Grain Free. Vegan.
Last week I harvested lettuce from my garden and it inspired this recipe. The walnut-hemp clusters bulk up this salad and make it more filling - in fact you get a whole 6.5 grams of protein and 4.4 grams of fiber out of this lightweight meal. To learn more about the health benefits of both of these nutrient dense, super foods check out our blogs, The Health Benefits of Hemp Seeds and The Top 5 Health Benefits of Walnuts.
I also HIGHLY RECOMMEND doubling the walnut-hemp cluster recipe as this will be your new favorite go to salad topper. They also make for a great snack on the go!
This salad is lovely as a side dish, but you could easily turn it into a full meal by adding any of the following: avocado, crumbled feta or goat cheese, organic, free range grilled chicken, or pan-seared tofu.
Strawberry Mixed Green Salad with Walnut-Hemp Clusters (PRINT RECIPE)
6-8 cups mixed salad greens of choice
1/4 red onion, cut into small slices
8 ounces strawberries, quartered
1/2 cup raw walnut halves
3 tablespoons raw hemp seeds
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons walnut oil
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper or more to taste
*This will make about 1/2 cup dressing; serving size is 1 tablespoon dressing for side salad and 2 tablespoons if having salad as a meal.
Let me know what you think once you try this out! Happy Cooking!
Billie Shellist, FDN-P
I practice functional nutrition, an approach that allows me to look at your entire health history and help you find the "root causes" of your chronic health complaints.
This cuts out the trial and error process and helps you get real symptom relief and resolution!
Food is medicine and knowledge is power -I hope you enjoy my anti-inflammatory recipes which are gluten, dairy, and soy free as well as very low grain and sugar.
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