Avocado black bean salad - inspired by Penni Shelton's "Fiesta Salad"
Cilantro Lime Dressing (This fabulous recipe is from Penni Shelton's book Raw Food Cleanse. There are many more delicious recipes in her book. Buy it- it's only about $10 and chalk full of info and recipes.) To make the dressing:
- 1 Cup fresh cilantro
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 fresh lime juice
- 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
- 1 tsp lime zest
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- pinch of minced garlic
Puree all ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth.
Mix spinach with dressing (to taste- I use a lot because I can't get enough of this dressing), add black beans, tomato and top with avocado. Grind some pepper on the top and add extra dressing if desired.
Kale Salad - this one is bursting with flavor and very simple!
For the base massage some kale with olive oil and a pinch of salt. (If you are short on time, simply plate the kale. Massaging is optional, it causes the Kale to wilt but I love Kale the way it is. The picture below has the kale without oil.)
Top with nuts, raisins, dried cranberries, goji berries and hemp seed.
You can adapt this and use other dried fruit. It's great without hemp seeds, but for those who want to add some more protein it's a great option.
Dressing: mix equal parts olive oil, lemon juice and raw honey.