This Vegan strawberry salad is both gluten free, vegan and oil free. Super easy and quick to make.

strawberry salad

Benefits:

Strawberries:

  • Boosts immunity from vitamin c.
  • Lowers blood pressure.
  • Fights off inflammation.
  • Improves skin health.
  • Improves mood.

Cucumber:

  • Quenches thirst.
  • Anti inflammatory.
  • Improves skin condition.
  • High fiber and water content, which help with digestion and gut.

Health benefits for Vegan Caesar Dressing can be found HERE!

Reference:

WebMD Editorial Contributors. “Health Benefits of Strawberry.” WebMD, 26 Sept. 2020, http://www.webmd.com/diet/health-benefits-strawberry#1.

WebMD Editorial Contributors. “Health Benefits of Almonds.” WebMD, 26 Aug. 2020, http://www.webmd.com/diet/health-benefits-almonds#1.

Goldsmith, E., & Klein, M. (2017). Foods that heal: their nature, flavor and therapeutic value according to Chinese medicine. In Nutritional healing with Chinese medicine: +175 recipes for optimal health (pp. 184–205). essay, Robert Rose Inc.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Strawberry Salad

Prep Time5 mins
Active Time10 mins
Cooking Time8 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Oil Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Yield: 2 Servings
Author: Yu-Hua Golnick

Materials

  • 1/4 cup strawberries, cut into quarters
  • 2 head romaine lettuce, cut
  • 2 mini cucumber, sliced
  • 1 tbsp vegan parmesan cheese or another type of cheese
  • 1 handful toasted almond silver slices
  • 4 tbsp vegan caesar dressing (recipe link is in the post)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300F and toast almond slices for about 5-8 minutes or fragrant.
  • On a clean plate, place cut romaine lettuce down first.
  • sprinkle almond slices, cut strawberries and top with vegan parmesean cheese and vegan caesar dressing and enjoy.

Notes

  • For non-vegans, feel free to add a piece of protein on the top of this salad to make it a complete meal. 
  • For vegans, you can try adding falafel or any vegan veggie burgers on the top of salad to make it a complete meal. (my favorite is the buffalo chik burger from morning star farms.)

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