organic salad – Uncle Matt's Organic http://www.unclematts.com Organic Juices and Beverages | Love at First Sip Wed, 07 Feb 2018 20:52:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.3 http://www.unclematts.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/cropped-umo-logo-on-wood-e1511126022201-32x32.png organic salad – Uncle Matt's Organic http://www.unclematts.com 32 32 Kale Citrus Salad http://www.unclematts.com/2017/11/04/kale-citrus-salad/ Sat, 04 Nov 2017 21:47:21 +0000 http://www.unclematts.com/?p=2622 more]]> This kale salad will have all of your guests wondering what the secret is… it’s that good! Featuring Uncle Matt’s Organic Orange Juice, it’s the perfect salad for your weekend brunch, small gathering, or add some chicken to make it a complete meal!

Ingredients:

2 bunches organic kale, leaves torn off the stalks
1/4 cup Uncle Matt’s Organic orange juice
2 tablespoons organic olive oil
1 teaspoon sugar
1 clove garlic, pressed or grated
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 heaping tablespoon sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
3 tangerines, mandarins or clementines (or 1 orange), peeled and cut into chunks
4 ounces goat cheese (chevre)
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup sliced raw almonds

Optional: 3-4 oz grilled organic chicken

Directions

Grab bunches of the kale leaves and use a sharp knife to thinly slice them. Keep going until you have a big pile of finely shredded kale.

To make the dressing, combine the orange juice, olive oil, sugar, garlic and some salt and pepper in a small jar. Shake vigorously until combined, then add the sour cream or yogurt and shake again until it’s nice and creamy.

Toss the kale in half the dressing for a minute or so, then add the citrus pieces, almonds and cranberries. Toss again until combined. Add a little more dressing if it needs it. (Extra dressing can be stored in the fridge and used for any salad.)

At the last minute, break the goat cheese into chunks with a fork and toss it into the salad. Serve.

Tip: Want to make this a full protein packed meal? Add 3-4 oz grilled chicken and you’re good to go!

Original recipe inspired by Food Network, Ree Drummond.

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Alicia’s Inspired Salad http://www.unclematts.com/2015/10/18/alicias-inspired-salad/ Sun, 18 Oct 2015 22:18:25 +0000 http://www.unclematts.com/?p=2802 more]]> Serves 2

This recipe comes from Hollywood actress and activist Alicia Silverstone’s book on the vegan lifestyle, “The Kind Diet.”  Alicia suggests to try adding English peas, snap peas, or sprouts to the recipe and serving with black bean stew and rice.

Salad

Fresh salad greens such as red leaf, butter lettuce, or romaine
1 small handful of arugula
1/2 avocado, peeled and diced
1/2 heirloom tomato
1/2 medium cucumber, chopped into bite-size pieces (keep the peel if it’s organic)
4 dandelion greens (optional, but good for you)
1/2 carrot, shaved with a vegetable peeler
3-4 chopped fresh basil sprigs
4-5 chopped fresh cilantro sprigs
1 tsp. hemp seeds (optional)
1-2 tbsp. toasted sunflower seeds, lightly seasoned with shoyu

Dressing

2 1/2 tbsp. truffle-infused olive oil or extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Juice of 1/2 orange
1/2 tsp. grated vegan Parmesan cheese

Get a big salad bowl that makes you happy with lots of room to toss and play. Wash, tear, and throw in the lettuce. Add the arugula, tomato and cucumber. Top with dandelion greens, carrot shavings, and herbs. Sprinkle with hemp and sunflower seeds. Pour the dressing ingredients directly onto the salad and toss. (If you want to mix them first, go for it.)

Excerpted from “The Kind Diet,” by Alicia Silverstone.  Rodale Press, © 2009.

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