salad recipe

There’s a magical salad in my home and this is it.

I mean, come on. Can you not tell this is magical just by looking at it?

It’s full of vibrant color and it’s ideal for the hottttttt month of August.

If the above pic is calling your name, come on in and let me show you how easy it can be to whip this baby up pronto!

salad recipe

This mega deliciousness is the perfect balance of sweet n’ savory.

Sweet purple cabbage and cherry tomatoes tossed along with almond butter and apples makes up the sweet side and the garlic, tahini, arugula and walnuts make up the savory side. Toss all of that together and you’ve got a salad that takes less than 10 minutes to make.

It’s ideal on those busy evenings when you get home late and don’t feel like cooking or those lazy Sunday afternoons when you’re deciding between eating an entire watermelon or an actual meal.

The best part? This dressing is unlike any other you’ve heard of because it’s a combo of almond butter and tahini whisked together with garlic, lemon juice and water for a sweet n’ savory dressing that’s ideal for dipping raw veggies or served over roasted veggies.

You’re gonna love it.



salad recipe

If you make this recipe, come show me and post a picture to your social media account and tag me so I can take a look! I love seeing your creations on facebook, pinterest, instagram, twitter and google plus.

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Gorgeous Apple & Arugula Salad {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan, Paleo}
Serves: 4
salad recipe
Free of gluten, dairy, soy, sugar, corn, eggs. Vegan, Paleo.
Author: Amie Valpone
Recipe type: Entree


  • 1 medium head purple cabbage diced
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes halved (I used orange grape tomatoes)
  • 1 large Pink Lady apple diced
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh basil finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. raw walnuts chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. creamy almond butter well-stirred
  • 2 Tbsp. tahini well-stirred
  • 1/4 cup room temperature water
  • Juice of 1 large orange
  • 1 large clove garlic minced
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cabbage, arugula, tomatoes, Pink Lady apples, basil and walnuts. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the almond butter, tahini, water, orange juice, garlic and sea salt and pepper, to taste. Pour over the salad and toss to combine. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Gorgeous Apple & Arugula Salad {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan, Paleo}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 171 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 9mg0%
Potassium 306mg9%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 765IU15%
Vitamin C 9.7mg12%
Calcium 72mg7%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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  1. Would like to know the brands of the recipe items you use, as it really does make a difference in taste, ie brand of tahini, almond butter. I find this helpful in all recipes that I want to try . . . . & there are so many !

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