This title doesn't necessarily refer to the salad being green -- it's actually green dressing! Low fat, full of flavour, and really unique and zesty, this recipe is my adaptation of the one by Juice For Life, the veg bar in Toronto that also has a fantastic cookbook pictured here (you can order it from their website.) They seriously make healthy vegan cuisine a delight!
2 cloves garlic*, minced
1" piece of ginger*, peeled and chopped
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 tsp sea salt
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp raw honey, agave or maple syrup*
2 Tbsp mayonnaise (soy or regular) or yogurt*
Place all ingredients in a blender and liquify until smooth. Toss with 1 whole head of lettuce, leaves washed and torn, and garnish with slivered almonds or walnuts. Makes about 3/4 cup, enough for 1 large salad.
* FOR INDIVIDUAL DOSHAS
VATAS choose honey and mayonnaise
PITTAS omit garlic and reduce ginger to half; choose maple syrup
KAPHAS reduce oil to 1 tsp; choose honey and yogurt.