This is my very, very favorite salad. I just adore this combination of flavors and textures. When I prepare it, I usually make at least three big bowls of it (sans dressing), so I can easily grab it for the next meal. There are also so many different types of veggies that are delicious additions as well, which makes it really versatile and easy to throw together.
3 C Romaine Lettuce, chopped
2 C Spinach, chopped
1 C Red and/or Green Cabbage, sliced
1/4 C Carrot, shredded
2 Green Onions (or 1/8 C Red Onion), thinly sliced
3 Tbsp Cilantro, chopped
2 Tbsp Almonds, sliced
1/2 Avocado, cubed
Other optional, amazing ingredients: diced Cucumbers, sliced Red Bell Pepper, sliced Sugar Snap Peas or Snow Peas, Shitake Mushrooms, sliced fresh Mint leaves, or sliced baked Tofu.
Add lettuce and spinach to a bowl and top with remaining ingredients.
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
2 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
1 Tbsp Lime Juice
2 tsp Maple Syrup (or Honey)
2 tsp Bragg’s or Coconut Aminos
Optional: 1/2 tsp Sesame Seeds, 1/8 tsp of minced Garlic, 1/8 tsp minced fresh Ginger, Black Pepper or Red Pepper flakes, to taste.
Combine all ingredients in a jar with tight fitting lid and shake well. Or blend well in a small blender such as a Magic Bullet. Pour over salad.