Pear Salad with Orange-Ginger Dressing
The best thing about sharing tasty raw vegan recipes is that it encourages you to experiment more often and really get creative in the kitchen. Since I am not a picky eater (well, as long as my meals are healthy, tasty, plant-based, gluten-free, sugar-free, the least processed possible and raw :D) I would probably end up with the same salad mixture over and over again. Luckily my path went into a different direction, right towards this beautiful salad with a flavorful orange-ginger dressing!
At the end, I even learned something new with this recipe – I never considered myself as a person that enjoys fruits in a green salad, but who could have guessed that I am actually a person that enjoys fruits in a green salad.
Some sweetness for your greens – orange-ginger dressing
Like with any salad, the dressing is what really counts and this one will definitely not disappoint you with its colorful flavors.
For the dressing
– 1/2 small zucchini
– 2 tbsp cashew butter
– 1/2 stalk celery
– 1 thumb ginger
– 1 garlic clove
– 1/2 red onion
– Juice of 1 orange
For the salad mixture
– 1/2 head lettuce
– 3 kohlrabi leaves
– 1 sweet pear
– 1 cup blueberries
– 2 walnuts
1. Soak the walnuts in water overnight to activate them.
2. Throw all dressing ingredients into a high bowl and mix well with your hand blender. For using an ordinary blender, you might have to add some water to get it going.
3. Cut up all salad ingredients.
4. Unite dressing and salad in your favourite salad bowl and enjoy!
Become a green hero – save kohlrabi leaves from the trash
Yes, you are not mistaken – this salad includes some fresh kohlrabi leaves, which are absolutely edible and even pretty tasty just like the leaves of radish, beetroot, broccoli or carrots. To get a little more crunch into this pear salad, I decided to include them in this salad recipe. If they don’t find their way into any of my salad, I often choose to add them into my green smoothie, so that these nutrient-rich greens don’t end up in the trash.
Now, get excited for your own pear-blueberry salad! And in case you should still shy away from any fruits in your greens, try only the orange-ginger dressing as topping for your ordinary hearty mixture. Who knows, you might end up in front of a pear-blueberry-lettuce salad some day soon.