Eat Your Greens Salad – A St. Patrick’s Day special that is healthy, tasty and free of artificial colors!
It’s salad time! St. Patrick’s Day is known for it’s celebrated green color. However, artificial coloring is in no way good for you. Not to worry! As we mentioned in Green Potato Pancakes, there are tons of healthy options that are very tasty and even more fun than food coloring. This salad is a prime example!
With kale, chard, parsley, Brussels sprouts and celery it’s no wonder that this salad is full of nutrition! Add quinoa and pecans to the mix and you have a very satisfying meal. Then add the Mustard Balsamic Dressing that made it’s debut in our Winter Pomegranate Salad and you are ready to go!
Eat your Greens Salad
3 large green kale leaves
3 large purple kale leaves
3 large chard leaves
3 stalks of celery
8-10 Brussels sprouts
½ cup parsley
2 cups cooked quinoa
pecans, dried cherries and feta cheese to garnish
Remove stems from greens and chop. Chop all veggies. Place some quinoa in a bowl, top with greens and veggies, drizzle on dressing and garnish with pecans dried cherries and feta cheese.
1 cup olive oil
½ cup honey
½ cup balsamic vinegar
2 tsp. poppy seeds
1 Tbs. red onion, grated
¼ tsp. dry mustard
Put all ingredients in a quart Mason jar and shake well to combine.
For more health packed salads check out Super Food Wilted Salad, Forbidden Rice Salad, Greek Quinoa Salad and Sweet and Savory Pear Salad. All are as divine as this one!
How do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?