Red Lettuce and Salty Cheese Salad with Sweet French Dressing

Recipe from Living Raw on $10 a Day (or Less), January/February 2015 The Motivation & Inspiration Issue

Photo: Quarry Books

Sweet and savory combine perfectly in this salad and the salty cheese adds another layer of interesting flavour.

Makes 2 large salads and 2 cups dressing


For the Salad

  • 3⁄4 pound red lettuce, torn into large pieces
  • ½ cup sliced red onion
  • ½ cup sliced green or black olives
  • 1 cup sunflower seed sprouts
  • ½ cup Salty Cheese, chopped into bits

For the Sweet French Dressing

  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • ½ cup sundried tomatoes, soaked in water for 30 minutes
  • 6 dates, soaked in water for 30 minutes
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped onion
  • 1 tsp. minced fresh garlic
  • 1 tsp. ground paprika
  • 3 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper


Assemble all the salad ingredients on two salad plates. To make the dressing: Puree all the dressing ingredients in a blender until very smooth. Pour on the salad.

Leftover dressing can be stored in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to a few days.

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