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Makes:
12 cups
Prep time:
15 to 20 minutes

Ingredients

Salad

6 cups leaves, such as lettuce, spinach, chard

1 cup roots, such as beets, carrots, radishes

2 cups flowers, such as broccoli, cauliflower

1 cup stems, such as celery, broccoli stems, chard stems

2 cups fruit, such as apple, tomato, cucumber

1/4 cup seeds, such as sunflower seeds, peas, beans

Dressing

2 Tablespoons fruit juice or vinegar, such as lemon, orange juice or apple cider vinegar

2 to 4 Tablespoons vegetable oil

1 clove of garlic, minced or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon oregano or basil (optional)

1 teaspoon prepared mustard (optional)

1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper (optional)

Directions

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Rinse tender fruits and vegetables under running water. Scrub firm vegetables with a clean vegetable brush under running water. Lay on towels and pat dry.
  3. Tear leaves into small pieces and place in a large bowl.
  4. Cut or grate roots, stems, flowers and fruit into bite-size pieces and add to the bowl. Sprinkle seeds over the top.
  5. In a small bowl or jar with a tight-fitting lid, mix or shake together dressing ingredients.
  6. Pour dressing over the salad and toss lightly.
  7. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.