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Sweet and crunchy superfood salad with poppyseed dressing via veggiechick.com #vegan #vegetarian #glutenfree #salad
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Sweet Superfood Salad with Poppyseed Dressing (Vegan, Gluten Free)

I am just in love with this sweet and crunchy salad. It’s super healthy and packed with important nutrients. 

Sweet and crunchy superfood salad with poppyseed dressing via veggiechick.com #vegan #vegetarian #glutenfree #salad

To begin, start chopping those veggies! I like to use about 15-20 brussel sprouts. It’s strange how good raw brussel sprouts taste when chopped very thin. If you don’t like brussel sprouts, give it a shot. They add an awesome flavor to this salad. Just make sure you remove the stems and any extra leafy parts that want to fall off on their own.

Sweet and crunchy superfood salad with poppyseed dressing via veggiechick.com #vegan #vegetarian #glutenfree #salad

Then cut each sprout in half and slice very thin.

Sweet and crunchy superfood salad with poppyseed dressing via veggiechick.com #vegan #vegetarian #glutenfree #salad

Place the brussel sprouts into a large bowl. Then, chop up the red cabbage and the green kale, making sure to remove any stems or white parts. Chop up the sweet cherries and add everything to the bowl.

Lastly, add the roasted pepitas. You can find them prepackaged at your local market. I’ve used salted and unsalted and both taste great.

Don’t you just love all the pretty colors?

Sweet and crunchy superfood salad with poppyseed dressing via veggiechick.com #vegan #vegetarian #glutenfree #salad

Mix all the ingredients and arrange on salad plates. In a small bowl, mix all dressing ingredients together with a whisk. Drizzle on salad.

Sweet and crunchy superfood salad with poppyseed dressing via veggiechick.com #vegan #vegetarian #glutenfree #salad

This salad is SO fresh, packed full of nutrients, and the perfect side dish (or even as a main meal). I also love to double the recipe and bring it to parties, or pack it up for a quick work lunch. Yum yum!

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Sweet Superfood Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

Sweet and crunchy superfood salad with poppyseed dressing via veggiechick.com #vegan #vegetarian #glutenfree #salad
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 5

Ingredients

  • 15-20 small brussel sprouts, stems removed, trimmed and chopped thin
  • 1/2 head red cabbage, chopped (white parts removed)
  • 1 bunch green kale, chopped (stems removed)
  • 1 cup dried sweet cherries, chopped
  • 1/2 cup roasted unsalted pepitas (small pumpkin seeds)[br]

Poppyseed Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons Vegenaise (non dairy mayonnaise)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine brussel sprouts, red cabbage, kale, sweet cherries, and pepitas.
  2. To make dressing, combine all dressing ingredients in a small bowl and stir with a small whisk until blended. Drizzle on salad and serve.

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2 Comments

  • What can I use instead of rice vinegar please? Merry Christmas to you Christin!

    Reply
    • Hi Stephanie, maybe white wine vinegar could work? That would be my second choice. =) Thanks and I hope you had a lovely Christmas.

      Reply

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