Green On Green First Date Salad

Posted on February 26, 2011


I love this salad because it’s crisp, fresh, very easy breezy, and each savory bite packs a BIG antioxidant super punch! And check it out; it’s the first salad I’ve ever made with dates on it (i.e, first date salad, har har)…

SO, all in one bowl you’ve got your:

  • Anti inflammatory Components: Polyphenols in olive oil, strawberries, lemon juice, and supposed anti inflammatory properties of kelp granules
  • Vitamins and Minerals: Vitamins K, A, and C, among many other micro nutrients in romaine lettuce, magnesium in kelp, vitamin C in strawberries and lemon juice, and many more to boot…
  • Protein: 8 grams per ounce of raw cheddar goat cheese
  • Phytonutrients with Antioxidant and Antibiotic Effects: Lemons, Strawberries, Spinach, Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Fiber: Dates, spinach, and strawberries

Eat salads like this every day and you could break ball those expensive multi vitamins straight out the door (shh don’t tell my boss I’m advocating vitamin tossing…)

Green on Green First Date Salad

Salad for 3-4 super cool people with hardy appetites:

  • Head of Romaine lettuce, chopped to your preference (depending on how big you like to open your mouth to shove lettuce in)
  • 3 oz. Raw Cheddar Goat Cheese-shredded fresh with cheese grater
  • 1 cup oat rolled dates (find these at your local health food store!)
  • 1 case (about 25) of strawberries (go organic for these!), hulled and quartered

‘In It To Spinach’ Dressing

  • 5 cups of raw spinach
  • 1/2 cup Original Unsweetened Almond Milk (I like Almond Breeze)
  • Juice of one organic lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 1 teaspoon Real Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Sea Kelp (all the benefits of natural iodine, which can be extremely helpful for those with adrenal function disorders, without the sodium!)
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons EV Olive Oil

**For a tasty and innovative dinner, add a Tablespoon (ok so mayybee I used two tablespoons…)of crunchy sun butter (made of sunflower seeds, and SO tasty…even with spinach dressing!) and some tasty bread of your choice (I used pretzel bread to get every last bit of that tasty spinach dressing off the bowl..mmm)!