I stayed with my parents for a few days around thanksgiving recently. They had this really yummy salad that was from costco that we ate a FEW times. I liked it because of the bitterness of the greens contrasted with the sweet creamy dressing. When I got home I vowed to recreate it at home, with paleo ingredients. After all, that’s what i do!
The first thing to take care of was the dressing. I decided to use homemade mayo to add the creaminess, and followed Zenbelly’s recipe for mayo, but the one from her cookbook. It involves adding a bit of water to the mayo, and I love the texture that was produced. It’s like this mayo of mine, minus the mustard and plus a tbsp of water. Your favourite mayo recipe will suffice though. I make mine with avocado oil that I also happen to get from costco!
The salad was easy. Chop up some brussel sprouts and some cabbage and call it a day. The original salad also had kale but I find that that would be a lot of greens to eat through for 1 person before they went bad. You could add kale to this salad if you have some on hand though!
The toppings consist of pepitas (pumpkin seeds) and dried raisins or cranberries. I chose raisins as I have an easier time finding clean varieties of these.
In the end you have one delicious salad that combines tangy, creamy, bitter, sweet, and crunchy. It’s a winner!
Homemade Poppyseed Dressing & Costco Superfood Salad Knock Off
Number of servings: 5
Per Serving 253 calories
Fat 18 g
Carbs 20 g
Protein 6 g
- 1/4 cup homemade mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp avocado oil
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp poppy seeds
- 1 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp finely chopped onion
- 1 tsp coconut sugar
- 1 1/2 cups brussel sprouts
- 1/2 head of green cabbage
- 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
- 1/3 cup dried raisins or dried cranberries.
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor, in a cup with an immersion blender, or in a blender. Or whisk by hand. Process until all thoroughly combined, about 20 seconds. Store in fridge.
- Wash all produce, slice brussel sprouts thinly and cut the cabbage into small pieces. Toss together. Place in bowl, top with 1-2 tbsps of each topping, and cover in dressing!
Obviously salad recipes are easy peasy but this one is all about the dressing. I really hope you enjoy this one and try it out! It’s a cool way to use more fall produce while still enjoying a raw meal. This tastes great as a side dish with any of your favourite cuts of meat or just on it’s own as well. Enjoy!