Delicious Green Salad is Healthy Because it’s Full of the Best Superfoods

This is a delicious green salad, the oranges and sunflower seeds make it extra nutritious. It is a great addition to a meal or for a light lunch.

Delicious Green Salad

Delicious Green Salad Healthy Ingredients

The most nourishing lettuce is Romaine lettuceAn ordinary salad becomes very tasty with crispy and refreshing Romaine lettuce.  It has been called ‘the perfect weight loss food’ and ‘rabbit food’ but it is so much more. With amazing healing benefits and 20% protein by calories, it could be called ‘gorilla food’ instead.  It is low in calories and high in fiber and cellulose. It is heart-healthy and has a great ratio of omega-3 fatty acids.  Lettuce is a great alkaline-forming food that is low on the glycemic index.  This adds a juicy crunch to this delicious green salad.

Romaine Lettuce
Health Benefits of Romaine Lettuce

Spinach was a superfood even before there was the term superfood.  I’m referring of course to Popeye the Sailor Man. One can of the green stuff and he turned into muscle popping tornado of energy. Even without Popeye’s recommendation, spinach contains more nutrients per calorie than any other food on the earth. It is loaded with vitamins like A, K, D, and E and a host of trace minerals and is a good source of omega 3 fatty acid and this green salad helps you get a serving of spinach into your day in a tasty way.

Olive Oil Lemon Juice Salad Dressing
Olive Oil Lemon Juice Salad Dressing

For this delicious green salad, I make my very own Olive Oil Lemon Juice Salad Dressing: This olive oil lemon juice salad dressing is always enjoyed by everyone who has it on one of my salads. This is why I created the exact recipe years ago.  It is important to have a healthy salad dressing because it is the salad dressing that makes it a healthy or unhealthy salad.   I love to eat salads with a healthy salad dressing and so I always make my own salad dressings.

A healthy salad is often ruined by drenching it with a highly-processed salad dressing from the supermarket which is not healthy as it is filled with artificial flavorings, colorings, preservatives, sugar, and white distilled vinegar (which is hard on the digestive system).

Olive oil was referred to as “Liquid Gold” by the famous Greek poet Homer.  If you are what you eat, what would happen if you consumed “Liquid Gold” daily?  Extra-virgin olive oil (cold-pressed) is the best fat to use as a salad dressing.  Do not use it for cooking.  It has a low smoke point and heat makes it susceptible to oxidative damage.  Olive oil has so many health benefits I include a little every day when I eat my salad. It is the main ingredient in my olive oil lemon juice salad dressing that I use for my green salad. Make sure you are using real olive oil. Have you heard of the olive oil fraud?

Find out Which Olive Oil to Buy.

Lemons’ health benefits are immense.  To begin they are acidic to the taste but are alkaline-forming in the body. In fact, they are one of the most alkaline-forming superfoods; this makes them great for balancing a highly acidic condition in the body. Lemon juice adds that important extra tang to the green salad.

Oranges are a delicious, juicy healthy treat!  They are a very healthy superfood as they help fight cancer, fight viral infections, and relieve constipation and much more.  Plus, they mix very well with the spinach in this delicious green salad, combining to give you the best health benefits of both ingredients.

Cucumbers are the perfect summer veggie that keeps your body hydrated, strong, and happy.  They hydrate your body and help to flush out toxins. They are good for treating high blood pressure and for weight loss and may help fight cancer and reduce the risk of heart disease.  They are highly alkaline-forming and may help reduce cholesterol and help with diabetes.  The cucumber is a cooling ingredient in this delicious green salad.

Sunflower Seed Cookies - Gluten-free
Sunflower seeds

I also toast my own sunflower seeds for this green salad which is very quick and easy to do.  Here is the recipe for Toasted Sunflower SeedsDelicious nutty sunflower seeds are a popular snack that is undervalued.  They may be small but sunflower seeds are a dense source of nutrients and full of extraordinary health benefits. They are for sure a healthy superfood.

Time to make this delicious green salad.

Green Salad

This is a delicious green salad, and the oranges and sunflower seeds make it extra nutritious. It is a great addition to a meal or for a light lunch.
Course Salad
Cuisine gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian
Keyword cucumber, lemon, lettuce, olive oil, orange, salad, spinach, sunflower seeds, Vegan, vegetarian
Author Diana Herrington

Ingredients

  • 1/2 head romaine lettuce
  • 2 handfuls baby spinach
  • 1 orange
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 1/2 cup toasted sunflower seeds
  • Olive oil lemon juice salad dressing

Instructions

  • Toast the sunflower seeds and set them aside to cool.
  • Chop the romaine lettuce.
  • Peel and slice the orange into wedges.
  • Chop the cucumber.
  • Mix the romaine lettuce, baby spinach, orange, and cucumber in a salad bowl.
  • Toss with my olive oil lemon juice salad dressing to taste.
  • Sprinkle the dressed salad with the toasted sunflower seeds.
  • Serve and enjoy your 'Delicious Green Salad'.

Notes

Find out more about the health benefits of the ingredients: romaine lettuce, spinach
orange,  cucumber.
 
Pre-Make my Olive Oil Lemon Juice Salad Dressing
Here is the recipe for Toasted Sunflower Seeds.

Now that you have made your Delicious Green Salad, time to check out some more healthy salad recipes.

delicious green salad
Healthy Carrot Salad with Black Currants and Sunflower Seeds

 Healthy Carrot Salad  – This carrot salad with black currants and sunflower seeds is especially unique and so tasty. Also, it is filling too.

Delicious Power Spinach Salad with Avocado and Walnuts -You just have to know how to make a good spinach salad. This one is great. This salad is full of healthy greens that are one of the highest alkaline-forming foods and spinach is full of vitamins A, K, and D.

Shitake Mushroom Salad
Shitake Mushroom Salad with Walnuts

Delicious Radish Quinoa Salad with Arugula – This colorful radish quinoa salad is a yummy and nourishing salad for any season. It is full of good protein from the quinoa. It is a whole meal in one bowl.  How easy is that for dishwashing!

 Delightfully Delicious Wild Rice Salad– This wild rice salad is delicious, nourishing and filling. It has tasty colorful vegetables in it to give the wild rice a good contrast and is a crunchy salad for lunch or dinner.  A very good thing about this salad is it is a whole meal in a bowl which means there are not lots of dishes to wash after eating this delicious meal. Also, I love wild rice!

 Tempeh Salad with Beets and Sprouts for Dinner – This is a simple tempeh salad recipe that is easy to make.  It is full of nutrients from the beets, carrots and sprouts, pumpkin seeds and lots of protein from the tempeh which are all tasty superfoods. What makes it extra tasty is the marinated crispy tempeh.  The red sweet beets add a very tasty flavor. If you are very busy and just want a quick meal then simple tempeh will work too.

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