Strawberry Avocado Salad with Hemp Tahini Dressing
A deliciously fresh salad with a variety of textures, dressed with a creamy and delightful homemade dressing. Serve it on its own or turn it into a complete meal by adding your protein source of choice.
6 cups mixed baby lettuces
3/4 cup thinly sliced sugar snap peas
1/2 large English cucumber, spiralized into ribbons
1 cup sliced organic strawberries
1/2 ripe avocado, pitted, peeled and diced
1/4 cup Navitas Organics Raw Cashew Nuts
2 tbsp roughly torn fresh mint and parsley
1 tbsp very finely minced fresh basil
1/3 cup tahini
1/4 cup sliced cucumber
2 tbsp Navitas Organics Hemp Seeds
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp water (or as needed, to thin)
dash of black pepper
Make the dressing: Whirl all ingredients in a food processor until completely smooth, then pour them into a jar. Note that the dressing will thicken as it sits, so you may want to shake it up with a bit of water before pouring on the salad.
Combine the salad ingredients. If you don’t have a spiralizer, you can easily create cucumber ribbons by slicing long strips with a veggie peeler. Toss the salad gently with dressing.
Protein options: Roasted or plain chickpeas, beans, grilled tempeh, baked or grilled fish, or organic grilled chicken would all work perfectly!
Makes 2-4 servings
Submitted by Angela Simpson of My Fresh Perspective