Power Lunch. Eat this salad as is, or on top of a pile of mixed greens. Add in some protein-rich 2-minute tempeh and lunch is a healthy flavorfest. This salad awakens your senses and perks up your mood. Sweet grapes, figs and plums provide a quick, natural, antioxidant-infused energy boost. Mother Nature’s caffeine and vitamin pill is served.
Purple Ingredients. Bold Flavors. This salad has sweet black grapes, succulent purple plums, goji berries, caramelized dried figs, crunchy radicchio, red onion rounds, black sesame seeds and a squeeze of Meyer lemon juice. Flavor is ZING! Then to smooth the flavor, I’ve added a tablespoon of veganaise or plain soy yogurt. Click ahead for the recipe and more photos ……
Purple Power Antioxidant Fruit Salad
1 1/2 cups purple grapes, halved
2 black or purple plums
1/4 cup shopped radicchio lettuce
1 small onion, thinly sliced rounds
3 Tbsp dried goji berries
6 dried figs, de-stemmed, thinly sliced
1 Meyer Lemon, juiced
1 Tbsp Veganaise or Soy Yogurt
1 tsp. Olive Oil, for figs saute
1 tsp course sea salt
1 tsp agave syrup
Saute sliced dried figs and 1 tsp olive oil in a skillet for 3-5 minutes, until slightly caramelized.
Add all ingredients to large bowl and mix well. Serve right away or chill in fridge.
Serve over a bed of fresh mixed greens or as is.
Sprinkle top with black sesame seeds.