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Poppin Salad

Poppin Salad

Beautiful and highly nutritious salad with greens, veggies, legumes, whole grains, and seeds.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 100 kcal


  • Large salad bowl


  • 8 cups mixed greens choose arugula, kale, swiss chard, spinach
  • 1/2 cup chopped organic cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup diced cucumber
  • 1/2 cup chopped red cabbage
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped carrot
  • 3/4 cup cooked quinoa or brown rice
  • 3/4 cup chickpeas or edamame
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 3 tbsp pumpkin and/or sunflower seeds
  • 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • add the mixed greens to salad bowl
  • add the cucumber, carrots, cherry tomatoes, red cabbage and toss gently
  • add the quinoa or brown rice, beans or edamame
  • add basil, salt & pepper
  • add fresh squeezed lemon
  • gently toss
  • sprinkle the seeds on top


Why are some ingredients organic? Edamame is often genetically modified, unless organic. Kale, spinach, and cherry tomatoes are on the "Dirty Dozen" list of produce high in pesticides, and therefore organic is recommended. Check out Environmental Working Groups's shopper's guide to pesticides in produce.


You might be wondering where is the salad dressing, however, have you ever tried freshly squeezed lemon on a salad? It is so refreshing and delicious without adding a processed dressing or oil. Give it a try!


Check out what is in your refrigerator and you might find a yummy add-in for the salad. Here are some of my favorites:
  • Sliced avocado
  • Homemade guacamole
  • Tahini
  • Pesto (pesto is non-vegan unless purchase or make your own vegan pesto)
  • Fresh cilantro
Keyword quinoa, salad, seeds, vegan