This active greens salad recipe combines the fresh healthiness of organic greens with tangy lemon basil vinaigrette. Packed with nutrients and flavor, you will find yourself wanting to taste more after each bite! And the best part — it's so easy to make! You can prepare and cook this active greens salad in just 15 minutes, and you will already have four servings of this tasty goodness!
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The Best Active Greens Salad Recipe
There's nothing better than whole food sourced nutrients. Well, actually, a burst of flavors will make it better. But life can be so busy to the point where it's hard to cook a dish that's both yummy and healthy. There are just so many responsibilities sometimes, right?
But with this active greens salad recipe, you don't have to worry anymore! Simple ingredients, a few steps, and about 15 minutes of your time, and you have a salad that will leave your taste buds wanting more!
Packed with lots of greens and vegetables, you can expect to get a hefty load of nutrients from this salad. It also goes perfectly well with a lemon vinaigrette dressing, which will no doubt captivate your taste buds! You don't even have to cook much to prepare it, just some good old stir frying and you can leave the rest to the power of steam. The dressing also takes so fast to prepare.
You sure do have quite some taste and health benefits waiting for you!
And have we mentioned how fast it is to make? Just 15 minutes — that's right, 15 minutes of your time and you're done. You'll have a salad that we swear can top any takeout you can get. And you can make it in the comfort of your own kitchen!
The dish is also best paired with drinks like organic beet juice and organic carrot juice. You can even try it with organic protein blend grass juice powder; organic tapioca syrup will answer for the sweetness.
You'll be pleased to learn that the ingredients you need for this exquisite salad are very simple. You may already have them in your kitchen or pantry! If not, you might want to make that quick store run. Trust us, it will be well worth it!
You want to go with the finest certified organic ingredients. That means these items come from sources supporting organic farming.
Here's what you need to make the lemon basil vinaigrette dressing:
- 1 small clove of garlic
- 2 cups of packed basil leaves (chopped coarsely)
- 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper
- ½ cup of olive oil
- 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon of sea salt
For the vegetables:
- ½ head of cauliflower
- ½ head of organic broccoli sprouts
- 4-6 carrots (sliced thinly)
- 1 cup of green beans
- 2 heads of bell pepper (sliced)
- 2 cloves of garlic (minced)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- ¼ cup of water
For the salad:
- 2 cups of kale
- 2 cups of spinach
- 2 cups of lettuce
- Steamed veggies
- Lemon basil vinaigrette
- 2 scoop of Organic Greens 365 (greens powder)
- Herbs (mint, cilantro, and dill)
- Goat cheese
Ingredient Substitutions And Suggestions
The ingredients above will produce an unbelievable bowl of salad bursting with flavor. But you can change things up a bit depending on the ingredients you have. For starters, you can add a pinch of red pepper flakes to the lemon vinaigrette dressing if you want a bit of spiciness.
As for the toppings, you can add a scoop of organic almond butter, organic sesame seeds, or organic raisins. You can also switch up the goat cheese for some parmesan. You can add some organic spirulina or organic pea protein powder as well if you need more protein.
Now, you can definitely experiment a bit here. You can sprinkle some fruits to change up the pace. For example, organic blueberry organic raspberry, and organic dates are great additions. But you might want to avoid added sugars. Refined sugars are best left out of this recipe so you can enjoy its health benefits to the maximum.
How To Make Active Greens
It's literally so easy to make this active greens salad recipe. Here's what you need to do to make the lemon basil vinaigrette:
Step 1: Blend Your Ingredients
Add the ingredients of your lemon basil vinaigrette dressing to your blender. Blend it for about a minute until the consistency becomes really smooth.
Step 2: Season As Desired
You can adjust how much seasonings you put. You also want to store it in an airtight container if you're not going to use the dressing right away.
After making the dressing, here's how to prepare the active greens salad:
Step 1: Stirfry The Vegetables
Pour your olive oil into a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Cook the garlic first and quickly, but you want to be careful not to burn it.
Then, you want to add the raw ingredients and vegetables into the pan without overcrowding it. Remember, don't add the salad greens at this stage. Feel free to sprinkle salt as you wish, but aim to distribute the seasoning evenly. For about five minutes, stir-fry the mix until you see some golden brown spots on the vegetables.
Step 2: Steam The Vegetables:
Pour the water over the vegetables and cover the pan to steam the vegetables. You want to steam them for about 4 minutes until they are tender. You can poke the veggies with a fork or knife to see if they are tender or crunchy.
When they are tender, continue cooking the mix uncovered for about one minute. This will let the remaining water evaporate and give the vegetables more color. If needed, add a tablespoon or more water to steam the vegetables more. After cooking everything, transfer your steamed ingredients to a plate.
Step 3: Assemble The Salad
You want to pick a large platter to accommodate the four servings of this recipe. Assemble the greens, then put the steamed vegetables on top. Drizzle the mix with your lemon basil vinaigrette but be careful not to oversaturate.
Step 4: Serve While Warm
This active greens salad recipe is best served while the steamed vegetables are still warm. This is why you want to serve the dish immediately. But don't worry! It's still incredibly tasty even when cold or at room temperature.
How To Store Active Greens
This salad gives you a convenient daily serving of the nutrients you need to get more energy. Imagine doing your daily routine with a full tummy and satisfied taste buds!
Since this recipe produces four servings, it's possible to end up with some leftovers. The great thing is this dish is so easy to store! If you can, you want to keep the dressing and salad in separate airtight containers. You also want to keep the salad greens separate from the other two. Then, you want to refrigerate them where the salad will last for about five days, while the vegetables will be okay for four days.
Do note that they will last longer when kept inside the freezer. When you take them out to eat, you can leave the dressing to lose coldness naturally, while you can reheat the vegetables.
Wrapping It Up
This gluten-free, vegan-certified active greens salad recipe is the dish of your dreams! A few simple ingredients and some quick steps, and you've got a scrumptious salad in under 15 minutes.
Health Quest 365's Organic Greens 365 makes it even more nutritious! You've got the nutrients your body needs, all in one supplement! It's so good for your gut health, especially because of its dietary fiber content. It also does wonders for your overall health. Check it out now to see its benefits for yourself!
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