Eat the Rainbow Organic Veggie Salad with Sunny Lemon Dressing

Want to celebrate the rainbow? Try this colorful salad bowl: It’s gorgeous to behold and bursting with good4u summer veggies! Serve it as a side salad or make it a meal by adding grilled or baked chicken or fish, baked tofu, or hard-boiled eggs.

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For the Sunny Lemon Dressing
1 teaspoon organic lemon zest
  Juice from 1 organic lemon
3 tablespoons Natural Grocers® Brand Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3 tablespoons plain unsweetened organic dairy-free yogurt
1 1⁄2 teaspoons Natural Grocers Brand Organic Grade A Dark Maple Syrup
1 organic garlic clove, minced
1⁄4 teaspoon Natural Grocers® Brand Bulk Real Salt, plus more to taste
1⁄4 teaspoon Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Organic Black Pepper, plus more to taste
For the salad
1 large organic tomato, diced or thinly sliced
1 medium organic orange pepper, diced or matchstick cut
1 small organic yellow summer squash, quartered lengthwise and cut into thin slices
1 head organic green leaf lettuce, washed, dried, and torn into bite-size pieces
1 cup organic blueberries
1 cup finely shredded organic red cabbage
1 medium organic purple carrot, quartered lengthwise and thinly sliced or cut into matchsticks
1⁄2 cup Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Organic Pumpkin Seeds, toasted

1. Combine all the dressing ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid and shake well to combine. Taste, and add more salt, pepper, or maple syrup as desired.

2. Lay a bed of lettuce down on a large serving platter or in individual salad bowls. To create a rainbow, start at one edge and top the greens with rows of the vegetables in the following order: tomatoes, orange peppers, yellow summer squash, blueberries, red cabbage, purple carrot. Leave a space between the yellow summer squash and the blueberries to allow the greens to peek through. Top with the toasted pumpkin seeds and serve with a drizzle of dressing. Alternately toss all the vegetables with the dressing in a large bowl and top with the pumpkin seeds just before serving 

 

Beer Pairing

Recommended Beer Style: Hard Kombucha

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