Food First: A Super Spring Salad


One of my favorite healthy food strategies is to make a couple of “grab and go” salads for the week. I love this one because it has plenty of protein and veggies to give you lots of energy throughout the day.

This salad is great all on its own, or on a bed of lettuce greens, or even popped into a wrap or pita along with some avocado. Enjoy it however you like as a snack, lunch or after work-out treat. It’s also great as a potluck picnic salad to share with friends. Enjoy!

2- 15 oz. cans of Garbanzo Beans, rinsed and drained
1 English Cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
1/2 Red Pepper, seeded and diced
3 Green onions, chopped
2 Carrots (small), peeled and chopped
2 Celery stalks (small), chopped
1/2 Red Onion, peeled and finely chopped
3 Radishes, chopped
2 Garlic cloves, minced
1/4 c. Fresh Parsley, chopped
2 T. Fresh Dill, chopped
2 T. Fresh Basil, chopped
2 T. Lemon juice
2 T. Apple Cider Vinegar
8 oz. container of Cottage Cheese
Salt and Pepper to taste

Garnish options: Cherry tomatoes, Pepitas or sunflower seeds, or Alfalfa sprouts.

Mix all ingredients into one large bowl and garnish with suggested options.

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Nutrition Julie
Nutrition Julie is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and Raw Food Nutrition Educator who is passionate about Nutrition, Health and Wellness. Julie believes that real, whole, nutritious foods are a powerful tool in living a healthy, conscious, disease-free life and works to educate, inspire and empower the people she works with through her step-by-step Food First System. For more information, visit


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