Sweet & Spicy Carrot Mustard Greens Salad <3

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June 11, 2013 by Living Girl Living Foods

I want to give mustard greens some more love, so here is another recipe using them. This is an Asian inspired dressing that I have used in the past with recipes, which for whatever reason I can not find the post where I have used this dressing before!

Sunday’s post (two days ago) I went for a sweeter very simple flavor and techniques. This recipe is just slightly more technical with chopping, oils and coconut aminos. But I mostly wanted to show some different spices, oils, vegetables and fruits that taste excellent with mustard greens.

If consuming mustard greens is something new to your taste buds or may be you are curious about the health benefits please check out my previous post.

I made this salad just for myself for dinner tonight, sorry my recipes are always for one :-X!

Sweet & Spicy Carrot Mustard Greens Salad Recipe



Mustard Greens ripped by hand, large vein/stem from center removed

One small carrot peeled and using a veggie peeler make shreds to add to your mustard greens or cut into matchsticks if you prefer more crunch

Sweet & Spicy Dressing:

One date, pit and crown removed, ripped in half

One large carrot, peeled, and chopped

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1/8 teaspoon minced fresh ginger

1/8 teaspoon minced fresh turmeric

A dash of cayenne and cumin

2 teaspoons coconut aminos

2 teaspoons flax oil

1 teaspoon sesame oil

Optional, 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

Blend until completely smooth, pour over salad and massage 🙂

If you wanted you could add a sprinkle of sesame or hemp seeds on top.

Or if you like creamy dressings, add a tablespoon of tahini into the blender.

May be even add some shredded red cabbage, snap peas, sprouts, slices of avocado or so on.

* When purchasing dates please pick dates with the crowns still on, this way bacteria can not enter. Also, they should be soft and not all that dry looking otherwise the date will not blend smoothly. The taste will not be as silky sweet either. Typically fresh dates are kept in the produce section. Once they are placed in plastic containers they end up drying quickly and are not fresh for long. *

I hope this sheds some more love on mustard greens! There are plenty of awesome greens out there besides kale 😉 which has been receiving more and more fame these days. Thank you all for taking the time to stop by my site. Much love ❤ and raw power 😉


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