad of purple cabbage, red peppers, green onions, and orange carrots. The density of this salad also ensures that you will slow it down while eating and that your jaw gets a workout.

Perhaps noshing on this salad will provide: groundedness and safety (red root chakra), a healthy sexuality (orange sacral chakra), unconditional love (green heart chakra), and calm and focus (purple third eye chakra).

If only it were that easy…

It’s important to dress your salads with healthy monounsaturated oils allowing for full utilization and absorption of the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K. The fats in this salad come from a perfect combination of nuts, seeds, and avocados.

The dressing makes this salad so, at only 30 calories per tablespoon, don’t be shy. Go ahead, dress it up!

For the apple-cider-peanut dressing, whisk together: 1/4 c raw, crunchy peanut butter + 1/4 c coconut (or tap) water + 1/2 c apple cider (or rice) vinegar.

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Then add: 3 TBSP raw honey + 1 tsp salt + 1 TBSP tamari + 1 TBSP raw sesame oil

For the chopped salad (high in vitamins A, C, K, B6, and folate and manganese and phosphorous), toss together:

  • 4 cups purple cabbage—finely chopped or shredded
  • 1 red pepper—diced
  • 5 scallions—mostly green parts, chopped
  • 2 carrots—grated

Top salad with: raw sunflower seeds, unsweetened coconut flakes, and diced avocado
2 cups salad mix + 1 T coconut + 1 T sunflower seeds + 1/4 diced avocado + 3 T dressing = 295 calories, 19g of fat, 9g fiber, 16g sugar, and 9g of protein and a lot of chewing!

 

 

 

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Author: Tahirih Linz

Editor: Renée P.

Photos: Author’s Own

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About Tahirih Linz

Tahirih Linz, MS, RDN, RYT, is confident that despite all the letters after her name, she knows very little about almost everything. In spite of this, she writes as often as she can about whatever is on her heart and mind. She is the founder of Salmonberry Consulting where she helps people balance the interplay between food, movement and spirit. When all else fails, she and her kids swim in the ocean and eat straight out of the garden. Check out Tahirih's blog or follow her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Comments

7 Responses to “Chakra Salad. {Vegan Recipe}”

  1. Aurie says:

    looks great!

  2. Jade says:

    nice salad..but Honey is not Vegan.

  3. Jean says:

    Use rice syrup instead perhaps?! It's delicious and def vegan

  4. Carole says:

    Saw this recipe and made it the first night. And again tonight! Delicious, beautiful, easy, nutritious. You don't have to be vegan to enjoy this Thank you, Tahirih and Elephant Journal!

  5. insiderchick says:

    Use maple syrup! I made a salad close to this just a few days ago and the maple syrup was perfect for sweetness 🙂

  6. Cathy Wile says:

    16g of sugar??? This is not healthy.

  7. Korean SG says:

    awesome and i love the salad in this post….