Hello friends! And happy Wednesday!

I’m currently traveling back from Ohio, where I had part one of my Annie shoot! Gosh, what a fun job!

So tonight’s recipe is another showstopper, folks. And it’s a dish that I made over the Fourth of July when I was in Wisconsin with my family!

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If there’s one thing I hate…it’s a wimpy salad. I mean, COME ON — the days of iceberg lettuce, a couple cherry tomatoes and some sliced cucumbers are OVER.

If I’m going to eat a salad…it needs to be HEARTY. We’re talking FIERCE. I want a salad that kicks booty!

Kitchen Sink Salad by BeautyBeyondBones #glutenfree #grainfree #vegan #paleo #vegetarian #food #dinner #edrecovery

And I’d like to think I’m the “Veg Master” when it comes to creating salads. At least, my family thinks so. And when we’re all together, I’m always the one in charge of fixing the salad for dinner.

Well, this one was proclaimed, “PHENOMENAL!” And that’s by a bunch of non-veggie-lovers, so take that high praise as you will.

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This salad is aptly called the “KITCHEN SINK SALAD” because it is chuck full of so many delicious ingredients that make it not only a textural and flavorful masterpiece, but also – a nutrition powerhouse!

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Plus, the dressing is so good, you want to bathe in it.

So…allow me to introduce, my latest “in-my-fridge-at-all-times-staple” — The Kitchen Sink Salad!

And this colorful dish is Gluten Free, Vegan, Specific Carb Diet friendly, and Paleo!

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Here’s What You Need: (Serves 8)

1/2 head purple cabbage, sliced thin on a mandoline
3 large carrots, sliced into matchsticks
1 red pepper, diced
1/2 english cucumber, seeded and sliced thin on a mandoline
8 radishes, sliced thin on a mandoline
24-20 sugar snap peas, sliced thin
1 red onion, sliced thin
1 avocado, diced
1/4 cup cilantro, minced
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
3 healthy pinches of salt

1/2 cup almond butter
2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
3 Tbsp raw apple cider vinegar
Juice of one lime
8 drops of pure liquid stevia OR 1/2 tsp honey
2-3 Tbsp water

The biggest bowl you own!!
Mandoline Slicer
Microplane zester
Pyrex measuring cup
Good Chef’s Knife (this is the one I use and love)

First, prep all your veggies. Cut them as thin as possible by either carefully using a mandoline (use the hand guard!) or with a sharp knife. In the largest bowl you have, combine the veggies. Add your pinches of salt, seeds, and cilantro, and toss to mix.

Then, in a Pyrex measuring cup or separate mixing bowl, make your dressing. Using a microplane or grater, grate your ginger directly into the Pyrex, then whisk to combine the other ingredients. You’ll need to add about 1-2 Tbsp water to thin out the sauce into a “drizzly” consistency.

Coat all the veggies with the dressing, and serve garnished with more seeds.

Refrigerate before serving. It will keep (and keep getting better) for three days in the refrigerator.

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OH MY GOODNESS this salad was so freaking awesome. I can’t even begin to describe its bright, fresh flavor! There’s nothing like spending the day on the lake, and enjoying a cold, crisp salad for dinner. It was so refreshing.

I’m serious. Everyone flipped out over this salad. There were NO LEFTOVERS! People were licking their plates, the dressing was so good.

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First of all, it is a beautiful dish. You eat with your eyes first, and this definitely jumped off the plate. There was purple, and pink, green, red, and orange! So beautiful.

And the texture was so satisfying. The cabbage was so incredibly crunchy, and the avocado was nice and creamy. Finally, the seeds cave a chewy, salty *pop* that really hit the spot.

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Finally, that dressingggggg. It was nutty and bright from the lime juice and the apple cider vinegar It was a little sweet, and wonderfully fresh from the cilantro. Cilantro and lime are a match made in heaven. 🙂

What a treat!

What are some meals that your family cooks when you’re all together?

“This is what the Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life.” Ez 37:5

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68 responses to “KITCHEN SINK SALAD”

    • Oh that’s so awesome, I hope you and your guests love it! Maple syrup works too! (Or agave or honey!) Big hugs xo

  1. Was the almond butter noticeable in the dressing? I’m just curious if it gave the salad a sparse nutty flavor like chopped nuts would or if it was stronger. Sounds good/intriguing either way!

    • Thanks so much CD! The almond butter was definitely noticable, but not in like a, “wow there’s almond butter in here!” but in a “wow, this has a rich depth to it, that I can’t quite put my finger on, but it’s incredibly toasty and satisfying” kind of way! Honestly, you taste the tang from the lime and apple cider vinegar more than anything! hugs xo

    • Thank you so much!! it absolutely was! And the best part is that it just gets better the longer it sits in the fridge! (Just add the avocado right before you eat it!)

