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15-Minute Easy Salad Recipe | Desi~licious RD

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This could be your go-to easy salad recipe. Packed with a medley of fresh and crunchy ingredients like broccoli, kale, carrots, pomegranate and pumpkin seeds - super nourishing and YUMMY! Tossed in a tangy dressing, that's the perfect match.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Salad, Snack
Servings: 5 servings
bowl of easy salad recipe with colourful vegetables and topped with pomegranate and seeds surrounded by vegetables

Ingredients

  • 3 carrots small, washed, peeled
  • 8 kale leaves large, washed and dried, leaves only
  • 2 cups broccoli medium, washed and dried
  • 1 pomegranate deseeded
  • 1 lemon juice, fresh
  • 1 garlic clove, medium, crushed
  • ¼ cup olive oil extra virgin
  • ½ tbsp mustard
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds unsalted, as topping

Instructions

  • Begin by gathering all the ingredients. Set up the food processor to "grate" function and grate the carrots. Empty into a large bowl and set aside.
  • Next, use the blade of the processor to chop the kale and broccoli. Use the pulse function to process the vegetables. Three to four pulses should be enough. Transfer to the bowl with the carrots.
  • In a medium mason jar, add the dressing ingredients. Place the lid and shake well.
  • Add the pomegranate seeds and mix all the salad ingredients. Pour the dressing and mix well. Finish by sprinkling the seeds and serve.

Notes

  • Before pulsing/processing the vegetables, make sure they are thoroughly washed and dried. You don't want a soggy salad.
  • Opt for fresh vegetables if you're after a crunchy and refreshing salad. I make this right after my grocery trip instead of waiting a few days. This prevents the greens from wilting and wasting away in the fridge.
  • Don't over-process the broccoli and kale; otherwise, it will be soggy and not very tasty. Depending on your food processor, 3-4 pulses may be enough
  • Add the dressing just before serving, so it's nice and crunchy
  • Place leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days
Nutrition Facts
15-Minute Easy Salad Recipe | Desi~licious RD
Amount Per Serving
Calories 243 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 78mg3%
Potassium 701mg20%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 11696IU234%
Vitamin C 116mg141%
Calcium 126mg13%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Please note the nutritional analysis values are estimates and suggestions. This nutrition facts table does not know your life - your body, including your hunger and satiety cues, change daily. It's okay to eat more or less. Say no to food guilt and instead embrace mindful eating.