This Easy Rainbow Salad has eight key ingredients and is jam-packed with nutrient density, satisfying, and full of flavor.
You may have been given the advice to "eat the rainbow." What does that mean, you ask? Think big salad bar with this satisfying and nutrient-dense lunch favorite! The idea with this salad is to include 3 servings of dark leafy greens, along with a rainbow of antioxidant-rich vegetables and fruits (if you like).
This easy rainbow salad is also called Gigi's big rainbow salad, because its a staple in my diet.
Easy Rainbow Salad has 8 key ingredients:
- Mixed baby greens (or any dark leafy green)
- Red bell pepper
- Purple cabbage
- Any one of these dressings: Easy Green Goddess Dressing, Walnut Salad Dressing, Creamy Tahini Ginger Dressing, Vegan Creamy Italian, Epic Tahini Lemon Garlic, Toasted Pecan Balsamic Vinaigrette
Frequently Asked Questions
Any salad that meets the goal of "eating the rainbow." Why? Because it provides fiber and a diversity of antioxidants and phytochemicals to improve health. Sounds weird, I know. But health restoration happens within our tissues and cells. The color of food matters! These nutritive and non-nutritive compounds are anti-inflammatory and stop free radical damage. Inflammation and free radicals are common with obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and autoimmune conditions. This Easy Rainbow Salad has the colors green, red, purple, white, and orange.
There are different variations of this salad where you can swap out jicama for cauliflower (both white). You can also add broccoli for more cruciferous vegetables. Add some shredded beets to boost nitric oxide producing compounds. Heirloom tomatoes and avocado are an excellent combination to toss in. If you prefer a sweeter salad, you can add fresh fruit like diced apples, pears, or berries. One of my favorite things to do is add kimchi—a fermented cabbage with probiotics.
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