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Green Superfood Salad with Black Garlic Vinaigrette

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This lean green superfood salad is easy to make, loaded with curly lettuce, sprouts, cucumber, arugula, avocado, and a simple black garlic vinaigrette. A nutrient-dense and gluten-free salad that's perfect as a light lunch or a side for some steak or seafood. The fermented black garlic adds depth and gives that extra something to the salad and the dressing. Feel free to use other leafy green and for even more protein, add some edamame to the salad.
Black garlic is fresh raw garlic that undergoes a slow, fermentation process under low heat and humidity. Due to the long fermentaion process (30-60 days), the cloves turn a distinct black color. The garlic’s texture and flavour change as well. It’s softer, chewier, and sweeter than regular raw garlic. According to Webmd, black garlic boasts higher concentrations of many nutrients, antioxidants, and other beneficial compounds, which may help improve the health of your liver, increased immunity, lower levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, and regulate blood sugar levels.

SaladBlack Garlic Vinaigrette
  • 1 head Salad leaves, torn into bite size pieces
  • 1 handful Arugula
  • 80 g Sprouts such as alfalfa, broccoli or radish
  • 1 Cucumber, chopped
  • 1 Avocado, peeled and diced
  • 10-12 Fermented black garlic cloves
  • 1-2 tbsp Pepita (shelled pumpkin seeds), optional
  • 30 ml Apple cider vinegar
  • 60 ml Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp Black garlic granules (or 2 fermented black garlic cloves, mashed)
  • 1/2 tbsp Wholegrain Dijon mustard
  • Himalayan pink salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Place the salad leaves in a salad bowl to create a bed. Then top with other salad ingredients.
  2. In a medium screw-top jar, shake up ingredients for the dressing until smooth. Pour over salad, toss thoroughly. Sprinkle some pepita seeds over if desired.

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Ryan Axel 16/2/23 21:02
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Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 16/2/23 23:45

Avocados and cucumbers are staples at our house and this salad is calling my name. Hope to find black garlic one day---may just see if I can grow some this summer!

Brian 16/2/23 23:48

That salad sure looks good!

Anne in the kitchen 17/2/23 04:43

This looks and sounds delicious.

Rose world 17/2/23 06:36

I need this super good salad!! After all the heavy eating during the festive season, I would be content with something as good as salad!!

Veronica Lee 17/2/23 08:02

I'd love to try this superfood salad.

Hugs and blessings, Angie.

Rainbow Evening 17/2/23 08:04

very good combines... love it

Lola Martínez 17/2/23 08:39

Una ensalada con vegetales de temporada y una buena vinagreta como la que has puesto, es lo más sano y rico que hay para comer sola o en compañía de otro alimento.
Un beso.

roentare 17/2/23 09:35

You always make food look so charming

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 17/2/23 12:33

very delicious thanks for posting going to try this I have heard alot about how healthy this super food greens are

DEZMOND 17/2/23 13:30

That black garlic looks very ominous and scares me a bit LOL Looks like something that fell of a zombie LOL Don't think I would put it in my mouth, danke very much.

Bill 17/2/23 20:24

That's a great looking salad.

Anonymous 17/2/23 20:41

I'm a big fan of black garlic and usually have it in my pantry. And together with this salad, it must be amazing. Such an incredibly healthy salad! :-) ~Valentina

Cooking Julia 18/2/23 00:04

The use of black garlic in this salad must be terrific!

Happy Retiree's Kitchen 18/2/23 02:02

Your salad looks so fresh and absolutely delicious Angie.I'm sure your black garlic is the secret ingredient.

Neil 18/2/23 08:38

Not sure if I can get black garlic (wish I could). I'll wait until summer to see if I can give this dish a go then. I love it!

eileeninmd 18/2/23 15:26

What a delicious looking salad. I am not sure if I have seen black garlic in my food store, I will have to look. Thanks for sharing! Have a happy day!

Julie 18/2/23 18:51

Rich and delicious super salad, protein packed 🥰🥰

[Reply] 19/2/23 15:55

I've never seen or had black garlic, I wonder where you can buy it? The salad sounds so healthy and delicious!

foodtravelandwine 19/2/23 18:34

I love black garlic, and your salad is tasty and nutritious!!........Abrazotes, Marcela

Angie's Recipes 19/2/23 20:02 I got mine in one of our local supermarkets, but you can buy them on amazon.

tigerfish 3/3/23 00:54

Black garlic flavor up salads so naturally! Love it. They used to be so popular that more stores carry the item but somehow, it's harder to find it now.


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