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Raw Food Collard Greens Salad with Cecilia’s Omega Dressing

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Since starting out on the raw diet about 8 years ago I pretty much have eaten a large salad almost every night! I go through phases of what type of salad I like to eat, this one below is my latest “favorite” I pretty much eat a variation of this salad at least a few times a week.

For the base you need a head of greens. My favorite greens to use are red leaf lettuce, collards, chard, or mixed baby greens. Any leafy green will do or a combination of different greens. I’m lucky that I get to eat greens once and awhile from’s  garden and our local farm has great greens as well.

Here is a variation using collards as the base:

Raw Food Collard Greens Salad with Cecilia’s Omega Dressing


5 collards leaves thinly sliced
1 small cucumber thinly sliced
3 small tomatoes or 2 medium sized tomatoes diced
1/8 avocado chopped
A handful of your favorite seaweed (I love silky sea palm)
1 tablespoon hemp seeds

I rolled the collards and then sliced them really thinly. I like to slice my greens really thin with my Kyocera Santuko Ceramic Knive, but any good chef’s knife will do. I have also had success with shredding the greens in the food processor with the slicing disc on. Add all the ingredients into a large bowl.

Cecilia’s Omega Dressing

4 tablespoons lemon or lime juice (about 2 lemons)
1 teaspoon Udo’s Choice 369 Blend Vegan DHA Oil
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon raw honey
1/8 of an avocado mashed
1 teaspoon flaked seaweed, dulse flakes, or kelp granules
2 tablespoon of a combination of chopped fresh herbs such as chives, basil, dill . . . or 1 teaspoon of dried herbs of your choice

Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl with a fork and pour over the salad. Don’t worry if the avocado isn’t completely smooth. It will still work. If you aren’t into oils, no worries, just add more avocado. Toss the dressing into the salad and enjoy!

Some other additions I like to add to my salad are:

Tomatoes (heirloom are my favorite)
Cucumbers (English ,Persian, Lemon,  and Armenian are some of my favorite varieties, but any variety will do)
Red, Orange, or Yellow Bell Pepper
A Combination of Fresh Herbs such as Cilantro, Basil, Dill, Chives, Parsley
Sea Vegetables – Great Source of Minerals, Especially Iodine
Sun Dried Black Olives
Hemp Seeds – Excellent Source of Essential Fatty Acids Including Omega 3, 6 and GLA
Chopped avocado

I get almost all my seaweed from Ocean Harvest Sea Vegetables 

If you need some inspiration on how to make your salads more exciting, or need some ideas for making raw salad dressings you might want to check out my salad dressing recipe booklet.



Question of the Day:
What is your favorite raw food salad? Please write the recipe in the comments section below.


1 - Raw Food in The News and Around The Web { 08.26.09 at 6:15 pm }

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2 max191 { 10.08.09 at 6:22 am }

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3 Baby Food Processor { 04.02.10 at 11:10 pm }

Look delicious! I like to eat salad. Thanks for your recipe.

4 Baby Food Processor { 04.03.10 at 6:10 am }

Look delicious! I like to eat salad. Thanks for your recipe.

5 Yogashe { 07.17.10 at 7:54 pm }

My fave is kale salad. I have it almost daily for lunch. Second fave: collard green salad.

6 Cecilia { 07.17.10 at 9:44 pm }

Hi Yogashe,

Thanks for stopping by. Do you have a favorite kale salad recipe you could share?


7 Mandy { 11.04.10 at 10:01 pm }

I made this today. I had to leave a lot out for budgetary reasons (the seaweed, the hemp seeds, etc) but it was still awesome. I doubled the dressing because I like extra dressing in my salads. Yummy! My five-year-old is also scarfing it and this kid doesn’t eat anything!

8 Cecilia { 07.27.11 at 1:40 am }

This is wonderful news, the Omega Fatty Acids are great for kid’s developing brains, thanks for sharing. ~ Cecilia

9 Navahlove { 09.23.11 at 8:46 pm }

I love your site.  I can’t wait to try this salad.
My favorite raw salad has been a Kale Salad
where I mix kale, fresh lemon, sliced roma tomato,
fresh raw crushed garlic and crushed pine nuts.
I add 3 tbsps olive oil to the kale before I add any of
the ingredients and massage the oil into the kale.
Sometimes I add fresh parsley.
Mmmmmm delicious!

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