This is not a recipe, but an open plan for you to unleash your own creativity with food that is alive, that is full of cell regenerating, living enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and organic goodness.
Not everyone likes the same vegetables.
By chopping everything into very small pieces, you will be blending your flavors to create your own masterpiece.
It’s important to have color, so be sure to include something in the yellow, orange, or red family, as well as the green, the purple….
You are not limited to vegetables, and can add fruits, nuts, cheese, meat ( cooked), herbs and spices.
Your items can be fresh ( preferred), canned, fermented, dehydrated.
You can start with what you have in your kitchen right now.
So, let’s get started ~
Start with greens ~ a variety or choose one ~
Do you have a favorite?
Add some Color ~
Tomatoes, apples, oranges , peppers, zucchini, corn cornichons, purple onions carrots, radishes, celery, cucumbers
Spice it Up ~ Fresh garlic, olives, pickles, sauerkraut, capers, hot peppers
Herbs ~ Fresh basil, mint, dill, sage, thyme
Dairy ~( optional) goat cheese, grated cheese, parmesan cheese
Sweet ~ raisins, grapes, strawberries, apples, oranges
Nuts and Seeds ~ Hemp seed, chia, sunflower, pumpkin, sliced almonds, peanuts, cashews, pine nuts, walnuts
Oils~ olive oil, flax seed oil
Vinegars ~ apple cider vinegar with the “mother”, wine vinegar, lemon or lime juice ( fresh squeezed, of course)
salt and pepper
Pick one or two from each category
Try to use homemade dressings, not store bought
A surprise favorite is flax oil and lemon ~ This combination is unbeatable
Chop large items before placing in the bowl
Chop in bowl with a pizza wheel, dough separator, or hand held chopper
Add dressing and toss and serve
Best if eaten immediately.
Eat as much as you want.
Change it up for variety. I know you will discover some favorite ingredients on your own.
This will leave you feeling full, satisfied, not stuffed. It will feel light, and you will be energized from eating living food that goes to work in your blood stream to cleanse and tone all of your vital cells and organs in your body.
This is a great way to eat during a full body detox and cleanse, or just every day.
My family loves chopped salad. I hope yours does too.
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