Glorious Green Salad (vegan, candida-diet friendly)

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Considering all the greens I’ve been eating lately, you’d think there must be a figurative alignment between my food intake and an equally green explosion of foliage splashed across the springtime landscape here in the Toronto area.

You’d think. But, ah, you’d be wrong.

You see, after the record-breaking cold, back-breaking bouts of shoveling snow, spirit-breaking endless bleak grey vistas wherever you look for, oh, coming on seven months now, well, it’s not over yet. (In fact, this weeks’s forecast includes “chance of flurries” on two of the days of the week. Oh, joy.).

It’s all enough to make me clamp my eyes shut, stick my index fingers into my ears, and wail:



Is it over yet?

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Well, if I can’t be instantly rid of this Horrid Season, I can at least pretend that the verdure inside is indicative of the verdure outside (which, fingers crossed, is indicative of the verdure on its way outside).

When I first posted this salad last week on Instagram and my Facebook page, the response was overwhelmingly positive: Where is the recipe? Can I come for dinner? What’s in it?  I loved that it was fresh, crisp, green, and easy to make; the HH loved the blend of crunch, herbs, and citrus dressing. After consuming variations of this salad five times (no lie: five!) in the past week, I think I can say with some assurance that I’ve perfected the formula.

This salad is easy and quick to make, and filled with healthful, nutrient-rich, antioxidant-rich and fiber-rich veggies. It is guaranteed to brighten your day with its glorious green hue–whether or not there’s any of the green stuff outside, too.

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  1. I’ve always said that herbs shouldn’t just be a garnish. They’re so packed with nutrition it makes sense to give them a focus like in this salad.
    And I hear you on hating winter! It’s been warm and sunny in London these past few days which is making me hopeful that spring is finally here!

    • Thanks, Emma! I love herb-packed salads! And I can almost FEEL all those healthful nutrients coursing through my veins. . . lol! Lucky you on the spring weather. Still grey and bleak here. . . [pulls hair from head]. . . .!!!

  2. Hi, Ricki,
    What a healthy salad it is ! I love the taste of fresh cilantro. But I never tried fennel bulb. Definitely I will make this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Frederique says

    I saw a Groundhound eating grass yesterday! It’s good sign ain’t it? -5 yesterday, 5C today and tommorow is a 12C supposedly here in Montreal and it ain’t supposed to get colder than that from now on! HALLELUJAH!

  4. Love this salad! Fennel is so yummy! Snowing here in Ottawa, but I am a lover of winter so I don’t mind it “)

  5. Heading down to the Farmers Market today and there’s a guy that sells the most delicious sunflower sprouts … so you know what that means … I am going to try this salad tonight. xoLexie

  6. I love the use of fennel Ricki. I so rarely see it in a salad, I can’t wait to try this nourishing meal. I’ve visited your website so many times over the years, but as I’ve been noticing symptoms along the lines of candida issues, I decided I really want to dive into the anti-candida, low sugar lifestyle. (Especially since so many people are suffering from sugar addiction – one of the main issues people are dealing with when they start my diet reset program.) I signed up for your newsletter and can’t wait to get lots of ideas from you!

  7. I love a green salad, and I would love to own your book! I want to reduce sugars, gluten and lose weight. I don’t know if I have candida, but have often wondered. Thanks for all the work you put in for all of us.


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