Raw foods are light and digest easily, because they contain enzymes that aid in digestion and bring life to the body. And their natural fiber scrubs our intestines, helping us to eliminate toxins while satiating our hunger. Incorporating plenty of raw foods into your diet is one of the best things you can do for your body!

To help, I wanted to share one of my favorite raw salads. This dish is simple, colorful, and delicious! And best of all, it’s loaded with enzymes and good-for-you ingredients.

Raw Enzyme Salad Ingredients

  • 1 small red cabbage
  • 1 medium white turnip
  • 2 large carrots
  • 2 medium zucchinis
  • 1 bunch of parsley

Dressing Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. of raw organic extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 TB of raw apple cider vinegar
  • 2 TB of dijon mustard
  • 1 TB of raw honey
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste

Optional enzyme enhancer ingredients

  • Organic sprouts
  • Avocado
  • Soaked seeds

Raw Enzyme Salad Directions

  1. Wash all of your veggies. Shred or finely chop your red cabbage and place it in a large bowl.
  2. Shred your turnip, carrots, and zucchinis and then add them to the large bowl as well.
  3. Mince your parsley (1/3 cup) and onion (1/4 cup) and add these ingredients to the large bowl as well.
  4. In a separate container, mix your dressing ingredients (except your olive oil). Once blended, slowly add your olive oil to create the right consistency for salad dressing—this helps thicken things up and emulsify everything. Add sea salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Add your dressing to the salad and let it sit for approximately thirty minutes. This helps soften things up, so it’s raw, but not quite so tough to chew.

Note: This recipe makes approximately six servings.


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How About You?

What are your favorite recipes? I’m always looking for great new options and love experimenting in the kitchen. I’d love to hear all about your own cooking adventures, so share your favorite meals and side dishes with me in the comments below.