Green Greens Salad with Basil Ranch Dressing
June 4, 2016
I created this salad in the mid 1970's for an "Ecology Themed" pot luck dinner. Over the years it has evolved to incorporate more modern & healthful ingredients and has become my Signature Salad Dish. It's an especially fun salad for St. Patrick's Day & Earth Day.
If you make smaller sized, individual salads or one very large tossed salad, it will be a great addition to your Christmas holiday dinner. Just be sure to add some red items to the salad, such as tomatoes, red bell pepper, radicchio, sliced cooked beets, dried cranberries, pomegranate arils etc... to make it Christmas themed & festive. Also, you can pick up some themed holiday decorations at your local craft store to decorate your salad plates and/or table. The most important thing is to make it your own & have fun with it!
Basil Ranch Dressing yield: approximately 2 cups / 8 servings
1 Partial Basil Ranch Dressing ingredients.
2 Place all the Basil Ranch Dressing ingredients in a blender or bullet & process till smooth. Refrigerate at least 6 hours allowing the ingredients to marry & attain maximum flavor. Shake/mix before serving. Use up leftovers within a few days.
Green Greens Salad:
1 For the base of each salad, arrange your mixture of greens on a dinner plate.
2 On top of your salad base; in a decorative fashion, arrange a desired amount of any or all of the Green Greens Salad Top items in the order listed. Add any garnishes (if using) & serve.
Tips & Suggestions
1 You can substitute an equal amount of unsweetened, plain almond or cashew milk.
2 If using avocado, keep in mind that it will start to turn brown once the air hits it unless you toss it in a little lemon juice or just serve the salad right away.
3 Use organic vegetables & fruit whenever possible.