Raw Chopped Salad Recipe

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Raw chopped salad, topped with a vinaigrette dressing, is a great source of probiotics.
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Molly Chester and Sandy Schrecengost bring back the simple foods that nourished us for years, before modern food processing turned health upside down, in “Back to Butter.”
6 to 8 servings SERVINGS


    For dressing:

    • 1/4 cup (60 ml) apple cider vinegar
    • 1/4 cup (60 ml) unrefined flax oil
    • 1 tablespoon (10 g) crushed garlic
    • 1/3 cup (20 g) fresh chopped flat-leaf parsley
    • 1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds
    • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional

    For salad:

    • 1/2 cup (80 g) finely diced sweet onion
    • 1/2 cup (75 g) finely diced red bell pepper
    • 1/2 cup (60 g) finely diced celery
    • 1/2 cup (50 g) sliced green olives
    • 1/2 cup (50 g) sliced sun-dried black or kalamata olives
    • 1 cup (130 g) finely diced carrot
    • 1 cup (120 g) finely diced zucchini
    • 1 cup (120 g) finely diced yellow squash
    • 1 cup (75 g) thinly sliced fresh snow peas
    • 1/2 cup (50 g) small cauliflower florets



    A traditional foods diet is usually where those who have tried others with little success or health improvement land in the end. Back to Butter (Fair Winds Press, 2014) offers traditional food dieters a much needed resource without sacrificing their favorite foods. Molly Chester and Sandy Schrecengost teach how to stock a traditional foods pantry, provide step-by-step kitchen techniques and showcase over 75 mouthwatering recipes. Add pep back to your salads with the following raw chopped salad, excerpted from “A Salad, Please!”

    Purchase this book from the GRIT store: Back to Butter.

    We tire quickly of carrot and celery sticks, don’t we? This raw salad is a wonderful and convenient solution. Before you begin, though, know that small, consistent dicing adds to the allure of this dish. And if you can find unfiltered and unpasteurized apple cider vinegar, buy it! Don’t fear the pasteurization omission, which allows the “culture” (probiotics) to grow. Probiotics found in organic and raw foods help give the digestive system a much-needed boost.

    Raw Chopped Salad Recipe