  2. Soooo good!!!! I make a salad like this (but your dressing sounds amazing – I haven’t ventured into making my own yet outside of cilantro lime) that we call “Party in your mouth” salad. I’m with you completely that salads should be hearty and filling!!! Nice recipe!!!

    • Thank you Shell!!!! A Party in your mouth salad!!! That sounds right up my alley! And funny enough, that’s what i call the Trident Tropical Twist gum (in the orange package) — i call it Party in your mouth gum! haha Have a great night! hugs xox

    • Hi Lisa! Oh AWESOME!! The mandoline is really such an awesome tool! It absolutely revolutionizes salads and chopping. Just use the hand guard! And just chop the last 2 inches of vegetable by hand with a knife! I love this one though, because of all the helpful attachments! It really allows you to get creative. And the zester is phenomenal! I actually use it to grate garlic cloves too instead of mincing them. It is so much more time efficient! Hope you enjoy! thank you again! hugs xo

      • Oooh!!!! exciting!! 🙂 yes, please do!! have a great morning! hugs xo

  3. Whoooaa!! Man that looks delish Caralyn, I too love a good salad. You’ve so many ingredients on it, I’m curious to know! Thanks for the link to the slicer thingy, never seen a slicer like that, looks dangerous! Be well. 😍

    • Hi John! haha thank you so much! Yeah! The slicer is really a game changer for cooking. you just have to be sure to use the hand guard. That last inch of vegetable is not worth your your fingertips!! But it’s an awesome tool. Thanks for stopping by! hope oyu have a great night! hugs xo

    • Thank you so much!! I do too — none of these wimpy salads. Give me the big hearty stuff! hugs xo

  4. God has given me many gifts, and at the moment handiness in the kitchen is not among them (a miracle of mercy, to spare my fellow man? To humble me from being TOO good a cook? I can only wonder!) But even so, i just really enjoy your descriptions. A “hearty” and “fierce” salad—i know exactly what you are talking about! It reads like a cooking show! Thank you for that. Always enjoy your work, even if I dont always eat it.


    • Thank you so much Scoot! hahah you’re funny. Growing up, I always used to pretend to have my own cooking show! hehe hugs xox

  5. I just feel like embracing you, my dear friend for such a lovely recipe. I feel like having eaten it with you – you made it really good looking and appetizing. Have to try out it myself as I am also a vegetarian. You are a wonderful lady, not because alone of being a great cook but also that you are able to analyze daily situations which God is offering to you, lessons and happenings, to pave your own development and way.

    Thank you, for being my blogging friend 🙂

    Love and light to you, my dear friend

    • Hi Didi! Thank you so much! I’m so glad you like this recipe! And gosh, thank you for saying that 🙂 YOU a wonderful person too!!! And I am grateful for your friendship 🙂 Hope you have just a beautiful day! big hugs xox

      • Thanks, my dear friend 🙂 And thank you for the good friendship we have, even when we have not seen and met, but the heart knows what friendship means 🙂
        Here, in Finland, we have a lovely sunny weather today and am in the garden to get some new potatoes. Later I am going to eat them together with some mushrooms and a self-created pepper-sauce.
        Also for you: enyoy your day 🙂
        Big hugs from heart to heart

      • You’re so right about that. Oh amazing! That sounds just lovely! Enjoy the beautiful day in your garden!! Sounds like a delicious meal is in store for you too! 🙂 xoxoxoxoxo

  6. I definitely will try this (especially the dressing, looks rad).. the salad … sans the avocado…lol, and as far as knives, wusthoffs are very reliable but for real performance check out Shun, yes, they can be crazy money but my tip is getting series that are discontinued (I got a Ken Onion set for about 20% list because they stopped making it but the knives are seriously insane good), nothing compares to the japanese stuff, it takes way more care (more carbon in the steel) but man… it slices, it dices.. so darn easy and quick…

    • Thank you David! Ooh – Shun, I’ll have to look into that knife. You know what they say — there’s nothing more dangerous in a kitchen than a dull knife! It so important to invest in a good one! Thanks for the great tip! I’ll have to check it out 🙂 big hugs xox

    • Thank you so much!! Hmmm…tahini would be a great substitute, because it’s sesame seed butter. But you could also do sunflower seed butter or pumpkin seed butter. If he doesn’t like seed butters either…I would say…substitute mashed avocado, or perhaps even a greek yogurt! hope that helps! enjoy! hugs xo

    • Thank you so much Vanessa!! Peanut butter also works great! Or tahini or sunflower seed butter! But you could also mash an avocado 🙂 hugs xo

  7. “Hungerlicious” has been unleashed into the world once again 🤤😂… roaming around like a zombie-foodie for food right now in kitchen, haha! … look delicious as always Master Chef 👩🏻‍🍳👍🏻

    • Thanks Sophie! Ooh I hope you enjoy it as much as my crew and I did! Happy cooking, my friend! Hugs and love xox

    • Thanks! Yeah definitely a simple throw together dish💪🏻 but it’s so yummy!! Hugs and love xox

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