Spring Salad With Ginger Dressing

A good salad is easy to make, as this light, fresh and visually stunning combination proves. Soaking the goji berries makes them juicy and softens the taste a little, thus reminding you of cherry tomatoes. To suite your taste you can omit or swap ingredients out for your favorite seasonal vegetables - there are few rules when making salad!

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup organic Veganz goji berries dried
  • 1 cup water hot
  • 450 g mixed baby greens
  • 100 g sunflower sprouts or other sprout varieties
  • 6 radishes cut into thin slices, or other mild radish
  • 1 pinch fresh herbs finely chopped (thyme, tarragon, basil, etc.)
  • Edible flowers carnations, pansies, marigolds, etc. (optional)
Ginger Dressing
  • ½ cup apple juice
  • 2 tsp miso paste
  • 2 tsp ginger root peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 medjool dates large and pitted
  • 3 tsp apple cider vinegar

Instructions

Salad preparation
  • Add the goji berries in a small bowl or pot and pour the hot water over them.

  • Let stand for 30 minutes or longer until the goji berries become soft.

  • For the salad, drain the goji berries (keep the water to enjoy later - it makes for a nice cup of tea).

  • In a large bowl, combine the greens, sunflower sprouts, radishes, the soaked goji berries and herbs, and mix together.

  • When ready to serve, toss gently with ginger dressing. Use your clean hands to avoid the leafy vegetables getting damaged.

  • Sprinkle with flower petals for decoration and serve immediately.

Dressing preparation
  • Mix all the ingredients until they form a smooth liquid.

  • Keeps for about a week in the refrigerator.

  • Makes about 2/3 cup.