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Green Summer Salad with Herby Hemp Dressing

  • Author: Erin Alderson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Cuisine: salad

Description

A simple late summer/early fall featuring fresh cucumbers and avocados all tossed with an easy vegan hemp seed based dressing. 


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Ingredients

Salad Base:

  • 2 cups packed baby spinach
  • 1 cup sliced cucumber
  • 4 scallions- thinly sliced on the bias through greens
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and cut into slices

Hemp Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons minced basil
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives
  • 1 teaspoon stone ground mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, for serving

Instructions

  • Prep the salad ingredients as stated above, slicing everything into roughly the same size. Place in a bowl and make dressing.
  • To make dressing, combine all the ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. If using a regular blender or food processor, soak the hemp seeds for an hour or so before making the dressing. Taste and adjust salt as needed.
  • Pour roughly 1/3 cup of dressing over the salads. Toss until the salad is combined and well coated with dressing, adding more dressing or serving the salad with dressing on the side.

Notes

Tips & Tricks: This dressing will keep in the refrigerator for a few days. Use it for other salads or as a sauce for grain bowls and/or roasted vegetables.

Stock up: get the pantry ingredients you will need: Hemp Seeds, Cucumbers, Avocado