SUMMER SALAD with TURMERIC SUN DRESSING

I've been making a version of this salad daily for the last few weeks and decided to make a large offering for this weekend's special gatherings.  I like to think of it as an "all inclusive festival" where foods of all shapes, sizes, and color are always welcome.  All seeds, all fruits, all greens, all vegetables, all flowers.  My love of a friend Alexa of Super Food Super Life + Gray Media Lab made a version for our work evening on Friday that included some kimchi, next level raw goat's milk gouda + a miso dressing that left me buzzing.

INSPIRING SALAD INGREDIENTS

  • Spinach
  • Arugula
  • Microgreens
  • Yellow Tomatoes
  • Cucumber
  • Shaved Radishes
  • Beets
  • Kimchi
  • Avocado
  • Apricots
  • Peaches
  • Hemp Seeds
  • Pistachios
  • Watermelon Seeds
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Edible Flower Petals
  • Bee Pollen
  • Goat's Milk Gouda or Feta

For the rest of this weekend's gatherings I paired it with my favorite healing Turmeric Sun Dressing.  This has long been my go to dressing for all my salads, drizzled over roasted veggies, and in my quinoa dishes.  I even use it as a dip with raw veggies.  I adore Turmeric for all its amazing anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and detoxifying properties, just as much as I love the vibrant color it gives to every dish. 

I've gone ahead and given my recipe a bit of an upgrade with the addition of Apple Cider Vinegar for extra detoxification + system alkalizing, Pine Pollen to support the hormones, metabolism, + libido, and He Shou Wu for additional antioxidants, blood nourishment + immune strengthening.

SUN DRESSING INGREDIENTS

  • 6 T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 T ACV
  • Juice + zest of 2 Lemons
  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 2 T ground Turmeric
  • 2 T raw local Honey — if not vegan
  • 2 t Pine Pollen
  • 1 t He Shou Wu
  • pinch of Himalayan sea salt (to taste)
  • pinch of Black Pepper (to taste)

PROCESS

Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender.  Add more avocado if you desire a thicker consistency.  Drizzle over everything.