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Power Salad with a Smokey Cashew Dressing

Today I was on News 25 Lifestyles. Ange asked me to make a Power Salad. While I was not familiar with the term Power Salad, I knew the perfect salad and dressing to make!

Often when we think of salads we think boring! Well, I can guarantee that this salad is not boring. Another great thing about this salad is that you can change it to meet your tastes. Here is what I like to include in my salad.

mixed greens
quinoa
garbanzo beans
cucumber
yellow squash
zucchini
tomatoes
red onions
shredded carrots
tofu feta

But as I said you can add what you like! Sometimes I like to add fruit to my salads.

Here are things you can add:
diced apples
diced pears
blueberries
strawberries
any other fruit you like
any bean
shaved brussel sprouts
shredded cabbage
kohlrabi

 

Now here is one of my husbands favorite dressings! Ron Rhodes loved it too!

Here is the link to my appearance on News 25 Lifestyles

Power Salad On News 25 Lifestyles

Smokey Cashew Dressing

Susannah’s Smokey Cashew Ranch Dressing

Ingredients:
1/2 cup raw cashews (If you do have a high speed blender soak cashews in hot water for at least 30 minutes).
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon liquid smoke
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

Instructions:
1.Drain soaked cashews and rinse them.
2. Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth
3. Taste and add up to 1/2 teaspoon more of liquid smoke it you want a very smokey flavor.

Tofu Feta Recipe

Ingredients
16 ounces extra-firm tofu
2 tablespoons water
4 tablespoons yellow miso
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast

Instructions:
1. Wrap tofu in paper towels, then wrap in a clean dish towel. Press tofu for at least 15 minutes
2. Unwrap tofu and break into little pieces or you can cut into little cubes.
3. In a medium bowl whisk together all the ingredients, except the tofu.
4. Add the tofu to the marinade and let rest for at least 20 minutes.

Enjoy!

Susannah

P.S. I will post the video when it becomes available!

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